More Hannah ahead for Miley

More Hannah ahead for Miley
Miley Cyrus aims for grown-up sound on new album but will stick with TV show
for now.

01, 2008 04:30 am


Miley Vanity FairLet's
get it out of the way. That Vanity Fair photo shoot?

For a teen idol who has suddenly been turned into glossy rag mag fodder,
15-year-old Miley Cyrus is remarkably sanguine when asked about the
bare-shoulder, bedsheet-entwined photo. "I was embarrassed," she says
in her rapid, self-assured clip, "but also it's like, every career thing
that I do can't be perfect, and sometimes my decisions are wrong. I think that
just makes me even more relatable ...". read

Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus: Vanity Fair photo scandal made fans relate
to me

Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor

Last Updated: 3:03PM BST 28/06/2008

Miley Cyrus has said that her controversial Vanity Fair photoshoot
by Annie Leibovitz boosted her appeal amongst young fans. The child
star of Disney's Hannah Montana franchise caused a furore when she was
pictured apparently topless beneath a satin wrap.

However, in a new interview with Billboard magazine, the 15-year-old
said: "I was embarrassed but also it's like, every career thing
that I do can't be perfect, and sometimes my decisions are wrong.

,""I think that just makes me even more relatable. I
don't think people will look at me any differently because they're
like, 'You know what, I'm going to do stupid stuff too, and I'm going
to make mistakes, and that's fine.' she added. read

Miley Cyrus Mania: Bad Turn for Hannah Montana Star

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith

Jun 30, 2008

With kids
out of school for the summer, it looks like the viewer action as far as
provocative YouTube clips of Miley Cyrus is getting hotter and heavier
-- which is a shame. Tagged with such titles as "Do You Really Want
Your Kid Looking Up to This?" and "Miley BOOBS!," they're
drawing views in the hundreds of thousands, some topping a million, with
homemade collections of stills of the "Hannah Montana"lifting
up her shirt, showing off her bod, her underwear and looking like -- as
users star put it so succinctly -- a slut.Annie Liebovitz is nowhere in
the vicinity for the pics that have been surfacing in recent weeks, in
case you wondered.

Nor is Papa Billy Ray.  Miley,
does it take more than Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan as reference
points to see how beautiful, exceptionally talented young women can turn
into pathetic fodder for jokes when their self-indulgent ways get out of
hand? Show some sense, girl!

Miley, does it take more than
Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan as reference points to see how
beautiful, exceptionally talented young women can turn into pathetic
fodder for jokes when their self-indulgent ways get out of hand? Show
some sense, girl!

The videos -- first brought to our attention by
some 14-to-16-year-old users -- also riff on the antics of Miley and her
pal Mandy Jiroux and their rinky-dink "Miley and Mandy Show"
YouTube offering that's been running since February. One asks whether
Miley is being corrupted by the reportedly 21-year-old dancer (who
apparently loves to pose in skimpy lingerie) who's now her best friend
-- then announces, TOO LATE!, and shows a risqu� Miley picture.

Also getting lots of attention is the
"Miley and Mandy Show" spoof of Selena Gomez (she plays
"Hannah Montana's" archrival on the Disney Channel series, in
addition to starring in "Wizards of Waverly Place") and HER
best friend, Demi Lovato of "Camp Rock" fame. Mee-ow,
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Should 'Hannah Montana' Be Sexy?Critics

Blame Parents, Media for Sexualization of Young Girls
By Susan James

April 29, 2008

Just when cynics sniggered when a clean-cut 15-year-old announced that she's writing a memoir, Miley Cyrus finally appears to have some juicy material, appearing semi-nude in an issue of Vanity Fair magazine. The child actress who plays wholesome "Hannah Montana" may be transitioning to femme fatale, say image experts � a challenge for the Disney brand that is worth multi-millions.

The photo in question, taken by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz, shows Cyrus posed in profile clutching a blanket to her chest with her back bare � one of several shots of the teenager scheduled to appear in the magazine's June issue.

It was a bold, if not altogether original, move for the teen icon, and one that she appears to be regretting since the news broke. Cyrus and her parents, who were reportedly on site for the photo shoot, say the image was a result of their naivet�.

With millions of dollars tied to her thus far squeaky clean image, the family is backtracking and Cyrus has already publicly apologized for the spread, which has not even hit newsstands yet.

"I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic,' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed," Miley, the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, told the press this week. "I never intended for any of this to happen, and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about."

But some observers believe the foray into more revealing territory may have been a marketing move gone wrong.

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Is 'Hannah Montana' Going Down for the Count?

Monday, May 12, 2008

Miley Vanity FairOn the heels of the recent fuss brought about by the surfacing of various provocative images of Miley Cyrus on the internet and on the cover of Vanity Fair, the buzz is that the pictures may have led to the decline in audience numbers for Hannah Montana. According to the Nielsen ratings, the teen show has experienced a 14% drop in viewers since the Vanity Fair photos, taken be famed photographer, Annie Leibovitz, came out. Despite the slide, Disney's president and chief executive officer has assured that the Hannah Montana franchise is just as solid as ever. read more...

Miley Covers Up As 'Hannah Montana' Ratings Drop

By Chris Georg
20:01, May 8th 2008
Miley Covers Up As 'Hannah Montana' Ratings Drop

Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" star Miley Cyrus insists that she is nothing like the girl portrayed in the controversial Vanity Fair magazine pictures, and she makes more "modest" fashion choices in real life.

"All the clothes -- all the short skirts and all that stuff -- my mom would never in a million years let me leave the house like that. So I think that a really cool thing that everyone's doing now is layering, just to keep yourself modest and cute," the 15-year-old said.

"My aunt got me a shirt that says, 'Modest is Hottest,' which is totally true," she added. read more..

Is She the Next Miley?

Monday, May 12, 2008

Warning: Your daughter's next obsession.

Selena Gomez, the star of Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place, is quickly gaining steam in the tween market. Ironically, the actress played Miley's pop rival on Hannah Montana. The similarities don't stop there. Gomez makes YouTube videos with her best friend and co-star from her Barney & Friends days, Demi Lovato. Miley has made a mark with YouTube videos with HER bff and backup dancer, Mandy Jiroux.

And Gomez has recorded three songs for Walt Disney Records, the same company that released Cyrus' first album. We'll be on the lookout to see how Selena fares. But for now, here's a free piece of momlogic, Selena: Stay away from Annie Leibovitz! read more..

Z&C join Cory ('in the House') and Hannah Montana's Miley for...

Imagine the same shooting star soaring over Miley, Cory, Zack and Cody. What do you think they would wish for? Wishes can be powerful, wishes can be useful, but even the best wish can go amiss. Hannah, Cory, Zack and Cody all wish their lives could be different, but no one thinks about the consequences when a shooting star lights up the night sky.

Reasons to hate Hannah Montana
It's small wonder that children don't know how to behave when they take their lead from us

By Mick Hume

This week's big moral question is apparently: �Should a 15-year-old TV actress show her bare back and shoulders in a grown-up magazine?� I have another one: can't we be adults about this?

Miley Cyrus is the teen star of the Disney TV �smash� Hannah Montana, in which schoolgirl Miley leads a secret double life as pop star Hannah. Her budding stardom (Miley's, not Hannah's) is now threatened by a backlash after Vanity Fair published a half-naked photo of her wrapped in a sheet, looking coquettishly over her shoulder with bedroom hair and bright-red lips.

Miley Cyrus (left) and Shanica Knowles Photo by: Fitzroy Barrett / Landov; Gregg DeGuire / WireImage
Let me declare an interest. �As a parent� I hate Hannah Montana, one of the sickeningly saccharine high school TV shows our young daughters love. It is all teeth and false tans and homespun moral philosophy dispensed by Miley's real and TV father, Billy Ray Cyrus of the deeply meaningful Achy Breaky Heart. I might cheer reports that Disney now plan to drop Hannah, but another one will take her place.

But there is more at stake here than trashy teen TV, or discovering �where Hannah ends and Miley begins�. The furore suggests we are all confused about where childhood ends and adulthood begins. With frequent rows about the alleged sexualisation of children, nobody seems sure where to draw the line any more. An apologetic Cyrus says she thought Annie Leibovitz's pictures would be �artsy not skanky�. But who knows where the art/skank divide might be when such a goody-goody popster as Miley goes on stage dressed like a �saucy� St Trinian's girl?

The problem lies not with children, but adults who have lost a clear sense of what it means to be a grown-up in a world of kidults, adultescents, mummy's boys and big babies. I thought the most �revealing� Vanity Fair picture was the creepy one of her on her 46-year old father's lap. Never mind the bedsheet, look at him preening in his long greased hair, sleeveless vest and tattoos. As Howard Stern says: �It looks like his daughter is his girlfriend. He's trying to be hot.� Little wonder that kids don't know how to behave if adults act like dorks.

Experts now warn parents that, as one psychologist says: �Miley is a role model for so many young girls, many of them as young as 5� and her behaviour could make them �put on sexy clothes, take a sexy photo or maybe even have sex�. What all this reveals, however, is not that Miley is a �bad� role model. It is the downright stupidity of the Mickey Mouse notion of meejah role models, the belief that some teenage squeaker could or should teach our children to sing from the right hymn sheet.

By all means hang Hannah Montana and tell Miley to put her top back on and wipe that muck off her face. But if we seriously think her �kiddie porn� picture will render parents powerless to stop the corruption of our children, or that execrable TV shows can provide lessons for life, then we really must be living in a Walt Disney world.


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Multi Purpose Hair Straightners

Author: Jene Pedder

In the past few months there is a new idea to do with straighteners not only do they straighten but curl your hair too if you use the straighteners in the way shown. In the past straightners have continued to change - not only to straighten your hair but to curl, dry, add shine etc. the list continues. Having looked at the multi purpose straighteners I have come up with a list of the most popular:

? The Morphy Richards hair straighteners can be used to curl your hair as well as straighten as well as giving flicks to the ends of your hair either inwards or to flick out its any easy thing to do and it adds some fun to your hair. The way to curl you hair using the straighteners is to clamp your hair straighteners over a section you have divided and try to keep the heated plates as close to the roots as possible. As you pull your hair straighteners through your hair, turn them 180 degrees by rotating your wrist, making sure you maintain an even, gentle tension on your hair. To produce tighter curls clamp the straighteners harder, and rotate the straighteners more and also increase the tension on your hair.

? Drying your hair whilst straighting this is now possible with a few brands of hair straighting including Hair Tools FHI Ceramic Hair straighteners, T3 Tourmaline Wet to Dry Hair straighteners and Remington Wet 2 Straight straighteners. They say, towel dry your hair, then use the straighteners like you would usually but do small slim sections at a time not missing out any. They will lock in any moisture which you usually lose when you blow dry your hair and control any frizz you may usually get.

? Adding shine to your hair they say this is now possible by straightening your hair using special straighteners. Years ago there were the Babyliss Straight and Shine Steam straighteners which for 7years ago worked very well at straightening your hair and seemingly adding shine to your hair. There is now a newer version of these called Thermaglass Salon Slim Hair straighteners, these are supposed to give your hair a smoother and straighter look whilst giving your hair extra shine.

There are also different widths of hair straighteners the wide ones and the slim ones. The wide ones are better for people with thicker and longer hair whilst the slim ones would take a lot of effort to straighten thick hair but work well on long hair just takes a little longer.

Another option to consider is the temperature that the straighteners reach. There are a lot on the market now that reach up to 230 degrees, which is very hot. There are upsides and downsides to this, an upside is that your hair may be straightened quicker with less hassle but the downside is that your hair may become more brittle and damaged from the heat. On some models of hair straighteners you can decide on what temperature you want to use from 100 degrees to 230 degrees, which I think is a good idea. Maybe when you first straighten your hair after washing it you have it hotter but when you just want to iron out a few curly bits you use a lower heat.

Not only are black ones available but fuchsia and baby pink ones are available, but you will pay a premium for pink ones - the question is, is it worth it?

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The Benefits That you Can Find in Using a Chi Hair Straightener

Author: Muna wa Wanjiru

When you look at the hair of the various people around you there is one thing that you will notice. This is the fact that everyone has different looking styles of hair. Some of these styles are natural. Others on the other hand are created with the help of hair tools such as the Chi hair straightener.

This simple yet handy tool can help you get the salon look that you are yearning for at a fraction of the cost. By looking at the different types and models of Chi hair straightener irons, you will be able to decide which one is the better choice for you.

In order to get one of these Chi hair straightener irons you should look in shops that sell Chi hair products. Alternatively you can use the online store from Chi to obtain the Chi hair straightener that you want. One of the main items that you will need to remember when you are looking for these hair irons is that you will need to choose one that you can use with your home�s current electricity capacity.

Besides looking at this factor you should also keep in mind when you are looking for Chi hair straightener products that you can choose to buy portable irons. By looking at these mini irons you can ensure that you have a tool on hand that you can use even if you are at a hotel or in another country.

When you are looking at these many different Chi hair straightener tools you will notice there are various prices that have been given. This is mainly due to the features that you will find on these irons.

The benefits that you can find in using a Chi hair straightener are ones that will take some time getting used to. The instruction manual that comes with this tool should help to make your life easier with regards to styling your hair.

While these Chi hair straightener products are in general used to straighten hair into a long flowing wave there are times when you will be able to adjust the settings to allow for a crimped look.

By looking at all of this information and seeing the different ways that you can change your hair you will understand why people love using a Chi hair straightener. With some forethought you too can be the proud owner of a handy little tool that will allow you to have straight hair even if you were not born with it.

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Are All Laser Hair Removal Techniques Safe And Effective?

Author: Bill Urell

Laser Hair removal techniques and gadgets are increasingly becoming popular these days. Though the various treatment options are not fully verified to be safe by the FDA, the health department list a variety of health standards to ensure the safety of clients who are undergoing such kind of treatment regimen to remove unwanted hair in any part of their skin.

Labeling of laser devise is very important when undergoing laser treatment. Your physician, or laser treatment operatoris your number one guide for information regarding the safety and risk factor information on any laser treatment devices and technique being used by laser clinics nationwide.

The Federal Drug Administration maintains a database and is the FDAs approved legal site which houses roster for manufacturers which were given FDA clearances for laser hair removal treatment devices and techniques.

Seeking and requesting this information from your domestic aesthetic clinic will help you tailor your decisions to continue treatment and opt and request for another clinic or manufacturer for another laser devices that are approved to be equally safe and effective in the conduct of these services.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Permission to Market

Although the provision of laser treatment permission to manufacturers and clinic alike are given the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this branch of US Department of Health and Human Services does not condone clinics which advertises laser treatment and other techniques and devices to the public.

Under the law, permission to offer is warranted but should not be advertised to the public as this science is not yet scientifically verified and should not be given full consent to endorse it to the general market.

Hidden Risk Involved in Laser Hair Removal

Somehow, the government is warning the public of the hidden risk that is not yet manifesting to the general public who are frequenting the use of this novel technique in active hair removal option.

The federal government is still conducting studies about the health risk involved in the administration such technique which will mark, determine and shape the future of this cosmetic business.

Some clinics and cosmetic labs may internally advertise about permanent reduction which confuses the public over permanent hair removal phrase. This is the same reason why the FDA does not officially endorses any laser system and techniques over any other due to these discrepancies and unestablished facts.

Moreover, in several statistical reviews, one laser treatment may favor and benefit one user over another and another laser treatment option and technique uniquely benefiting another user.

These figures leads to current conclusions about the effectiveness of one laser treatment over another and how these cosmetic laboratory techniques should be recommended to different type of patients which differs on their existing hair conditions.

Body Laser Hair Removal and Facial Hair Removal

Cosmetic Labotories are now enjoying the benefit of getting approval from the FDA about using the same laser gadgets to remove bodily hairs for use in facial hair treatment.

Just recently, many clinics are getting clear results on the effectiveness of body laser hair removal therapy for the removal of facial hairs and wrinkles as well.

Safety and Risk Factors on Skin Radiation Therapy

Laser Hair Removal Treatment is a kind of low level laser therapy (LLLT) which poses less-than-the-usual hair removal laser gadgets. FDA cleared the manufacture of these gadgets on 1997 as an effective treatment for wrinkle and unwanted facial and body hairs.

These laser treatments, along with so-called Biostimulation lasers, were approved for compliance with the current FDA health standard together with the Laser Product Report to the appropriate health and or US radiation department for approval.

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Author: David Faulkner

There are many very good permanent hair transplant options available to consider. Hair grafts, also called Follicular Micrografts, are a great option because they allow natural looking hair to grow once the individual has recovered from the surgery. The process allows the implanted hair to follow the pattern of your original hair. Each hair follicle grows in groups of up to four units. They hair transplant method is considered to be one of the best because it doesn't leave the individual with a contrasting look from the bare scalp to areas covered with thick hair.

Follicular Unit Extraction requires a donor strip of hair to be extracted from the body. The strip contains about a millimeter of hair that projects from the surface. It also contains microscopic blood vessels and actual hair follicles. The tissues in the follicular units are then dissected and sorted into units that are transplanted into a natural looking pattern. After the recovery period, these follicular units will grow naturally.

The doctor has to make small incisions in the scalp so that the implants will last a very long time. The doctor has to regenerate a natural hair line that is consistent with the facial structure of the individual. Large grafts are placed on the back of the scalp as a person has hair that is very dense in this area. Smaller units are used on the hair line along the front of the scalp. Each hair is carefully inserted so that it will grow in the right direction. For more info see on hair treatment center.

Another procedure that works well is Mini-Micro Grafting where the follicular hair graft units are made up of only a few hairs. This is commonly used only as a method of replacing previously transplanted hairs in very dense parts of the hair line.

Punch Grafts were introduced in the 1980's but the use of them has declined due to the introduction of newer technology in this area. This particular process involves taking circular pieces of donor hair and then inserting it into the areas of the scalp where hair is missing. It is a very reliable method of permanent hair transplanting. It is commonly used as a combination with another type of hair transplanting. It does take time for the hair to grow from the transplanted area though.

Slit Grafts contain as many as ten follicles that are placed in specific areas along the scalp. They are blended into areas where the hair tends to grow thick. They are inserted from the middle to the back of the scalp with the majority of them being placed at the crown. Strip Grafts are the largest sized hair grafts. They contain up to forty hair follicles. They are commonly used along side Slit Grafts to give the individual a very full and natural looking head of hair.

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Herbs for Healthy Hair

Author: Juliet Cohen

Hair is a reflection on the overall condition of your body. A healthy and well-nourished body reflects in bouncy and healthy hair. Healthy Hair care encompasses a wide range of treatments ranging from preventive hair care to tips for maintaining long hair. Because healthy hair is dependent on the health of the scalp (hair requires a plentiful supply of nutrient-rich blood to nourish the hair follicles in the scalp) it makes sense that eating nutritionally balanced meals will promote healthy follicles and healthy hair growth.

Herbs For Healthy Hair

1. Rosemary: Enhances dark hair.
2. Burdock Root: Promotes hair growth and reduces hair from falling out.
3. Chamomile: Promotes healthy hair growth.

Home Hair Treatments

Here are some herbal homemade hair treatments and natural home remedies for hair, which have also stood the test of time:

1. When your hair looks very stressed, nettles are a wonderful tonic and detox. Infuse dried nettle leaves (some health food stores now carry nettle tea bags) and drink the tea. The infusion can also be used as a hair rinse.

2. Home remedy for conditioning your blond hair - To shine and condition blond hair, rinse in chamomile tea. Add one teaspoon of lemon juice to a liter of tea for extra shine.

3. If your hair is very dry, infusions of elderflower, parsley or sage is a great home remedy for dry, frizzy hair and it will calm the frizz and restore moisture.

4. Greasy or oily hair will benefit from a rinse made with lemon balm, rosemary, lavender or mint. All these herbs will calm the scalp and reduce the sebum production. Learn more about natural remedy or shampoo for oily hair.

5. Red heads add highlights to their hair by using a strong infusion of calendula (marigold) as a hair rinse.

6. A rinse made with sage will darken brown hair as will an infusion of rosemary. Both can also be used to darken gray hair, giving a brown tint.

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What Do You Know About Hair Transplants

Author: Andy Lim

When you suffer from hair loss, you may want a permanent solution. One of the modern technique in solving this problem is hair transplant. Celebrities also seek this treatment which have made this cosmetic surgery so well accepted by the today's society. In addition, the techniques have improved over the last decades and are suitable for women as well.

The process of hair replacement is a matter of moving some grafts from a donor site to the area that is suffering from baldness. It can help to reverse the symptoms of hair loss or poor hair density. Medical conditions such as androgenetic alopecia, scarring alopecia and other types of permanent alopecia can be corrected through this surgical procedure.

When you decide to undergo hair transplant surgery, the doctor will administer local anaesthetic. Depending on how many hair grafts you need, each session can take from two to eight hours. A ordinary treatment may require an implant of between 1,000 and 2,000 hair follicles. However, some areas may need up to 4,000 grafting.

The advanced hair restoration uses Follicular Unit Transplantation. It is internationally accepted as the gold standard in hair treatment. It uses a strip of hair that is taken from your body. The strip has approximately 1 millimeter of hair that projects from the surface. Each unit will have one to four hairs which resembles the natural growth of hair on the scalp. Then the surgeon will transplant the follicular unit transplants on the balding areas.

Before you can choose this option, you need to make sure that you have enough think and healthy hairs on the back or the sides of your scalp. Otherwise, the restoration cannot be performed.

The cost of surgery can be high. It depends on the amount of grafts required and the size of area that needs treatment. Moreover, the graft comes in various sizes and shapes. It is best that you consult the surgeon first to ascertain the expenses that you need to prepare. Now, financial companies are offering loans for cosmetic surgeries which include hair restoration. If you want to opt for this option but you can't bear the cost, you can approach the firms for loans.

If you are going weigh the cost of the surgery against hair loss products, you may save money in the long run. You will realize that it becomes affordable although it looks expensive initially.

Hair loss may affect your physiological health. Once you have the hair transplanted, you will notice an improvement in self-confidence and self-esteem.

You can't find "plugs and corn rows" anymore that were the common feature during the early stage of hair transplant. Now this new transplantation is focused on micro or mini grafting. This treatment provides a natural looking hair. Unlike the plugs, people will not notice any changes on your hair.

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Profinast Hair Treatment

Author: Willy Sanderson

Typically, baldness in men occurs on top of the hair. It is called as Male Pattern Baldness. Androgentic Alopecia usually runs in the families. It plays the main role of hair loss to men. Basically, men fabricate testosterone which can be changed into DHT by the aid of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase. This DHT shrinks the hair follicles that make the membranes in the scalp to thicken and turn to be elastic and limit the blood flow. Due to these, the hair follicles will deteriorate. So as soon as the hair falls out, it can�t be replaced again.

Now, you know that it is very important to know and understand that different hair products should be used by different people. So if you are a man suffering from hair loss, you have to find the best solution that is suited with your problem. There are actually plenty of hair loss products for men. But of course, it is better to use a natural product that can effectively and safely treat your hair loss like Profinast.

Profinast is combination of herbs, vitamins and nutrients. 100% natural and safe solution to stop hair loss. Profinast works by blocking the formation of DHT i.e. Dihydrotestosterone, a male hormone responsible for hair shrinkage.Profinast helps you with its ingredients - Vitamin B6, Biotin, Saw Palmetto extract, Eleuthero, Magnesium, Nettle root, Pumpkin (Cucurbita Maxima), Zinc, Uva-Ursi, Muria Puama.

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The Very Best Damaged Hair Treatments

Author: Dylan Dunn

Yes, there are a multitude of products, home cures and salon therapies geared toward being the best damaged hair treatments. Some work better than others and a few may be too expensive to even consider. So let�s examine a few that most people can use.

Home Remedies as Damaged Hair Treatments

Chances are you won�t even have to leave your house to find a few damaged hair treatments that actually work. Try rinsing your hair with beer after you shampoo it. Combine bananas and avocados and massage the mixture into your hair. You can also work mayonnaise into your hair and cover it with a cap and leave it in for 30 minutes before rinsing it out.

Use Hot Oil as a Hair Treatment

There are many hot oil products you can buy at the supermarket or drug store. Be certain to follow the instructions on these products and then wash your hair thoroughly after you are done. You may have to shop around and sample a few of these products before you find the one that works best for your hair.

Don�t Bully Your Damaged Hair

Out of all the damaged hair treatments this one should be the easiest to follow. Just be kind to your hair. Don�t over brush your hair � forget about the 100 strokes a night deal; that just fractures your hair and causes more damage. Take it is easy with the blow-dryer. If you must use one then keep the heat to a minimum. When you are washing your hair be gentle, there is no need to scrub it unmercifully.

Massage Your Damaged Hair

Instead of scrubbing your hair gently massage it. This is known to stimulate the oil glands on the scalp, which will help nourish your hair and give it the vitality that you desire. Use your fingertips while you are shampooing your hair but don�t dig into your scalp; use some finesse.
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How Hair Loss Can Affect Us All

Author: Shaun Parker

It is a little known fact that every single one of use loses around 100 strands of hair per day. Hearing this may sound alarming but do not despair - it is perfectly normal! A normal head of hair contains around 100,000 follicles each of which can grow around 20 individual hairs in a lifetime. The lost strands of hair are therefore replaced naturally by hairs that grow out of the follicles. Permanent hair loss occurs when the follicle is damaged or lost. Baldness occurs when the follicles die and are unable to produce replacement strands of hair.

The most common form of baldness is called androgenic alopecia or pattern baldness. This is considered a progressive hair thinning condition which varies in severity between suffers. The nature in which the hair is lost also varies greatly from case to case.

Some of the common types of hair loss are; male and female pattern alopecia, alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis. Pattern alopecia is the most common of all the types of baldness and is said to affect men more than women. Alopecia totalis refers to loss of hair from the whole of the head. Alopecia universalis refers to the loss of all the hair from all parts of the sufferer's body. There are a wide variety of causes of baldness these causes include:

Traction alopecia

Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss that typically occurs with people with long hair. These people often have ponytails, cornrows or dreadlocks. The loss of hair occurs when they pull on their hair too vigorously. The excessive force will cause the loss of hair. Typically this type of hair loss is not permanent as the lost hair is replenished with natural growth.

Telogen effluvium

Telogen effluvium is a type of hair loss that occurs rapidly often as a result of a trauma. The hair follicles enter a stage of rest at the same time. This can result in some really dramatic experiences of hair loss. Examples of the types of stress that bring telogen effluvium are severe stress, puberty, childbirth and chemotherapy. The condition can affect people of all ages. In most cases this type of hair loss corrects itself and the hair grows back normally. However there is a chronic version of this type of baldness that repeatedly causes hair to fall out.

Iron deficiency

A lack of Iron in the diet causes loss of hair. It is a common reason for mild hair loss. Usually this only results in hair thinning as opposed to complete baldness. Unlike other types of baldness it does occur in any specific areas of the head or in any pattern. It results in a regular hair loss but can be reduced by increasing the intake of iron in a person's diet.

Child birth

During pregnancy the increased levels of circulating oestrogens result in a thicker set of hair. After birth the levels of oestrogen drop and the additional hair growth reverts to normal levels. This can mean that women experience hair loss that can be worrisome and traunmatic. Fortunately it does not result in complete baldness but rather a mild thinning. The fertility stimulating drug clomiphene can also cause thinning of the hair in women.

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Hair Loss Affects All

Author: Sandra Rodrigues

Hair Loss or Alopecia is an affliction normally associated with older men, but now it is commonly being found in women and also children. There is a normal amount of hair loss that everyone experiences which is nothing to worry about. This is then solved by the natural growing of hair to replace those that have fallen out.

Years ago the main reason for hair loss was attributed to stress � meaning that the commonest gender affected were males holding high positions in companies. Their stressful jobs were given as the reason for their hair loss (and other conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure). Stress is still one of the main causes of hair loss but it affects all genders and all age groups so that now younger people and women are also becoming commonly afflicted. Younger people are under so much pressure nowadays from their families, friends and school or college that their hormones together with alcohol and drug abuse can affect their hair growth. Women are having to juggle day jobs, managing the home and looking after their children so stress levels are higher than ever before. So, the companies providing hair loss treatments and hair loss products have had to rethink and redesign their hair loss solutions.

Possible other hair loss causes that have been muted includes genetics (genes passed on through families (if a father was bald, chances are his son will also be bald), bad diet (not eating healthily and drinking too much alcohol), smoking and certain medications (side effects). Some feel that their bad diet combined with a lack of exercise constitutes an un-healthy lifestyle which has contributed to affecting their hair re-growth, i.e. that any hair lost naturally doesn�t have the nutrients required to replace that hair at a normal rate so the re-growth takes longer and sometimes not at all.

If you are experiencing a considerable loss of hair or you feel that your normal hair loss has increased, then you must ensure you visit your doctor or physician to assess you. It is better to get checked out by a professional who may identify the problem and have a solution before referring to a hair specialist.

Tags: Hair Loss, Hair Loss Causes, Alopecia

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Natural Hair Loss Treatment - The Lost Art Of Hair Repair

By: Marvin Perry

While there are certainly a number of medical treatments that offer great results, experts say that natural hair loss treatment can yield some of the best benefits for anyone concerned about the health of their hair. Most people choose to treat their hair loss with medications or surgery, such as Minoxidil or hair transplantation. However many people fail to realize that medication and surgery are costly and may carry some harmful side effects and risks. The safest and most cost efficient form of hair loss therapy is natural hair loss treatment, which includes healthy dieting, herbal remedies, exercise and proper hair care techniques. Natural hair loss treatment has become the �Lost Art� of hair repair and is often neglected as a form of treatment among the very pricey alternatives.

A fundamental principal in natural hair loss treatment is that the same foods that are good for your health, are good for your hair. Although hair loss can be caused by many other variables, lack of proper nutrition will cause hair loss in most people. Foods that are high in protein, low in carbohydrates, and have reduced fat content can help in maintaining healthier hair and preventing hair loss. For example, essential fatty acids, found in spinach, walnuts, soy, tuna, sardines, sunflower seeds and canola oil, are important dietary essentials useful in keeping hair healthy. The omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids contain anti-inflammatory properties that are useful in maintaining healthy hair. Insufficient levels of these essential fatty acids could lead to quicker hair loss.

A deficiency in vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 can also lead to excessive hair loss. Foods containing B vitamins, like liver, chicken, fish and soybean are important to healthy hair growth and natural hair loss treatment. Both vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 are found in protein rich foods, which are needed to maintain natural hair growth. B vitamins are very essential to one�s diet in order to prevent excessive hair loss. Certain vitamins and nutritional supplements are often necessary to restore protein levels which in turn, are useful in preventing hair loss. Increasing vitamin B intake in one�s diet is a successful way to prevent or treat your hair loss naturally.

Alongside the concept of healthy eating of vitamins, minerals and nutrients are also the use of herbal remedies that are effective in preventing hair loss as a natural hair loss treatment. Among the herbs making medical headlines is Saw Palmetto. Although most studies of Saw Palmetto have been for the treatment of prostatic disease, more recent studies have been conducted on its effectiveness in treating hair loss. The herb has been found to work in fighting benign prostatic disease by lowering levels of DHT, which is a known cause of androgenic alopecia, the medical term for male or female pattern hair loss. While there are no clinical trials supporting this herb�s usefulness as a natural hair loss treatment, there is some reliable research proving that it can slow down androgen activity within the hair follicle.

Nettles, usually taken in the form of Nettle Root Extract, has shown itself to be effective in preventing hair loss as well. Nettles are rich in vitamins A and C, that are beneficial in inhibiting DHT production and promoting hair growth as a natural hair loss treatment. Other traditional herbs that are useful as natural hair loss treatments are green tea, licorice extract, horsetail, ginger, psoralea seeds, apple cider vinegar, rosemary and sage tea.

Research is constantly discovering modern forms of natural hair loss treatments. The list of treatments summarized in this article are only a fraction of the available natural therapies for hair loss. Everyone has some hair loss from day to day. In fact, it is normal to lose up to 100 strands of hair a day. However, some people lose a lot more hair than expected, due to genetic reasons, disease, medications, stress, injury, or an unhealthy diet. Regardless of the cause of hair loss, natural hair loss treatment, involving changes in diet and lifestyle, is the safest form of preventive hair treatment around. Catching your hair loss in its early stages and treating it naturally is among the best lines of defense in preventing excessive hair loss and the safest method for treating it.
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Are Women Good Candidates For Hair Transplant Surgery?

Author: David Riewe

Balding is not just a men's problem; women often lose hair as they get older as well. You might wonder, if that is the case, why more women do not have hair transplant surgery. You may be surprised to know that many women are not good candidates.

Women usually have a different type of hair loss than men. Male pattern baldness uncovers parts of the top of the head. However, the sides and back of the head are usually covered with healthy balding-resistant hair follicles.

Men with this pattern of balding will have donor hair that survives the hair transplant process and flourishes long afterward. That is because a naturally-occurring enzyme in the body combines with testosterone to create a chemical called DHT. This chemical is responsible for the hair loss on the tops of men's heads when they have male pattern baldness.

However, it does not affect the back and sides of their hair in most cases. These areas have healthy hair follicles and make excellent donor sites for hair transplant surgery. These are called stable sites because they remain unchanged over time rather than shrinking like the hair follicles affected by DHT do.

Female pattern baldness is different. In most cases, they do not have large areas of stable balding-resistant hair follicles. The sides and back of their hair tends to thin just as the front and top of the head do. The DHT affects all the areas of their hair.

Any hair follicles that are affected by DHT will simply fall out if they are moved by hair transplant procedures. Moving them from one place to another does not affect the basic nature of the hair follicle.

Also, women do not have the problem of receding hairlines in most cases. Their hair is lost in a more diffuse manner, thinning uniformly all over the head. It is not so much where their hair is that is the problem, but how much they have. Hair transplant surgery will not correct this problem. It is best used to move hair from one place to another.

There is a very small percentage - about 5% of all women with baldness problems - who are good candidates for hair transplant surgery. The thing that all these women have in common is that they all have healthy areas of hair follicles that can be used as donor sites.

For example, women with mechanical or traction Alopecia have lost their hair because they have scratched their head for a long period of time, they have used tight rollers or their hair has been pulled or stretched in any manner. These women almost always have an area of their hair that is unaffected. If they do, they can have hair transplant procedures.

Some women have cosmetic surgery and suffer hair loss around the incision sites. In these cases, hair transplant surgery can help. Other women actually have a pattern of hair loss that is similar to male pattern baldness. These women are able to have the surgery, too.

Finally, women who have suffered trauma from accidents or burns are good candidates for hair transplant procedures. If you are a woman with balding problems, is worth the time to consult with a doctor to find out if you are one of the women who can benefit from hair transplant surgery.

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Make Thinning Hair Look Thicker: Three Tips To Improve Bad Hair Days

By: Elisabeth Kuhn

Your hair has been getting thinner for a while. When you look in the mirror, you are appalled. What�s with all that scalp shining through?

Maybe you�re just fed up with it and wish it would look thicker. Maybe you�re actively doing something that may help your hair grow back, or at least make it stop falling out so much. And you�re optimistic. But why does it have to take so long until you see a noticeable difference?

Here are a few things you can do to make your hair at least look thicker while you wait. They're easy and quick so you can have thicker hair tonight. And the best thing: none of them involve expensive or otherwise drastic measures.

Tip 1: Use Color. This technique is especially effective if your hair is graying. In that case, color will make your hair look much thicker instantly. But color can also help if you�re just changing your shade a little, and even if you pick a perfect match for your natural color. That�s because hair color actually thickens each individual hair just a tiny bit, and the overall effect is very helpful.

Tip 2: Use Thickening Shampoos. Thickening shampoos, also known as voluming shampoos, really make a difference. There are a number of them on the market. I�m avoiding anything with sodium lauryl sulfate these days, so I�m buying mine at the health food store. Before I went off that chemical, I used to use one with a really embarrassing name by Catwalk. Excellent stuff.

Tip 3: Dry shampoos. I discovered this little trick by accident. Originally I bought it because I thought I might find it handy after hitting the snooze button too many times. But when I combed my hair after the first time I tried it, I could hardly believe my eyes. My hair looked a LOT thicker. It felt that way too! Now this may not be ideal for everyday use, and it�s surprisingly expensive, but who am I to tell you what to do. Besides, it thickens up clean hair quite nicely too...

Meanwhile, I have tried two of the dry shampoos, one great, and the other quite serviceable but with far too much perfume for my taste. The price difference is substantial though that I have bought a second bottle of the overly perfumed kind.

Just in case you want to know: the fancy shampoo is Naturia by Rene Furterer ($22 for 3.2 oz. on Ebay), and the other, heavily perfumed one is just plain �dry shampoo� by Batiste ($6.99 at Sally�s). Both come in environmentally problematic spray bottles, and you should probably also know that the 3 to 5 ounces of stuff is only enough for maybe half a dozen or so applications, depending on how much of it you use each time.

So there you have it. Three easy tricks to make your hair look thicker. You can use one, two, or even all three. Meanwhile, I think I�ll investigate some more brands for a follow-up dry shampoo review.
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Hannah Montana Hairstyles

Montana Bill' Gets Minnesota Legislators Hot

Montana News
- Wonkette
(satire), DC
- Apr
25, 2008

Minnesota's legislature thinks it's the bee's knees these days because
it is the first state legislature to pass what is known as a
"Hannah Montana bill" in ... -
Apr 24, 2008

star Cyrus to write book

Montana News
News, UK
- Apr
23, 2008

Miley Cyrus, teenage star of Disney's Hannah Montana TV series, has
signed a book deal to tell her life story. The 15-year-old's memoir will
focus on her ... -
19 hours ago

Demand for racy Hannah photos crashes website

Montana News
- Denver
Post, CO
- 1
hour ago

The photos, one where the "Hannah Montana" star poses under a
satin sheet with her back exposed and another where she leans
suggestively against her country ...

Montana? Writes Memoirs

Montana News
- Enews
2.0, UK
- Apr
23, 2008

By Julia Bonelli Miley Cyrus, better known as ?Hannah Montana,? the
daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, will be writing a memoir
about her.... -
Apr 28, 2008

Citizens Get In The Act On Hannah Montana Movie

Montana News
(Pressemitteilung), Austria
- Apr
22, 2008

2008-04-23 08:24:34 - Millions on kids showed up for the Hannah Montana
Movie open call for extras in Nashville on April 6th, but now......USA -
Apr 28, 2008

Montana star to write book

Montana News
Newsround, UK
- Apr
23, 2008

There's good news for Hannah Montana fans as actress Miley Cyrus has
announced she's going to write a book about her life so far - Apr 23, 2008

Cyrus Book Deal makes the 'Hannah Montana' Star

Montana News
- Best
Syndication, CA
- Apr
22, 2008

The book will be coming out the same time as the Hannah Montana feature
film will be arriving in theatres across the United States. By Nicole
Wilson.- Apr 10, 2008
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Home Hair Treatment for Healthy Hair

Author: peterhutch

Hair is made of the protein kerotin, the same substance found in nails and skin. Each hair rises out of a bulb-like follicle and goes through a cycle of growth for up to five years. It then stops growing and goes into a period of rest, after which it falls out and a new hair starts to grow.

Hair loss can be caused by a number of factors, some of which are circulation, stress, hormonal changes and nutrition. Of course the toughest factor to overcome is genetics.

Hair is a reflection on the overall condition of your body. A healthy and well-nourished body reflects in bouncy and healthy hair. Analyzing a snip of hair can give a clear picture of any deficiency of vitamins and minerals. Any sort of nutritional deficiency would result in thinning hair, hair loss or even baldness. A malfunctioning thyroid can also play havoc with the condition of your hair. Excessive stress and certain medications are known to contribute to falling hair
Iron deficiency is the biggest problem for non genetic hair loss amongst women in Britain.

For iron to be absorbed in the body Vitamin C and Lysine acid needs to be taken. If you do not eat alot of red meat then it could be difficult to absorb enough iron, so it is advisable to consider using a supplement. It is very important to look after your digestion by eating vegetables and fruit on a daily basis. It is also important to eat the following foods on a regular basis.

Home Hair Treatments

Here are some herbal homemade hair treatments and natural home remedies for hair, which have also stood the test of time:

When your hair looks very stressed, nettles are a wonderful tonic and detox. Infuse dried nettle leaves (some health food stores now carry nettle tea bags) and drink the tea. The infusion can also be used as a hair rinse.

Home remedy for conditioning your blond hair - To shine and condition blond hair, rinse in chamomile tea. Add one teaspoon of lemon juice to a liter of tea for extra shine.

Rosemary � Beauticians have swore by the benefits of Rosemary herb as a beauty and skin aide. It will nourish your dry and flaky scalp helping you get rid of dandruff. It also slows down premature hair loss and graying.

ChamomileChamomile is a great conditioner for damaged and dry hair. When used for rinsing after shampoo it will help restore shine and bring out the natural highlights for blondes. It also helps to strengthen the hair to prevent breakage, tangling and split ends.

Ginger hair oil is a wonderful hair treatment which stimulates hair growth, boosts the scalp�s circulation, and alleviates dandruff. Ginger treatment will leave your hair feel soft, clean, and pleasantly smelling of herbs. In order to make this fantastic hair remedy at home, grate 1 tbsp fresh ginger root, place it in a cheesecloth, and squeeze ginger juice (you will get about 1/4 tsp juice). Mix the fresh juice with 1/4 cup light sesame oil and blend well together. To treat hair, apply the ready ginger hair oil onto your scalp, massage inside your hair, and leave on for about 15 minutes before shampooing.

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