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Hair Talk with JoJo
The Hair Care Expert
Q. JoJo I purchased a wig and was surprised, when I got home how large the holes were in the cap of the wig. Is this normal, the holes are so big. I feel like you can see my hair through them.
A. Yes that’s normal. These newer wigs are designed to be lightweight, bouncy, and cooler. The old fashion design was heavier thicker and a lot hotter. The hair is placed in such a way that each hole or space is covered so your natural hair doesn’t show through. If your hair is a lighter color and you want to make sure your light color doesn’t show, a dark wig cap can be worn underneath.
Q. JoJo I need help. My 11-year-old daughter’s hair is in bad shape. It’s thick, dry and damaged. She has a stylist, but she doesn’t know hair care. The style looks good when I pick her up, but in the next day or two we can see how she hid the breakage. We tried to make an appointment with you, but your schedule was full. I’m not good with doing her hair into styles she likes, but what can you suggest we buy to start taking better care of her hair?
A. Shampooing and conditioning is the most important step in your daughter’s hair care journey. Influence has a sulfate-free line that works great. The organic shampoo cleanses without drying out the hair and scalp. The conditioner helps detangle and moisturizes the hair without leaving a build up on the scalp. I’d suggest you get a wide tooth comb and starting at the nape or back of the head carefully comb the conditioner throughout the hair to distribute it evenly. Bag it and put her under a dryer, if you have one, for 15 minutes or just leave her hair bagged up for 30 minutes if you don’t. Design Essential also has a great sulfate-free line. Terry’s Place carries both lines and the professional staff will help you make the right choice.
Q. JoJo I usually wear my hair dark brown or black. I am about 40% grey. I wear dark wigs too and get a dark rinse on my hair underneath. I want to go lighter, but I’ve been dark for so long. I don’t know if i can do it.
A. Don’t be scared you can do this. Let’s start by getting a lighter girlfriend (wig). You can go a little lighter like a medium brown. You can get one with highlights, or we can go bold with gold that’s fun. Your natural hair might take a little longer to lighten up, but you can start by shading up with your rinses. Gradually trimming off the dark hair might take a little time, but your stylist will know what to do. That’s what your girlfriend is for. She’ll keep you cute, until we get you straight. Spring is coming. We’re still wearing masks. We need to have some fun. This is a great time for change. Stop by Terry’s Place and let’s do the new you.
If your hair is on your mind, drop JoJo a line.
Terry’s Place is the largest black-owned wig salon in Detroit. We want to take your look to the next level. When you look good, we look good. Visit Terry’s Place online at www.terryswigsandlashes.com or on Facebook. Email [email protected] or stop by Terry’s Place at 19139 Livernois Ave., Detroit, Mich. 48221. Please call (313)863-4014.
PRNewswire/ -- It's a brave new world for the millions of men who dread the potential pain of pruning their pubis. According to a new survey from men's grooming leader Wahl, more than half of the 66% of men who groom below the belt are fearful of injury. To combat this, Wahl has introduced the new and improved Manscaper®, the safest, most advanced below-the-belt trimmer on the market, to help guys with this hairy (and scary) situation.
Fear Runs Deep (Down)
For the majority of men, grooming the hair down there means sweating out what should be a routine, fear-free experience. Why? Until now, injury has been part of the game; in fact, Wahl's survey found that 61% of men have experienced a nick or cut while trimming down there.
A wary 22% of men said they'd rather go to the dentist than groom their groin. And for some, the dread even outweighs their fear of clowns. While Wahl may not be able to banish Bozo from your brain, thankfully there's one less thing to be afraid of with the launch of the new Wahl Manscaper®.
"We tapped a century's worth of industry expertise to introduce the category's first 100% safe below-the-belt grooming tool," explains Steven Yde, division vice president for Wahl. "This trimmer's integrated protection system prevents injuries, promising guys 'No Nicks. No Cuts. No Fear.'"
What makes the Wahl Manscaper® different?
When it comes to safety, nothing on the market can compete with the Wahl Manscaper®. Men want the best equipment when working on their equipment, so Wahl spent years of research and development to address every comfort concern, including the following unique features:
• A wrap-around safety guard eliminates snag points, and combined with its rounded edges, the potential for nicks and cuts is eliminated. The other guys' guard has gaps that allow for snagging, and sharp teeth that poke your valuables.
• There's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to trimming down under, so the Manscaper®'s adjustable dial offers 20 different cutting lengths.
• Wahl's patented finely-ground stainless-steel blades stay sharp for years, ensuring guys will never hit a painful snag when trimming their terrain.
• Guys know staying power is important, so the Manscaper® has lithium-ion technology that runs an industry-best 100 hours; plus a fuel gauge that indicates how much run time is left.
• Fully waterproof, the trimmer can also be used in the shower and easily rinsed clean.
The new Wahl Manscaper® is currently available at WahlUSA.com or Walmart.com. For more information about the Wahl Manscaper®, or for grooming tips and tools visit WahlUSA.com or follow @WahlGrooming on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.