Justin Timberlake Cuts His Own Hair?

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Yes yes yes Justin Timberlake now cuts his own hair.  He told the Sun “I don’t require hair or nail appointments. I actually cut my own hair – that’s why it’s all the same length.”  Don’t we all love Justin!  Yes his hair looks fantastic too.

Mariah Carey, More Hairstylists than Guests!

 Mariah Carey HairMariah Carey has made a comeback in a big way.  With her new album E=MC2 and her nuptials with Nick Cannon, Mariah has taken the pop charts and the gossip column by storm in the past few months. Last week while speaking to Ellen DeGeneres Mariah Carey stated that there were more people helping her do her hair for her wedding to Nick Cannon than guests at the ceremony!  I love Mariah “Diva” Carey!

Hair Care Product Sales to Reach 42.5 Billion by 2010

hair care productsI didn’t need a very expensive report to tell me the trends but it is now confirmed. The hair care product market is expanding like never before! According to a report issued by Global Industry Analysts, Hair care is witnessing tremendous growth primarily due to the increasing consumer emphasis on healthy hair, the catchword being ‘Personal care begins with hair’. Hair care is one of the most competitive segments in the toiletry industry. World market for hair care products is projected to reach $42.5 billion by the year 2010.

Men becoming more conscious of their appearance and devoting a larger portion of their resources towards adorning their locks and looks, imparted a new dimension to the hair care industry. Within the hair care products market, demand for hairdresser-related products is greatly influenced by growth in disposable income and changes in consumer spending and habits. Upscale professional products are increasingly finding takers for home use. Demand is also on the rise for natural and salon-based products. Ingredients gaining popularity include aromatherapy oils, natural plant extracts, proteins, exotic botanicals, shine enhancers and products fortified with vitamins and UV protection. Shampoo Market worldwide is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 3.35% over the years 2011 through 2015, as stated in a recent report published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Conditioner Market in Asia-Pacific is projected to reach $405.64 million by the year 2012.

It means more good stuff for me to review and products for you to try!

Provided by Global Industry Analysts.

What Makes Hair Curly?

Sarah Jessica ParkerWhether your hair is stick straight or full of corkscrew curls, you have your genes to thank.

But how exactly genes control the shape of hair has been debated. Scientists once thought that the curliness of hair was determined by the individual hair shafts, but have since discovered that the shape of the follicle (the part of the skin that grows the hair) determines both the shape of the hair and the angle it grows in with respect to the scalp. Curly hair is shaped like an elongated oval and grows at a sharp angle.

Curly hair tends to be much drier than straight hair because it is easier for the oils secreted from the scalp to travel down the shaft of a straight hair than a curly one (this is why curly hair often turns into frizzy hair).

And as anyone with curly hair knows, humidity can make your hair even curlier (or frizzier). The reason: Hair fiber absorbs the water and forces the shaft to revert to its original (less straight) structure.

Credits: LiveScience.com, Andrea Thompson

Static-y Winter Hair?

Bounce Dryer SheetsGot static? It’s a common hair problem in the winter, especially if you whip off your hat too fast. And it’s never a good look. What to do? Try a dryer sheet! Yep, just rub a dryer sheet over your strands to keep static away! Who knew?

-StraightBelle