What Hair Dye Is Really Doing To Your Hair

In spite of all of the niche hair salons that have been popping up, from braid bars to blowout salons to braid studios, professional hair dye jobs still drive the beauty industry. But we’ve been rethinking the treatment after being scarred by this beauty horror story. So we asked cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson, chief executive officer of Catalyst Cosmetic Development and Elizabeth Cuannane Phillips, Philip Kingsley’s trichological expert, to explain what hair dye is really doing to our hair. For hair dye to work, ammonia literally lifts up your hair…

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What’s REALLY Lurking In Those Pedicure Tubs?

Michele Green, a New York-based cosmetic dermatologist and RealSelf contributor, said there are a few potential dangers in pedicure tubs that you should keep in mind. “There are lots of possible infections that lurk inside the foot basin, including bacteria, fungi and wart viruses,” she explained. “If you get an infection following a pedicure, you should consult your dermatologist, since the area may need to be drained and you may need to be put on oral antibiotics.” Green added that you may also be at risk for a specific type…

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