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The Bald Truth About Hair-Loss Treatments

15 May 2019

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette. There’s an old riddle that goes, “What does no one want, but no one wants to lose?” Answer: a bald head.

BioSil: Can it Really Help Thicken Your Hair and Nails?

8 Mar 2019

The ads for BioSil look and sound like every other supplement ad. There are bold claims like “promotes unbreakable nails” (I’m pretty sure that’s impossible); references to science like “molecular...

Where does the colour go when I bleach my hair?

1 Mar 2018

Hair naturally gets its colour from a pigment molecule called melanin. There are 2 types of melanin: eumelanin, which gives hair and skin a brown or black hue, and pheomelanin, which gives the red...

Goat Poop in Your Hair?

7 Aug 2017

Unless you’re familiar with Moroccan traditions, or are in the habit of frequenting trendy hair salons, chances are that argan oil has escaped your attention. Argan is a tree that grows in only one...

Sulfates in Shampoo

27 Jun 2017

As someone who likes to routinely dye my hair bright pinks, blues and purples, I’m often told by my hairdresser to use sulfate free shampoos. He often talks to me about how multiple bleachings and...

Composers’ deaths left many questions unanswered

20 Mar 2017

Both Beethoven and Mozart were spectacular talents whose music will live forever. That’s a fact. But when it comes to the composers’ deaths, facts give way to theories, some reasonable, some...

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