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Tips on coping : Stress and Hairloss

Posted by Garonne Decossard on

Almost everyone I meet dealing with hairloss, talk about stress being a factor. If your hairloss is caused by a specific hairstyle, you can change it If chemicals or heat, you can take a break from it If  you have vitamin deficiencies , there are countless brands of hair vitamins to choose from. But, what do you do when the cause of your problem is stress?  it can be especially frustrating when you hear  "well don't stress out so much"! it's like when someone tells you to calm down while you are highly upset, as if you can press a button...

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Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back: How Not to Sabotage your Own Hair Journey

Posted by Garonne Decossard on

There's truth to the statement: Hindsight is 20/20. Now that I have seriously taken the time to research and study the hair and scalp in order to continue to improving The Ronnie Shop product line, I realized how we collectively do certain things out of habit that hinder the progress of our journey to healthy hair.  I have compiled a few short cardinal rules with simple explanations to help them stick:  1. That Curling Iron Touch-Up: Never apply heat to hair that is not freshly shampooed and conditioned. We all do it, we are about to head out for work...

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When to Do a Protein Mask Vs. a Moisturizing Conditioner?

Posted by Garonne Decossard on

As more and more of us are resorting to DIY haircare, and learning regimens from social media, it's important to also learn the intricate dos and don't that  often a hairstylist used to take care for us. Today we will talk about protein vs. moisture.  throwback of my hair after a deep moisture treatment   Hair needs the right balance of protein and moisture. Protein strengthens the hair, gives it elasticity and keeps it from easily breaking or splitting. Protein treatments are especially important if your hair is chemically treated or is subjected to heat often. Moisture also protects the...

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Beauty is a Marathon and Not a Sprint

Posted by Garonne Decossard on

"Pace yourself". We hear those words often, in many different situations in life, but I remember reading these instructions when I was training for my first 5K years ago. I am not a runner and besides another random turkey trot, I kind of stayed away from the track since then. But I always remember to "Pace Myself". Earlier this year, I ended up on a blog of a woman describing how to adopt "Oshun Ways" to attract love and beauty into one's life. As you know, Oshun is the Goddess of love and sweet waters and I think every woman's...

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Posted by Garonne Decossard on

Just like our bodies, our hair needs to drink and replenish consistently. And just like our skin, our scalp needs touch. Having just returned from Atlanta for the Bronner Brothers Show, I immediately took some time to get the kinks out by getting a deep tissue massage. The masseuse even used her knee on my back to relax my muscles. I was nervous at first, but It was that good balanced pressure that I needed. In the same spirit of self care, for the sake of convenience, we sometimes forget to care for our own hair underneath the wigs, weaves...

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