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Going Bald: Thinning and Hair Loss

Many men are going bald, and they are embracing it in a major way. Shaven heads and full beards are the new sexy for men of all ages and ethnicities. They used to seek help from hair replacement treatment centers over the years, to get help-many to no avail. But the media and the influx of social media sites has showcased men sharing their selfies (which are as close to as-is as can be), with shaved heads and fly gear, and possibly a full beard or goat tee. So what happens when women go bald? This is a different story. Although we have seen many cancer survivors step out boldly with bald heads after chemo, many times, their hair will grow back once the treatments are over. But what if a medical condition is not the cause of the thinning or hair loss? What options are available for a woman who wants to keep her hair? First, understanding the types of thinning and hair loss is important. And really, this is an individually based experience. No two have the same contributing factors in the way their hair is growing or not. Normally, hair can grow at least 6 inches per year, and shedding is normal, especially when you manipulate the hair (ie: combing, brushing, washing, styling). When you manipulate the hair, you may notice strands of hair in the brush, comb or in the sink, and most often, that is normal. But when you examine your head and notice wider parts, missing hair, a patch of very short hair, or an actual bald spot, then there is a need... read more

10 Styles With Marley Synthetic Hair

Marley hair has been around for many years, but it was typically used for Kinky Twists when those were popular in the early part of the 2000’s. But today, it is the most commonly used extension hair for naturals around the world. Versatility isn’t the word when it comes to the many styles you can rock with Marley hair. Marley hair resembles Afro hair or dreadlocks and adopted Bob Marley’s name.  Marley hair comes in a variety of colors and 3 lengths. You can get Marley hair from jet black to platinum blonde and it has a 2 bundle short pack, a medium length and a long length. The shortest length most often is the more coarse textured hair and  offers a smoother finish than the two longer lengths. It also has a better grip.  Autumn and Winter are seasons for protective styling so covering or hiding one’s own hair helps to keep it protected from the elements and from shedding. Below, you will see 10 styles that can be created with anywhere from one pack to 10 packs of Marley hair, whose average cost per pack is $5.50... read more

Kids Hair Care

Family Movie Fun

Join us for an afternoon of fun! There will be games, holiday music, and a viewing of the movie ANNIE starring Jamie Foxx and  Cameron Diaz. Annie is played by Quvenzhané Wallis  a curly haired rising star! Let’s enjoy this classic remake this Holiday season! Got questions? Please send email to info@thekitchensalon.com or call (419) 810-5996 Kids will enjoy all of the following for a $20 admission: Private Party Room Games & Holiday Music Movie Ticket & Preferred Seating Snack Box with Popcorn, Candy and a Beverage (Adult admission is separate and can be paid the day of the event)  GET... read more

Teaching Natural Kids to Love Their Hair

The photo above is a popular photo that has been shared thousands of times. How precious it is to see this little girl holding a doll that looks just like her!  Part of promoting a positive self image for little girls is by encouraging them with items like books, toys and dolls that are created by and for girls like them.  This is what is loved about Natural Hair Dolls, a collection of custom styled dolls for little girls to collect, enjoy, and share with friends. The natural hair dolls have been made over from everyday Barbie or other dolls, to become highly fashionable, naturally beautiful mementos for girls to cherish for generations. These dolls display the versatility of natural hair in a fun way, using something that girls love-DOLLS!  Here is a song to encourage your little girl to love her hair!   ... read more