Im a 40yo Male and I just had some blood work done and although my Testosterone levels are withing the normal range, they are on the low side said my doctor. He prescribed androgel. Ive read all over the interwebs about a possibility of hair loss. Well this makes me very scared to take it. I have no signs of male pattern baldness and im quite attached to having hair as opposed to being bald. Can anyone chime in with personal experience/advice/etc....? Im on the fence here and would like some feedback. Thx!
I had a keratin treatment on Wednesday to straighten my hair. I am wondering if I can use baking soda as shampoo and vinegar as conditioner, or will it ruin the effect? [more inside]
What do I do when my hair is both dry and greasy at the same time? [more inside]
I have decided to go gray after coloring my hair for many years, but my current hair stylist is against it. Worse than that, I don't think she knows much about techniques to help me through the process as gracefully as possible. I'm hoping to get suggestions for stylists in my area who can help me through the long, awkward, painful process. [more inside]
We have an Oster Classic 76 hair clipper that the wife uses to cut my (thick, no-joke) hair and we love it. We have a full set of guide combs but only ever use 3 of them (#4, 5, and 6) for my head and I'm considering getting those size equivalents (0A, 1, and 1A I think) in blade form with the hopes of making the job easier for her. Could you help me understand if this is dumb because I might have this all wrong and not be doing any good buying said blades?
My hair stylist is moving from a commission job to a booth rental situation. I have always heard you are not expected to tip the owner of a salon -- because he/she is not working on commission. Does this apply to booth rentals as well? What about in this special snowflake situation? [more inside]
How do I achieve this hair colour Here. I am concerned about damage. Questions inside. [more inside]
What is the best place for men's haircut near Union Square/Flat Iron NYC? [more inside]
Trying to find a song based on what I remember on the music video. Was sung by a woman, kind of melancholy sounding. Most notable part of the music video was a woman riding a horse and she had dramatically long hair that floated through the sky. [more inside]
I think I'm going to grow out my hair again for the first time in about a decade, what are some styles beside just center part/ponytail that look decent on a guy? (details inside) [more inside]
My nearly 5-year-old daughter has shoulder-length hair that is thin and prone to tangling. It's beautiful but she screams bloody murder and/or gripes the entire time it's being combed. Every time. I would like to have it cut shorter and/or make significant changes to the combing routine, but it's a sensitive topic, and I think my wife is a little too attached to her having longer hair than she needs to. [more inside]
How (not what) to tip in US Hair Saloons? [more inside]
My Labrador sheds a lot. We live in a warm climate. What's the best tool for deshedding? Bonus points if it can be used on long-haired and short-haired cats as well. (Also, how do I post pics of these furry little bastards?) FWIW: I've used a shedding blade (the metal loop kind) and a Target brand knock off Furminator. Both are kind of meh. I also use the Furminator shampoo and conditioner.
Since moving to a new part of the country, I can't seem to get the haircut I want. How do I communicate exactly what I want, despite reluctance from my stylist? Snowfalkes ahead. [more inside]
I'm looking for hair stylists/salon recommendations in Brooklyn or lower Manhattan that would be a good place to get an undercut. [more inside]
Active women: how do you keep your hair and skin healthy and undamaged from sweat and sun? [more inside]
Men: should my husband cut his beloved ponytail for a job interview in local government? Also some attire advice would be welcome. [more inside]
Please explain to me, like I'm five, how to use hair product for routine daily styling. (I'm a guy.) [more inside]
Can anyone tell me why my hair is turning squiggly/ zig-zaggy at the ends? [more inside]
What are the best products to use for my thick, curly hair? [more inside]
What are the best hair accessories to minimize breakage and damage during physical activity? [more inside]
I'm looking to change my hair care regimen so that I can keep my hair thick and manageable as it typically is after not washing it for a few days. [more inside]
My grey hairs have been proliferating in the last few months, and I've decided I'm not ready to embrace them. I'm a 3A/B curly lady with totally virgin hair. Looking explanations and tips about hair coloring that an inept novice could follow. A few more questions/concerns inside: [more inside]
I got kind of a funny haircut (not on purpose). It's like the mid-'90s "butt cut" but extra long in the front. I have no idea what the stylist was thinking, as she did the two things I specifically told her not to do: no butt cut, as I have a serious cowlick that accentuates that look, and nothing that requires product, as my hair is very thick and everything I have tried is absorbed and useless within two hours. So what can I do? Technique and product recommendations? [more inside]
My hair's grown out a bit over the last two months, but I haven't been in one place long enough to get a cut. But now I'm in Asheville! For a week! So now I just need to a) find a place to get my hair cut, and b) what sort of hair would look right, given all my snowflake tendencies? [more inside]
What tools/products do you use to get cat hair off your furniture and linoleum floors? BunnyCat's fur is extra sticky or something because it takes a LOT of effort to get her hair off my fabric couch and chairs and the crappy plastic baseboards that are everywhere in my apartment. Lint rollers and my vacuum can't handle the density of it all anymore. What's the next step? Bonus points if your method can get cat hair out of a velour papasan cushion!
I want to have a crown braid, the more imperious and intimidating the better. I'm thinking something along the lines of Yulia Tymoshenko or St. Vincent. Problems: I have extremely fine and limp hair, it's barely shoulder length (currently - willing to grow it out), and I have never braided anything in my life. Do you have any newbie-friendly directions, or know a Youtube clip I could look at?
I have, on a morning when I take a shower, nice wavy/curly hair. I would like to find a way to get it to look about the same when I shower at night after the gym and get up in the morning. Possible? How do I hair? [more inside]
I have the oiliest scalp. If I wash in the morning, it's oily by 5 and I look like a greasy wreck. Is there a shampoo that will help with this? [more inside]
#vanityfilter This is one of life's dumber concerns and I'm embarrassed to be asking it but it's driving me crazy. A small part of my hair won't go the way I want it to. It compromises my appearance greatly, which is the last thing I need. I would love if someone could tell me how to make it sit right. [more inside]
Need help in making my ends look a little less straw-like! [more inside]
Can you recommend a doctor that treats underlying medical causes for hair loss in men in the L.A. area? [more inside]
Well I took your advice from last time and relaxed my principles - I started blow drying and flat ironing and applying various goos at various times. And that's okay but only as long as my hair has been recently cut. So what I need now is advice about how to communicate with my hair stylist that I really do want it flat, flat, flat, flat. Last time she seemed to think she was talking me out of making a huge mistake. [more inside]
What are some good styling products to give my super-fine hair some texture? [more inside]
I've been getting my mousy light brown hair highlighted blonde for going on, oh, 15 years. I'm totally sick of spending $1200 a year maintaining it (just writing out that figure is horrifying). I need help figuring out how blonde hair works. [more inside]
I just had a haircut today, and I told my hairstylist not to use the "razor comb" because anything to do with razors in a public area make me nervous, especially with things like HIV and Hepatitis going around. Well, she used it anyway and brushed the back of my neck with it to trim off the fine hairs. I found out afterwards that she doesn't speak good English, so she didn't know what I was saying. [more inside]
My three-year-old daughter got a haircut yesterday, and in keeping with her rambunctious ways and fine hair, it's short and simple. But the stylist put some product on her hair to make the ends flip out a bit, and it's adorable. I didn't notice what she used and I'd like to recreate the look at home. What do I need to buy? (Signed, Clueless about Coifs)
I got my eardrum repaired last week. The doctor said I have to be careful for the next two months to not get any water in my ear canal. So how do I keep my hair clean? [more inside]
I had a really bad bout of pneumonia in December, spent ten days in the hospital. Meanwhile my hair does its thing. [more inside]
I've been using aveda's flaxseed control paste for the last couple of years and really love this product. It's however, just a little bit expensive, especially when I get the same amount of product for 1/3 of the price at the drugstore. What are some other similar products out there that are cheaper that I should try? [more inside]
Simple question! Got hair done, wasn't thrilled with results, stylist wasn't thrilled with results either, and I'm going back today to have it fixed for free. But do I need to re-tip!? [more inside]
I'm strongly considering a Brazilian keratin straightening treatment for my rather frizzy hair. Have you done it? Did you like it? Would you do it again? [more inside]
Can you tell me what it was like for a junior high girl to get a perm in the eighties? [more inside]
I am a man with thinning hair. I have full hair coverage on my hair but my scalp is very shiny where my hair is a bit thinner and it makes me self conscious. I googled how to stop head shine but everything I am seeing relates to fully bald heads. Any tips on how to stop the shine when you still have hair? Thanks!!
I have some minor grey streaks at the front of my head of dark hair. I don't want to dye the rest of my hair, or even cover all my grey. I just want to colour these particular grey hairs. I bought some L'Oreal Root Rescue (touch up dye). My plan is to mix a small amount of the dye and developer, and paint it on this streak of grey with the little brush. Is this crazy? Will it work? What am I missing here? [more inside]
I may have had a home hair color mishap! Help me fix it, or live with it (am open to convincing that caramel is a hot color trend)? [more inside]
I have curly, dry hair, which I shampoo rarely and condition frequently (as per curly girl). The two locks of hair on either side of my face are MAD dry and damaged (probably from being in a ponytail all summer ... They're also two shades lighter than the rest of my hair from sun). What TLC does this hair need to start calming down and and regaining moisture? Drug store brands preferred as I am lazy.
Is there a standard go to trimmer for leaving a 5 o’clock shadow? Something small and maneuverable which cuts evenly and closely but still leaving hair above the skin? [more inside]
Curly-haired denizens of Metafilter, share with me your tips for achieving low-maintenance hair that is not an angry pile of frizz. [more inside]
My hair is always a mess lately and I'm sick of it. I'm going to go to the salon soon but I'm running out of ideas for what to tell them to do with it so I thought maybe you might have some. [more inside]