NCIS Star Pauley Perrette Issues Hair Dye Health Warning After Severe Allergic Reaction

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – NCIS actress Pauley Perrette is warning fans about the dangers of hair dye after suffering a severe allergic reaction to her trademark ink-black color.
CBSLA’s Kristine Lazar spoke with Perrette, whose character, Abby Sciuto, is known for her raven locks.

A natural blonde, the actress has been dying her hair for 20 years.
But her beauty routine landed her in the hospital when she broke out in a rash and began to experience severe swelling.

“The other half of my face had become twice the size of my head,” she said.
Perrette posted a photo of her swollen face on social media, warning her half-million Twitter followers about the dangers of hair-dye allergies.

This was me at hospital today and it got worse #Allergy #AllergicReaction PLEASE read my next tweet http://t.co/AYf4GfM3sm
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) July 19, 2014

“The most important thing to me is that anyone out there that dyes their hair, particularly black, you need to be aware of the symptoms,” she said.
There are warning signs, according to Jacob Offenberger, an allergist at Northridge Medical Center.

“If you have hair dye, and the next day or the day after you start to have itchiness and you start to see redness or [an] eczema-type of lesion, it is telling that you that you are having an allergic reaction to that dying,” Offenberger said, warning, “If you would do nothing, the next time you do the hair dye, it’s going to get worse.”

That is exactly what happened to Perrette.
Six months ago, the actress broke out into a rash all over her neck and scalp but ignored the symptoms, she said.
Perrette says she’s now looking into natural hair dye and also into wearing a wig.

Article found at http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/07/22/ncis-star-pauley-perrette-issues-hair-dye-health-warning-after-severe-allergic-reaction/

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    How To Clean Hair Brushes & Combs

    How To Clean Hair Brushes & Combs
    One thing you might not think about cleaning on the regular is your hairbrush or comb. Of course, we remove hair build up every so often but do you take the time to really clean them? The downside is if we don’t clean them on a somewhat regular basis dirt, oil and hair products can build up and leave your hair feeling not so clean. So how do we solve this problem? Well, there is an easy way to clean our your brushes and combs and it only takes a few minutes. Check out the instructions below on how to clean hair brushes and combs:
    Start by removing all hair that has built up in between the bristles of your brush or comb. If some hair is woven tightly, use a toothpick to loosen.
    Next, soak your tools in a sink of warm water with a few drops of shampoo. This will help remove oils and any product lingering in the bristles. Gentle scrub to get them extra clean.
    If you happen to have a wooden, padded, or rubber brush skip the soaking step. Simply run these type of brushes under water with no soap to remove oils and dirt.
    That’s all it takes to remove the build up on your brushes and it can be done on a weekly basis to make sure your brush is as clean as possible.

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      Having a blast! Denver’s premier eco salon

      My Hair Trip Salon Denver has now been open for just about 4 months. From the day we had the idea, to the day we found our space, to today … it’s been a trip. Building and running a salon has taught us a lot about life, about what it takes to succeed, and about each other.

      Today we have the salon looking almost just the way we want it. We are displaying 12 local artists in our gallery, carrying 15 different local designers goods in the boutique, have 5 stylists and a salon manager that are kicking major butt everyday, and we are really having a blast.

      All of us at My Hair Trip Salon are on the same page. It truly is joy to come into the salon everyday. We are all focused on making sure our clients and any visitors to the salon feel comfortable and are treated like the kings and queens that they are. We love making people smile, and we have been seeing a ton of smiles lately.

      We are Denver’s only eco-friendly hair salon, barbershop, art gallery, and jewelry and apparel boutique. We really love our unique shop we have down here in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe (the creative epicenter of the city), and the people of Denver are seeming to really love it as well.

      We love being Denver’s premier organic hair salon. Using organic products and services beautifies our clients will protecting our stylists health as well. Health and Beauty can, now be, synonymous! Woohoo! Green living used to be hard to do, and it still is, but it’s getting easier. We offer top of the line organic products and services at our salon and our prices are competitive with any of the top salons in the city, who are still using all sorts of harmful chemicals on their clients’ skin and hair.

      Look Good. Feel Good. Be Good. This is our motto at My Hair Trip Salon Denver. We take care of our stylists, our partners, our craftsmen, our artists, our bankers, our neighbors, and each other. We can do any cut, any color, any time. We take pride in our work and we treat everyone who comes into our salon, as they should be treated, like gold.

      Looking for a new stylist? Need a haircut? Interested in organic beauty? Have you checked out the new art district on Santa Fe?

      Stop by Denver’s best salon, My Hair Trip Salon Denver, for First Friday Art Walk, or feel free to drop in anytime you like. We can’t wait to meet you.

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        Stylist Wanted – Denver’s Premier Eco-Friendly Salon

        My Hair Trip Salon Denver is looking for one great stylist / colorist to join our team. My Hair Trip is Colorado’s only green salon, barbershop, art gallery, and jewelry and apparel boutique. Our team has a great chemistry right now and the vibe in our shop is really great. It feels good looking forward to coming into work. We are looking for another great stylist that is focused on their career as an artist, and is positive and upbeat about being the best they can be at whatever it is they do.

        We give our stylists what they need to succeed. Our staff enjoys massive exposure we receive from 1st Friday Art Walks and other Art District events. Being located at 8th and Santa Fe, in the heart of the Art District is really great for us. There is foot traffic down here everyday, and there are lots of events in the district that bring people to our neighborhood, and in through our door year-round. We are a fully functioning art gallery as well as a premier salon, so we have a great pull for art district events and the walls of our shop are always full of great local art from all over the state. Our clients love it and so do we. Our stylists also receive commission on anything they sell in our boutique or gallery in addition to their product and service commissions. Our stylists start at 40% commission on services and can earn all the way up to 75%. Our product commission is 17.5% which is much hire than the average salons in Denver offering 10%.

        We have product and technique knowledge classes going on all the time. Our stylists can do as much or as little as they want to, as far as continuous education. Whenever one of our stylists go to a class, or workshop, or seminar and learn something new, they come back and show the rest of us what they learned, so we are all always on the cutting edge of styles, trends, and techniques. We also offer our stylists sales incentives such as tickets to shows, and education classes and events.

        We are an organic, eco friendly shop so we are looking for a stylist that is interested in using the chemical free products and services that we offer. We also really want to bring on someone who, either is passionate about organic, green living in their own life, or at least is interested and willing to learn more about what healthy green living is. Our stylists and their clients are loving the top of the line health and beauty products and services we provide.

        We use Organic Color Systems for our color line and we really, really love it! We only do business with other businesses that, not only have chemical free products and services, but that are also ethical and green throughout all aspects of their business.

        We carry Davines, Alterna – Bamboo, and Use Me products. Davines is our main product line and it is incredible, all of our clients are loving what we are doing for their hair with these product lines.

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          The Truth About the Brazilian Blowout

          Many of us have heard of – or even tried – the Brazilian blowout. But what exactly is this keratin-based hair-smoothing treatment anyway? And what’s all the hype about? To start, the Brazilian blowout was pioneered in – you guessed it – Brazil. It was developed as a hair-straightening treatment that doesn’t burn the skin or scalp.

          I have naturally curly hair, and it takes a lot of time to keep this mane in check, so I was excited when I found out about the Brazilian blowout. Finally, I could relax my curls and give my hair a beautiful shine. All I needed to do was step out of the shower and let my hair dry on its own. Further, the Brazilian blowout did exactly what it claimed to do – and I would only have to have the treatment every three months.

          But as we know, nothing is perfect. There is a price to pay when getting a Brazilian blowout because the blowout – along with other hair smoothing treatments – contains formaldehyde and chemicals that can cause both acute and long-term health effects.

          Formaldehyde is a chemical that is used as a preservative, an embalming agent and a disinfectant. However, formaldehyde can also modify our hair proteins, called keratins, causing the hair to return to its original, smooth, healthy state. Some of the other chemicals that can cause health issues are methylene glycol, formalin, methylene oxide, paraform, formic aldehyde, methanol, oxomethane, oxymethylene and CAS Number 50-00-0. The chemical methylene glycol is formed when formaldehyde gas is added to water; when heated, this chemical turns back into formaldehyde gas and is then released into the air.

          According to Jarrod Harms, an industry expert and owner of Detour Salon in San Diego California, these chemicals can be harmful at room temperature. “But when they are heated,­ the intensity is increased and can cause harm to both you and your stylist,” says Harms. Some of the acute side effects include nosebleeds, burning eyes and throat, skin irritations and asthma attacks. These chemicals can also lead to long-term health issues, including nasopharyngeal cancer and leukemia.

          Formaldehyde, among these other chemicals, is not illegal, and obviously can be used in cosmetic products. Because of these reported health risks, the FDA has now stated that these blowouts are “misbranded because its label and labeling (including instructions for use) make misleading statements regarding the product’s ingredients and fail to reveal material facts with respect to consequences that may result from the use of the product.” In other words, these blowouts are not illegal. However, they lead us to believe that these products are safe and have no harmful side effects. The problem here is related to disclosure.

          So should you get one or not? Well, think of this blog as a drug commercial. I know you’ve seen them: someone running on the beach, laughing and enjoying life, while the voice tells you how well the drug works. But then the voice quickly spouts off a laundry list of all the side effects. It’s the same thing with these products, except before the FDA stepped in, all you ever heard about were the benefits.

          You can decide whether you want to take a risk by getting a Brazilian blowout. It’s like anything in life: You weigh the risk against the reward. Now, when it comes to the Brazilian blowout, you can base your decision on the facts.

          Article written by Jodi Sawyer, RN

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            More than a top salon Denver

            My Hair Trip Salon Denver continues to grown and evolve. It’s a ton of fun watching the process and seeing the end results. We are, of course, a top hair salon in the city of Denver. We are Denver’s newest eco-friendly hair salon specializing in chemical-free products and services. My Hair Trip Denver is your one stop shop for all of your organic health and beauty needs.

            My Hair Trip, along with being one of the top salons in Denver, is a boutique as well. We carry hats, sunglasses, shirts, scarves, ties, wallets, purses, necklaces, earrings, pendants, pins, Colorado state flags, and tons of eco-friendly health and beauty products. We are always adding more and more local designers to our shop and it is so great to be able to sell their stuff for them. We love making people happy.

            We are also now carrying all natural, vegan, hemp ice cream sandwiches. We got Mocha Mint, Unbleached Vanilla, Double Dutch Chocolate, Mango Love, Jasmine Flowers, all organic sugar free, gluten free, all delicious. If you’ve ever been to Red Rocks for a show then you’ve likely crossed paths with a mythical character named Aqua Das or just “Das” for short, he has been slanging these delicious natural ice cream treats at shows since the 70’s. Now My Hair Trip Salon Denver and Das have joined forces and it is awesome!

            So we are Denver’s newest hair salon and boutique with apparel and accessories, we are also a barbershop. We do full men’s services including straight razor shaves. We keep it old school at our salon and barbershop. We are a Salon Denver. Salon Denver we are. If you are looking for a quality haircut and/or shave we got you covered. We want to be the best salon Denver.

            My Hair Trip Denver is also an active art gallery. Our salon is located in the heart of the Denver Art District, at 8th and Santa Fe in downtown Denver. Right now we are displaying 12 different local artists and 15 different designers. We have paintings, photography, woodworking, jewelry, crafts and all sorts of awesome stuff from some of Denver’s most creative people. So fare our clients are loving being able to be surrounded by art as we help them relax, recharge, and get the look they want.

            We are a professional eco-friendly hair salon with a focus on being green and giving our clients the look and the feel they want. We are a barbershop featuring old school straight razor shaves and barber-style cuts. We are a boutique featuring local designs and goods, and we are an active art gallery with new art constantly rotating through.

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              Let Us Serve You! A Hair Salon That Cares!

              How can we be more than a hair salon? How can we do more for our clients and guests than the other salons and shops in Denver? We have adopted eastern business philosophies. At our salon our customers, clients, and guests are gods and our employees and staff are kings and queens and we, as owners are here to serve all of the above. We truly care about our customers and our staff and we are lucky enough to be surrounded by great people everyday, it makes it easy.

              Our salon and boutique is a place that, no matter who you are, where you come from, what your style is, what you like or don’t like, you can come here to our salon and feel comfortable. This is a top salon with the highest quality salon products and services but its just a cool place to be as well. Having an art gallery in our salon in the Denver Art District totally helps in creating an space that spurs original thought and beauty and creativity. The feeling down here is of relaxation and invigoration!

              We want to give our salon clients an original experience unlike anything else available in Denver, CO. We offer all organic products and services at our top salon in Denver. We take the time to listen to our clients and make sure your experience is a pleasant one. We make sure anyone who comes into our salon leaves looking good, and feeling good. We love what we do, great haircuts, organic color services, styling, shaves, and much more.

              We are a professional hair salon , boutique offering jewelry and apparel, an active art gallery, and barbershop offering straight razor shaves! We are a brand new eco-friendly hair salon in the Denver Art District. We are Denver’s premier, green salon. We do all organic products and services and of course everything is chemical-free! In our family owned and operated hair salon in downtown Denver, all of our girls take the time to listen to our clients so that we make sure you are getting what you want and you get to look the way you want.

              Come check out our new shop and hair salon at 8th and Santa Fe! We have all local products, designs, art, apparel, and everything is organic! We are Denver’s favorite hair salon.

              My Hair Trip Salon Denver donates a portion of all of its sales to charity!

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                Superfoods that Make You Beautiful + Beauty Breakfast Nectar Recipe

                We love being green, we are totally obsessed with it actually. So we love not only being a hair salon in Denver that helps people look beautiful with organic, chemical-free products and services, but we also love sharing what we find works to help you be healthy and beautiful in all aspects of your life!

                Essentials for a Long, Beautiful Life fruits And Veggies

                “Whether or not you are beautiful is only partially an accident of nature. Much more critical is what you put into your body. At the most basic level, you remake yourself moment-by-moment and meal-to-meal. The food you eat literally becomes part of you, as in, “You are what you eat.” Thus, lasting beauty stems from a commitment to eating what is beautifying.

                There are two ways to approach a beautifying diet: Putting in healthy foods, pure water and nutrients; and leaving out unhealthy, damaging foods and water.

                Not sure what to leave out? Foods that disfavor beauty include processed chemicalized foods, refined sugar, processed cooked starches, cooked rancid oils and fried foods. Sweets, refined breads and soda are damaging to the teeth and skin, and stimulate weight gain. Starchy, hybridized cooked carbs (including most common breads and grain products, as well as potatoes) make the skin dry and pasty. Such foods deplete the body of minerals, create acidity, and can lead to fungus, yeast and mold overgrowth, and immune system susceptibility.

                Sugar is damaging to the skin because it attaches to collagen molecules, causing stiffness and inflexibility, which leads to accelerated skin damage and wrinkle formation. In addition, when simple sugar molecules, such as fructose or glucose, are in the bloodstream without the moderation of an enzyme, they can become attached to proteins or lipids (fats). This process, called glycation, forms rogue molecules known as “advanced glycation end-products (AGEs).” If a person has a high amount of sugar in his diet, he will have a high amount of AGEs in his bloodstream, and these inflammatory compounds literally prematurely age us.

                Cooked and rancid oils and fats are particularly destructive because they do not dissolve in water. Since we are primarily a water-based life form, it makes metabolism of cooked and rancid oils difficult at best. Cooked and rancid oils may make it into fatty organs and tissues where they are inflammatory, burden the organs, and inevitably create detrimental responses in the skin, leading to acne, wrinkles and premature aging.

                Olive oil and seedsWhat to add? Raw, healthy fats and oils are important—omega 3 fatty acids, olive oil, oily seeds and avocados—to keep your cell membranes flexible, so the cells can absorb nutrients and respond properly to hormones. Unhealthy fats that take the place of good fats are like a toxic imposter, making the cells stiff and inflexible, with difficulty receiving nutrients. Circulation can become sluggish, which contributes to dry, flaky skin and acne. Stiff cell membranes also make your cells less responsive to important hormonal messages. All this adds up to bad news for your skin and longevity.

                Vitamins and oils that are important for good skin—vitamins A, C, D, E, K and omega 3 fatty acids, as well as raw saturated fats (especially coconut oil)—are destroyed by heat. On the other hand, nutrient-rich raw food is ideal for bringing a sparkle to the eyes, luster to the hair, radiance to the skin and a pleasant fragrance to the body.

                Let’s face it, approaching your diet from a place of denial and discipline doesn’t work. When you make changes by adding, not subtracting, you allow your body to shift automatically at its own pace, so that eventually processed foods lose their appeal.

                The foods we add should be nutrient rich and densely mineralized. Organic foods, superfoods and superherbs grown in mineralized soil are ideal. Over time, the goal is that every food you put in your mouth is nutrient-dense. This will go a long way toward building healthy tissues throughout your body and will have long-term implications.

                Another key component is clean, structured water, ideally fresh, wild spring water. Water flushes toxins, transports nutrients, keeps cells hydrated and plump, and prevents dry skin. No source of tap water anywhere in the world (except Iceland) is safe to drink. If you don’t have a filter your body becomes the filter.

                Raw food contains plenty of hydration in the form of juice, which makes your tissues plump and youthful. If you desire beauty, your tissues should have a juicy, hydrated quality. You can also get hydrating benefits from juiced fruits and vegetables, and young coconut water.

                Whether you get your nutrients from food or supplements, these are important to include for beautiful skin and hair:

                Antioxidants to slow the oxidation of cells by free radicals (reactive oxygen). High concentrations of antioxidants are found in berries, citrus, cacao, leafy greens and many superfoods, as well as raw fats and oils.

                Enzymes to promote absorption and assimilation of nutrients. Enzymes are naturally present in raw foods and low-temperature-dehydrated foods. Enzyme supplements are also recommended to improve metabolism, speed healing, and for youthening.

                Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid found in hemp, flax and chia seeds; walnuts; and oil of evening primrose, algae, fish and krill. They protect cell membranes and provide what the body needs for better skin hydration. They minimize red splotches and help smooth rough skin.

                Saturated fat (coconut oil and raw butter) is the dominant oil in your body and makes up more than 60 percent of the oils in your skin. Raw saturated fats are important antioxidants that also support the nervous system.

                Vitamins A & K protect against skin cancer and help the body produce sebum, oil that serves as a natural conditioner. Good sources of both are dark green vegetables such as kale, broccoli, chard, collards and beet greens.

                Vitamin C youthens, decreases wrinkles, and plays a role in synthesis of collagen, a protein responsible for elasticity. Vitamin C is found in most fruits and vegetables, especially papaya, kiwis, strawberries, tomatoes, red bell pepper, oranges, and lemons and limes. Botanical, concentrated powdered vitamin C sources, such as camu camu, acerola, amla and rosehips are also recommended.

                Vitamin E protects cells against free radicals and is found in almonds, avocados, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, olives, olive oil and lettuce. Supplements are recommended in both tocopherol and tocotrienol forms.

                Zinc helps the immune system and digestion, improves stress levels, supports healthy hair, eczema, acne and wound healing. Good sources include poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, pecans, almonds, and nearly all foods that are naturally black.

                Although topical creams and oils can help your skin and hair look more radiant, true beauty comes from the glow of radiant health. Invest in delicious foods, superfoods and superherbs (see sidebar), because the foundation of beauty is within.”

                Beauty Breakfast Nectar Recipe

                “Blend until smooth…

                2 c unsweetened almond milk

                1 c ice

                1 handful fresh or frozen blueberries

                1 handful fresh or frozen raspberries

                2 tbsp goji berries

                1 tbsp hempseed oil or pumpkin seed oil (Styrian)

                1 tbsp spirulina powder

                1 tsp acai powder

                ½ tsp camu camu

                3 tbsp tocotrienols (raw rice bran solubles)

                1 tbsp xylitol

                1 dropper schizandra berry tincture

                1 dropper vanilla stevia

                Optional: 1 tbsp longan powder (or 1 handful fresh, seeded longan fruits)”


                Acai • AFA blue-green algae • Aloe vera • Bee pollen • Cacao (raw chocolate) • Camu camu • Chia seeds • Chlorella • Goji berries • Hemp seeds • Maca • Marine phytoplankton • Noni • Royal jelly • Spirulina


                Asparagus root • Astragalus • Ginseng • Green tea • Ho shou wu (Polygonum multiflorum) • Horsetail • Medicinal mushrooms: reishi, chaga, cordyceps, maitake, shiitake, lion’s mane, Agaricus blazei • Nettles • Pearl • Rhodiola • Schizandra berries

                Article written by David “Avocado” Wolfe. Wolfe has been an advocate of raw food for 20 years and is founder of the peak performance and nutrition online magazine www.TheBestDayEver.com.

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                  Biotin Rich Foods are Really Good for Healthy Hair

                  There is so much you can do to have the healthy hair, and skin, and nails, that you want.

                  At the salon we have topical oil treatments as well as organic shampoos and conditioners to treat your hair and get it as healthy as it can be.

                  Diet also plays a big role in having healthy hair. Your hair needs nutrients, here is a list of foods that are rich in Biotin, which, (among a variety of health benefits), is good for your hair, skin, and nails.

                  “Biotin is a water soluble B vitamin that is essential for bodily health. It helps the body to process fat and sugars, and it helps form a critical process in fat production in the body. Since biotin is so involved with creating the building blocks for basic body functions at a cellular level, it’s very important to have a sufficient supply of this nutritional element.

                  Biotin is particularly necessary for pregnant women. When an expecting mother has an inadequate supply of biotin in her diet, certain conditions might be manifested in both the adult and the infant, where skin discolorations can indicate a biotin deficiency, which can have some negative effects.

                  National health experts recommend 30 micrograms of biotin a day for pregnant and lactating women. Because this is a water soluble compound, it can’t easily be saved in the body long-term, so it’s important to get it into a regular diet.

                  Here are some of the top choices for a regular intake of biotin.

                  Swiss Chard – This green plant is a top producer of biotin. It’s also a great part of a healthy salad choice that will provide antioxidants and help balance a diet.

                  Carrots – Carrots contain a supply of biotin, as well as beta-carotene, which helps with general eye health.

                  Almonds, Walnuts and Other Nuts – A variety of nuts supply the body with biotin, and are a portable way to get proteins and other nutrition into a diet.

                  Chicken Eggs – Eggs are a source of biotin, although it’s important to note that eating a diet unusually high in egg whites can actually be a catalyst for a biotin deficiency. That’s because a specific element in the egg whites binds to the element and prevents it from being distributed properly. It’s important to always consider how eggs are added to a diet in order to prevent this kind of vitamin deficiency.

                  Goat’s Milk and Cow’s Milk – In addition to calcium and other healthy items, milks are also a source of biotin for the body.

                  Berries and Fruits – Some types of berries, including strawberries and raspberries, can get the body a significant amount of biotin. These fruits also provide antioxidants and health benefits, as part of a natural, whole food approach to eating. Experts recommend buying local and organic when possible.

                  Halibut – In addition to being “brain food,” this fish also contains large amounts of biotin. Think about adding it as an occasional entre.

                  Vegetables – Other vegetables like onions, cucumbers and cauliflower all contain biotin, and are healthy ways to fit this vitamin into meals.

                  The above are some of the healthiest ways to introduce biotin into a regular diet that will provide general health benefits, and also make sure that a biotin deficiency will not affect a pregnancy. Expecting mothers can learn more from their medical providers in terms of what to expect during the gestational term, and how to use a well-planned diet to guard against various health risks for herself and the baby.”

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