Ep. 3 Sugar Bear Hair and Friends

I want to start with this

 

some of you may remember those sketchers commercials with Joe Montana (an old football player) saying, wearing shows were going to help burn extra calories and tone your thighs and butt by just walking…..Oh, not  they don’t and they paid a 40 million settlement and threw the shoes/marketing out. Sketchers even went as far to have a chiropractor recommend the shoes based on an “independent study” he conducted...oh wait, we was married to a skechers marketing executive...oops

 

Snapchat when they came out told us your pictures magically disappear after 24 hours...not so...they were still holding on to pictures and taking more information then they led on and got blasted for it.

 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/08/snapchat-disappearing_n_5290101.html)

 

Listerine came out swinging in 2005  saying using mouth wash was better than flossing...yet, they had to pull commercials and information because of a lawsuit they lost because they were lying.

 

suzanne : How about all those filtered pictures on instagram of hair, makeup, #fitnessgoals that we all think are actual pictures

 

We bring these up to illustrate the point that...there are products overstating their significance, and if you’re not curious enough to research you’ll gobble it up like the rock on his cheat meal!

 

Now, all that said, it’s time to connect that with the topic of the day...Sugar bear hair, and any other product claiming strength to hair or increased growth to hair is leading the way in deceiving people...I cannot speak for nails or anything else on the body because we don’t focus on that, this is a hair podcast!

 

In order to find out what was true, I obviously asked hairstylists who study and work with hair everyday...but to really get a strong and factual response I e-mailed the institute of trichologists...Trichology is the study of hair.  I asked them if you took a pill or special drink to grow your hair longer and if the biotin or vitamins travel down the entire hair piece to make healthier stronger hair...This was their response

 

It would be impossible for any vitamins or even food consumed to re-strengthen the hairs again down to it's distal ends as once the hair has exited the scalp it is essentially dead as it has keratinised.

 

The hair only receives nutrients when mitosis is at the root.

 

there is no magic pill to extended the anagen or growth  phase (wouldn't this be lovely if this was the case but science is science unfortunately!).

 

If the kardashians are saying it helps their hair...they are paid to say that!!!  If a stylist or blogger are selling sugar bear hair, or any other brand they use, of course they are going to say it helps...they got product to sell!  

 

So in essence you are basically paying for really expensive gummy bears...woohoo!!  But hey, you look cool on instagram eating the same gummy bears that the kardashians, bloggers do right!?  

 

The fact is that your hair is not like a conduit of vitamins.  It’s dead the minute it leaves your scalp...now...if you are eating really healthy and don’t smoke your hair will be really healthy..in it’s new growth...but your hair only grows about ½ half inch per month give or take a couple millimeters on the person specifically.

 

For those bad at math, that’s 6 inches in a year…..That’s it!  So to get that 14 to 28 inch length...that would take….3 to 5 years...of healthy eating, no smoking and consistently caring for your body to have lucsious healthy hair….that’s alot to ask of people, so ….professional hair brands like Bumble and Bumble, Paul Mitchell, Schwartzkopf, olaplex use science to find ways to care for your hair, truly care so make the hair more healthy or the way it needs to feel (beachy, hydrated, repaired) without damaging your hair.

 

Science wins, not your feelings about your hair.

 

If dentists are telling you to only use mouthwash instead of flossing, or hair stylists or bloggers are telling you to eat something to get healthy hair, you need to double check and you can always research on google!  I am happy to do research for you if you want to tweet or email the show!

 

There is a difference between selling services and products that are beneficial vs being sold to...for example...if you say you struggle with volume when it comes to your hair, and your stylist suggests a product that’s not really meant for volume, then they were not listening and they sold you a product not a solution to your problem.  

 

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