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Mario Talks: Two problem areas for women – thickening that thinning hair and covering those roots. Mario helps you tackle both.

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Thinning Hair?
As my clients go through stress, pregnancy or menopause, they all complain about the same thing — fine and thinning hair.  That’s usually a signal to take a closer look at your hair products.  If words like volumizing or thickening aren’t on the label, it may be time to buy new.  It’s also good to start using hair vitamins that contain the supplement beta-carotene, which you can find at GNC and Sephora stores.

If you’re born with naturally thinning hair, also use beta-carotene but in addition avoid products that contain moisturizing ingredients.  Volumizing shampoo and conditioner paired with a volumizing mousse or gel builds individual hair follicles to create the look of fuller hair.

Between Colors?
To get an extra week between colors – use a smooth mascara that blends with your hair color.  And be sure to spritz waterproof hairspray to avoid being caught in the rain.

Mario’s thickening and color product choices: Phytovolume Actif for volume (available at Sephora); Profound Beauty thickening products (available at Mario’s); Bumble+Bumble thickening products; also for volume, XFusion which is a powdery color that is available in a variety of different shades and comes with an applicator. It has the added bonus of covering roots when you’re in a bind (available at Mario’s); L’Oreal and Clairol Beauty and Root Touch-up (at most drug stores).

Contact Mario via mario@snoety.com, and if you’re a snoety subscriber, he’ll give you a 20% discount on your first makeover, cut and/or color.  Check out his website at: mariodiab.com.

Tip from snoety: If your hair is at the serious stage, there are a number of doctors in New York City who specialize in thinning hair and provide you with nutritional remedies as well as solutions similar to but of different strengths than Rogain.  While I went to one of these specialists, he freaked me out with all the vitamin B he prescribed, and I didn’t follow-up.  A friend went to the same doctor and swears by him.  If you have someone you went to successfully and would recommend, let us know.


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Anna says: October 30th, 2007 at 3:42 pm

What can I do to prevent getting dry and static-y hair now that it’s getting colder and windy?

Mario says: October 30th, 2007 at 4:52 pm

Because of the dry weather you need to add more moisture to your scalp. Use a moisturizing conditioner. Massage your scalp and rinse thoroughly. Then add a hair serum. Style your hair as usual. Here is a little trick for static-y hair: Spray some static guard (found in your local pharmacy) in your hat. Leave it on for a few minutes and watch your hair fall into place.

Moisturizing Conditioner: Kerastase or L’oreal Professional

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