One of the biggest hair trends also happens to be one of the biggest hair disasters, according to Dr. Oz, who was the subject of a Q&A press conference on Tuesday to promote the new season of “The Dr. Oz Show”.
Dr. Oz has been the go-to source for health, beauty and wellness for many Americans and uncovered the safety issues of gel manicures, which proved to cause quite the controversy amongst the readers of the Hair and Nails Examiner.
The three-time Emmy Award-winning critically acclaimed and nationally syndicated “The Dr. Oz Show” begins its fifth season on Monday, September 9. Dr. Oz took part in a telephone press conference where he discussed the show's new outline and divulged interesting tidbits of future segments, including one that will be dedicated to hair extensions.
On Thursday, September 12, during the premiere week of “The Dr. Oz Show”, Dr. Oz will tackle how to fix your biggest hair disasters using his own version of Snow White’s magic mirror. The information Dr. Oz disclosed is bound to upset hair care professionals worldwide and possibly revolutionize the beauty industry.
Hair and Nails Examiner: As a professional hairstylist, the upcoming segment, “the biggest hair disasters revealed using Snow White’s magic mirror”, piqued my curiosity. What were some of the biggest hair disasters that you can reveal the mirror discovered?
Dr. Oz: So the mirror discovered that women do things to their hair that are untenable biologically. So some of the materials that’s placed on hair, as an example between the tugging, the stretching, the gluing, and the bleaching that goes on, destroys the ability of hair to last. So you end up with short fragile pieces of hair (breakage). I think it’s the reason there’s such a large movement now towards natural hair.
And that ability to go naked without the use of weaves or wigs, I think, is going to become a progressive movement in this country, as more and more people save the hundreds of dollars a month, save countless hours wasted trying to do all this stuff, and get comfortable with the fact that their natural hair, in its natural form, curly, straight, black, white, blonde, doesn’t matter.
That - that’s actually in itself a sign of your beauty. The reason that we care so much about beauty is because it is an external barometer of inner health. So if your hair is luxurious, it has a glow to it. If it’s got full body and a shine, that’s a representation your nutrient status is good, and that you don’t have other factors that are affecting your ability to be healthy on the inside.
One of the first things that happens when I operate on somebody in open heart surgery, it’s a big operation, oftentimes women in particular, will lose their hair because of the stress. So again your natural hair’s health is a representation of that. We see it visually and it links us to that. When you put stuff on your hair that kills your hair, it looks good on the outside, but on the inside, you’re still suffering.
And this massive weave - which I’ve got to hand it to my props department how they put this together- stretches across the entire ceiling of the studio. And I climb up it in order to bring this alive. You see how the tension on the natural hairs causes those follicles to die and the hair itself to fall out.
So the good news is all women have the ability to regain their natural hair, save money and time while doing it, and I think culturally we’re shifting in that direction.
Now, don’t get your weaves in a bunch ladies. While Dr. Oz is a great authority and viewers definitely stand up and listen, the beauty and hair care industry understands the need to adapt and find healthier alternatives to suit client demands, as it has always done in the past.
“The Dr. Oz Show” premieres on Monday, September 9 with the hair disaster and giant weave episode scheduled for September 12.
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