YANGON: Hair helps to pay the rent for Za Za Lin, whose eyes filled with tears as her long black mane was combed, cut, and untangled by practised hands at a roadside market stall in Myanmar's commercial hub of Yangon."It only hurts a little," said the 15-year-old, as hair buyer Zin Mar handed over the equivalent of US$13 for the 20 inches (51 cm) of hair she sheared off, roughly the minimum weekly wage in Myanmar."It was time to pay the rent," she said.On the other side of the world, the hair, processed and repackaged as "raw Burmese hair", will sell for hundreds of dollars to consumers clamouring for wigs and extensions made from the sought-after material.Long hair is esteemed as a mark of beauty and has deep religious meaning in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, where monks and nuns shave their heads as a sign of humility."People from all over the world want hair from our country, because when you shampoo and condition it, it shines with the colour of pearls," said … [Read more...] about “Shines with the colour of pearls”: Myanmar’s trade in human hair booms
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Are men in denial about hair loss? Euden Valdez (philstar.com) - October 8, 2018 - 11:00am Men in their 20s, 30s and 40s speak up and the truth will surprise you! MANILA, Philippines — When we say hair, we immediately think of women and their bad hair days. But men can be as meticulous and expressive when it comes to their crowning glory. In fact, hair becomes more important as they age due to the very possibility of losing it. While it’s normal for an individual to lose 100 to 150 strands of hair daily, it has been proven that hair loss is more common in men than women. Globally, 18 percent of men aged 20 to 40 have faced significant hair loss—reveals leading personal care brand Dove Men. By the time they reach their 50s, 50 percent might already be experiencing hair loss. A precedent to balding and baldness, excessive hair fall is a serious concern for men regardless of their age. We discovered that even … [Read more...] about Are men in denial about hair loss?
Follow our new CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more style stories and videosSINGAPORE: Alicia Keys bares her face as proudly as she does her curly hair. And she is not alone in this celebration of natural beauty and ethnic pride.Other US celebrities such as Zendaya also rock their curls on the red carpet as loudly as Viola Davis, whose recent Oscar appearance was made all the more stunning by wearing her voluminous coils parted down the middle.Seems like there's a growing movement in America of women flaunting their natural, curly locks the way they were intended – and who's to say we can't do the same thing in Asia, even if poker-straight tresses and hair relaxing dominate our hair scene?WAYWARD HAIR = WAYWARD BEHAVIOUR?Admittedly, the humidity doesn't make it any easier. Ask any woman born with curly or wavy hair, and chances are, she has struggled with it (or still does) at some point in time."Growing up, I hated my hair because it was frizzy and would tangle easily," … [Read more...] about Ladies, it’s time to embrace your natural, curly hair
After 10 years in G League, Andre Ingram makes NBA debut as Laker Greg Beacham (Associated Press) - April 11, 2018 - 2:32pm LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul warmly greeted Andre Ingram when the 32-year-old guards both arrived at the Staples Center scorers' table to check in. Although they were born six months apart, Paul was in his 892nd regular-season game, while Ingram was making his NBA debut. "I told him I heard about his story, and that grind is unbelievable," Paul said. "I told him, 'Much respect.' I mean, 10 years grinding in the G League, to finally get an opportunity and to play like that, it's pretty special." After a decade in the minors, Ingram seized the chance to live his long-deferred dream by scoring 19 points for the Los Angeles Lakers. Paul and the Houston Rockets were impressed, even if they still came out on top. Paul scored 22 points and James Harden had 21 points and 10 assists in the Rockets' 105-99 victory … [Read more...] about After 10 years in G League, Andre Ingram makes NBA debut as Laker
By Aparita Bhandari Special to the Star Fri., March 2, 2018 Chen Xiao Yang is very particular about his haircuts — how he cuts his clients’ hair, that is. If you want a side part, a contour or a pompadour, settle in to one of the vintage barbershop chairs. Any other cut and you can walk on by Duzz Hair Club at Yonge St. and Empress Ave. At Duzz the cuts are old-school only. “For me, barbering is not just a job, it’s a way of life,” says the 35-year-old who has taken the shop’s name, Duzz, as his own. “We are selling craftsmanship in our shop, not a service. I like to think we are not just cutting your hair, we are sharpening your head,” he says of carefully etching a side part with a straight razor. Article Continued Below His conviction is to be taken seriously. One time, a client asked Duzz to alter his handiwork by cutting the hair on top even shorter. After a moment of hesitation, Duzz complied, maintaining … [Read more...] about Toronto barber Duzz keeps it old-school