How to Choose the Right Size Round Hairbrush

How to Choose the Right Size Round Hairbrush

12 November
Want to know a secret? The more choices you have the harder it can be to make a decision. Even as children we learned that finding that “just right” chair, meal, or bed wouldn’t be easy. Choosing the perfect round brush can be difficult, especially since you can’t pick up a blow dryer in a store and test the brushes firsthand. We decided to help take some of the guesswork out of this particular decision by teaching you a little bit about barrels, bristles, and materials. Hair Length and Barrel Size Bigger isn’t necessarily better, especially when it comes to...
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Movember Is About More Than Mustaches

Movember Is About More Than Mustaches

12 November
Do you ever wonder where great ideas originate? Sometimes, that “ah ha” moment occurs in the shower or when walking the dog. What if you learned that the entire Movember concept originated while two friends were enjoying a beer in Melbourne, Australia? That’s exactly how it happened. The Movember movement that has men sporting mustaches worldwide started in Australian in 2003 because Travis Garone and Luke Slattery joked about making the mustache popular again and encouraged 30 other “Mo Bros” to participate. In 2004, 450 men from Australia, Spain, and the UK raised AUD 54,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation...
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Do You Really Need More Than One Hair Brush?

Do You Really Need More Than One Hair Brush?

04 November
You probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that most of us at Acca Kappa own multiple brushes. Variety, as the old saying goes, is the spice of life, and we believe in having options. After all, every day is different. You put on different clothes and shoes and probably adjust your hair style accordingly, so understanding which brush is best for a given task just makes sense. Without further ado, let’s talk hairbrushes! Choose a Shower-Safe Brush for Wet Hair Even though you’ve heard us say not to brush your hair when it’s wet, there are a few situations that...
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Fight Female Hair Loss With These 5 Tips

Fight Female Hair Loss With These 5 Tips

18 October
Losing your hair at any age is a traumatic experience. It may occur incrementally at a pace so slow you don’t notice, but it can be brought on by changes in stress levels, too. Hair goes through four stages: Anagen – growing Catagen – brief transition between growing and resting Telogen – dormant/resting Exogen – shedding Most of the time, your hair is in the anagen stage. Certain health conditions, like pregnancy or thyroid conditions, disrupt the natural progression from one stage to another, so if your hair loss is particularly acute, consult with your primary care physician to determine...
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6 Tips to Prevent Hair Loss in Men

6 Tips to Prevent Hair Loss in Men

06 October
What do you see when you look in the mirror? A vital, healthy human being or someone struggling to feel attractive? In a research study involving over 1500 men, “47% reported hair loss […] and 62% agreed that hair loss could affect self-esteem.” Typically, people shed between 50–100 hairs every day as part of their hair’s normal life cycle. Losing chunks at a time or in certain patterns, though, may indicate an underlying health condition. Several different factors increase the likelihood of hair loss, including genetics, diet, and even stress. To rule out a medical condition, visit your primary health...
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The Self-Care Staple Worth Learning More About

The Self-Care Staple Worth Learning More About

29 September
Take stock of all the necessities in your bathroom. From soap and water to your favorite cleansing products, there are some things you need on a daily basis. People have always used combs to style and even decorate their hair, and archeologists have discovered amazing renditions made of wood and ivory as well as stone and metal dating back to 5500 B.C. Although their use as accessories has waned a bit in recent years, you’ll still find a comb in just about every household. How to Use a Comb Properly For such a simple tool, a comb can detangle, distribute...
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Why It’s Important to Use Lip Balm?

Why It’s Important to Use Lip Balm?

28 September
You Asked; We Listened. Here’s Why It’s Important to Use Lip Balm As autumn winds begin to howl, there’s more to worry about than falling leaves. Changing weather often means low humidity, and that can leave your lips looking worse for wear. Search the internet, and you’ll find plenty of articles touting or condemning lip balm, but the science still proves that the right formulation protects lips from damage and can even restore them to their plump, kissable selves when made correctly. First Things First Lip products have multiple purposes, and lip gloss and lip balm serve very different functions....
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4 Natural Toothpastes You Should Stock Up On

4 Natural Toothpastes You Should Stock Up On

16 September
When back-to-school season rolls around, you and your family stock up on everything from clothes to paper and pens. Part of the pleasure comes from having a variety of new things to choose from every day, which got us thinking about the self-care staples we rely on but don’t give much thought to. You probably use multiple moisturizers throughout the year depending on your skin’s changing needs, but what about your toothpaste? One of the most important items in your dental health routine often gets overlooked or unexamined. Let’s rectify that. Medicinal Herbs Pack a Punch Even though most toothpastes...
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Toothbrushes – Which One Is Right For You?

Toothbrushes – Which One Is Right For You?

08 September
Demystifying Toothbrushes – Which One Is Right For You? One of the most important self-care tools in your arsenal is your toothbrush. Think about it. You start your day by brushing your teeth and end it in much the same way (hopefully). From electric toothbrushes to vintage-inspired versions like the ones from Acca Kappa, these utilitarian devices are central to oral hygiene, but many people think they’re all the same. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Consider the modern toothbrush’s predecessors that date back to 1498. Boar’s hair bristles on bamboo or bone handles were common until...
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Not All Bar Soaps Are Created Equal!

Not All Bar Soaps Are Created Equal!

23 August
If You’ve Sworn Off Bar Soap, It’s Time To Rethink Your Stance When it comes to selecting personal care items, such as skin and body essentials, it’s important to choose products that treat your skin gently and enjoyably. Sure, you can buy a bargain-priced product and get the job done, but what effect does it have on your skin? For years, I swore off bar soap because it left my skin feeling tight, itchy, and dry. Then I discovered a bar of triple-milled soap while traveling. To say it changed the way I think about soap is an understatement …...
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