Hair’s The Thing


  • The Role of ROS in Hair Dye Damage

    The Role of ROS in Hair Dye Damage

    I originally wanted to write this column in the Spring, when stronger UV rays would make their appearance in the Northern Hemisphre. Since we are having unseasonably and unpredictably warm weather and sunnier days in the Mid-Atlantic region, I decide…
    Sharleen St. Surin-Lord, Dermatologist 03.02.20

  • Actives | Hair Care
    The Microbiome’s Role in Common Hair Issues

    The Microbiome’s Role in Common Hair Issues

    After three years of listening to lectures on the microbiome sponsored by various pharmaceutical companies, I realized that we were approaching a new frontier in skin and hair care. This past winter, at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting, th…
    Sharleen St. Surin-Lord, Dermatologist 01.03.20

  • Functional Ingredients | Hair Care | Polymers | Surfactants
    A Specialist’s Perspective on Hair Care and Treatments

    A Specialist’s Perspective on Hair Care and Treatments

    You read the title of this column and thought, “aren’t we all hair specialists”? Touché. Yes, we are.  But I am speaking as a dermatologist who selected hair and cosmetics as my sub-specialty. I define cosmetics as en…
    Sharleen St. Surin-Lord, Dermatologist 09.02.19