The Mereltä Blog

The Easiest Ways to Treat Your Dry Scalp

Is your scalp itchy? Do you notice flakes on your shoulders or, if you have darker hair, on your hair itself? If so, you may have a dry scalp.  Your scalp is made of skin, just like the rest of your body. And just like the skin on the rest of your body, the...

The Science Behind Stress-Related Hair Loss

If you are under a lot of stress, you may experience physical symptoms like an upset stomach or trouble concentrating. Another physical symptom of stress is hair loss. Losing your hair due to stress can be embarrassing and frustrating. It can even cause mor...

Get a Hair Transplant or Buy a House?

The dilemma of the day: invest in a hair transplant or invest in a new house? Click to hear how Shawn made that choice. When it matters to you to look your best, and when you care to show up authentically, in your power, this question is worth pondering. We...

Photography: Thinning Hair In The Spotlight

Some years back, my brother called me and said he wanted to come over and show me the photo proofs of my nephew’s bar mitzvah. (For those who don’t know, photo proofs are the basic, un-retouched prints of all the pictures taken by a professional photographe...

You Look Great In A Hat!

It’s May, the start of hat season for me here in New York. I know most of you probably look at that statement and think, huh? What is she talking about? If, like me, you live where winter is cold, you’re thinking “It’s May, time to stop wearing hats and fin...

Mother's Day Reflections: Then And Now

Seems that every year around Mother’s Day I get together with some girlfriends. We wind up having our own impromptu Mother’s Day celebration sans husbands, partners and kids. We talk about our own mothers. Channeling our teenage years, we gripe about their ...

About Hair: Stories We'll Always Remember

The children in my neighborhood play Little League in the spring. Walking by the ballfield today I noticed them at batting practice, donning their protective gear before stepping up to the batting box. They were so eager, so fun to watch. I remember how muc...

Why Scalp Care Is the Secret to Thicker Hair

How often do you wash your face? Most people would say once or twice a day. Okay, now how often do you devote time to scalp care? Allrighty. The truth is, the scalp often gets the short end of the stick when it comes to self-care. However, the scalp is com...

Thoughts on beauty, imperfection and aging from adolescence on

Is there any wonder that our own perceived imperfections undermine our self-esteem? We are perfection- beauty- and youth-obsessed. Television, movies, and advertisements, all tell us that looking beautiful and young is more desirable than aging gracefully. ...