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I Pull My Hair Out—This Is What It’s Like Having Trichotillomania
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Trigger Warning: This story contains mentions of trichotillomania and hair-pulling. 

I was in the 9th grade when Jessica,* a close relative of mine, told me she had broken up with her razor and taken to tweezing her underarm hair instead. “It hurts a little at first, but it actually feels so good,� she explained, adding that pulling out the hairs provided her with a sense of satisfaction. I recoiled in horror upon hearing this, knowing just how painful plucking could be. Who in their right mind finds PLEASURE in pulling out their own hair? I thought to myself. That is, until I tried it that same year. I started with a pair of tweezers on my eyebrows, then my underarms, and eventually a spot on the crown of my head where pulling with my fingers got the job done. The next thing I knew, I was pulling out hair when I was stressed, tired and sometimes when I was just plain bored on the couch watching Lizzie McGuire reruns, deriving great pleasure from almost each strand plucked. (IMO, hairs that are wiry and coarse tend to yield a greater sense of satisfaction, and are way more fun to examine, than those that are pin straight.) 

Sometimes I’d mess around with my hair for what felt like five minutes, only to realize a whole half hour had gone by. And while it always felt great in the moment, meticulously searching for the perfect strand to pull, there was one thing Jessica never warned me about: The intense feelings of shame and guilt I’d experience after each binge. 

What exactly is hair pulling? 

Hair pulling, formally known as trichotillomania or “trich� for short, is a body-focused repetitive behaviour (BFRB). �We think of trich as an OCD-related disorder,� says Dr. Joanne Leung-Yee, a psychiatrist at Sunnybrook’s Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre in Toronto, who cites skin picking and cheek chewing as other common BFRBs. Nail biting, something I also habitually do, is also considered a BFRB, although it doesn’t carry the same stigma as trich.

People with trich feel the irrepressible urge to pull out their hair for non-cosmetic reasons, finding the feeling soothing. Common areas to pull from include the scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes for women, and scalp and beard for men. “Sometimes this compulsion comes with other behaviours,� Leung-Yee says, like rubbing the plucked hair over the lips, examining the hair root and bulb, and chewing on or eating the hair.

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It often gets to the point where those who suffer from trich feel embarrassed and distressed by the fact that they are unable to stop. If you’re reading this and thinking, Why don’t you just stop?!—it’s not that simple. “For those who don’t have a BFRB, [think of it] as an itchy mosquito bite that’s 100 times more intense,� Leung-Yee says. “You can stop it in the moment if someone tells you not to itch it, but that itch and bite will still be there; that urge will still be there.�

How common are BFRBs like hair pulling? 

According to Leung-Yee, BFRBs affect up to 5% of the world’s population, while only 1 to 2% have OCD (which is noteworthy, given the fact that OCD is a lot more normalized than BFRBs). BFRBs like trichotillomania usually start during the teenage years and are believed to be genetic. “If you had a huge family reunion with all of your aunts and uncles, chances are you’d see some of them playing with their hair or biting their nails,� Leung-Yee explains.

Why do people pull out their hair?

So, why do people hair pull? “That’s the million dollar question,� Leung-Yee says. “If we knew why people pull then we could actually target a treatment for it.� Aside from the genetic connection, some experts think BFRBs may be triggered by childhood trauma, although how the trauma connects to the act of pulling is not so clearcut. Ultimately, BFRBs like trich serve as a stimulating or soothing mechanism. “If you’re really bored, you may use a BFRB to give you a sort of stimulation,� Leung-Yee says. “And on the other hand, if you’re overstimulated—if you feel really anxious or angry—you may use a BFRB to make you feel a little more soothed or calm.�

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How do people with trich hide it?

People with trich will go to great lengths to hide the habit. I know from experience: I was able to hide my hair pulling from my loved ones up until university, simply by parting my hair differently. Others will don hats, scarves and wigs to avoid detection, and even put off trips to the hair salon for fear of judgement. “There’s a lot of shame and a lack of understanding surrounding trich, and that’s one of the most painful parts,� Leung-Yee says. It’s especially hard for women, she says, as men will usually shave their heads or beards after pulling.

Is COVID-19 affecting trich?

As soon as COVID-19 came around, I put a halt on gnawing at my fingernails, for fear of virus transmission. The downside? My now perfectly manicured fingers have been spending a lot more time in my scalp. 

Likewise, Leung-Yee has noticed the impact of COVID on her patients’ progress. Pulling is a rather private act, so WFH life makes it much easier to go on a spree. Additionally, people tend to hair pull in certain areas of the home, like in front of the TV or in bed. “While you might have been someone who pulled after work or at bedtime, now that you’re home all the time you can go into your bedroom whenever [you want] and pull.�

Then there are the video conference calls. “Often, a trigger can be looking in the mirror and seeing that one off-coloured or kinky hair,� Leung-Yee says. 

Being told to stay home can also justify pulling. “It’s like, ‘Oh I’m not going out anywhere, nobody is gonna see me, so I might as well,’â€� she says. Overall, COVID-19 has been an unusually stressful situation, so if you’re a stress-puller, and you’ve been binge pulling, you’re not the only one.

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Is there a cure for trich? 

Unfortunately, there is no magic pill that can rid you of the urge to pull. A 2009 American study found that the over-the-counter supplement N-acetylcysteine, derived from the amino acid L-cysteine, helped reduce urges in nearly 60% of participants. That said, the study had a small sample size and was conducted over a decade ago and scientific research since has been scant. Leung-Yee has many patients who take the supplement and has noticed about 30% of her patients responding to it, and while that’s something, she stresses that the most effective and trusted way of managing trich is through cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), whether in groups or solo. “It’s a lot of work, and it’s hard, but it’s effective and we see a huge improvement.�

Becoming more aware of the urge to pull can also help manage the disorder. Leung-Yee gets her patients jingly bracelets, which act as an audible reminder to not pull when their hands start wandering. Similar to her method, I have a bracelet with the word “stop� on it to help keep me in check, and I always keep a giant scrunchie on my wrist in case I need to throw my hair up in a top knot to avoid touching it.

Thankfully, the shame, guilt and stigma around trich is slowly lifting

I’ll never forget the embarrassment and shame I felt when my parents found out about my trich. I was in my early 20s when my mom questioned the bald spot on my head. Like most things, no matter how hard you try to hide it, eventually someone will notice. I tried to brush it off as nothing, but was so mortified about being caught that I ended up coming clean right then and there. There wasn’t much information available online at the time; now there are forums, Facebook groups, Reddit threads and even Instagram meme accounts that act as a space for those with trich to openly discuss their problems and progress. 

Leung-Yee says her patients are coming in and seeking help a lot quicker now—most of them are in their early 20s—as opposed to older generations. With the abundance of information online, those closest to you can also easily educate themselves on trich. Leung-Yee runs a group session for family and friends on how they can become more helpful. Nowadays, I’m quicker to talk to my loved ones about my struggle, and it also helps to know that I’m not alone in my journey.  

*Name has been changed

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Why Aren’t People Showing Up For Megan Thee Stallion?
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This article was originally published on July 28, 2020, and has been updated to include new statements from Megan Thee Stallion.

Since the summer of 2019, Megan Thee Stallion has made a serious impact on “the culture”: dominating the music charts with hits like “Savage,” collaborating with Beyoncé, making TikTok a more bearable place to be and giving us one of the catchiest phrases and mentalities of the last few years by coining “hot girl summer.” She’s shown up for her fans countless times since she first emerged in the music industry, so now—when she needs people the most—why aren’t we showing up for her?

On July 12, the rapper (whose real name is Megan Pete), was shot during an altercation in a car with fellow rapper Tory Lanez. While there was initially confusion over the specifics of the incident (including whether or not Megan was arrested and whether injuries to her feet were sustained from broken glass), on July 15 Megan took to Instagram to clarify the situation: “The narrative that is being reported about Sunday’s morning events are inaccurate and I’d like to set the record straight,” the rapper wrote. “On Sunday morning, I suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me. I was never arrested, the police officers drove me to the hospital where I underwent surgery to remove the bullets.”

“I’m incredibly grateful to be alive and that I’m expected to make a full recovery,” she continued, “but it was important for me to clarify the details about this traumatic night.” While at that time the rapper didn’t specify exact details about the incident, per The Guardian Lanez was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and released on bond.

Then, on August 20, Megan went on Instagram Live and confirmed that Tory Lanez was indeed the person who shot her during the incident that took place on July 12. “I tried to keep the situation off the internet, but you draggin’ it,” said the rapper. “Yes […] Tory shot me. You shot me, and you got your publicist and your people talking to these blogs, lying and shit. Stop lying!”

Megan also stated that she didn’t want to tell law enforcement what actually happened due to ongoing police violence against Black people. “The police come, I’m scared. The police have been killing Black people for no reason. They were really aggressive. You think I’m about to tell the police that we got a gun in the car?” she says.

It’s pretty clear from Meg’s statements that what happened to her was extremely traumatic. But, instead of being supportive, by large the internet either responded unkindly, making jokes about the shooting and Megan’s gender identity, or they just didn’t respond at all. Because despite the fact that the rapper is one of the most popular musical acts of the moment, everyone, including the media, has remained relatively silent on the incident, with only a few groups of people showing support for Megan and her recovery.

And while it’s disheartening, to say the least, we shouldn’t be that surprised by the response (or lack thereof) to Megan being shot—because it’s emblematic of how society has and continues to treat Black women and their health—by not protecting them or taking them seriously.

The reaction to Megan Thee Stallion’s shooting has been nothing short of sick

To get things straight, there’s absolutely nothing funny or light about someone being shot: It’s traumatizing and should be taken seriously. In a July 27 Instagram Live, Megan elaborated more on her experience and the trauma she endured, tearfully telling her followers that she had to have surgery on her feet after being shot in both of them, saying: “It was just the worst experience of my life, and it’s not funny.” But for some reason, almost as soon as news spread about the reported shooting, people online were quick to respond with humour, with many making light of the situation as just a couple of celebs being “messy.”

For example, in a July 22 episode of the Wine and Weed podcast, Basketball Wives LA star Draya Michele commented on the situation, saying: “I predict that they had some sort of Bobby and Whitney love that drove them down this… type of road,” referring to the abusive relationship between late singer Whitney Houston and her ex-husband Bobby Brown. Michele, then went on to glorify the violence, stating: “I want you to like me so much that if I’m trying to get out the car, and you’re like, ‘No, sit your ass in the car,’ and I’m like, ‘No, I’m getting out the car.’ [He’d say,] ‘No you’re not!’ Bam-bam!”

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And on July 24, Chrissy Teigen made an extremely ill-timed joke about Megan in response to a Twitter trend, tweeting (and then deleting): “I have a megan thee stallion joke but it needs to be twerked on.” Almost immediately, the Cravings author was criticized for taking aim at someone currently in recovery and who’d gone through such a traumatic experience.

Yamikani Msosa is a Toronto-based anti-oppression facilitator and equity consultant. She says when she first heard of Megan being shot her “initial thoughts were just, ‘damn, I hope that she’s OK.'” You know, a normal, feeling human reaction. “And also, a lot of my thought process was that it’s interesting how everyone’s just turning this into a joke about her getting shot and not recognizing how traumatic it is to one, experience being shot, and to experience being shot by somebody that you know.”

Msosa says she also wasn’t overly surprised by the problematic narrative surrounding Meg, and the jokey and dismissive responses to her pain, because she’s seen it before when it comes to violence against women. “There is this rhetoric of ‘Megan Thee Stallion’s out here, you know, hot girl summer, yes Meg,’ but she’s also a human,” Msosa emphasizes of the separation between the celebrity and the person. “[She’s a human] who has probably had her own experiences of violence with men, and has talked openly about not having the healthiest relationships; so I thought ‘This is really not OK how a Black woman’s pain—regardless of how famous she is—is being put on display as this thing that we get to consume and just laugh at, rather than seeing her own humanity and the larger systemic issues that are at play here.'”

The public’s reaction to Megan is emblematic of how society treats Black women

Don’t be fooled, because the way people talk about Megan and her experience isn’t a one off—it fits right into larger issues around the treatment of Black women in general—specifically, the devaluation of their bodies and lives—and speaks to the way society views Black women: as in, they don’t care about them. Msosa says this stems from three dimensions: “I think it comes from the inherent devaluation of women’s or femme’s bodies, or anyone that aligns themselves in many ways with femininity—so there’s that gendered component to it,” she says. “There’s a racial component to it where—in many ways—Black women and femmes are seen as quite literally stallions; like we’re just these strong beings that cannot be hurt or harmed and that are often deserving of less  empathy than others.” Just look at the way Black women are often expected to fulfill the role of “ride or die” in relationships—often at the expense of their own happiness, or the fact that—even after being the victim of a violent act—Megan had to stand up for herself, telling fans via her July 27 Insta Live: “It’s nothing to joke about and it’s nothing for y’all to go and be making fake stories about. I didn’t put my hands on nobody. I didn’t deserve to get shot.” Throw in the trifecta of being a celebrity in the spotlight, and Msosa says, all three compound to create a lack of empathy from the public at large.

And while we’re talking about Megan Thee Stallion in this instance, the discussion around her treatment is vital because of what it says about other Black women. “Megan Thee Stallion has lots of money. She’ll be fine,” Msosa says. “[But] what about those women who don’t have lots of money, who don’t have lots of fame and are experiencing harm, and the community knows but aren’t being accountable and showing up for one another?”

Society uses Black women for their talent and then fails to support them where it counts

Not only are the reactions to the “Hot Girl Summer” rapper emblematic of the way society disregards Black women and their pain, but also in the ways many of us commodify them until they’re no longer “useful.”

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Msosa points to the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, and the work by Black women and femmes who have spearheaded a large majority of these protests and movements. “Historically, we owe Black women, Black femmes, Black trans women, Black non-binary femmes, we owe them a lot,” she says. “So many movements have been led by Black women and femmes.” And people outside of their community only appreciate and celebrate their work until the going gets tough. “We’re a glorified until we’re not,” Msosa says. “We’re consumed in ways in which people will consume Meg Thee Stallion’s body, but not recognize how that’s a part of a larger historical trajectory of Black women’s bodies being consumed and disposed of when they’re no longer fuelling a [convenient] narrative.” So in other words (and entirely applicable to Meg), people are cool to advocate for and support Black women when it benefits them—like, say, other women becoming viral TikTok stars off Megan Thee Stallion’s music (cc: Addison Rea and all the TikTok tweens)—but unwilling to, or uninterested in, showing up when it comes to supporting them in moments when there’s nothing to gain.

And because of this ongoing and repeated pattern of treatment, Msosa says: “It almost feels at times as though Black women are seen as deserving of this violence.” Which is exactly why comments like those made by Draya Michele are so problematic—because they further serve this narrative, and emphasize the universally held notion when it comes to experiences of violence, of protecting the patriarchy. Comments like Michele’s, comparing Megan allegedly being shot by Tory Lanez to the domestic abuse Whitney Houston experienced at the hands of her husband Bobby Brown, and then saying that you want that kind of love, are incredibly problematic. Not only do they reframe domestic abuse as an act of love, but they normalizes it, inherently protecting the men who often perpetuate this abuse. “And then on top of that, [people say] ‘Let’s joke about it, let’s make light of it; because we know we can’t talk about the seriousness of interpersonal domestic violence or domestic abuse,'” Msosa says.

And it needs to change now

While Msosa wasn’t surprised by the dismissive and offensive reactions online, she says she was more disappointed, especially given the time that we’re in socially. “We’re in a moment of time where we see the active devaluing of Black lives through state violence, through police brutality, through interpersonal violence,” she says. “[People] say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ but then when it comes down to the actionable pieces, there’s this switch that’s turned off.

“It [seems to] only matters when [the violence is] overt and it’s police brutality, but what happens when it’s people that you know, folks in your community, the everyday experiences of violence? How do we also say, Black women’s lives matter, Black trans women’s lives matter, in so far as the interpersonal experiences of violence?” When Black activists say Black Lives Matter, Msosa says, they’re not just talking about state violence against Black bodies, but larger systemic, community and interpersonal violence as well.

For all of us to do better, Msosa says, people need to be talking about the Megs in their lives who are experiencing violence, and how they can support them. “When these experiences happen, [we have to work on] not sensationalizing, but really asking how can we support individuals who’ve experienced harm: How do we focus the needs of folks who have been harmed in whatever way and figure out what they need as opposed to joking about it?” This includes dismantling our own, oftentimes oppressive, internalized biases around violence and how we process it.

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Also, just be nicer to people on the internet. “I get that there is that [idea] of being a celebrity and your business is already out there, but I just find that the internet is a shit place to really demonstrate care,” Msosa says. “It can be so incredibly vicious.” More care online means considering what you’re going to post or re-post and the repercussion and impact it may have on others.

“Meg’s going to have access to a counsellor and probably has access to tangible supports, but what about the thousands of other Megs that violence happens to?,” Msosa asks. “And we just turn a blind eye, or we say things I heard growing up like, ‘Oh, it’s a private matter, you don’t deal with it.’ How much of those messages are coming through? And how much of a de-sensitization do we have to Black women being harmed that we can  instantly make a joke about it?”

The post Why Aren’t People Showing Up For Megan Thee Stallion? appeared first on FLARE.


Everything You Need to Know About the Benefit Programs Replacing CERB
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As summer 2020 comes to an end (feel that fall chill yet?) and we inch closer to September, that also means the end of CERB—Canada’s Emergency Response Benefit that has aided over eight million Canadians financially amid the Coronavirus pandemic—is near.

The $2,000-per-month benefit launched in April and offers financial support Canadians (including the self-employed) whose jobs were directly affected by COVID-19.

In July, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the federal government would replace the benefit with Employment Insurance (EI), adding that an alternative for part-time workers and self-employed individuals who are not covered by EI would be coming as well. On August 20, newly appointed Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and minister of employment, workforce development and disability inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced they would be extending CERB and confirmed that $37-billion will be spent on new and revamped federal income support programs for workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s everything we know so far about the end of CERB and the proposed CERB alternative.

When does CERB end?

On August 20, the federal government announced it would be extending CERB by one more month. It will now be in place until September 27. However, those who have applied to CERB since period one (March 15 to April 11, 2020) will no longer be able to apply to CERB after August 29, as Canadians are allowed to apply for up to a maximum of six periods.

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What is the CERB alternative?

There are a few alternatives for CERB: A “simplified” EI program and three new benefit programs for workers who do not qualify for EI. This is part of Trudeau’s previous promise that no Canadian would be “left behind” during the transition away from CERB. Canadians who were already eligible for EI will transition to that program when CERB winds down, while those who don’t qualify can apply for the new “recovery” benefits.

OK, so what are these new benefit programs?

The first is called the “Canada Recovery Benefit” and is meant for self-employed, gig or contract workers who are otherwise not EI-eligible but still cannot return to work. Under this new regime, they can apply for a benefit of up to $400 a week for up to 26 weeks if they have stopped working or had reduced income during COVID-19. This benefit will still allow them to earn money, but they will be required to repay 50 cents of every dollar earned above $38,000. Additionally, in order to qualify, you need to continue looking for work if you have not yet gotten another job.

The second is the “Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit” which offers 10 days of paid sick leave to any worker in Canada who falls ill or has to self-isolate due to COVID-19. This benefit will provide $500 per week for up to two weeks and is meant for those who don’t already have paid sick leave through their employer.

The third program, called the “Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit,” is meant to provide help for those who need to stay home to care for a loved one such as a child under the age of 12 or other dependent, because schools, daycares, or other care facilities are closed due to the pandemic. This program offers $500 a week for up to 26 weeks per household, with just one adult per household able to claim the program at a time. However, this benefit can only be used when facilities are closed, not just because someone would prefer to keep their loved one at home.

These three benefits will come into effect September 27 and they are taxable, meaning tax will be deducted from the payments from these three benefits.

And what’s happening with EI?

The criteria for EI is opening up so that Canadians with 120 insurable hours across Canada can apply and receive a minimum payment of $400 per week, and a maximum of $573 per week, depending on past earnings. This reworked EI can be claimed for 26 to 45 weeks, depending on the time worked prior.

Those claiming EI can still earn income, but will have their benefits adjusted to a reduction of 50 cents for each dollar of earnings. The government is also freezing the EI premium rate for two years, as it would typically be set to increase, raising costs for workers and employers.

How do I know which benefit I’m eligible for?

EI, like the name suggests, is like insurance—you only receive benefits when you pay the premium for a minimum period. If you have worked with employers who deducted an EI premium for their salaries, you are eligible. In order to qualify, you must be completely out of work with no wage income.

If you are a part-time worker, a parent who had to stop working due to lack of childcare, a self-employed or freelance worker, or an individual who doesn’t have enough employment hours to qualify for EI, chances are you would fall under one of the new benefit programs.

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How do I apply for the new CERB alternatives?

A new website launching in mid-September will give you access to these new benefits when their application windows open. Applications for the new recovery benefits are scheduled to open in October, with payments flowing in three to five days later.

What’s this about Parliament being shut down, and how does that affect the CERB transition?

The Liberal government is going through some major drama right now due to an ethics controversy involving the WE Charity student volunteer grant.

On August 18, shortly after the resignation of finance minister Bill Mourneau (who came under fire amid the WE Charity scandal) and the swearing in of his replacement, Chrystia Freeland (Canada’s first female Finance Minister), Trudeau announced his intentions to prorogue (or suspend) Parliament until September 23, a move that effectively kills any unfinished business, including bills and committees, ongoing in the current session.

Most of these changes are able to be implemented through interim ministerial orders (read: they can go through even though Parliament is shut down), however, the three new benefits require Parliament approval, as they are going to be delivered through legislation. That means they will have to be tabled until after Parliament resumes on September 23. That said, given that these benefits won’t kick off until September 27, the transition *should* be “seamless,” as planned.

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How long will these new EI changes and three new benefits be in place?

According to senior government officials, they should remain in force for a year. They are expected to cost taxpayers $8 billion for the one-month extension of CERB, $7 billion for the planned modifications to the EI program, and $22 billion for the new benefit programs.

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21-August-2020 Playlist by fashion.at/music: 'Drop Dead' by Holly Humberstone; 'Levitating (The Blessed Madonna Remix)' ft. Madonna and Missy Elliott by Dua Lipa;...
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Saint Laurent launched a beach ball – and more news you missed this week
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UK manufacturing remains 'severely depressed', CBI survey shows
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British manufacturing remains "severely depressed", with new orders still well below normal, according to a survey on Friday that shows a very weak recovery is underway.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Volunteered for a Great Cause—in Matching Outfits
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry volunteered with Baby2Baby in California wearing matching white shirts and khaki shorts.

Hair Plopping Technique 101: How to Plop Hair With a Shirt
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One Glamour writer tried plopping hair to combat stubborn frizz and get more defined curls. Here, her advice on how to plop your hair, and how it works.

Tyler Phoenix’s high fashion nails will have you drooling on your keyboard
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