Valentine’s Day Prep – Homemade Shaving Cream

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you’re going out for a romantic dinner or staying in for the evening, we all want to look and feel good.

In preparation for your night, I have a recipe to make homemade shaving cream. 


  • 1 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 drops essential oil (of your choice)
  • Glass container of your choice


Blend all ingredients together in a blender or stir really well with a fork and place the mixture in your glass container. Make sure to shake well before each use.

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Remember…Beauty Begins Within

– Jeffrey Paul 

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How to Tackle Hair Loss: Part 2

In last week’s blog post, I talked about how you can start to tackle your hair loss right now. If you have begun to collect the hairs that fall out each day, then I want to discuss the next steps.

We want to evaluate various factors or your lifestyle at different times to see how problems might be progressing. You should note that hair loss is related to what happened yesterday – not today. We will likely have forgotten what might have caused it, because the loss becomes noticeable only after the events that triggered it. I encourage my clients to keep a diary or a journal of their hair loss over a ninety-day period – which represents the cycle of hair. I encourage you to do the same before you begin addressing your hair loss concerns constructively, and continue to alter.

How to Tackle Hair Loss: Part 1

The time is now to tackle your hair loss and find out how you can find a solution! Treating your hair loss starts at home. The products you use at home will change. The way you take care of your hair and even the manner in which you do many standard things in your life will change to accommodate the needs of your hair. I want you to begin to chart your course of treatment and monitor your needs in order to have the most effective outcome.

About a week before clients come in to see us at the Jeffrey Paul Salon, we have them gather and count the hair that falls out during that week. When they come in, we conduct an analysis of their scalp, the follicles, the openings where hair emerges from the scalp, and other factors, in order to measure and put a value on the stage of your loss so that you can understand the steps you will need to take to alter the situation. If you collect hair you’ve lost and put it in a clear plastic baggie, daily for a week, you can see at-a-glance whether you are losing more or less hair as time goes on.

Linsey’s Story – Attachment Method Options

Friends, meet Linsey, one of our former Hair Loss Makeover Winners. After she went through a private consultation, we were able to determine the best solution for her hair loss.

In order to further determine the best custom designed solution for Linsey, or anyone who comes in to Jeffrey Paul Salon, we must determine Linsey’s lifestyle to choose which attachment method would be best suited for her needs.

In the video above I will take you through the various options, as well as some facts, about the two types of attachment methods. These two attachment methods include the following:

5 Things You Need To Do NOW To Get Ready For Bikini Season

summer holidays, technology and beach concept - girls making selSpring break has come and gone and summer now looms on the horizon…and with it that dreaded moment when you’ll find yourself shopping for a bathing suit. Don’t fret, if you act now there’s still time to tighten up before hitting the beach.

My friend, and our outstanding health and wellness expert, Marisa Dicenso-Pelser, shares her five tips to help you get ready for the summer season!

Do these 5 things NOW to quickly get yourself into bikini shape…

Beauty Tip: Cocktailing

This is one of my beauty tips that every woman, whether she has a hair replacement system or her own beautiful hair, should know when styling her hair. It’s a beauty trick you’ve seen your stylist do a million times, and in this video I lay out how to use these products to help you create the look you want.

When you leave the salon, your hair is looking fabulous! So why does it seem difficult to achieve the same result at home? Perhaps it’s because your stylist uses the “cocktailing” method.  Take a pea-size amount of a few products, thoroughly mix and mold them in your hands, and disperse them evenly (roots, ends, and in between), this is called cocktailing. Like in mixology, you are using more than one type of product to achieve an amazing result.

Try this beauty trick and you’ll notice that your hair cooperates more and is easily styled. Good luck cocktailing!

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Remember…Beauty Begins Within

– Jeffrey Paul 

What Will Your Hair Loss Look Like in 3 Months?

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“I have 20% hair loss due to hereditary. I am 65 years old and in good health. I have heard about laser treatment, Can you tell me the success rate or, would you recommend a different treatment?” ~Brenda M.

Thank you for your question, Brenda! Hereditary hair loss is one of the major causes of hair loss in healthy women. Much like you, many women are looking for a solution for their hair thinning or hair loss. The first thing to keep in mind is that there is no “magic pill.” No matter what the product, service or specialist tells you the only way to grow hair back is if there is a healthy hair follicle beneath the scalp. Once the follicle is gone, it is unfortunately not coming back.

I often ask my guest this question, ” If you looked in the mirror three months from now what will your hair loss look like then?” If you are noticing more than the normal shedding of 80-100 hairs per day then in three months there is a great likelihood that your hair loss will progress even further. The goal now is to make sure your scalp is in a healthy condition in order for hair to grow stronger, faster, thicker and be less inclined to fall. So when you look at yourself in the mirror three months from now your hair loss has not worsened,  and your hair is thicker helping to give the appearance of even less hair loss.

Achieving Vintage Curls

Recently vintage curls have been popping up at celebrity events, shows and in everyday life. The key to achieving the perfect vintage curls, that will hold, is using the right tools and products. Here are my tips to creating beautiful, vintage curls.

  1. For that gorgeous curl, you’ll want a versatile tool that heats up quickly and evenly. One tool that not only straightens hair but also creates luscious curls and waves is the GHD flatiron.
  2. Technique is important when using a heated tool, like the GHD flat iron in the video above. Always use a thermalizer to shield hair from thermal damage.
  3. After you’ve completed your vintage curls, spray a silicone polish to give curls a brilliant gloss and eliminate frizz.

I hope these tips have encouraged you to try creating your very own vintage curls utilizing beauty tools and products that help keep your hairdo all day long and that you can use to attempt some beautiful (and simple!) looks. For additional beauty tips please click here or follow me on:

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– Jeffrey Paul 

Start Your New Year with Shiny Hair

JP_oliveoil_1_3_14We all want hair that is shiny, healthy, and looks beautiful. I get asked all the time how you can get this look. Today I want to share with you the top ten foods for shiny hair.

  1. Ground flax seed or oil
  2. Walnuts
  3. Sunflower seeds
  4. Olive oil
  5. Evening primrose oil
  6. Ginger
  7. Prunes
  8. Seafood
  9. Apples
  10. Chickpeas

Now the question you may be asking me is what can I make to get these foods into may weekly diet. I have a few suggestions:

Your Brain on Breakfast

healthy-breakfast-honey1Dr. Casen, from the Drugless Doctor sent us this post that I think is very important on the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast on your health, and your energy levels! 

A recent study that used brain scans to investigate breakfast’s effect on eating later in the day was presented at the Neuroscience 2012 conference.  Subjects who SKIPPED breakfast were more attracted to images of high-calorie grub and consumed 20% MORE calories at lunch than those who ate breakfast. (

Takeaways from Dr. Casen-

1) Breakfast is the most important meal of the day (We learned this in grade school everyone!)

2)  Start your day off with protein, this will help you to sustain your energy throughout the day and not spike your insulin levels.  Doughnuts, pop tarts, and Lucky Charms may look attractive but your body and brain will suffer from those choices.

3)  Proper planning is key!  Make sure your fridge is stocked with healthy organic foods to prepare for you and your family.

4)  Become label savvy.  On average, women and men who read nutrition labels weigh NINE pounds less than those who don’t.

Thank you Dr. Casen for these important tips! There are so many reason to start your off with at least a healthy snack, even if it’s just for that small energy boost! Check out my Pinterest board full of great, healthy snack ideas here!

Remember…Beauty Begins Within

Jeffrey Paul

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DrDr. Casen DeMaria Dr. Casen DeMaria graduated at Life University. While at Life University she completed her BS in Liberal Arts at Excelsior College.
Prior to going to Chiropractic college Dr. Casen got her AS and Massage Therapy license in Saranac Lake, NY. She worked as a Massage Therapist throughout Chiropractic college with an elite sports Chiropractor. Dr. Casen is looking forward to spreading the word of Chiropractic and serving her members at Drugless Doctors with her husband Dr. Anthony.

6 Secrets to Weight-loss Without Dieting

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It’s important that we take care of our bodies as well as our minds. My friend, and our favorite health and wellness expert, Marisa Dicenso-Pelser, has provided six secrets to losing (and maintaining) a healthy weight in a healthy way.

Secret #1: Keep Moving
Keep your activity level high everyday. Workouts should consist of both cardiovascular training and strength training. Out of the gym, make an effort to move as much as possible!

Secret #2: Be a Healthy Eater
You are what you eat. Skip the drive thru and be sure to keep calories low, maintain portion control, and eat fresh foods.

Secret #3: Turn off the TV
The average person watches a whopping 35 hours of television each week, while people who successfully maintain their weight loss watch an average of 7 hours or less.

Secret #4: Keep it Simple
Create a repertoire of basic whole foods: fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, beans and nuts. Cutting down on your options makes it easier to stick to your plan, making weight loss guaranteed.

Fourth of July Treat

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The Fourth of July is one of the best summer celebrations! It’s a popular and fun holiday where people gather with family and friends, grill out, spending time outdoors (if the weather’s nice!).

Food is always a big part of any type of get-together but that doesn’t mean you should neglect your body or nutrition. There’s no reason why you can’t bring a healthy, yet delicious, dish to your Fourth of July party. It’ll be the dish that everyone won’t stop talking about – or eating!

My friend, and our outstanding health and wellness expert, Marisa Dicenso-Pelser, shares her Sweet and Raw Broccoli Salad recipe with us. It’s so delectable that people won’t believe how nutritious it is!

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• 2 heads of broccoli (chopped in bite size pieces)
• 1 cup raisins or cranberries
• 1 cup sunflower seeds
Step 1: Lightly coat broccoli with olive oil.

Broccoli Salad Mayo
• ½ cup Olive Oil
• ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
• ½ cup Real Maple Syrup
• 2 cloves Garlic (small)
• Handful of Raw Cashews or Macadamias
Step 1: Blend all the mayo ingredients in Vitamix or high-speed blender until smooth.
Step 2: Toss well with broccoli, raisins and sunflower seeds.
Step 3: Enjoy!

Thank you Marisa for this great recipe! For more information on Marisa and great recipes, visit her blog! You can find more healthy recipes on my health and wellness section here.

Remember…Beauty Begins Within

– Jeffrey Paul 

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Marisa DiCenso Pelser smallMarisa Dicenso-Pelser – Marisa is one of the Founders and Head Trainers for Pure Health and Fitness. Marisa is a Raw Foods Chef, Personal Trainer, and Nationally Qualified Figure Competitor. Along with her husband, Pieter, they are spreading the word of the importance of plant-based raw food nutrition as well as fitness throughout Northeast Ohio.