‘Hair Love’ wins Oscar; Dr Amerson on WFAA

Feb 15, 2020
Watch Dr. Amerson on WFAA Chanel 8 Sunday, 2/16/2020 between 8:40 am-9:00 am CST.

The 92nd Academy Awards was held on February 9, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, CA. This Annual star studded event spotlights Hollywood’s actors, actresses and movies, both in the USA and globally.

The winner in the short film, Sony Pictures Animation, was ‘Hair Love’ by Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Toliver! Bravo!

The film is about a black family. The mother becomes ill and is hospitalized. The daughter attempts to comb and design her hair, using the audio left by her mother…which results in a disaster. The father must comb his baby girls hair for the first time. The father attempts to cover his daughters hair with a cap…his daughter was NOT having that! The daughter gets the Ipad, which her mother recorded step by step instructions on how to easily comb and design a particular style. The daughter shows the Ipad to her dad with step by step instructions. The father succeeds in completing the desired hair style for his baby girl! Child hugs Dad and smiles!

From a Trichologists prospective, this film also spotlights the bond between a father and daughter with her image, caring for her hair grooming needs.
In the USA, there is a movement for proud fathers, AKA ‘Hair Dad’! He willingly researches techniques for hair styles, which are age appropriate for their princess. Dads bond with their daughters through this simple act.

One popular site for fathers is Dadsdohair.com. Men share many techniques and tips. Another site is Youtube.com. On both sites, men will video record and share the step by step methods used to achieve the hair design.

Some recommendations I would like to share with ‘ Hair Dad’ regarding scalp care. You should examine your daughters scalp weekly. Look for any changes on the scalp, such as pimples, lesions, dry scalp, flaky scalp, inflammation, raised nodules, itchy areas she may complain about, hair breakage, hair thinning, redness, smooth patches, grey or black patches to name a few. Shampoo her hair weekly, especially if she is active in any athletic activity…her scalp will sweat. Sweating leads to scalp odor. Change her pillow case more often, every 2-3 days. Sometimes, new pillows need to replace old ones…like the ones with ‘head indentations’ in them. Hair accessories, such as cloth headbands, night wraps, bonnets and scarves need to be washed often. Keep on hand at least 2 night coverings to interchange the dirty with clean.

If at all possible, DO NOT allow your child to go to sleep with wet hair and scalp. Wet hair on the pillowcase may easily breed unwanted critters, even a fungus if you have indoor cats as pets. Kids touch everything in the home. Disinfect surfaces often.

Kudos! Kudos! Kudos! To all ‘Hair Dads’ who show the world their daughter(s) are a beautifully groomed princess!

Contact Dr. Linda Amerson, Board Certified Trichologist, for all concerns with alopecia and scalp conditions. 817 265 8854 #ScalpDoctor