Irish women have taken to setting fire to their hair with candles. It's called velaterapia and it's the latest trend to hit the cosmetic world, reputed to sort out split ends. It's a complete fad. You know how to be sure it's a fad? Because we've had candles for several thousand years and ever since they invented the scissors, punters have not been flambéing their heads. Any time you find something very old being used in a new way, you can be sure someone tried it centuries ago and worked out that it was crap. Straight razors, typewriters, and polyester. All were superseded by something better and more modern, and all things someone tried to convince us were 'classic'. It's rubbish. Stick with the scissors.