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Allison asks:
Hi, My hair is quite fine and at the moment in a chin length bob style although I always where it up. My hair never seems to have any volume even though Iíve tried it seems everything. If I donít use hairspray it just goes limp. how do I get my hair more bouncy and keep a style. Iíve even thought about having a perm. thanks

Barbara DaleyAnswered By:
Barbara Daley
Thanks for your message.

I am not saying no to having a perm, as done properly it can be a great way to create body in otherwise lifeless hair but there are a few things you could try first before for going for something so permanent. Also it is important to have an elasticity test before any type of perm, as your hair sounds to me as though it might be lacking in elasticity, in which case a perm is not the best option for you and it will be more a case of building up your hairís strength before concerning yourself with having lots of body. ...More >

The bob style you describe sounds like a good length for making fine hair look thicker but there are also lots of cutting techniques which can help. I would avoid having lots of layers, they might give body and movement in thicker hairstyles but they will take away the weight which your hair needs. Instead I would create movement through secret, internal layers. We have a technique called scaffolding which we use in the salon and itís a fantastic way to support fine hair from within.

Colour is also a great way to add body to fine hair. Highlights, carefully placed throughout, will give the illusion of movement, and this doesnít mean you have to go blonde work with your natural tones to find a highlight colour right for you. I would also try having a gloss colour to add shine and swell the hair, again giving it more life. A gloss colour close to your natural hair will avoid regrowth problems but will plump the hair shaft and make it easier to blowdry with body.

Finally find a light weight mousse to prep the hair before blowdrying. Tec ni art Volume Lift mousse, has a nozzle which allows you to apply it directly to the roots, and has great hold without being sticky or stiff. I would apply this throughout the hair before drying, blast the hair lightly upside down for a few seconds getting the roots all dry in an upwards direction, then tip your head back and dry with a large natural brissle, round brush. I would avoid over drying the hair as this will make it fly away, so I would dry it quickly in large sections and add a few rollers for smoothness and body. Finally I would use a light hairspray directly at the roots, Kerastase Laque Couture is fantastic for this.

If you have looked at the cut and colour, are using the right products and still feel that you need that extra bit of help then a perm might be a good option.

Hope this all helps and if youíd like more personal advice please call into the salon and Iíd happily take a look at your hair with you.

Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Barbara x





Karin asks:
Hi Iím 14 and Iíve noticed that a lot of my hair started falling out... i stared dying my hair red a few months ago could that be the cause of this problem? .. Iíve also noticed that my hair gets frizzy and has lots of flyaways although my hair is naturally straight/wavy and it also gets bushy towards the ends... Please give me some advice...are there any products that i could use to make my hair more shiny and smooth and to stop the hair loss?

Gary SunderlandAnswered By:
Gary Sunderland
Hi Karin.

On average you will loose around 100 hairs a day. ...More >

Depending on how often you wash it then this can seem quite allot of hair loss.

I do not think the colour would be contributing towards this.

At your young age allot of changes can be happening to your body.

What I would do recommend is below:

Wash your hair twice when you wash it.

Massage your hair and scalp to stimulate blood flow through your scalp to the hair itself.

I would recommend Love Potion Shampoo and Conditioner.

This combination is rich in Arginine what will promote healthy hair growth.

I would also use the Liquid Gold Gelee.

This is a light whipped gel that is packed full of moisture. It will not weigh your hair down but will thicken it and stop it being flyaway.

Most of your problems can e down to over use of hair straighteners if you use them.

Follow what I mention above and you should be fine.

If you do use hair straighteners then reduce the temperature to below 190 C as this will help.







Claire asks:
About 14 years ago I suffered an allergic reaction to permanent black hair dye (home colourant-Loreal Casting). My face swelled up and I had an itchy rash on my head. About 3 years after this I tried a couple of semi-permanent red tinted home colours and though the first time I was fine, the second time I had the same reaction. Since then I have steered clear of any hair colourant. My fear now is that as I am in my thirties at some point I will start to go grey and at this point I know I will want to colour my hair again. I would not try home colouring and would be quite prepared to go to a salon; I wondered if I were to explain to a salon and have my hair coloured using foils would I be OK? Are there any natural colours that salons use and would foils be enough to keep the colour off my skin?

Pablo AlvarezAnswered By:
Pablo Alvarez
Hair colourant allergy is something really serious that you should not mess with. I would suggest perhaps you have few tests in your local hair salon. These must be done behind the ears, if you experience any type of discomfort to any of these tests you must wash the area affected immediately with soapy water and apply some cows milk to the area, this would restore your pH to the area. If you are allergic you can have the colourants in the form of highlights, however I cannot stress enough the importance that the colourant MUST NEVER touch your scalp and it must be washed very quickly to avoid minimum contact. There are a few companies that produce more friendly colourants in a more natural way but I must tell you that those very rarely have a decolorant property try J.F.lazartigue colourants

I would also recommend you test any products before using.





 
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