|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
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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.
|Jo asks: |
Are Sulphate and paraben (SLSs) -free products better to use
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Shampooís with these chemicals can be a main culprit for some scalp condition Lauryl sulphate is a cleansing agent, the SAME agent is used in household cleaning products such as bleach, spray air fresheners. If you have to wash your childs hair every day it is best to use sulphate (cleansing agents) and paraben(preservatives) free shampoo every time . It also would be perfectly fine to just run water over the hair too with no products and wash once or twice a week , depending on the type of hair (amount, thickness.)Parabens are preservatives and are only beneficial to the stores so they can buy in bulk and have a long shelf life . Iím presuming a bottle of shampoo lasts 4to5 weeks depending on how many and often it is used. ...More >
As to the safety of these chemicals they can dry out childrens hair and skin and sometimes cause irritation.
The chemically loaded products put artificial emulsifiers (to make a lather) and then a numbing agent , to eliminate the stinging if the lather gets in the eyes.
Look for natural and organic products with any of the following ingredients Aloe vera, chamomile, vitamin E, coconut, almond sunflower
|Janice asks: |
I am a 17 year old girl with wavy hair and the major problem with my hair is that it is becoming dry and brittle..with a lot of frizz and split ends. I have heard that these are the basic signs of hair loss. But nobody in my family has a hair loss problem, so could it be down to poor diet as I donít use styling tools either? Whenever I tie a ponytail, I see small hairs on top looking lifeless and frizzy. What could be the root of the problem and what can I do to tackle this? Iíd appreciate your advice.
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Yes your diet can affect your hair the same way it does your nails and skin, so drink plenty of water. Keep your hair regularly cut to reduce and prevent split ends. Brittle and dry hair is not the first sign of hair loss - but if people tell you things like that the worry alone will make it fall out! The short hairs that escape from your ponytail could be a sign of new hair that has grown through or it may be that your hair is wavy and the hair cuticle sits in different directions. To minimise damage, try not to colour your hair too much and use weekly conditioning treatments to keep hair healthy.
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