|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?
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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.
|Annie asks: |
I have coloured my once warm dark hair for 30+ years now I am having to retouch grey/white roots almost every 2 weeks. I have asked the hairdresser about and had full head blond highlights as I would like to eventually stop colouring and let the grey shine through but canít bear the idea of 2" grey/white roots and donít want to cut very thick course mid length hair short. Trouble is the highlights are brassy and unnatural looking. I know it can be done as I have seen a similar head of hair coloured by Nicky Clarke to perfection, I just canít afford his prices, why canít your average hairdresser do this. Is their a special trick or what should I ask them for to get it right? Should I have the colour stripped first? Currently 90% grey coloured light red brown
|Answered By: |
My advice would be to book a free consultation with a Wella Master Colour Expert. These colour specialists are highly advanced in all colour techniques and should be able to create the colour you are after.
|Jane asks: |
I colour my hair every 4 weeks, coz is growing so quickly, and my natural colour is medium brown, colouring so often my hair end up dry ,brittle ,frizzy, please help with some tips or professional advice
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Colouring your hair a darker colour (brown) with extenuate the re-growth it might be worth taking your shade a little lighter or even considering a scattering of high-lights. If you really want to stay dark then just colour your roots combing gently into the mid-lengths this should protect your hair from excessive dryness from over-processing and colour build-up. ...More >
If you are colouring your hair at home, although I would advise to have your hair coloured professionally, if you prefer to do it yourself look for hair colourant that contains no ammonia (ammonia free). Ensure you use a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week, this doesnít have to be an ordeal simply cleanse your hair with a colour protection shampoo, rinse and apply a small amount of mask to the mid-lengths and ends - leave for 5 mins max and rinse then apply a small amount of your regular conditioner - this seals in the moisture from the mask - rinse and dry as normal. Your hair should be glossy and renewed in no time.
Hope that has helped.
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