|Joan asks: |
I have always had fine hair, but as I have got older it is getting finer and thinner. What products would help to give it more body? Also, do you think having highlights would help?
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Linton and Mac
This is very normal and nothing to worry too much about. Colour is a great idea and lightening the hair will swell the cuticle, but also give the illusion of more volume. Product-wise, there are a few on the market, but we find the Nioxon range very beneficial for fine and thinning hair. Itís been proven to encourage new hair growth and has a range of three-part system kits to help renew and repair.
|David asks: |
Before I make a comment, I just want to say I appreciate for having such a comment based function, Iíve just stumbled across it, and well, I hope that I manage to get some tips! :D
So anyway, right to the point. My big problem for my hair is that it is very weak and light. I am 19 years of age, my hair has naturally been very straight. Problem that I am experiencing involves my hair simply being dragged around by any sort of wind... I add a lot of product to my hair, including hairspray, but even with all these products, my hair still becomes heavily affected by the wind, which destroys any style that I have created, and when no product is added the same scenario occurs. Of course, unfortunately there are no weather changing miracles that can look after my hair haha, but is there any haircut, or maybe a procedure that I can follow to allow my hair to behave?
Another problem that I have with my hair is that it is very thin, and it has little to no volume, I have tried all techniques, backcombing, perms but none have the effect of where I can just wake up and have good-looking normal hair. I just want my hair to look big, strong, I want it to define my face, as un styled hair is very flat and does not suit me. I think it is also worth mentioning that my hair is a sort of a short back and sides, and I do not style my hair backwards, instead I add crunch to the top of it, but with the winds my fringe just goes to the side and the hair splits and it becomes very messy, in a bad way.
What must I do? Should I even shave my hair off completely to allow it to re-grow? What could be a possible problem for my hair being so un-cooperative? I am willing to go through whatever it is, as I am just tired of having to deal with my hair, and hoping for it to look good, as with each style it looks different. Is there anything I can specifically ask the hairdresser / barber for? - Thanks :)
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Firstly you donít say how long the top sections of your hair are so hair cut wise initially I would suggest take the top shorter so that immediately means less to be affected by the wind. ...More >
Secondly having very fine hair is often a bit of a pain when your style conscious but there is hope in many ways that should result in making you happier if not thrilled at what you can achieve with your hair.
Diet is critical take a look at all the proteins, oils nuts, fruit and veg you eat this is your hair and bodies nutrients so needs to be considered. If you do already have a balanced diet then take a specific supplement for hair, there are many options available over the counter. Use the best you can afford professional protein shampoo this will add strength and body to your hair and use a spray on leave in protein conditioner. If you donít already blow dry your hair try doing it, use a volumising blow dry lotion, it must be clear in colour when it comes out ( if its opaque it may contain moisturizing ingredients that will makes your hair to flat ) distribute it as evenly as possible through your hair and comb it through. Use the dryer on medium heat & slow speed and a vent brush (available over the counter) and gently dry the hair in the opposite direction to the way you wear it. That way when its dry and you use your fingers or the brush to style it how you want to wear it you will have so much more body at the root area. I am a huge fan of dry shampoo and on fine hair its amazing shake it well and spray into the root area before you finish styling.
With hair its like building a house get the foundations right and the house will be strong and look great, donít get them right and you will experience subsidence get my drift? Anyway, I really hope this helps?
|Bailey asks: |
After colouring my hair for years Iíve had a few (bad) allergic reactions. After much research I believe itís a ppd allergy. (My allergy Doctor was no help and told me I wasnít allergic to anything.) I donít plan on colouring my hair again for fear of it happening again but now Iíd like to get a loose body wave done to my hair. Iíve never had a perm before and before I do it I want to make sure there are no similar ppd
chemicals in perm chemicals. All help is appreciated!!
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I think you have made the right decision in not colouring your hair anymore. Regarding a perm this should be fine as perms do not contain PPD but I would have your hairdresser apply some lotion just behind the ear first to make sure.
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