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Marion asks:
I had some low lights about 2 months ago that reacted with a henna colour I had put in my hair ( I did not realise this would happen) so the hairdresser put an all over colour on to cover up the green. This has now faded and I am left with a thick band of greenish tinge at the back of my head. I have spent the last couple of years growing my hair and do not want to have it cut short again. The salon did a strand test to see if I could have another colour but it reacted badly. They said my hair would be worse. Please help! Is there anything I can do to neutralise the green or that I can use to cover it. It is also now really dry (my hair is naturally dry and wavy anyway so this is a nightmare!) I am now tying my hair back in a ponytail every day to disguise the problem.

Trevor SorbieAnswered By:
Trevor Sorbie
Henna is a progressive dye that stays in the hair until it grows out, even if it looks as if it has completely faded. There is nothing you can do but use lots of conditioning treatments and gradually have the henna coloured hair cut off. Because of this problem I never recommend clients to use Henna on their hair at home.





Buffy asks:
I have naturally medium brown hair with about 15 % grey. I have been wondering if it is possible to use a colour that will basically just colour the grey...so as to give a highlight effect...ie if i could get the grey hair to a caramel/light brown in contrast with my medium brown hair. I have tried some at home tone on tone semis but despite their claims my hair seems to end up one blanket colour. If this is not possible, can you have highlights and colour done at the same time ie the hair left in between what has been highlighted coloured my natural brown...as i know highlights alone will not cover the grey I have tried it before. Thanks for any help advise you can give.

Richard WardAnswered By:
Richard Ward
It is possible to cover just the grey area but leave it to the professionals as they can see what they are doing! A semi-permanent colour is enough to cover low coverage of grey hair. Your stylists will be able to weave the grey hair and use a complimentary colour to give that highlighted effect. Stylists can also combine highlights and colour at the same time by using foils for the highlights and then a semi-permanent brushed onto the remaining hair for a shine/block colour. I cannot stress enough the importance of visiting professionals for colouring though. If money is a factor, then talk to them about model nights.







Ann Graham asks:
I do not use colourants of any kind on my hair. I had a hairdresser at the house to put my long but fine hair up for a wedding. I had it washed and conditioned ready using my usual products. Just before leaving for the wedding I noticed an unusual smell from my hair much like perming solution or peroxide and there was a tinge of gold almost green in my hair. The next day I washed my hair and the smell was worse and my hair very dry and damaged. The hairdresser said she had not used anything but hairspray on my hair. I was wondering what could have caused my hair to be like this. My daughter who used to be a hairdresser has cut my hair for me says that something has been put on my hair to damage it so much. Can you please help Thank you

Deborah ChesterAnswered By:
Deborah Chester
Dear Ann, yes this seems very unusual as it sounds like a chemical reaction has occurred causing the hair to become dry ! I can only guess that she may have used a styling product or hair spray that reacted with your products. The reaction will have caused the hair to lift slightly .Do you swim a lot? Build up of chlorine on your hair could react. Do you use a coloured shampoo or henna products as may also react. I suggest deep conditioning and regular cutting to remove the damaged hair.





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