|Laura asks: |
For about 2 years Iíve been having my hair bleached blonde (by
a professional hairdresser) but Iím fed up of it now. Itís in a bad
condition (dry and brittle) and Iíd prefer a more natural colour. Iím
aware that the bleach cannot be removed to get my natural colour back, but
I read somewhere that it can be dyed red followed by a colour to closely
match your natural shade? Iím unsure whether this would be a wise route to
take, because I donít want it to turn out a big mess. Iíve also considered
the option of growing out my bleached hair, whilst dying the roots a light
blonde to avoid too much contrast between my natural mousy-brown colour
and the platinum blonde. Would you recommend either of these methods?
Preferably, I would like to avoid anything that would require professional
assistance as it can be very expensive.
|Answered By: |
Be particularly careful when changing the colour of your hair at home. You must remember to put the protein back in to keep hair lustrous and beautiful as colouring can strip it of goodness. To go back to brunette from bleach blonde is something best done in two stages. In order to go back to brunette you firstly need to dye your hair red as if you simply try and dye your hair from bleach blonde to brunette it will go green! Once your hair is red you can then apply a medium brown colour on top of this, I would suggest starting with a lighter brown colour at first as it is easy to go a shade darker or two than waiting for far too dark brown hair to fade. If you havenít dyed your hair before I would really recommend going to a hairdressers and having it done properly as it is easy for things to go wrong when youíre dying your hair for the first time. Once youíre back to brunette I would recommend using my Colour Love Shampoo and Conditioner which act as deeply intensive moisturizers, to refresh and revitalize coloured hair. The luxuriously thick formulas will help to repair the damage and drying effects that colouring hair can causeÖ..keeping colour vibrant and hair in fantastic condition. Colour specific products are an absolute must for putting the moisture back in after hair has been left battered and bruised by different colour processes. In between visits to the salon, disguise root re-growth with either of my TWO shades of new Dry Shampoo Ė Iíve brought out a mid-brown and dark!
|NM asks: |
I know that my question is not really related to hair problems, etc. but I would like to know; how can I style my hair if I am wearing a black lace dress? And my other question is: my daughter is 14 years old and she wants to dye her hair (not much lighter than her natural dark brunette hair), though Iím not sure if I should let her dye it or not, what do you think?
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with colouring your hair but once you do colour it, you rarely stop so this is something to bear in mind. Coloured hair needs more care to ensure it stays in the best possible condition as it is more prone to moisture loss and damage so is likely to cost more in the long run too to upkeep. I would suggest you try getting your daughter to keep her hair natural for the time being until she is a little older as you donít want her to do something she might regret. As for your query about a hair style when wearing a black lace dress. I think a simple but classic up do - think Audrey Hepburn is always a winner!
|Chris asks: |
I have used permanent colour for years - light ash brown - and have had occasional salon highlights. I have started to grow my
hair out now; itís a dark blonde with some grey. The previously
coloured hair looks a bit brassy now as the colour fades. Could I use a home semi- permanent colour to tone and even it out as it grows? I have a lightly layered shoulder length bob. I try to take good care of my hair, but at 60 it has been through the mill! I chose you as my íexpertí because I always wanted to tell you how good and reasonably priced your products are. They do what they say on the bottle and smell divine! Thank you for making such luxury affordable.
|Answered By: |
Thanks Chris, I really enjoyed your email - I love getting feedback about my hair care range, really pleased to hear you like it! It sounds to me like you want to go back to your natural colour, which is why I would try and stay away from even adding a semi-permanent colour to your roots. As you have high lights and quite ashy blonde hair I would recommend using my Poker Straight Dry Shampoo. This product is a light-coloured powder spray that can help to knock out the appearance of re-growth temporarily. This seasonís trend of head/alice bands are another great way of covering the dreaded root area. Head bands are a fantastic way to get full on sophistication and glamour with very little effort. Itís a super feminine look that requires full locks and a lot of lift at the root. A variation of the 1860ís Bardot look, head bands can be used to create big hair and big sex appeal! The band acts to create the illusion of fullness at the roots pushing hair back away from the face, making the hair kick out from underneath. Headbands will automatically transform your look from plain Jane to va va voom volume!
Chris, Iíve come up with a great tip for creating a frizz free voluminous, high glamour look, which will draw attention away from any root regrowth. First off, put your locks in big velcro rollers when it is dry. Blast your hair all over with a hot hair dryer and leave in for twenty mins. Give your hair a fine mist of hairspray all over; try Hold Tight. When that has dried remove the curlers and brush it out using a product like Messed Up Spray Wax which stops your hair from frizzing and gives it a slightly messy look. You can also use Poker Straight Dehumidifier to stop fuzzy waves. To control flyaway hair, spray a comb with hairspray and run it through your hair or simply spray some Shine Head Shine Spray over your hair for the ultimate glass like effect. Then simply push the headband from the front of your hair to the back ensuring that it is set quite far back to open up your face and so it is less severe. Pull some strands out at the front to soften the look and to get that sex kitten flirtatious feel.
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