|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?
|Answered By: |
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.
|Marcia asks: |
Hello , I really need youíre help.My Hair is really dry and full of flyaways ,itís a nightmare! I donít know what to do anymore. I donít use heat on my hair at all , Iíve never dyed my hair or anything. In my entire life I only straightened my hair like 4 times. I wash my hair once a week which is the ideal as itís not stripping away the natural oils I believe. I donít know what to do , Itís taking my confidence away. I would love to have that shiny looking hair but my hair is always dry no matter what. It looks like its damaged and I just feel like to cut it all off sometimes. Its horrible , please help me ! thank you
|Answered By: |
This could be down to the shampoo and conditioner you use, if it is too heavy try changing to a cleansing shampoo. If you ever do dry your hair with heat be sure to apply heat protector and speak to your colourist to have a clear gloss added to your hair. This doesnít alter the colour but adds great shine to it which should help your confidence.
|Julie asks: |
I dyed my hair at home for many years to cover the grey and it only lasted a week or so at the side of my head. I have been to the hairdresser to get it dyed the last 3 times but its not lasting any longer at the sides. I would be grateful if you could give me some advice on what to do to make the dye last longer.
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If your colour is fading to reveal grey hair then this is possibly because your current colour is not right for you. However, if the grey that you are noticing is appearing at the roots then this is your natural re-growth coming through. Noticing your natural re-growth within 3 weeks of getting your coloured done could mean that the colour you are using is simply too dark, revealing your grey roots quicker as the colour difference is making it more noticeable. A good option would be to incorporate some highlights through the sides or lighten the base tone to reduce the contrast in colour, therefore not showing up your grey tones as quickly. This could give you greater longevity in your colour and give a more balanced look once your natural grey starts appearing.
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