|Lucy asks: |
My hair is naturally mousy brown/dark blonde, my hairdresser was over bleaching it, so I asked for a more nut/cappuccino brown colour to go with my remaining blonde highlights. I ended up with all over deep mahogany red, and have since been spending loads and struggling to regain my natural hair, to no avail. We tried a colour lift treatment which took away some of the red, but not much and then put blonde highlights through the top to lighten it up, which is more bearable. But I really want to go back to my natural colour or a hazel brown base colour with my existing blonde highlights. I really donít know what to do for the best. If I can do it myself with a home dye of sorts fine, as I seem to be throwing good money after bad trying to get it fixed..
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Sorry you have been experiencing difficulty getting to a natural colour, which really is not usually difficult to do. I am not sure what happened but I think, when you asked for a nut brown thatís where a stylist might think of chestnut brown and maybe thatís why you ended up with the mahogany brown (which is a cool red/brown to me a colourist). I am not sure if your stylist filled your hair first because it was a very light blonde, the filler would consist of a gold and copper and then putting a brown colour on top of the filler and this method is the correct way to colour hair back to natural. Maybe that is why you are seeing red, but it would not be mahogany (cool red) but a warm golden brown, close to the hazel brown you are referring to. I am not sure what you now have left, after the removal but it really is not difficult to cancel out the red tone in your hair with a ash tone color, although now due to the red being there you might have to keep neutralizing the red as it may keep coming back on a lighter level but you should be okay to do that when you have your highlights done. The only way I can help you is to suggest that you take as many images/pictures or examples of what brown you would like to achieve and have a discussion with the stylist/colorist so they can explain what is possible and if you feel confident in the discussion continue with the stylist. I do want to explain that it is very difficult to exactly match natural hair as usually natural hair is ash and cool in appearance and coloured hair is warmer unless at darker levels due to the lifting process whilst colouring but I really feel you are wanting a warmer brown so you should not be having this difficulty. I really can not suggest more as I am not there to see the situation in person and I wouldnít want to give you the wrong advice, I hope the above information helps you.
|Sarah asks: |
I have naturally dark brown, shoulder length hair. As my hair Stylist says I have hair as thick as a horseís tail. Yes my hair is
thick, fine and very frizzy. I straighten my hair with a ceramic
straightener when I straighten my hair it stays straight but is completely covering my face. (Using a head band or clips makes my hair stick up). So my hairdresser suggested getting layers all over, I am worried that my hair will go puffy or uncontrollable. I have no idea what style to do! Please give me some suggestions! I am 14 so I want it to be ícoolí and íiní.
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I would agree with your hairdressers suggestion of getting some layers put through your hair. This will help reduce the thickness of your hair and at the same time show your face more so you donít look like youíre drowning in hair!
It might also be good to have some graduated layers around the sides to give your style more shape.
|Arvid asks: |
Iím so sick of having natural, curly and thick hair. My hair is like a big hair ball with huge curls everywhere. I want very long hair but
I donít know how to stand looking like a failed version of the rolling stones. Whenever I try to straighten my hair with a straightening iron it lasts for about a day then itís all thick and big again. Iíve tried to permanently straighten my hair but that lasted only for about a week. I want it like Kurt Cobain, former singer of Nirvana looked. My hair is about the same in length but you canít really see that since the hair is all a big hairball of waves and curls. Do you have any advice of how I can get my hair thinner and straighter than my current state? Something that lasts!
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I am amazed to hear you had your hair chemically straightened and it only lasted a week! Did you do it yourself or have it done in a salon? There are some fab products on the market that would definitely keep your hair a lot straighter and should last at least a couple of months. There are a lot of clients with afro Caribbean hair and they have their hair straightened so it should be fine to have yours done.
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