|Zoe Leyland asks: |
I am at my wits end with my hair.†Iím 43 years old.†My hair was originally dark brown but because I was going prematurely grey, Iíve been highlighting my hair for the past 16 years.††My hair has always been curly and very frizzy but just lately, I cannot control it.†Itís just below shoulder length with long layers.†I have it cut every 8-9 weeks.†I have tried kera straightening 3 times with varying degrees of success - the first time being the most successful. I have tried many, many straightening products including Bb Straight and Living Proof, which receive an extraordinarily high rating in all of the review forums and yet nothing ever works on my hair.†Itís very fine but I have lots of it but my hair is weightless.††It stays straight for a few minutes and gradually gets bigger throughout the day.†Iíve tried oilís, Iíve tried everything and nothing works.††Iíve tried letting it dry naturally and it results in fine frizz. It doesnít even curl properly.†Itís the texture of candy floss.†I exercise frequently and if I donít shampoo it every other day it gets very, very dry, dull and matted.†I have also tried sulphate free shampoos but they make my hair extremely dry and very knotted.†Every product that is suggested to me works against my hair.††The only thing that occasionally works, believe it or not, is to put a woollen hat on my head as soon as I finish straightening it for 15 minutes as sometimes this makes my hair much more flat and silky. Please help me!†I canít cope with the mess on my head any more.†
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Its sounds like you are describing my hair, and a cashmere beanie is my saviour too!!! ...More >
Okay so first things first Shampoo and conditioner make a really big difference so that is one of the starting points, I believe its best to have a very moisturizing shampoo and conditioner for normal hair. Use a treatment Masque every other time you shampoo your hair and make sure you comb it through before rinsing. We have an amazing tool called ego therapy, a cold treatment iron it may be worth you trying in order not to have to leave the masque on and also increase the benefits of conditioning products. I am a great believer in the effects of diet on the hair, so take a supplement and also increase fish oils and vitamin A and D. Use a cream or oil based blow dry lotion comb though so that the product is easily distributed and dry the hair very slowly with a pure bristle paddle brush. If this is too much effort use a vent brush until its 50% dry, then take over with the paddle. The secret to smoother longer lasting results is the blow dry and itís worth taking your time. Hot air styling brushes are also good to help smooth the hair and to make sure itís completely dry. Apply a small amount of serum or oil through the mid lengths once the styling has finished so after using irons if you use. Get a handbag size pure bristle brush and brush your hair throughout the day the pure bristle increase the moisture content in your hair naturally.
Brush your hair before you go to bed at night, after a month of doing this think about having one of the chemical blow dry systems again and hopefully youíll be sorted. The regime with the treatments must always remain and remember that hair remembers the shape you create between being wet and dry so the better the blow dry the smoother and longer it will last and will look less dull and frizzy. Good luck.
|Julie Green asks: |
Please can you give me some advice. My hair used to be a lot thicker than it is now, I foolishly let a hairdresser loose with thinning scissors on my hair about a year ago and it has never recovered. It is all different lengths, I used to have a lovely one length bob but coming down longer at the front, now because of all the different lengths (and admittedly straightening irons) the hair at the sides does not grow and has snapped off half way down! I am desperate to get back the full thick looking bob I used to have, now no matter what thickening shampoo and products I use my hair remains flat and lifeless, please, please can you give me some suggestions of styles that I could try? I thought about having a drastic short bob and starting again but again, I donít know if this would work.
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Start by having the haircut back into a bob, invest in some professional shampoo and conditioner for fine to normal hair rather than thickening ones. Make sure your eating a varied diet and perhaps start taking a supplement specific for hair. It takes a long time to grow out the effects of the thinning so best to have a clean slate. Also invest in a straightening iron with temperature control that way you will do far less damage to your hair with heat.
|Tariq asks: |
Men Hair, It becomes curly/frizzy if not used a Hair Dryer?
If I let the hair to dry by itself, itís a mess of curly hair. When i use the hair dryer itís straight, easy to manage and has a better volume.
Any ideas why this is happening and how can I prevent this
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If your hair has only just started to curl when left to dry this could be because our bodies grow and go through changes at least every 7 years †this could just be change as the years go by or you may be using a shampoo that can cause your hair to go fluffy.. Still I would recommend using a shampoo and conditioner called FRIZZ DISMISS by REDKEN this will take away most of the fluffiness from the hair, smooth it out and ensure that it does not react in humidity.
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