|Julie asks: |
I have recently moved to an area where the house has a water softener. My hair has gone dull, lifeless, dry, lacking shine and I never feel like I have rinsed it enough times so am probably damaging the hair shaft even more. Please can you tell me what I can do to combat this? Does soft water ruin hair? Any suggestions would be really helpful.
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I would recommend you invest in a moisturising shampoo and conditioner. The Kťrastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1 Shampoo and Lait Vital Conditioner will add back some of the moisture your water softener has washed out. Soft water doesnít necessarily damage your hair, but you may notice it can still feel a bit greasy on fine hair. I would also recommend rinsing your hair in cool water to close the hair shaft.
|Julie asks: |
I have waist-long naturally super-fine dark brown hair. Itís naturally straight, but my scalp gets greasy fast and the further I go towards the ends, the frizzier it gets as the day goes on. Although my scalp and the hair around that area gets greasy so quickly--- only about 5-6 hours, faster if I run my hands through my hair, itís so prone to frizz that if I run my fingers through, then I get this instant static that plasters it to the side of my face where I have side bangs and makes it lift everywhere else.
When I was younger, my hair was straight, black, and glossy, and still fine, and Iím not sure why it suddenly deteriorated. Iíve been using drug-store brands such as Pantene and Dove, and I want to switch to something salon-grade that will fix my problem. Should I adjust the number of times I wash my hair? After skipping a single shower, the fineness of my hair shows the grease so obviously that at the top of my head they separate into streaks instead of falling individually. It tangles so easily that it takes a solid twenty minutes just to get it straight after a short run.
As of now, my hair is dull and flat, and constantly riddled with a horde of split ends. What should I do to fix this?
Along with fixing this problem, Iíve always wanted white, silver, platinum, etc. hair. I know that bleaching makes hair frizzy and brittle, especially with dark (and fine?) hair, but Iím absolutely in love with the idea of having a split ends, but I want it to stay long. Is bleaching a good idea, with my hair?
Thanks for reading this monstrosity, and please get back soon.
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Wow okay lets start at the beginning, Diet really does help the condition of the hair and scalp so firstly take a good look at your diet and make sure your having a good healthy and varied diet. I am a strong believer in taking supplements especially for improving hair and nails there are very many good ones on the market. Try shampooing your hair every other day and make sure you use a shampoo that is clear when it comes out of the bottle not opaque as generally the opaque, pearlescent, creamy shampoos have moisturizing ingredients and will makes the hair to soft and over condition at the root area. Rinse your hair really well after shampooing. Then apply a conditioner for fine hair only to the ends of your hair and gently comb it through to ear level, donít massage it in to your scalp at all. Leave for 1 min before rinsing. I would then use a spray leave in conditioner as well before leaving to dry naturally or blow drying. ...More >
Itís also important not to keep touching your hair as that really does encourage the oil production. Dry shampoo now available in colour formulas is also a saving grace for when your out and about or feel that your hair is starting to look greasy, so try one of those.
Have a good trim and whilst your at the salon you can ask about the colour, there are some amazing new Phlex systems that allow multiple levels of lift which is what would be required on your dark hair to get it blonde and they restructure the hair whilst lifting it.
Really good luck and Iím sure this will make a difference.
|Krista asks: |
Iím 16 and want to cut my hair short. I have black, fine thin hair. If I get a short haircut I want to make it as big and fluffy as possible. I think the best way would be to damage it as much as possible by dying it. Whatís your thoughts? Also, if I get my hair cut short, can I just layer my hair from the crown?
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Hooker and Young
We would never advocate deliberately damaging your hair. Over processed and heavily dyed hair can appear thicker and rougher in texture but you can achieve the same look and feel with the right products. Try a salt spray or volumising products and combine them with a short, textured cut.
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