|Riley asks: |
Which is the best hair texturizer for long fine straight hair? I want to try out an up-do for my prom but my hair is so silky and thin, it wonít hold. Please let me know if you have any recommendations?
|Answered By: |
At Westrow weíre big fans of layering products to create body and hold in fine hair, before styling into an up-do or a style that requires extra hold. We use thickening sprays to create the foundation of fuller hair, which are perfect for clients who require extra body in finer locks. You can also use a mousse that will add body, weight and texture and use on damp hair before blow-drying.
A great tip for added oomph and lift is to use a little mousse on dry hair Ė rather than wet Ė before blow-drying, to seal in the product. This is a pro tip that many hairstylists use for creating serious volume. Texturizing products that create a little bit of Ďgrití in the hair are also ideal for building texture into fine limp locks that donít hold a style easily. Donít work on freshly washed hair Ė leave at least a day or two after washing Ė and spray hair with a strong-hold hairspray before and after styling, making sure you distribute the spray evenly through the hair Ė not forgetting to spray the underneath sections.
|JEN asks: |
I have very fine straight longer hair and am looking for a suitable conditioner. I have a lot of trouble with static and the only product I have found that completely eliminates this issue is Thermasilk Heat Activated Conditioner, which is no longer available. Is there a product that is comparable, or that can help to prevent static building in my hair? Where I live it is snowy and cold during winter, but I donít use any styling products, and avoid blow-drying my hair, as this makes the static worse. Please advise!
|Answered By: |
Unfortunately fine hair is more prone to becoming static, particularly during the winter when there is a lack of moisture in the air, and when we spend lots of time in centrally heated rooms. Plus, as youíve experienced already, applying heat to the hair can often exacerbate the problem. You need to adopt a multi-pronged approach to tackling the issue. Firstly, as youíve already realised, you need to boost moisture levels: dry hair attracts the positive electric charges from the atmosphere and this causes your strands to resist each other. Wash hair less frequently, using a shampoo and conditioner that contain proteins and conditioning ingredients and finish with a rinse of cold water.
Fine hair is more prone to static than thicker hair, but as you canít change your hair type, add body to your hair temporarily with a thickening product. Look for a multi-purpose product that thickens the hair, giving it lift, volume and guts. Finally, when styling your hair, avoid brushes with synthetic bristles, such as nylon and polyester, which can cause friction in the hair, and use a wooden, rather than a plastic comb. When blow-drying finish with a blast of cold air and finally, spritz the bristles of your brush with hairspray, then run through your strands, to create a protective barrier that should help prevent a static attack.
|Katie asks: |
I have naturally mousy brown hair, but for about three years Iíve had a golden blonde balayage, and was happy with it. However, at my last couple of hair appointments I was less satisfied with more blonde being applied each time.
Iím due to get married in July, so at my most recent appointment last week I asked my hairdresser to take me back closer to my natural colour and less blonde. I now have mid-brown hair, darker than my natural colour, with only 6 months until my wedding. In addition itís started to take on a greenish tinge where the ash tone is coming through the brown. Iím returning to the salon for a toner, but in the long term I want to get back to mousy brown with subtle lighter tones to give my natural colour some depth and warmth. Will this now be possible within the time frame in time for my wedding in 6 months or is it unrealistic to expect I can get my hair lighter again? Thanks
|Answered By: |
Hi Katie, donít panic, the brown will fade. I suggest to speed things up you use a clarifying shampoo, this will remove the greenish tinge as well as lift the depth of the brown. I would then have some very fine highlights in a month or two and evaluate at that point. Focus on keeping your hair in amazing condition so that you have beautiful, shiny hair of the colour you want.
Good luck with the wedding x
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