|Joanne asks: |
I have naturally curly, frizzy hair and I live in a very humid climate. I have found that Keratin treatments and Brazilian Blow-Dry treatments have really worked wonders on my hair. Please can you tell me if it is safe to do these treatments often? Also, which one do you think is best for my hair type?
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Professional hair smoothing treatments, such as Keratin treatments and the Brazilian Blow-dry, are ideal for your type of hair. The perfect candidate for this type of treatment is someone with naturally frizzy curly hair, who would like to smooth the hair, reduce the amount of volume and weight, and reduce frizz on a longer term basis than is possible with a blow-dry or from using straighteners. These treatments also increase the hairís ability to fight humidity Ė ideal for you, living in a humid climate. Further benefits of smoothing treatments include increased shine, hair that feels softer, and more manageable locks that take less time to blow-dry. It is perfectly safe to use these treatments to alter your hairís naturally frizzy state, however it is essential that you receive the right information before you commit to any kind of smoothing treatment. A consultation at a reputable salon with an experienced stylist is the first Ė and most important Ė step to ensuring that a treatment is suitable for your hair and achieving the desired results.
In terms of which treatment is most suitable, an expert will be able to advise you upon seeing your hair, but a general point to bear in mind is that keratin treatments, which work by boosting the hair with keratin, are designed to calm unruly locks Ė making them the perfect option for hair that is overly curly and voluminous. As the treatment reduces the volume and apparent weight in the hair, I wouldnít necessarily recommend their use on hair that is very fine or thin already. If your aim is to keep volume and movement then the Brazilian Blow-dry may be a better choice, as this treatment performs well with fine to medium texture hair.
In terms of safety, the latest types of treatment contain less hazardous ingredients as their predecessors: early keratin treatments contained formaldehyde or methylene glycol, but these are now banned. Modern formulations use ingredients such as a glyoxylic acid-carbocysteine mix, which safely strengthens, repairs, smooths and straightens. How often you need to have the treatment depends on how well your own hair takes to it and how keenly you stick to a post-treatment maintenance programme. Ideally, a professional treatment, when applied correctly, should last up to three months. To ensure successful and long-lasting results, stick to sulphate-free shampoos (sulphates break down keratin), follow with a professional-grade hydrating conditioning mask, and wash your hair less often than prior to treatment.
|Netts asks: |
I am a women aged 65 years and I am 2 x breast cancer survivor who finished chemotherapy in May of 2017. My hair is coming back but is very thin an I have a large opening down the the back of my head where no hair has grown back. Is there something i can do to get my hair to grow back? Please need help
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Hi Netts, Congratulation on being a twice cancer survivor! As far as your hair coming back I suggest you use a shampoo and conditioner full of protein for fine fragile hair, I recommend Nioxin. They also have a treatment for the scalp which I strongly recommend too. If you can take a specific hair supplement there are lots to choose from and have as balanced diet as possible. I canít promise this will make hair grow, but it will give it the best chance but also make the quality of the hair growing as strong as possible. Really good luck and lots of love x
|Ceri asks: |
Iím going to a festival this year and really want to dye my hair for it but I have a kind of unique natural hair colour and Iíve always been told not to dye it because it will ruin the colour. My hair is strawberry blonde naturally with 5 different natural shades (or "highlights") in it too. I was hoping to use a temporary dye but I wasnít sure if that would still be damaging for it. Will temporary dye damage my natural hair colour? Or will it be fine for just one weekend? Thank you, Ceri
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Hi Ceri, If you use what is known as a semi permanent colour (something mixed with a low level, that gradually shampoos out) or a direct dye colour (something that doesnít get mixed but is more fashion colour and washes our more quickly) then you will not spoil your beautiful natural colour. Warm colors will work better on your hair and remember that the above colour can only add shade or make hair temporarily darker. Once you want to get rid of the colour you can always use high detergent shampoo or washing up liquid to remove the remainder, leave it on for 5 mins before rinsing and repeat is necessary. Enjoy the festival!
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