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IGNAS asks:
I have a lot of hair, which is long and thick. I want to slick it back, so that it has no parting, and leave the ends loose, however, when I do, even with product, my hair starts to part in the middle and I don’t want that. I have tried using different products but nothing helps. Do I need to use some sort of product that I do not know about or do I need to get a certain haircut?

Anna SorbieAnswered By:
Anna Sorbie
A slicked-back no-part style is very on-trend right now and a red-carpet favourite – with good reason: it’s super flattering, highly wearable and can look both casual and glamorous, depending on how you wear it. I’m seeing an increasing number of brides request this look too, as it keeps hair off your face, works on most hair types and is flattering to most face shapes. A no-part style draws attention to your facial features by sweeping hair back and creating symmetry – whereas a parting changes the symmetry on your face, a no-part look can work for every face shape. The only types of hair I would advise against trying this style are very fine locks, which can risk looking too thin or balding when slicked back, and very curly locks, which have a tendency to fall naturally back into a parting.

Maroni asks:
Two weeks ago I had my fine hair highlighted. One side and the back which was cut shorter than the other does not have many highlights and is dull compared to other side. Could I use a Wells high lite kit to even it up? Thank you.

Kala KilshawAnswered By:
Kala Kilshaw
Hi Maroni, I would go back to the salon first and ask if they can sort it and even it up first of all, as it’s too difficult to highlight your own hair. They may do it for free or a reduced price.
Hope you get it sorted

Nirmal asks:
My hair is very thin, dry, and weak. Please can you recommend the best products to use including a smoothing treatment?

Hayley Gibson-ForbesAnswered By:
Hayley Gibson-Forbes
Damaged hair can take on many forms – thin, dry, weak hair that is prone to breakage is typical of hair that has been damaged either through bleaching, excessive heat, over-use of certain products, or through lifestyle changes or trauma. What you need is a dual-pronged approach, to try and rebuild the hair fibres and reinforce damaged hair, while protecting it from further damage. Start by speaking to your hairdresser: a good stylist can help you detect and diagnose weak hair, and make recommendations on appropriate product usage. They can also give you a haircut and style that will minimise the appearance of thin hair. ...More >

Using the best products for weak, delicate and dry hair is essential to restoring troubled hair. Take a look at the ingredients in the products you are using: avoid products containing alcohol, parabens or sulphates, which can really dry out the hair, and instead look for products that infuse protein, amino acids and other strengthening properties into the hair. A gentle yet moisturising shampoo and a lightweight yet reinforcing conditioner, such as Kérastase Soin Premier Therapiste Ł22.90 will help to repair dry damaged hair but without weighing down finer locks. Use a weekly restructuring conditioning mask, such as Kérastase Masque Force Architecte Ł31.70 working it throughout the hair, to penetrate the hair follicles and restore lost strength, moisture and structure, reinforcing brittle weak hair. Do bear in mind however that it is possible to overdo it on product use and excessive product usage over time can actually exacerbate damaged and weak hair, and it can also weigh the hair down, making it look dull and rough.

If you want to try a smoothing treatment, keep in mind that not all treatments work the same and with hair that is already sensitised, you must choose one that will help the hair, rather than damage it further. At SJ Forbes we offer 72 Hair, which is a smoothing treatment that injects and locks keratin deep into the hair, leaving the hair shaft smoother. The process helps to repair damaged locks and would most likely be suitable for you – however, make sure you book a consultation with a professional before trying out any smoothing treatment.

As an alternative to a professional smoothing system, you could opt for a gentle yet effective in-salon treatment designed to boost moisture, reduce frizz and smooth weak damaged locks. Something like the Kérastase Fusio-Dose ritual, which is a bespoke treatment tailored to your hair’s needs, would be ideal as a temporary yet highly effective treatment, particularly as part of a long-term plan to restore your hair’s condition.

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