|Rachael asks: |
Over the last couple of years my hair has changed texture (as my hairdresser put it.)I think itís down to the menopause. Iím sure itís thinner too, thereís a lot of hair in the plughole! Having said that I have gone from lots of brushing to try and distribute natural oils (my hair just frizzed and grew big) to rarely brushing now.. I used to wash and go, literally, never having the need to blow dry it as it would look alright naturally. Now some of my hair seems to be curly whilst the majority remains straight. I canít work out if it is dry or frizzy but I know it looks awful. If I use an intensive moisturiser it feels better and has some movement it also looks better but still not great. I recently tried a frizz shampoo but that left my hair feeling claggy and by the third use it had turned it into a massive frizz ball at the back that didnít even look like it was wet! I only wash my hair twice a week now, I hoped the natural oils would help but thereís been no difference. Iíve tried coconut oil which didnít do much. I do dye my hair and have moved from a semi to Olia permanent to cover the grey but I try to leave it as long as possible between colours thinking this will help.
Although not formally diagnosed with dysmorphia it definitely wasnít dismissed by my counsellor and my hair is a large part of that, visits to the hairdresser are quite difficult and this latest development with my hair is really affecting me. Thereís such a myriad of products out there I donít know what to choose anymore and my bathroom is littered with products I have tried. Any advice would be gratefully received.
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I feel your pain, letís start from the top. Please see the following list as things to try, it will work I know that for sure but itís all about getting the combination exactly right. I am convinced that within 30 dayís you will be noticing great improvements. ...More >
- Look at your diet firstly and try and add as many of the foods I suggest above into your diet
- Consider taking a supplement, these sometimes are a bit expensive long term but can really help kick start the process of having healthy hair, you can always reduce them to a couple of days a week after taking for 3 months
- Invest in the best professional shampoo and conditioner you can afford, I am a big fan of the Joico, Nioxin and Redken brands. I suggest you go for a balancing shampoo and conditioner and buy a high street moisturing mask or make your own like I suggest above.
- Use the moisture mask 2 times per week leave for 10 mins, comb through and rinse, then use conditioner comb through leave for 1 minute and then rinse.
- Apply a small amount of an argan oil, I like Moroccan oil best comb it through and dry your hair on a medium heat and medium speed with the hairdryer.
- Make sure your hairdryer is ionic
- You may want to use a straightening iron but it must be one with a temperature control and then you are able to help smooth the hair but not applying to much heat and drying the hair out
There are so many things that effect our hair and skin but doing all of the above its will be smoother, feel softer and hopefully feel less fine or thin in the root area.
Really good luck and feel free to ask for further advice, Kala x
|Ana asks: |
Hello, I have dark brown hair natural and dyed because of my grey. I wanted to get a nice dark grey look, so I bleached my hair and it got orange. I dyed it with Wella dark intense ash blonde and volume 30, and it still went orange. So when my roots grew a little, I tried re-dying again with same colour and added almost 4 capfuls of cooling violet 050. It still went orange. I now want to go back dark and I donít want to damage my hair any more, but I still want the ash tones. I was thinking to colour with volume 10 and mix the colours 1 part 5AA light brown intense ash and 1/2 a bottle of cooling violet. My question is, how light would the cooling violet make the colour and should I use dark ash brown instead to get the light, because I know the volume 10 will leave the hair colour dark. Any advice on how these colours would mix? And what would be the best way? Iíve added a picture for you to see my natural hair and the insert where my face is a model with the hair colour I want similar and darker is fine with me. Thank you for your help and time.
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Your suggested formula of 10 vol with equal parts 5AA light brown intense ash will work, the addition of cooling violet with neutralize additional warmth but wonít alter the depth of the colour. I suggest apply to clean dry hair, if you donít have the cool look you require then use violet conditioner to rid of the unwanted tones and maintain the desired cool result.
|Grace asks: |
I previously had light grey/blue ish hair but had to dye back brown to give my hair a break but now the brown is far to dark. What can I do to lighten it?
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I think the best think to do is use deep cleansing shampoo leave it on for 15 mins rinse and repeat. This will remove the residue and it will immediately look lighter. The other options are to have the colour stripped out a shade or 2 or have some fine highlights to give an overall lighter look? ...More >
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