|Ann asks: |
Hello, Iíve been dying my hair various shades of brown to cover the grey hairs that started when I was about 18, 20 years ago. It now needs dyed every couple of weeks to cover the grey and Iím sick of it. Any advice on what to do so that I donít have to dye it constantly and make the grey/white hairs blend in better? Thanks, Ann
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Hello Ann, I always suggest to clients to go 2/3 shades lighter with their hair colour every couple of years. This way the colour chance works with skin tone and the grey is less obvious. I would have a full head of fine highlights and then a dark blonde permanent colour. Then use a blonde shampoo and conditioner on a regular basis which will add tone and blend the roots. You can totally control the colour of your hair with the shampoo and conditioner which allows you flexability. Or pop along to a local hairdresser and ask for a colour consultation and then you have further options to consider.
|Sadie asks: |
I am mixed raced and I have dark brown, dry wavy hair that I want to dye a dark red. Would I have to bleach it first and if so would this damage it in any way? Would you recommend getting it dyed at a salon or would a home dye kit be fine?
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Hi Sadie, If your hair is natural without colour currently you can apply red and even though it will be dark red unless you using one with a higher volume developer, as your not sure I suggest going to the salon and having it done then maintaining it yourself.
|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
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