|Kristan asks: |
I have huge knots (like 2 fist size) in my hair that me and my mom cannot get out. We have tried everything and I really do not want to shave my head. Cutting wonít help as it starts about a quarter of the way down my head and thereís about 6+ inches of hair after it. Do you have any recommendations, or know anywhere I could go where someone would help me? Iíve been told that hairdressers wonít help because it could take hours. I did find a detangling service online but I donít have an extra $700 to detangle my hair.
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Hi Kristian, this is a tough one as I canít see the hair but I suggest you try using a pure bristle brush and spend as much time every day as you can detangling the surface of the hair, so keep brushing over the surface of the knots. A pure bristle brush will do less damage than a plastic one or a comb. It may take weeks of commitment but you will start to get through it gently and then hopefully have as little hair loss as possible. Then you can shampoo and condition and try using a detangling brush very gently. Iím afraid there is no quick fix. Good luck.
|Olivia asks: |
My hair is very damaged. I wear it in a very short style, because most of the lengths and ends have broken away, and it desperately needs a trim, but I donít want my hair to be any shorter than it already is. How can I encourage my hair to grow longer faster? And how can I get rid of the split ends without making my style even shorter?
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You need to get rid of the damaged split ends and the only way to do this is by cutting the hair, as they are beyond repair. However, donít worry, as the damaged ends tend to be very fine anyway, so getting rid of them wonít drastically alter the appearance of your style and will actually make your hair look much healthier and your style look far more flattering.
Use products to help restore the damage to your remaining locks, and to help prevent further damage Ė investing in an intensive conditioning mask rich in proteins and a protective leave-in conditioning spray with heat protective qualities is a good start. You should also consider trying a monthly professional conditioning treatment, which will help to initiate the repair process, continuing until you see a marked improvement in the quality of your hair. Once youíve tackled the damaged hair, you can shift your focus to encouraging new healthy hair growth. Stimulate the follicles with regular scalp massage, using a detoxifying Ďexfoliatingí shampoo, which helps to promote growth further. If you worry that diet or an underlying health issue is affecting normal hair growth then speak to a Trichologist Ė hair loss clinics such as Unlimited Hairloss Solutions, who we recommend to our clients suffering from thinning hair Ė can help you with this. If you really canít wait for your new healthy hair to return then you should consider extensions.
At our nine Westrow salons we offer hugely effective, seamless extensions that wonít damage existing hair, however any local professional stylist or salon that specialises in extensions will be able to help you find the right type to suit your hair, your hair goals and your lifestyle.
|Shelly asks: |
My hair started thinning out a little over a year ago and my hair is now about half the thickness it once was. Blood tests showed my hormones and vitamin levels were normal. Iím starting to see some regrowth, but as my hair is very fine naturally, the ends are now looking very thin and transparent. I donít use heated products on it or dye it. Would monthly micro trims be my best bet to thicken the ends up? Itís currently sitting a few inches below my shoulders and I really donít want to go much shorter.
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Hair thinning can be caused by a number of factors, from genetics to stress, and some of these wonít be determined from a standard blood test, so speaking to a qualified Trichologist at a clinic such as íUnlimited Hairloss Solutionsí can help you to determine the cause of your thinning. If youíre confident that the thinning has stopped and your hair is starting to return, the fine ends are most likely to be the thinner hairs that grew during that phase. Avoiding damaging and thinning these ends further is important, so avoiding heated appliances is a good start, and using products that will strengthen and fortify your strands will also help. Regular micro trims will also help, by preventing these finer, weaker ends from splitting, without compromising the length of your hair. Donít be put off because youíre concerned about losing length: blunt, freshly chopped ends will create the appearance of fuller, thicker locks. ...More >
To create the appearance of more fullness in your hair, you need to invest in products that contain thickening formulas and ingredients designed to add density and lift. Try LíOrťal Professionnelís Serie Expert Volumetry Shampoo and Conditioner, followed by a texturising product.
To give an instant, more noticeable boost to your hairís thickness and length, speak to an experienced stylist about hair extensions. There are so many different types available Ė from clip-in temporary extensions to longer lasting varieties Ė that you might find this is the best solution for you, while you wait for your hair to return to its usual thickness.
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