|Altaf asks: |
I use to have long hair, after I had surgery I lost a lot of blood and my hair to, I have tried simply everything to make it thick and grow, but I end up loosing more hair, what do I do?
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Hair Loss can be due to a number of things stress being a major one, if your body is still under stress and you are using particular drugs this could have an adverse effect on hair growth. I would suggest at this minute you move away from wanting it long and thick again, work with what you have naturally. Aim to get a style you really like within the current length and then allow it to naturally grow. Donít force the issue, this can make it worse. There are supplements out there but they donít work for everybody.
|Rachel asks: |
Over the last 7 years I have been having Lou colour (demi) to cover my grey hair. In March I was suddenly came out in a terrible allergic reaction to a food I ate (never had it before). The extreme breathing issues are much improved but I am ridiculously sensitive to everything including hair colour. I am thinking of having low light by foil but to be honest even with a skin test I am terrified of a serious reaction. After searching the web for months this seems to be a really big issue for a lot of women. Can you suggest any type of maybe colour wash to cover the grey? I donít mind washing it in each week? I have tried colour mousse but guess what - allergic!
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It sounds like most colour that contains ammonia is causing a problem try looking for organic colours these may be a big help COLOUR EMULSION FOR GREY HAIR Colour Emulsion is a permanent colour- ammonia and peroxide free. It covers up to 100% grey hair. Based on an algae compound, the emulsion acts by coating of the hair shaft, leaving a glossy protecting film Colour Emulsion has no lightening power, it does not contain any ammonia or peroxide.
|Ashraf asks: |
I have very hard, dry and zigzag (meander) hair. Really I hate my hair because I canít make any style so for that every time I just make my hair very small. Can you suggest something for my hair itís curly. very dry, very hard with no shine.
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I think all the things you dislike about your hair stem from it being dry. And ídryí literally means that - a lack of moisture inside the cortex, or inner fibers of the hair (the cortex makes up about 80-90% of the hair). A hair in good condition will have a moisture content of about 10% but for one reason or another (environmental, chemical etc.) the moisture levels commonly drop much lower than this. When that happens the cortical fibers start to break up, the cuticle scales on the surface of the hair íopení and become vulnerable to damage which then causes further surface disruption and damage and so on. ...More >
In your case the hair has become dry it loses itís shine because the rough surface of the hair no longer reflects light off it as (presumably) black hair will when in good condition. There is probably quite a bit of breakage due to the loss of elasticity in the hair and itís looking frizzy because as the hair breaks the broken ends stick out in all directions which interferes with the sleekness of the hair.
Because the structure internal fibers of hair, because of the reduced moisture level, is disrupted the hairs commonly take on a slightly ídisfiguredí shape meaning that the spaces between aligned dry hairs are usually greater than when well conditioned hairs are aligned, so the overall appearance of the hair is less smooth and sleek. With your hair, even though, it is curly, if it was in good condition the curls would be smooth because all the hairs would be aligned and close to each other forming a smooth curl. So how can you improve your hair?
- Wash your hair at least twice a week, more if possible.
Washing the hair is the perfect opportunity to put back moisture. Itís a myth that washing hair is bad for it.
- Use good quality products on it and condition it every time with the best conditioner you can afford.
- Use a treatment conditioner once a week until the condition improves then use it once a month to maintain it.
- Use a good quality wide-toothed comb (saw cut if possible, it will say on the comb) to comb his hair and minimize the use of a brush. This is because a comb will cause less breakage while hair is in a fragile state.
- Make sure that his diet is well balanced and nutritious - our hair is a product of what we eat, eat rubbish and you may well get rubbish!
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