|Zoe Leyland asks: |
I am at my wits end with my hair.†Iím 43 years old.†My hair was originally dark brown but because I was going prematurely grey, Iíve been highlighting my hair for the past 16 years.††My hair has always been curly and very frizzy but just lately, I cannot control it.†Itís just below shoulder length with long layers.†I have it cut every 8-9 weeks.†I have tried kera straightening 3 times with varying degrees of success - the first time being the most successful. I have tried many, many straightening products including Bb Straight and Living Proof, which receive an extraordinarily high rating in all of the review forums and yet nothing ever works on my hair.†Itís very fine but I have lots of it but my hair is weightless.††It stays straight for a few minutes and gradually gets bigger throughout the day.†Iíve tried oilís, Iíve tried everything and nothing works.††Iíve tried letting it dry naturally and it results in fine frizz. It doesnít even curl properly.†Itís the texture of candy floss.†I exercise frequently and if I donít shampoo it every other day it gets very, very dry, dull and matted.†I have also tried sulphate free shampoos but they make my hair extremely dry and very knotted.†Every product that is suggested to me works against my hair.††The only thing that occasionally works, believe it or not, is to put a woollen hat on my head as soon as I finish straightening it for 15 minutes as sometimes this makes my hair much more flat and silky. Please help me!†I canít cope with the mess on my head any more.†
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Its sounds like you are describing my hair, and a cashmere beanie is my saviour too!!! ...More >
Okay so first things first Shampoo and conditioner make a really big difference so that is one of the starting points, I believe its best to have a very moisturizing shampoo and conditioner for normal hair. Use a treatment Masque every other time you shampoo your hair and make sure you comb it through before rinsing. We have an amazing tool called ego therapy, a cold treatment iron it may be worth you trying in order not to have to leave the masque on and also increase the benefits of conditioning products. I am a great believer in the effects of diet on the hair, so take a supplement and also increase fish oils and vitamin A and D. Use a cream or oil based blow dry lotion comb though so that the product is easily distributed and dry the hair very slowly with a pure bristle paddle brush. If this is too much effort use a vent brush until its 50% dry, then take over with the paddle. The secret to smoother longer lasting results is the blow dry and itís worth taking your time. Hot air styling brushes are also good to help smooth the hair and to make sure itís completely dry. Apply a small amount of serum or oil through the mid lengths once the styling has finished so after using irons if you use. Get a handbag size pure bristle brush and brush your hair throughout the day the pure bristle increase the moisture content in your hair naturally.
Brush your hair before you go to bed at night, after a month of doing this think about having one of the chemical blow dry systems again and hopefully youíll be sorted. The regime with the treatments must always remain and remember that hair remembers the shape you create between being wet and dry so the better the blow dry the smoother and longer it will last and will look less dull and frizzy. Good luck.
|Mahesh asks: |
Hi Iím 16 years old.my hair is falling out I think it is due to shampooing daily. Is there any remedy to get rid of it
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Hello Mahesh, you can shed between 50-100 hairs daily , this is quite normal. if you think it is more than this you may require a vitamin boost or a visit to a Trichologist to confirm your hair loss.
|Daniel asks: |
Iíve been trying to grow my hair recently, what are your top tips for keeping it healthy as it grows?
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A regular trim is essential for maintaining hair health, helping to keep the lengths and ends strong and free from split ends. However, unless hair is in very poor condition, there is no need to trim hair every 6-8 weeks while you are trying to grow some length. Stick to a trim every 12 weeks instead, and, in between trims, avoid the over-use of heated styling products. ...More >
Use a deep conditioning treatment on a weekly basis, and make sure that a good hair oil or restructuring product is part of your haircare routine. The Kťrastase Rťsistance collection is a range of hair care products that fight the symptoms of damaged hair and will help to keep hair in optimum condition as you grow it out. If you donít want to try the full range of products, incorporate either the Masque Thťrapiste or the Masque Force Architecte in to your hair routine, once a week, to encourage weaker damaged hairs to repair themselves. The Sťrum Thťrapiste is also a great investment, as it helps to seal and heal hair and reduce the appearance of split ends, while protecting hair from heat damage.
If youíre struggling to see any increase in length as you grow your hair, Kťrastase has an excellent range of products you can use to stimulate the growth cells on your scalp, so itís worth investing in these to help with your problem. I recommend Kťrastase Bain Stimuliste GL, which is an energising shampoo for hair prone to hair loss, and Kťrastase Lotion Densitive GL, which will add texture and substance.
There are also a few lifestyle and diet tweaks you can make to ensure hair is in optimum health as you grow it. Try swapping a cotton pillow for a silk or satin one, to avoid overnight hair breakage, and be gentle when brushing delicate wet hair. Usually our hair growth is determined by our genes, however our diet and lifestyle can also have an effect on our hair growth rate. Stress, alcohol and excess sugar can all contribute to poor scalp and hair health. Foods thought to improve hair growth include salmon and organic eggs, which are both full of hair health-boosting protein and omega 3, oysters, which are rich in zinc, (a zinc deficiency has been linked to hair loss), avocado, sweet potato and almonds. There are supplements available at health food shops and online, which can supplement your diet with additional vitamins and minerals, if you feel you need some extra nutritional support.
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