|Erin asks: |
I have been dying my hair for about 5 years now and itís probably been every colour you can think of. At the moment my hair has been bleached numerous times in order to make it as light as possible so that I can create the dark/steel grey effect that is trending. I have used many different brands of grey/steel dye and my hair seems to throw it off after a couple of days wether itís permanent colour or not. I have asked many hairdressers advice on this and nothing has worked so far, whether my hair is rubbish or the advice is rubbish I donít know! If you have any advice you can offer it would be appreciated! Thanks
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Without seeing you and being able to do a strand test on your hair I can only guess that its super porous and so takes the colour then throws it off again within days. I would suggest a protein spay sometime also known as a porosity equalizer. This will help reduce the porosity of the hair hence help the colour last longer. Lots of professional salons stock various versions you can buy. You would use it before and during the colour application as well as every time you shampoo as an additional conditioner. Itís a spray in and leave in product. I do hope this is helpful.
|Leon Volney asks: |
Hi there in need of help badly, I have fine curly mixed raced hair (half Caribbean half English) and Iíve looked everywhere for tips and tricks on how to style it and look after it but everywhere says something different and almost always the opposite.
My question is, what is the best products to use and when for fine curly mixed hair?
My current routine is, cleansing conditioner once a day, deep mask conditioner every other day (both left in for 10/20 mins) Then for styling, a lil bit of Coconut hair oil then mid-hold hair wax for shaping.
This normally leaves my hair looking amazing with looseish, controlled curls for around 15 minutes before the curls retract and the shape just goes and Iím left with sorta tight, frizzy curls and no shape,
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When it comes to curly mixed-race hair such as yours, finding the right products for a suitable care and styling routine can be a real challenge. Afro-Caribbean hair is dryer than Caucasian, containing only around a third of the moisture. You wonít be surprised to discover that mixed-race hair is somewhere between the two, and here lies the problem; because products designed for Afro-Caribbean hair can over-moisturise mixed-race hair, leaving it heavy and greasy, while Caucasian-specific products can strip away natural oils, creating dryness and frizz. ...More >
If hair is too dry it will always frizz no matter what you put in it, so my advice would be to always use a good high-moisture shampoo and conditioner, and I think Kerastaseís Fondant Magistral from their Nutrative range should provide your hair with the right moisture levels. Iíd also recommend a leave-in conditioning treatment, which will nourish hair all day long without causing build-up. Itís far more effective than products that need rinsing out, and again Iíd look to the Nutrative range.
When it comes to styling your curls Iíd suggest a quality gel-based product rather than wax, as itís far more effective at keeping a curl in its form. Redken have a great range called Curvaseous, and Iíve found that combing their ĎFull Swirlí and ĎRingletí perfecting lotions works really well.
Get the hair wet and fully cover with a layer of Ringlet, then any extra frizzy areas apply Full Swirl over the top of any extra-frizzy areas. Next, finger-twist the hair in sections to create something similar to small curly braids, and let them air dry (remember natural air drying is far, far more effective for retaining the shape of a curl). Once your hair is nearly dry, tip your head upside down and shake out the curls. This should give them more definition and a lighter bounce.
Lastly, always use your fingers to comb through and remove tangles gently, and to separate hair while conditioner is in and hairis still wet. Never towel dry, as this will disrupt the natural curl pattern you want to enhance.
Good luck Leon. I hope this helps give your locks the looser look youíve been searching for!
|Fatima Talan asks: | Hi I have a really frizzy and thick hair. We call it "buhaghag" here in the Philippines. It looks like this:
Can you suggest any hair treatment, which would make my hair sleek and wavy? I donít want to spend hourís everyday ironing/curling my hair.
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I recommend using products such as the Mizani Thermasmooth range, which is for naturally curly hair and blocks out humidity to help keep it styled for days. The Thermasmooth range is ideal if you want your style to be smooth and sleek. Alternatively, if you want to enhance your curls but loose the frizz, you can use Mizani True Textures Perfect Curl Enhancing Lotion. This will tame the frizz and bring out your natural curl. ...More >
If you are looking for a more longer-lasting smoothing solution to tame your mane, I would recommend the Kebelo ADVANTAGE in-salon treatment, as this is a fast, easy and affordable way to gain smooth, glossy and manageable hair. The three-part system, which uses Carbocysteine smoothing technology, works on each and every hair strand, adding strength, giving support and boosting shine. The best part? The treatment lasts up to 100 days, equating to weeks of frizz-free hair and reducing the need to use straightening irons.
(Answered by Danielle Hill on behalf of Steve Rowbottom)
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