|James asks: |
I have short curly dark brown hair (almost black). I recently ventured into permanent colour and (after 2 successful DIY colours) had my first colour disaster which I somehow managed to rectify - how I got to the end result though is still baffling me.
I used Goldwell topchic in 10a with 40 vol developer and what came out though was horrible - a bright yellow/orange cross between big bird and Ronald McDonald. In a slight panic I mixed up some more colour - 2 parts 5a with 1 part 10a and again 40 vol. developer. What resulted was much better but still a bit odd - very light roots and some Very dark ends, almost like I had tried unsuccessfully to dye blonde hair black.
For the sake of my poor hair I left things as they were and deep conditioned. After a couple of days of shampooing and deep conditioning the colours have come closer together and now look amazing! The dark ends have lightened considerably and I love the overall colour which is now a medium mousy brown, it looks healthy and incredibly natural with some highlights here and there (from the "blonde" beneath Iím assuming) - albeit at the roots and not the ends unfortunately. My question is: how can I replicate these results with other colours and with this one but without the light roots)? If for example I wanted to get a natural looking lighter shade would I have to first bleach my hair and then use the topchic to tone? From what I can workout that seems to be what Iíve done unintentionally, or am I mistaken? Please help! As much as I love this colour Iím scared that I wonít know how to tackle the roots when they start showing! Thank you!
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My advice to you is to go to a salon that uses Goldwell and seek professional advice from a colour specialist. They will be able to give you an in-depth consultation after examining your hair in person. They will find out your exact base shade, mid lengths and ends and also check the porosity of your hair. Once they have this exact information they will be able to recommend what products to use; for example what level of peroxide, what shade to use on your roots and what to use on your ends. If you over process your hair by using the wrong choice and application of colour you could risk making your hair go frizzy. The colours you bought last time were not the correct shades to use and even mixing the two shades as a toner, an ash brown with a blonde shade cannot give you an accurate result. Because your hair is so dark and you want an ash light brown, you should have used something like 7SB with lots of P mix with the correct strength of peroxide, but you really need to see a colourist in person to get all the necessary information.
|Becky asks: |
I have been using the same shampoo and conditioner for years but I washed my hair last night as I always do and for the first time ever have got very greasy hair and I am unsure why!
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This might be because your hair has got use to the same products and it could be time for a change. Wella Professionals do a great range of shampoos and conditioners in their System Professional range which are designed for all hair types.
|Esha asks: |
Until about a year ago I really abused my hair with straightening/blow drying etc, it got to the point where it didnít seem to grow anymore! So I stopped all the abuse and luckily it has grown quite a lot in the past year! It is now about four inches past my shoulders, but I havenít cut it since then so obviously, the damage is still there. I had a consultation with a hairstylist, and she wanted to cut all the damaged hair off. I understand why, but I was hoping I could take a less drastic option, such as going for regular trims until the damage is all gone, so it has a chance to grow in between the cuts, so I donít lose all the length in one day. Would this work?
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Unfortunately the damage has already been done and without taking it off there is no way of making the hair look healthier. However, I totally understand you donít want your hair cutting short and so regular trips to the Salon will help. In the meantime I would recommend you use an Elastisizer to stop anti breakage travelling up the hair shaft. Why not try Phillip Kingsley Elastisizer, this is a fabulous product to use for weak or damage prone hair.
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