|Nicole asks: |
My hair is very thick, curly and dry. I used to wash, dry, and straighten it everyday and for the past year I have been getting blonde highlights regularly. Now my hair is weak and snapping off at a lot of the ends making my hair short and it feel likes straw and looks a mess, my hair feels a lot thinner. I got my hair trimmed and noticed it was quite damaged. I now wash my hair less regularly using a deep conditioner whenever I can and then let it dry naturally rather than put the heat on it from the hair dryer, I have been straightening it less often and using a heat protector spray when I do. I have not had anymore highlights for about 3 months. Because my hair is thick and
curly I find that when I donít straighten it and tie it up even this is making the ends snap and breaking strands of my hair as they are all different lengths and with constantly straightening it my curls are now ruined and stick out all over the place so I cant leave it down. I was wondering if tying my hair up when it is curly be making things worse? Is there anything else I can do to help my hair? My hair is quite a long length so should I maybe get it cut a little? Is there a certain shampoo/conditioner or really just a product that will help my hair I could use?
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Firstly you are doing all the right things by straightening and colouring your hair less, and using intensive conditioning treatments. I would suggest having your haircut a little more, but you should also consider having a keratin treatment, as this will help strengthen your hair and make the styling process a lot easier. At the same time carry on using heat protection products when drying or straightening your hair.
|Nichola asks: |
My daughter is 15 and has extremely unmanageable frizzy hair on the crown with tight curls underneath. She wants it chemically straightened, Iím worried about the risks. Our local hairdressing salon has been brilliant, they took four samples; the first two ífriedí the hair but the second two, using the mildest solution, appear to be shiny,
and straightened hair. But, Iím still worried. Do you know what the long term effects are on using such strong chemicals? By the way my daughter is white/British with very fine hair (which is strangely waterproof too!) She had fine wavy/curly hair until she hit puberty, then her hair just went crazy. Iím at my wits end and just donít know what to do for the best. Please help. Thanks.
|Answered By: |
Like all chemical treatments they can carry risks, from such as drying the hair, to the more extreme breakage. It is excellent that your hairdressers have carried out strand tests and if the mildest solution worked this is a positive result. Another alternative to consider is a Keratin treatment which a lot of salons now offer. This entails Keratin being put into the hair and the benefits are excellent shine and far more manageable hair. Also a by-product of this treatment is that it smoothes/straightens the hair but itís important to say itís not a straightening treatment, but it is a kinder way to treat the hair.
|Alex asks: |
I love my hair its dark brown on the verge of being curly and wavy, no split ends normal thickness but loads of it, the only problem is I am really busy and it grows really quickly. So Iím getting it cut all the time and spending ages on it when getting ready, can you suggest a style that will grow out well?
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It sounds to me you have the sort of hair most women would loose an arm for! Use your waves to the maximum and make the most of what you have got, suggest to your stylist about getting a full head of soft layers, this will take lots of weight out while emphasising your gorgeous waves, if you feel like your hair grows too fast have a little bit more off the length then what you would usually have this way you will feel you will get longer between salon visits. You donít have to work hard with naturally wavy hair just simply invest in some good products why not try Loreal professional techni art natural liss, this goes on after shampooing and will form your hair into beautifully controlled waves without any tackiness feeling to the hair as its none greasy. Either leave your hair to dry naturally or gently diffuse it, once your hairs dried put 2 drops of Moroccan oil through the hair this will give the waves a glass shine finish
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