|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.
|Magdalena asks: |
I Have highlighted hair into a nice yellow blonde which I wanted to tone to a more ashy colour so I used Wella lightest ash blonde on top of it. I had around 2cm light brown roots and thought it would maybe lighten my natural colour. It ended up making my highlights turn into the colour I wanted but my roots turned orange :( is there anything I can do at home to maybe tone down the brassiness on my natural hair from the toner before I can get to a salon which is probably in 3 weeks? :(
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This is one of them times I think Öban the box colour. ...More >
These things are always tricky, this has happened because you are working with 1 product and 2 different base tones. You will need a base tone on the root to either deepen the colour or tone it down a shade.
It is really hard to do this yourself as you will be overlapping again and maybe creating a third colour.
Wait and go to the hairdresser they will advise you and have a better eye to see where the colour needs placing this in the long run will save you time and hassle.
|Mrs j a quinn asks: |
Hi, 3wks ago I discovered a bald area about the size 20p on my 10 year old daughter scalp when I was doing her hair. I took her to the doctors and the doctor thought he could see the hair follicle and thought it would repair itself. She dances and has had a lot of competitions so he thought it might be from her wearing her hair up. I have been using nioxin products on her to try and help it and been checking her scalp every day and there has been no change. Should I take her back to see a doctor or do I just wait longer, I am trying not to worry her by not making too much of a fuss. OH
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Dear Mrs Quinn, by the sound of your description it is Alopecia Areata, this is an auto immune condition .Auto immune means the body attacking itself this can be bought on by stress or possibly puberty. The follicles are dormant so may or may not recover. Small patches usually have a good prognosis and do recover! But this condition is difficult to give a defining prognosis. If the patch is in the hair line then it will be traction Alopecia from puling the hair tight so this should grow back once you stop pulling the hair so tight
.I hope this helps , for further advice on Alopecia contact Alopecia UK.
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