|Roberto asks: |
When I was 17/18/19 years old I have always punish my hair with straightener and hair dry, I would do this daily but now my hair its really dry, cant really create a style and I have to say that it really looks bad all the time!
I wash my every 2 days with Loreal products to help with dry hair but that doesnít seem to help at all.
To be honest I really dont mind to have my hair short on the sides and on the back but on the top I like it big as it will let create some kind of
style on it even looking dry and damaged.
I would love to consult a specialist but I kind donít have the money for it
as each consult would be 200/300 pounds.
Can someone, please, advice me in what should I do. I would really like to have my good looking hair back but day after day it seems impossible.
If anyone could help me with this I would more than appreciated.
|Answered By: |
Okay the first thing to remember is the hair is growing all the time and so dependent on how long your hair is will determine whether the dryness is caused from over drying and ironing. I suspect not as you donít say how old you are now. I would imagine its more a change in texture as well as potentially diet and environment. The first thing is to always make sure you have a varied healthy diet if not take that into account or take a supplement for a temporary period. You can buy these on the high street very cost effectively. Make sure you use a moisturing shampoo and there are some amazing treatment masques available that really do add moisture and leave the cuticle smooth which allows the hair to reflect light and look much more healthy. Always cover with a shower cap to allow the heat from your scalp to help make the product more effective leave for up to 20 mins before combing through and rinsing. Many of the more professional treatments require conditioner to be used afterwards so again make sure you comb the conditioner through the ends of the hair and leave for 1 min before rinsing. It really does make a huge difference to the way the hair looks and feels.
Get the back and sides cut, follow the above and perhaps get a wax to add extra shine and control or use an argan oil if your leaving the hair to dry naturally.
|Nicole asks: |
Hi, my hair is really damaged after visiting a hair salon who told me that I should have bleach highlights to make my hair blonder. I was quite blonde anyway and now I am really blonde but it has gone quite yellow and very dry at the ends. I am hoping that the yellow will fade and I need to stop my hair being so dry. I would like some advice
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Unfortunately there is no quick fix when you have gone too blonde. Some hairdressers would suggest lowlights but with you mentioning the dryness and damage you now feel on the ends I worry that your hair would not hold the darker colour and it could end up washing through the rest of your highlights giving a muddy cast. I would recommend giving your hair a break from colour, letting some of the highlights grow out, having a good cut to strengthen up the dry ends and using a course of strengthening products to restore and repair. Kerastase Bain de Force and Ciment Anti Usure Conditioner are fantastic everyday products to rebuild damaged hair. Once you have about 12 weeks regrowth you can start again with a new finer set of highlights, with more space in between. In the meantime you could use a silver shampoo once a week to tone down the yellow, líoreal Serie Expert Shine Blonde Shampoo is my favourite, it takes the brassy feel away without giving that granny sheen. Or better still if you can, have a semi toner done professionally at the salon along with a strengthening treatment once every 4 weeks.
|Colette asks: |
I dyed my light brown/blonde hair to dark brown about 3 years ago. This has been done both in the hairdressers and with the occasional home kits for touch ups in between. Over the last 10 months the colour has not been holding at the roots well at all. Itís now left me with various layers of colour through my hair from light at the roots down to very dark at the tips. I have asked in various salons about the process off starting to go back to nearer my own colour but no-one seems to know of anything that will work. Iíve been told that if they use a stripping solution that my hair will end up resembling a hair colour chart...not a good look! Another suggestion was highlights but then Iíve been told they probably wonít take properly. Have you any suggestion for what I could do??? I donít mind my hair being dark if thatís what I have to stay with but I hate the lighter looking roots. Help!!
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I will try to explain to you the steps black end on hair need to go through to lighten them, bleaching is the only way to lighten your black hair, if you have had it coloured black for 3 years and each time the black being combed to the ends to refresh the hair ends colour, then your hair ends will, not only become prickle sort of a glass fibre feeling to it and will not take any more colour due to that the natural pigment of your hair being over processed and is dead, the only way I would suggest is to cut as much off your ends and maybe consider a new shorter hair cut, Bobs are very fashionable in various length due to the new release of the new Gatsby Film in December. If you decide to go that way, please use a Professional salon, to cut and colour your hair. It should be easier for a good salon to lighten your hair slowly over two or three salon visits, once you decided to cut your hair, giving time between visits for your hair to recover from over colouring black for years. Ask your stylist to recommend you the best possible products to use at home between salon visits. It will be well worth spending money on these after all you live every minute in your life with your hair. Make this a priority and use professional advice. Do spend money on your hair, simply because it is the hair which gets noticed most. shiny well cut and coloured hair can cost as little as £60 every month to well over a few hundred pounds. It all depends what is high on your agenda. Colette, I hope this message will help you a little to decide what your next step will be, I will be interested to hear from you again when you have taken this step. Wishing you fabulous hair days ahead
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