|Liz asks: |
I have dark blonde hair and suffer from Alopecia Areata (a stress induced disease that causes hair loss). I would love to dye my hair light purple but don’t think that bleaching my hair would help with the Alopecia. Is there a gentler way that I can lighten my hair so I can achieve the purple without aggravating the Alopecia? What hair dye do you suggest I use?
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First of all I would consult your GP and get some medical advice. Also make sure that you do a skin test at least 48 hours prior to having a treatment that uses chemicals. I wouldn’t recommend using bleach as this can make any hair weaker. A great alternative would be to pre-lighten the ends of your hair using the ombre technique, and then tone with a light purple conditioning toner. This would be a better option, as no chemicals will be near your scalp. I would use the L’Oréal Platinum ammonia free bleach, as ammonia free products are much kinder to the skin.
(Quotes attributed to Sally Plain, Director and Franchisee Westrow Wetherby on behalf of Steve Rowbottom)
|Leon asks: |
I’m a mixed race Caribbean boy who has a tight afro which is possible 4b or 4c. I desire to have 3a loose, curly hair but have no idea of how to get to this. Could you recommend any home treatments/products I would need to get, or what to say to a hairdresser? Thank you for your time.
(Answered by Danielle Hill on behalf of Steve Rowbottom)
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Hi Leon, to reduce any type of curl in the hair the best treatment is a ’Texturiser’. This is a mild form of relaxing and is also known as ’curl reduction’. I understand you do not want to lose your curl completely just reduce the frizz and tightness of it. For me I would visit a recognized Mizani salon and ask for an expert consultation where they can take a test cutting and show you the possible end result. Treatments like this can be done at home, however assessing it is difficult. Do your research on the salon first and visit for a consultation. Inform your stylist that you would like a ’mild’ curl reduction. The Mizani Butter Blend Relaxer will definitely meet your needs; just ensure that is what the salon uses.
|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 doesn’t 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 don’t 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.
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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 don’t 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.
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