|Kelly asks: |
Hi, Help! I have highlighted my hair (light blonde and a darker blonde) in salons for years, approximately every 3 months. I use heat protection sprays and products and have used almond oil as a treatment (though not as regularly as perhaps I should). I do use a lot of heat on my hair - blow drying every other day, curling wands/GHDís on weekends etc. In the last few months Iíve noticed a lot of breakage to the point that my hair feels crispy at the ends, even when using frizz ease, serums etc. Iím now on a mission to repair the damage before it gets any worse: Iíve read about using professional products - ie brands like Redken, TIGI, Kerastase etc? Iíve also read about protein treatments and moisture treatments - how do I know which I need for my hair? Iíve been looking at Moroccan oil treatment masques and oil, though not sure if this is the best for me? Any advice appreciated.
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Hi Kelly, you are right regarding the brands that are professional, the formulas are more concentrated and more specific hence why I will always recommend. You need to be using a moisturising shampoo and conditioner most professional brands will be clearly labelled. Then a moisturising treatment mask, I love All Soft from Redken, use it every time you shampoo your hair, cover with a shower cap for 20 minutes before rinsing and applying conditioner. Comb the conditioner through before rinsing as this will help smooth the cuticle. It does sound like your hair is dehydrated so you will see a difference, but I still suggest a trim and using a small amount of an argan style oil on the hair when wet, preferably one with heat protection. Good luck
|Rachel asks: |
I need advice for both greasy and dry hair. When I am in the shower shampooing my hair feels dry then after I get out and blow dry my hair it feels really greasy, and usually after 2 to 3 days it gets worse. Also when I straighten it, the ends look dry but the hair feels greasy. Itís hard to explain. Could you please recommend what I should do, Iíve tried everything from changing shampoos to not using hairdryers, but nothingís working.
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Linton and Mac
It sounds like you have a Ďcombinationí hair type, which is characterised by oily roots and dry ends, and is particularly common in long hair Ė the oils produced by the scalp donít reach the longer ends Ė and in finer hair, which tends to have more oil glands over the space of the scalp.
Combination hair can be easily treated with the right products and disguised with a few styling tricks. Firstly, start using a volumising shampoo and conditioner. These products are designed to give hair a lift by removing excess oil and build-up, so will help to tackle the excess sebum-production, and as they are designed to hydrate without adding weight, they will condition your dry ends without weighing down your locks. When it comes to styling, avoid oil-based products, which can make your roots greasier, but also avoid products that may further dry out your dry ends Ė products such as firm-hold hairsprays and mousses. Use a hydrating heat protective spray, just through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair before blow-drying, to protect your dry lengths from heat damage and to reduce the appearance of brittle ends. Finally, when youíve finished blow-drying and styling, spritz your hairbrush with a little dry shampoo, before running through your roots to absorb any excess grease and product build-up.
|Darlene asks: |
A client came in and wanted low-lights in her hair. The level of lightened hair was 9g and the low-lights she wanted were 4r, but after completing the colour it did not look like it was supposed to as it bled through to her blonde and I want to fix it. Can I put a 9g or a 10g on the blonde and put a 4ma on the low-lights to cover the pinky/purple look? Her hair is very porous because she has bleached her hair at home even though she told me a salon has done it. Thank you, Darlene
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Itís very difficult to give advice without actually seeing the hair as the decision on what product to use will depend on the level of porosity and the condition of the hair. Just remember a few facts: -You can only lighten a chemical colour with bleach. -If you bleach a colour which is too red it will go pink. -If you add dark on the top of the red the colour will be very intense as it will have a lot of red undertone.
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