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Poppy asks:
My hair is currently dyed a really dark blue (almost black) and because I had dyed red hair before that I had to strip the colour first. Now I want to go back to red, would it ruin my hair to strip this colour and re-dye it red? Do you have any tips on how to maintain healthy hair when it’s been dyed.

Kala KilshawAnswered By:
Kala Kilshaw
Hi Poppy, you can strip the blue/black and then apply red but it maybe a little more plum red because of the residue from the previous colour. I suggest you invest in the best hair care you can afford and use regular treatment masks to maintain the integrity of your hair. Make sure heat appliances you use have temperature control to and use aftercare and styling products with uv protection and then your hair will be back on track. Good luck

Zach asks:
I’m 15 years old with fine wavy hair and I’m trying to find a manageable hairstyle. I’ve tried blow drying and straightening my waves, and I’ve tried plenty of pomades/waxes/gels, but nothing seems to work. My natural hair is oddly wavy with strange bends that make it look like it has been crimped. One side is fuller than the other and the back hairs stick up while the front falls flat. I need a solution that will be manageable and one that doesn’t require use of expensive products. Any tips?

Steve RowbottomAnswered By:
Steve Rowbottom
Naturally wavy hair is full of movement and is actually easier to style than very straight or very curly hair, once you get the cut and style right. You want a style that will work well with the natural volume within your wavy hair and that embraces and encourages your waves. A medium length style, with a quiff and gentle side sweep, and plenty of texture and length through the back, would work for you. This look would allow you to style your stubborn front section, while embracing the natural volume you already have through the back. It would also allow you to manipulate the appearance of your asymmetric sides – the side sweep and gentle side parting in this style would draw the eye away from the fuller side. Let the back grow out for added texture – the extra length and weight will help to prevent that ‘sticking up’ you’re experiencing – and then to style, arm yourself with a hairdryer, a softening styling crème and a texturising sea salt spray. A sea salt spray is your new best friend – it’s the ideal product for playing up natural waves and it adds texture and bulk to fine locks, so it’s particularly ideal for you. It will also add a level of hold that other products won’t achieve as well.

There are plenty of salt sprays on the market, with many of them being inexpensive. You just need to apply a few sprays to towel-dried hair to add hold and guts to your finished style, then you can use the styling crème to create finger movement through the top. You will need to blow dry your stubborn front section upwards, into the direction you want it to go, but after a few weeks of blow-drying it should start to sit better. Using a blow-dryer to create volume and hold is essential and shouldn’t be avoided – just a few minutes with the hairdryer will really help your style hold its shape for longer. Combine blow-drying with a comb to pull your front section up and to create even longer-lasting body and height. Use the hot air setting to shape your style and then finish with a blast of cool air, to help set it. Finally, as your hair is fine, you should try to avoid wet-look products, which can leave it looking even finer. Instead, use dry hair products – such as the ones I’ve suggested – to create a sense of fullness, keeping your application nice and light. Finish with a little dry-finish hairspray for added hold, but remember that less is more when it comes to using styling product on fine hair; you really don’t need too much to achieve a great shape, especially in naturally wavy hair like yours.

Claire asks:
I have a balayage hairstyle but my issue is every time I get it it done the brown turns slightly orange. My natural hair is brown but my hairdresser has covered it with a different brown and the hair tends to turn orange, she has tried a few products of brown on my hair throughout time and keeps doing the same thing I need serious advice.

Kala KilshawAnswered By:
Kala Kilshaw
Hi Claire, sounds to me that perhaps you need to ask for an ash brown to be used as I assume you don’t have any grey and so that natural base of your hair is warm, hence why you are seeing such warm tones from the brown applied. If an ash brown is used it will neutralise your natural underlying warm tones. Good luck.

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