|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.
|Nik asks: |
Iíve been dyeing my very dark brown hair black with box dye for approx 14 years - I have very pale skin and going darker makes my face glow and look healthier. In the last 6 years, however, my hair is going salt and pepper grey with re-growth visibly popping up every 2 weeks after I dye my hair. So, I end up waiting an extra two weeks before dyeing my hair again and Iím wondering if itís time to change my hair colour or incorporate a few dark grey streaks into my hair to stop it from washing out my face and making me look older. Iím also concerned that dyeing my hair black so often might be bad for my hair, but I really donít want to look so washed out and old! Any advice or suggestions please? Kind regards , Nik
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There is a lot of history as you have been colouring your hair with box colour for some time. Box colour is very un-predictable . Therefore there is not one golden rule or answer to your desired result. In order to remove and or change your current black colour the hairdresser would have to use a bleach. As bleach is the only product to lift the black from you hair. A stand test would be a good idea to see how it lifts. To create a softer re- growth area adding different shades ( slightly lighter/and slightly darker combination) to your hair will soften the re-growth line and would help to blend your salt and pepper. Avoid a solid blanket of dark hair.
I think you need to change your thought process and colour plan based on how often you wish to colour your hair. If you want your colour to look more natural, multidimensional, great for blend grey hair this will help with a softer re-growth area, re-growth line. I would only recommend that you consult with a colour specialist. As they will know what to use and the path to create your final desired look. Keep in mind there is a lot of colour history that only a professional colourist can suggest ideas, etc. Keep in mind that as we mature, skin colour, grey hair Ė etc. formulations should change according to the natural hair and end desired result.
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