|Gwyneth asks: |
Hi. I use Paul Mitchell Triple Repair Rescue Spray sometimes on my hair, when I do it’s just usually for a occasion or before going away. I should use it more often, as it gives my hair a gorgeous lustre and feel, I do use the same brand Shmpoo & Conditioner. What I’d Like to know is, if I use the Triple Rescue more regularly, can I use Wella Luminous Reflections Oil as well to add more Shine, or is it a case of one or the other? Hope you can help
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Hi Gwyneth I love it when I get questions like this as it’s so important to look after your hair and treat it with respect. Yes you can use both to increase strength and shine. Just make sure you only use a small amount and always rinse treatments and conditioners out of the hair well before drying and styling. Keep up the good work x
|Celena asks: |
I have a friend who’s hair is yellow-ey with some orange in it. She wants to go beige, greyish and I don’t really want to bleach it again. Is there a product you know that would work to get her lightened well, and the tone she wants? I only have a Sally’s by me. It’s not great, I know, but it’s what I’ve got haha!
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Hi Celena, I think you would be able to get away with doing a semi of a graphite colour, this will cool the yellow down, make the orange more beige looking as beige is 2 parts ash and one part warm, so will cool it but not totally. It should also give that lovely greyish colour that is so on trend at the moment. Violet shampoo and conditioner will really help her maintain her colour result too and I am sure you will be able to get all you need from Sally. Thanks
|Shia asks: |
I have African hair. I have done a Brazilian blowout treatment 3 weeks ago. A few days ago, after shampooing my hair, I applied Kérastase Nutritive Masque Magistral and left it on for about 10 minutes before rinsing it out. I towel dried my hair, and applied Kérastase Nutritive Creme Magistral as a leave-in product. Even before blow-drying my hair, I could feel my hands being quite sticky when I ran them through it. After blow-drying, the hair looked fairly shiny but not very bouncy. And while I was styling it (with a ceramic curling iron), I noticed white residue on my scalp.
What did I do wrong? What could explain the stickiness, lack of bounciness or the white residue? I realise all of these issues can be due to different things. Also, is it better to wait for a few days before washing my hair and go through the blow-dry/ironing/styling process all over again? Are there any risks in keeping it as it is for a few days, or because of these issues is it better if I wash it again as soon as possible?
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Experiencing too much residue after using a deep conditioning mask usually means that you are using too much product, leaving it on for too long or not rinsing it out effectively. Whenever you use a deep conditioning mask, apply just a 10p sized amount and leave on for five minutes – building up to longer if necessary – before rinsing properly. Kérastase Nutritive Masque Magistral is a restorative hair mask that is very nourishing for severely dried-out, thick hair, so it sounds ideal for your natural hair type and texture, however it could be that while this product is perfect for your natural un-treated hair, it is no longer suitable for your hair after a Brazilian Blow-Dry. A Braziian Blow-Dry is a treatment that penetrates the hair with Keratin, so moisture is sealed into the hair cuticle, leaving it more manageable, less frizzy and more resilient. The needs of your hair after a treatment change and the products you use should reflect this change to your hair’s behaviour. This could also be the reason Kérastase Nutritive Creme Magistral is leaving your hair lacking in bounce and volume – again, it is a product designed for severely dried-out hair, so it could be too heavy for your hair now, following your Brazilian Blow-Dry. As you regularly use a hairdryer and heated curling tongs, I would advise switching to a lighter leave-in product, that is designed to be used when blow-drying, to encourage volume and body, while providing nourishment, heat protection and shine. Kérastase L’Incroyable Blowdry Crčme is a heat styling cream designed to be used when blow-drying thick and unruly hair, so should be ideal for your hair type and your styling habits. Not only will it help to reduce blow-drying time – which will in turn protect your hair health – it will fight any frizz that grows back in, as the effects of your Brazilian treatment wear off, and will provide thermo-protection from your hairdryer use and protect the hair’s integrity, which can be compromised by regular use of a curling iron. Again, stick to the recommended amount for your hair length, and avoid using on your scalp or too close to your roots, to avoid leaving that residue you describe.
Following a Brazilian Blow-Dry, the hair must not be washed for four days. As your stylist will probably have advised, during this time you must also avoid tying your hair back or wearing it pushed behind your ears. After that, you should wash and style your hair as advised by your hairstylist, using a recommended shampoo and conditioner. There is absolutely no harm in then leaving your hair for a few days until your next wash – in fact, it is sometimes advisable: washing hair too often can strip the scalp of the natural oils that keep the hair and scalp healthy and that encourage healthy hair growth. Also, when you wash your hair more frequently, the effects of the Brazilian Blow-Dry treatment wear off faster, so to enjoy the results for longer, you should avoid washing your hair daily. When you do wash your hair, be sure to avoid shampoos that contain sulfates or sodium chloride and try to limit use of heated appliances to every other wash.
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