|Maia asks: |
Hi, I recently went into a salon for a spiral perm (looking for the traditional type of spiral perm NOT a bodywave, or beachwave type thing). My hair was set into foam bendy curlers and then the perming solution was tipped over my hair (As I was resting above a sink), this was left on for 20 minutes, then two other solutions were put on my hair. Once the processing was finished she took it out the curlers and brushed it vigerously with one of those detangling brushes and blow-dried it, it was looking really really straight at this point which had me worried, she then put mousse and some other products on it and curled it with a curling wand and backcombed sections... I thought this was really odd but the after effect was exactly what I wanted and went home pleased. I waited four days before washing it, I barely touched it, didnít pull the curls and slept on a silk pillowcase, i didnít put my hair up or so anything to it at all. Now I have washed it and my hair is slightly wavy, as if I had slept in a plait, certainly NOT the spiral perm I was after... is this normal?
|Answered By: |
Hello Maia, The bit that sounds odd is the need to use a curling wand after the perm! After the 20 minutes processing time of the first lotion was your hair rinsed for about 5 to 10 mins before the next lotion was applied? I suggest you try shampooing and conditioning your hair, applying mousse or a curling lotion, comb through with a wide tooth comb Ė leave for 30 minutes to start drying naturally whilst softly scrunching with your hands every now and then. If you donít see any real curl formation, trying using a diffuser on your hairdryer Ė medium heat medium or slow speed with your head upside down. Let your hair sit in the diffuser until its dry, donít touch or move it around, once dry all over if you donít have curls I suggest you go to the salon and explain everything you have done. And that you are disappointed and would like it redone.
|Micquelle asks: |
Hi, I usually dye my hair a dark brown (itís mousy naturally.... with a few grey ones!), but last summer it went a really nice light brown/ dark blonde in the sun. I have tried several different dyes to keep it dark/medium blonde, but it started to get a ginger tint to it. I put a dye stripper on it a couple of days ago, itís now a nice blonde colour, but still looks a little ginger in certain light...... I really want to keep it the same shade of medium blonde, but without the ginger tinge. Should I put another medium blonde dye on it? Will it work? Or is there something else I need to do? Unfortunately Iím on a budget, so can go out and spend £20 on each of about 3/4 products, £200 in a salon. If you could help solve my problem I would really appreciate it..... Iíve got a big weekend this week and donít want to spend it paranoid about being ginger.... not that there is anything wrong with red hair, just doesnít suit me Thank you, hope to hear something from you soon
|Answered By: |
i Micquelle, The reason you get what you call the ginger tinge is because your natural underlying tone in your hair will be orange. Underlying tone is like undercoat for paint it is the supporting colour and gives the tone. So if you donít want the tone (ginger) and you are going to do it yourself you must use a medium ash blonde- the ash tone is blue/green and will neutralize the orange. Donít take the colour all the way through your hair only use it on the roots and orange/ginger areas. You can refresh the mid lengths and ends with the medium blonde when needed but use a lower volume of developer apply to wet hair. I really hope this makes sense?
|Gwyneth asks: |
Hi. I use Paul Mitchell Triple Repair Rescue Spray sometimes on my hair, when I do itís 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 Iíd 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
|Answered By: |
Hi Gwyneth I love it when I get questions like this as itís 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
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