|Amy asks: |
Iíve had problems with hair growth for a few years, however just over a year ago I decided to have my hair cut into a long bob because my hair had become a bit tatty. I didnít like it so decided to grow it out, and within a year I had grown it back relatively to the length it was before (around shoulder blade length). However, in the past couple of months my hair has become extremely dry on the ends, with white dots, breakages and split ends. Iíve rarely straightened and only around twice blow dried my hair since I decided to grow out my bob, and it seems to have stopped growing. I also get greasy hair, and dandruff, so Iím stuck on which shampoo to use! Iíve been using Herbal Essences the one for dry/damaged hair but itís had no effect, and I have been using a treatment for my ends once a week. After these didnít work I had it cut but the white dots and breakages seemed to appear again really quickly. I also have my hair highlighted with bleach and caramel, but only get it done around once every 3 months, so didnít think that was causing it, as I have had it dyed like that for the past few years. Please help!
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The main issue here is your choice of products. Using anything not purchased at a salon is really doing your hair no favours. High-street brands can create a false sense of condition to your hair. It leaves a residue that builds up over time and drips down the hair to create the white dots you mention. When growing your hair, condition is massively important otherwise it grows from the roots and breaks and the end so you get nowhere. What I would suggest is go to your salon, get a few inches taken off and invest in some decent salon shampoo and conditioner. Initially it is more expensive than non-professional products but you will use less with each shampoo, so overall it works out about the same. Ask your pals or family for a conditioning mask for Christmas or your birthday and use this once a week. Also, make sure you drink lots of water Ė like your skin, hair needs to be kept hydrated. Once you have the split ends cut off and got the condition sorted, the hair will grow fuller and look and feel much healthier.
|James asks: |
Iím a boy and Iím writing to get some advice on how to take care of my hair. I would describe my hair as fine/medium, normal to oily and wavy. Itís about shoulder length and looks quite similar to Ozzyís hair, except for the colour. So what do you suggest for me to use to keep my hair healthy? I usually wash once 2-3 days using shampoo and conditioner. The harder part seems to be after this as I have not found a way to dry it without making it look...crazy. My hair changes íshapeí as soon as I keep it for 5 mins at the back of my hears and also the tips of the hair keeps turning up whatever I do. This quite annoys me. For example I like the look it gets when the air is really humid, but I can never replicate that, also my hair tends to íformí in groups of 5-20 hairs which looks quite bad. Maybe I just need longer hair? Or shorter? Also, what should I specify to the hairdresser for a haircut if Iím trying to get the exact same look as Ozzy Osbourne, as he
is the example I used before.
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Firstly you need to make sure above all you have the right style and cut. Make sure to go into your salon with a picture of what you would like similar and see what the professionals think. Secondly make sure your using the correct products, not just shampoo and conditioner but also styling products...... Good luck and we wish you well.
|Dan asks: |
My hair is pretty unmanageable right now. I have naturally thin hair that is very heavily processed - parts of it have been bleached twice! Anyway, I can never get the style I want with my hair and no styling product seems to work. My hair is fairly long, side swept fringe across the left eye and down to past my ears on sides, just about the shoulders at the nape of my neck. I was thinking about changing straighteners too, as I have cloud 9 mini irons which seem to do nothing.
Anyway my question is, what should I do to repair my hair and get the style I want? I want a style that is quite defined but poofy at the same time - yes, an emo style. Shoot me if you must. I am constantly using Lushís Seanik dry shampoo and Rehab shampoo (alternating on a daily basis) whilst using Timoteiís intense repair conditioner and a deep conditioner every few days. I use Guardian Angel as a heat protect spray.
Is there any "magic" way of revitalizing my hair?
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Firstly I would strongly recommend trying Wella Professionals Alchemy in salon treatments. The reason for this is that these intensive conditioning treatments are dual benefits which means they can help restore the condition that has been dried out from the bleaching process and at the same time either treat the colour or add volume to your hair. Secondly you really should consider either not bleaching your hair or not using the irons on it, as both of these processes are really going to damage your hair especially as it is thin. Personally I would stop bleaching and purchase some GHD irons and thermal protector to use before straightening.
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