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Nassar asks:
I am a 19 year old male. I have recently bought hair straighteners. I have thick and curly hair. However no matter how many times people try to explain to me how to properly straighten my hair I never get it right. I believe I am doing the right technique. I brush my hair backwards, it is rather wavy then, and then I slowly take little sections and pull the straighteners upwards so that I could spike it if I add matt clay. PLEASE try and explain why it is not happening to me. After completion, my hair looks half straight half curly and it is a bit of a mess. What do you suggest seeing you are an expert, could I permanently straighten my hair?

Pablo AlvarezAnswered By:
Pablo Alvarez
Yes you have got the technique right, perhaps try to go slowly when you do it also try taking bigger portions as it would help you to grip the hair better. Always make sure your hair is totally dry before straightening, and as your hair is slightly shorter you can always pass the irons over the hair a few times. There are few methods of hair straightening I would suggest YUKO system as it does not damage your hair as much, however think that your hair grows from the root at a speed of approximately half an inch per month so your ends would be straight and your roots curly also it is a very expensive process.

Dominic asks:
I am a 15 year old boy. My hair is extremely thick and I straighten it all the time but have been trying to stop because when I wash my hair you can see all the broken hairs at the top when drying it. It is dry and rough to the touch. I love having long hair and putting it into different styles but it is too hard to manage. Can it be fixed and can you suggest products I can use please.

Pablo AlvarezAnswered By:
Pablo Alvarez
Once the hair is damaged it is very difficult to repair there is a fantastic treatment call TANAGRA it restores hair up to 100% it is as good as it sounds. As for your home regime try a very cool shampoo conditioner and nourishing treatment.

Kay asks:
About 10 months ago I removed my dreadlocks by combing them out and my hair was very thin after this. My hair feels a lot thinner than it used to be and I was just wondering if it would get any thicker over time or is there anything that I can do to encourage growth of new hair? I had my dreadlocks for about 8 months and previous to that I had braidS for 2 months.

Diane ShawAnswered By:
Diane Shaw
Hi Kay,

When hair extensions are added in what every technique, instant bulk is created which makes your hair feel thicker than before. After wearing your hair in dread locks for 8 months, you would have become very use to that extra bulk which is in fact doubling up on your normal hair mass. ...More >

However on removal, there seems to be a lot of confusion with this one! Your natural hair sheds on a daily basis as part of a natural process. It is normal to lose up to 100 hairs a day! Just because you have extensions in your hair it does not mean that this natural process stops, it in fact continues, but since your hair is in braids or which ever installation was used to attach your extensions your daily hair shed is trapped in the installation and not falling out into your sink or latching on to your comb or brush as usual. So when you remove your extensions, all of that normal hair shed is then released and it appears as though a lot of hair is coming out all at once. If you are wearing your extensions for 8 to 12 weeks, that’s up to 5, 600 to 8, 400 hairs you have shed during this natural process! I can not stress enough how important it is to have a trained technician remove your extensions, not to have them in too long between maintenance and a proper conditioning procedure.

It will take time for your own hair to start growing and for you to become accustom to the feel of a reduced bulk. However there are a few vitamins and minerals you can take to help improve your hair growth, but it would take at least 4 – 6 months for you to feel and see the difference in your re-growth. Try your local chemist or Holland & Barrett’s for supplements that help hair and nails.

Best wishes

Diane Shaw

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