|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
|Answered By: |
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.
|Concetta asks: |
I am trying to grow out my hair, but it is growing very slowly. My hair is also very thin, lifeless, and very dry at the ends. Last year I used to straighten my hair and because of drying, my hair is now damaged. Now I let it dry naturally for fear of hurting my hair. In the past I have spent so much money on health products that do not do anything for my hair, and going to the salon the hair artist cuts my hair short. The reason I guess is because my hair is too thin to have it long. Please help me out! Please advise me on some very good hair products and how I should style my hair in a healthy way.
|Answered By: |
Thin hair naturally has a shorter life span than thick hair as it is weaker. Try looking in your local health food shop for any supplements with kelp, as this can help with thickening your hair and allow it to grow longer. Make sure to use a protective spray before straightening and blow drying to prevent your hair being frazzled by heat damage. Ask your hairdresser about what conditioning treatments they offer, or you can buy some intensive conditioners to use yourself when washing your hair. Leave them in for around five minutes before rinsing to allow the conditioners to really work on your hair.
|Hannah asks: |
I was wondering if you could help me, I have shoulder length hair and its straight, but I would love to have frizzy hair. Is there a way to get frizzy hair when you have straight hair, or is this impossible?
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Unusual request, most people want it the other way round, there are few different ways, you can use crimpers and give your hair a good brush once you finish, another way to do it would be by taking sections of about a square inch twisted and then slowly pass the straightening irons leave it cool down and then with a thick tooth comb open up the hair to create the look
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