|Raj asks: |
Recently my hair has thinned out a lot and Iím worried about Male Pattern Baldness. I apply coconut oil everyday and overnight as well as washing it daily with a mild shampoo. Someone has recommended using Nizoral and only wash it three times a week as well as using Rogaine. What are your thoughts on this?
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It could be that your current hair care regime is contributing to the thinning of your hair. Many people swear by coconut oil for hair loss as the La uric Acid found in it binds to the protein in the hair and protects both the roots and strands from breakage. When you massage your scalp with coconut oil it improves the blood circulation to the scalp, which helps the hair follicles absorb the valuable nutrients in the oil necessary for hair growth. Saying this, applying coconut oil twice a day is too much as you also need to give your scalp time to breathe. You should only apply this twice a week at the absolute maximum. Massage it in for 3 minutes and keep it on under a warm towel for thirty minutes. Wash the oil out with a gentle shampoo that also strengthens and fortifies. Having regular trims will also help without compromising the length of your hair. Donít be put off because youíre concerned about losing length: blunt, freshly chopped ends will create the appearance of fuller, thicker locks.
Hair loss in men can be caused by a number of reasons, from diet and lifestyle to an un- diagnosed medical condition. If this is the case, a visit to your GP may be necessary. You can also discuss the use of Nizoral with them as this is used to treat fungal infections, of which you might not have. Alternatively you could make an appointment with a hair loss specialist clinic where a trichologist will be able to carry out a thorough scalp analysis and blood tests, to help determine the root cause of your loss. The benefit of visiting a hair loss specialist is that they will be able to then also prescribe you a hair replacement programme, based on your individual needs Ė this could include Rogaine Ė once the cause and extent of your hair loss has been determined.
|Ruki asks: |
My question is regards my face shape and which hairstyle would suit me best. My face shape is considered a slightly longer and narrower version of oval - similar to that of celebrity Paula Patton Ė and I have a fairly pointy chin. For years Iíve struggled to work out which cut and hairstyle would make the most of my face shape and would be most flattering. My hair is very thick and very slightly wavy, which is yet another struggle for me, because I need to straighten it constantly. Iíve had both long hair and short hair before and Iíve received compliments for both, but Iíd really like to know which one suits me more. My current hairstyle is a shoulder-length long layered cut.
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Youíre lucky because oval face shapes tend to be able to pull off most cuts and styles, however, you mention that your face is slightly longer than a typical oval shape, so I would suggest finding a cut that shortens it and widens it slightly Ė this will restore symmetry and create the illusion of a perfect oval. As a general rule, a shorter cut will shorten the length in your face, so itís best to stick to a shorter bob or lob-length cut. Somewhere between chin length and shoulder length is ideal for you, so slightly shorter than your current cut. Bangs are another effective way of cutting the length through your face, so consider trying out a fringe. A side-sweeping fringe would be particularly effective at shortening your face and adding width to your cheekbones, which would distract from the length and would look incredibly flattering on you. ...More >
You mention your hair is naturally quite wavy, which is great, as a really effective way to add width to a long face shape, and to create more of an oval shape, is with volume and waves.
As you have a natural kink to your hair already, I would suggest you keep your long layers, and use them to enhance the existing natural wave in your hair. Use products such as sea salt spray and curl enhancing creams to add bounce and definition to your waves and to give shape and movement that will flatter your face shape. Long wavy layers are also a great way to add fullness around your jawline, which will help to conceal the pointiness in your chin.
While face shape is very important in determining the cut and style to suit you, there are other factors to take in to consideration, such as hair texture and type, and your lifestyle and personality. The former factors will determine the shape your cut will hold and the styling required and the latter will determine whether you will suit a look-at-me cut or something subtler and the level of maintenance youíre willing to commit to. This is something you should take into consideration when choosing your style Ė so discuss these things with your stylist during your consultation.
|Adele asks: |
Iím in a bit of a hair style rut! Iíve had the same hair colour/cut since I was a teenager (Iím now 30) and am really keen to mix it up! I have pale skin, freckles, blue eyes and long medium blonde hair. My natural colour is a medium/dark warm blonde, pretty thick and wavy/curly. I usually go for a balayage, blending my natural roots with light ashy blonde (although the warmer natural tones always come through), as I canít afford to have my hair done every 6-8 weeks. I have a few long layers and bit of shaping at the front. I struggle to find a good hairdresser that can advise me on what might be a good style/colour to suit me. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi Adelle, why donít you try a lob with a few chunky blonde lights around the face and leave the natural base of your colour, that way you have a more up to date style as well as colour with less commitment? Good luck
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