|Brittney asks: |
My hair is starting to really affect my feelings. It is naturally very fine, straight and flat, and a couple of years ago I was on birth control injections which caused me to lose my hair. It became very patchy, so my hairdresser recommended that I cut it into a bob and ever since then my hair has stopped growing. I’ve tried taking vitamins; I’ve tried re-growth shampoo; I’ve tried using coconut oil on my hair; and I’ve tried many other methods that I’ve come across online, but nothing seems to encourage my hair to grow. I am becoming extremely impatient and lately have started using extensions, but I’m finding them to be a major hassle. Is there a miracle hair growth product I could try? Or is there a more permanent alternative to extensions, such as a wig? I need something that will still allow me to swim, sleep and do all the usual daily activities, without it becoming obvious or uncomfortable.
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The hormones within certain birth control methods can cause hormonal imbalances that can lead to hair loss. The good news is usually the hair loss is only temporary and hair growth often returns to normal once the hormones have left your system. Unfortunately it can take a while for this to happen and on some rare occasions hormonal imbalances can remain, which means the hair loss continues. Unluckily for you your hair was already fine, which means that your hair loss showed up fairly quickly and was more difficult to conceal. While cutting your hair into a bob won’t have had any effect on the regrowth of your hair – remember the ends have been cut, whereas regrowth occurs at the roots – if the regrowth cycle is slow to return, or returns, but not as effectively as before, it will take much longer to grow your bob out – which is what you now seem to be experiencing.
Don’t worry because there are plenty of options. Speak to a professional trichologist for advice on how nutritional supplements could help to encourage your natural hair growth. They’ll also be able to advise you on any other medical treatment that could encourage faster hair growth. At a hair loss clinic – such as Unlimited Hairloss Solutions, a specialist hair loss clinic for women and transgender women – a trichologist will be able to determine the exact cause of your hair loss and will be able to advise you on medical treatment and nutritional supplements to boost natural hair growth. In the meantime, a non-surgical hair replacement method is a great way to conceal the effects of hair loss and give the appearance of fuller, thicker, and even longer hair. Unlimited Hairloss Solutions, for example, offer a number of bespoke hair replacement solutions that can be tailored to your exact needs. After an in-depth initial consultation they are able to determine what would suit each client, according to many factors, including lifestyle. It may be that one of their tailor-made wigs would be most suitable, or one of their highly innovative and effective Integration systems – a breathable mesh system that permanently disguises bald patches and hair loss, while allowing your own hair to re-grow underneath – would be a better option. Hygienic and comfortable, as well as long lasting, this method is particularly popular with active young women, who wish to maintain their lifestyle. The good news is that there are so many different options available to you that you should try not to let this affect your emotional well being for much longer.
|Ashlee asks: |
I have natural dark brown hair. As of now I have balayge with blonde. My hair is damaged from the blonde. I definitely want to go back dark. The thing is I would prefer to go black to give myself more of an exotic look. But I don’t know if I should just go back to my natural hair colour of dark brown and get a hair cut as well. I really want my hair back to being healthy, thick and silky. What do you think? Do you think dying my hair black, I’m still able to get back my healthy, silky, thick hair?
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Hi Ashlee, I think you should have a hair cut to get your hair back into great condition. If you want to colour your hair dark brown or black you will need to apply something called a pre pigment formula to the blonde hair first, otherwise the brown or black will fade to greenish. A deep auburn is what will be required on the blonde to prevent the colour fade. Good luck
|Catrine asks: |
My hair is thick and most of the volume ends up in the lengths of my hair, because of the heaviness. This results in the top of my head looking very flat. I’d like to achieve more volume and height through the crown of my head instead. I’ve come to the conclusion that I probably wouldn’t suit very short hair. Whenever I put my hair in a ponytail, the lack of volume at the roots becomes even more apparent. I’m tired of my current hairstyle: it looks flat, boring and dull and I would love to switch it up, but I’m not sure what would suit me and what would help me achieve volume in the top but reduce the weight around my face. I’d also love to be able to still put my hair up/away from my face.
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What you’re describing often happens when hair is very thick and long, as the weight of the hair pulls the hair down, causing a lack of volume in the roots. Thick hair that is one length all over is particularly prone to looking too heavy through the mid-section and ends. What you need is a cut and style that adds volume, gives a little height and lift through the top, while reducing the weight that currently sits around your face. Stylists often add layers to break up the weight of thick hair and to thin it out. While layers may be the answer – and they’d certainly allow you to retain the length of your style – the way layers are cut into your hair can really make or break the end result of your style. Your aim is to remove weight and bulk without removing the natural movement in your hair. I’d recommend asking your stylist to add ‘invisible’ layers, which can thin the hair without creating that typical layered appearance. Invisible layers are ideal if you prefer the blunt cut look that is so on trend right now.
Speak to your stylist about trying a ‘parallel undercut’. This type of cut reduces weight and thickness in the hair, while increasing bounce and movement. It involves sectioning dry hair horizontally and evenly from the nape of the neck upwards in three sections, and point-cutting each section around the entire perimeter. The result is that the weight is sliced away and you’re left with a blunt yet multidimensional finish. It sounds like the perfect solution to your problem, allowing you to try out a stylish and edgy new style, that’s full of texture, length and movement, but none of the unwanted weight and bulk around your face.
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