|JANE asks: |
I am desperate for an expert advice. I have thin hair because my last hairstylist "texturized" my hair which i really hate! I like my hair with volume and thickness. Anyway my hair right now is medium cut but I donít think it suits me . I have LONG FACE AND SQUARE JAW and I donít know what to do! I am thinking of getting a one length hair style like a bob cut but I am not sure, can you please help ?
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Hi Jane, The beauty of hair is that it grows, so this isnít forever. Firstly go through pictures of yourself where you liked how your hair looked- a good place to start. Be honest with yourself and ask close friends to give you advice. When you have decided what to do, visit a new recommended hairstylist and show them your images. Bring along other pictures from the internet too and try to be bold. Have a free consultation and see if they understand what you are trying to achieve and whether it is realistic. Look at colour too as this can really give the illusion of thicker/ voluminous hair.
Everything will be alright! Add a smile-you canít go wrong. Charlotte
|Alyssa asks: |
I coloured my hair at home; I had to use 2 bleach 2 blonde 2 red because my hair is thick and long. It turned out PINK! Iíd like to know what to do! I hate it! Itís terrible!! Can I just redye my hair? Or is it going to fall out?! Help!! Also, is there anything that will repair my damaged hair?
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Hi Alyssa, The bleach lifted your hair and so red went onto a much lighter base colour hence it being pink. You can re apply 2 x red colour over the pop of the pink and then do a treatment mask and you should have the desired red and soft conditioned hair. Hope that helps
|Chloe asks: |
My hair is about 22 inches long, super thick and can get quite frizzy. Itís also naturally wavy. I have never dyed my hair, and I donít plan to - itís a light brown colour with a few natural highlights. Iíve always wanted curly hair - it used to be much curlier when I was younger - so what can I do to reduce frizz and boost my natural waves without using heated appliances? My hair doesnít respond to a curling iron at all.
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Linton and Mac
Itís great that you want to embrace your natural hair type Ė we always encourage our clients to work with what they have, rather than work against it, and giving your natural waves a boost to make them curlier is a great idea; curls are very on-trend right now and while they can be tricky to manage, with the right products and techniques, it is totally doable.
First, consider visiting your hairdresser for a cut that will boost your hairís bounce factor. Your hair is currently very long and as it is also very thick, I imagine that your current style means your hair is sitting quite heavy, which will stop your curls from forming as well. Ask your stylist to feather the ends of your hair, either with scissors or a razor. This is a great trick for helping to increase the hairís ability to curl: it works a little like scraping the end of a ribbon to curl it. Layers are a good way to add movement and body to curls, and positioned right and at the right length, they should help to reduce the weight of your thick hair; heavy hair that is all one length can stop the curls from forming properly. Layers will also add definition to your waves, helping them to appear curlier.
Next, take a look at the products you are using. You need to be using products that are designed to smooth, nourish the cuticle, make your thick hair feel softer and more manageable and boost your natural curl. I would start by investing in a microfibre towel to keep your curls soft and healthy. Microfibre towels help to minimise frizz and reduce breakage while quickly absorbing the water from your hair, allowing it to dry quicker. When towel drying your hair, use a ípress and twistí method, to preserve curls and add body: take your towel and press and twist the hair rather than roughly rubbing it back and forth, which can push the hair cuticles upwards and create frizz.
I would switch to a sulphate-free shampoo and a keratin-based conditioner, as well as a deep conditioning mask for fortnightly use. Injecting moisture in to your hair should be a priority in order to encourage healthy manageable curls with minimum frizz, and to ensure your thick hair doesnít turn coarse and wiry. A nourishing curl creme, as opposed to an oil or serum, will help to smooth the hair cuticle to reduce frizz, when applied to damp hair, but without straightening or weighing down the hair and pulling out the natural wave, which can sometimes happen when using an oil. Finally, a curl-boosting mousse will help you to boost the curl factor in your hair, and will add a little hold and body to the curls. Alternatively, you could use a sea salt spray to add texture and hold, and to encourage the curl in your natural waves. The effect of this would be slightly more tousled and textured than if you used a mousse, and with slightly less hold, so it depends on the finish you are looking to achieve. It might sound strange but I would avoid anti-frizz shampoos, conditioners and serums. These often contain ingredients that give weight to curls and drag them down. What you want to do is inject moisture to the hair, to help to define the curls and smooth frizz naturally, rather than by coating the cuticle in product.
Finally, it might be worth arranging a consultation for a keratin-based smoothing treatment to help you fight your hairís natural tendency to frizz.
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