|Kate asks: |
Hi, today I got blonde hair highlights for the first time! Iím happy with the outcome, but Iím going on holiday next week to Portugal. I am worried that the sun will lighten my highlights a lot, making it go a bleach/platinum blonde (and I donít want that to happen as Iím going back to school when I come home). I am also worried that the swimming pool chlorine will dye my hair green, and I know people say not to go under the water, but I am a very keen swimmer, Iím not sure what to do! Iím really concerned and I just need some advice to put me at ease!
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Please make sure you use a good quality conditioner with protection. Wear a hat as much as you can and make sure you shampoo and condition your hair as soon as possible after swimming. A thick cream mask smoothed onto the hair is an added bonus for sun protection as it coats the hair temporalily. Enjoy your holiday.
|Stefanie asks: |
Hello, I have thick, middle to long dark brown hair. I never use heat on my hair, I shampoo it 1-2 times a week and condition it. My hair tends to be dry so I donít wash it more than that unless I have a lot of appointments. When I air dry my hair it always is slightly wavy but on two occasions due to the humidity I had wild curlyish hair (very specific curls). The curls started from the roots and became tighter curls to towards the bottom. They were not to voluminous which I liked and seemed wild. I have never felt that confident and good about myself, so I really want to find out how to make my hair look like that daily! I tried to copy two pictures into here, but unfortunately it didnít work. They are from a model that has exactly the kind of curls I am talking about. If there is a way for me to send the pictures that would be amazing! Thank you so much in advance and sorry for my English!
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Hi Stefanie, Iím afraid I donít know how you can attach the pictures but the best thing I can suggest for defining natural curls is always shampoo and condition with moisturising shampoo and conditioner. Always comb the conditioner through before rinsing. Use a cream based product called something like curl cream or curl activator and apply to the middle, lengths and ends of your hair when wet. Comb through so as to evenly distribute the product and then if you can use a diffuser on a hair dryer just to take 50% of the water out. Then leave to dry naturally. Hair has memory and needs to be reminded that it used to curl once you have to help it remember. As your hair is drying twist sections or scrunch then in your hand this will help your hair retain the natural shape. It may take a month or too but it will happen. Perhaps a trim and some long layers would help?
|Lucy asks: |
I have naturally dark blonde thick, long hair. Around 2 years ago I began using John Freida go blonder controlled lightening spray that I didnít realise was damaging my hair until I went to the hairdresser and had a test on my hair to see if it could handle the bleach. The hair was too damaged and they told me to stop using the spray and come back in 6 months, I did this and during that time I used a bunch of hair repairing products so I could definitely have my hair dyed the pastel pink I wanted. After the time had passed they did another test and said I would have to come back again later, now I havenít used the spray in over a year and their current advise is to fully grow out my hair before I can bleach it. I am willing to cut my long hair short in order to be able to bleach it, however it is extremely difficult to tell the difference between my natural hair and the hair that has been treated and damaged cause theyíre a similar colour. Obviously I canít have it cut ridiculously short but I have no idea how much my hair has grown. Any advise on how to tell and if I could get I dyed ?
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Hi Lucy, Have you thought about having some highlights (with bleach) that way much less commitment and damage? You can then apply the pastel pink you want and it will be true on the highlights but a slightly darker pink on the natural hair. I think you will love it, you must keep up a good hair care regime and get a decent trim but I think you should go for it.
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