|LA asks: |
My oldest son has hair that sticks out all over his head. The hair follicles stick straight down into his head rather than being angled. Basically the poor kid constantly looks like he stuck his finger in an electric socket. It is also very thick and slightly coarse. It also dries freakishly fast. Itís the nightmare of all hair really. Even stylists weíve visited in the past have said it. What kind of cut can we get for him that would help him to look good but are easy for a 14 year old boy to maintain?
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Poor him, 14yr olds are so self conscious it must be tough! There are a few suggestions I can make, ...More >
- Fish oil supplement omegas are great for the hair and no one really eats enough fish.
- Make sure you are using moisturing shampoo and conditioner, the best quality you can and comb the conditioner through after leaving a for a few minutes and rinsing - this will temporaily soften the cuticle and provide much needed moisture to this hair type.
- Sometimes growing the hair longer, a pain during the growing stage but a good solution as the hair does become more manageable.
- Using a traditional wax is always good as it is oil based, so adds moisture itís also heavy so weights the hair down so does give you an element of control with styling.
- My Son is a hairdresser and he has really difficult hair to manage, sounds similar to your Sons but I thinks it maybe good for him to get a consultation from a young male barber or male hairdresser as they are in touch with what guys of this age really want to achieve
Good luck I really hope this helps
|Fero asks: |
Hi. Iím 37 female and I used to have a very thick, dark curly hair and I straightened
it 6 years ago. I also having grey hair since I was 25, which colour to cover grey. I have been having a long hair close to my waist. bcoz of the continuous colouring and straightening my hair is very frizzy and experienced hairfall few times. Now, I need to cut my hair extremely short and I want the straight hair look. pls advice me on pros and cos of it. If I cut it very short, how often should I maintain grey coverage? how short should I go? Iím bit chubby and my stylist advised I should not cut my hair shorter because of that. I have more of a square shaped face and Iím an analyst at stock market.
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Well where do I start, short hair would be great and very much easier for you to maintain keeping smooth, straight, good conditioned and covering the grey. I would recommend going for a layered bob with a soft side fringe, the layers and soft fringe help soften square shape faces, just below the chin is a good place to start length wise as itís easy to manage. ...More >
You could have a smoothing treatment that lasts around 4 months and sometimes longer if you use the correct moisturing shampoo and conditioners.
The colour would be a re-application every 4 weeks just on the root area and by using a conditioning masque weekly and a blowdry smoothing lotion you will have the well conditioned silky bob thatís very flattering on all women of all shapes and sizes and easy to look after.
Good luck and I hope this is helpful?
|Ann Herrick asks: |
Good Morning, I am at my wits end. I have hair that seems to be breaking near
my part, but I get these these little hairs sticking up around my part on the
top of my head. I would call it breakage and not frizz, nor flyaways. (I think
of static when I think of flyawayís). My hair is not super dry, I use good moisturizers.
I do not over load my hair with product. I do not over process it or anything.
I get my hair trimmed ever 4-6 weeks. I wash my hair about every three days. I
do not over process it, I get it high/low lighted every 7 months. I have used
all sorts of products. and have collected a product graveyard. I have tried Aveda,
Living Proof, Bumble and Bumble, NexXus, so many and too many to help tame the
breakage or fly aways or whatever it is. I tend to let it air dry, and I tend
to not brush it when wet. If I do I use a detangler I like the invisible oil primer
by bumble and bumble and use a wide tooth comb to brush it. I truly feel at my
wits end. I have wasted so much money on tons of products. Hair spray does not
seem to hold them down either. My hair is not thick and not thin. It is fairly
healthy and past my shoulders. It is curly wavy. Not really one or the other.
It can become frizzy when I blow dry it. I also would like it to grow out but
seems to grow to a certain length and starts breaking. Please HELP:) Thank you.
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Try not to worry as you are doing lots of things perfectly well so it leads me to believe that its either a diet or medical issue. So my suggestions I have written for magazine may help. It sounds to be that you may need a supplement that will help your hair in the growing stage and strengthen it so it doesnít break. ...More >
I hope this helps, good luck
Due to the fact the life span of an individual hair is 2 - 7 yrs, we have approximately 100, 00 hairs on a healthy head and lose around 100 per day.
Hair has a 3 stage cycle -
1: Anagen - active growth
2: Catagen - a transitional phase
3: Telagen - resting and shedding
Once we hit 40 (sometimes before or after) the anagen phase the growing tends to slow down this can be for a number a reasons;
. Fluctuating hormones
Or even pre menopause, the signs are additional hair loss this actually affects 1 in 3 women so hair feels thin, lank hair that lacks life and loss of shine. We tend to want to do something drastic with our hair we experiencing the above but suggestions below can help as your hair and nails are the last parts of your body to receive nutrients, below are the foods and advice on supplements that your hair will most certainly benefit from, perhaps preventing a drastic change. They provide all the essential ingredients and amino acids that feed and condition your hair and scalp from the inside out!
Sweet Almonds - Vitamin H (Biotin) helps with repair to Keratin damage (structure of hair shaft)
Red meat, Pork, Poultry, Seafood, Beans, Dark green veg, Dried Raisins & Apricots - Iron
Tuna, Cheese. Eggs, Beef, Liver, Mackerel - Vitamin D
Low fat yogurt, Milk, Oysters, Spinach, Pumpkin seeds. Mushrooms. Lemon grass. Wasabi, Green peas. Blackberries, Dates, Green tea, Sun dried tomatoes and dates - Zinc
Other good foods - potatoes, eggs, onion, tomatoes, peanuts, walnuts, carrots, salmon, romaine lettuce, cauliflower, oats, banana, raspberries, watermelon, grapefruit. Cucumber - Selenium, B12, Folates & Minerals
Your hair is 91% protein and constructed of 16 amino acids combined with the fact as I said before that hair and nails are the last body parts to receive vital nutrients and at the age of 40 our hair and skin is changing so much we need to take action, to improve its quality. Supplements work by being absorbed into your digestive system providing the essential amino acids the hair requires.
You would need to take a supplement for at least 3 months to really notice and feel a difference, generally 2 per day and they work directly during the íAnagení(growing phase of the hairs natural cycle).
I strongly recommend Hair Jelly protein capsules with their Sulphur rich amino acids, they really do the job and are suitable for vegetarians.
Another contributor I believe is that fact that once we hit 40 we have been taking some sort of contraception for many years. As many as 1 in 5 females are experiencing hair loss or thinning mostly because of taking the pill. We notice extra hair in the shower, in our hair brush, our parting looks wider and pony tails feel thinner. The pill contains Progestin and It can make the hair follicle shrink and lead to thinning. What actually happens is that the birth control pill can causes hair in its growing phase (anagen) to resort to the resting phase (telogen). So it could increase shedding from 15% to as much as 50%. So if your going to continue taking the pill but hate the thinning hair consult your GP and request a conceptive that has a Low Androgen, look after your health and have a good nutrional diet, massage your scalp and invest time into your hair care regime and the loss will subside.
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