|Zara asks: |
I have very thick hair which I love I had my hair cut into a bob 2 years ago and hated it and have since been growing it. My hair is now mid way from shoulder to elbow. I started a level 2 hairdressing course last September and have just qualified and am ready to start level 3 this month, however since doing the course and practicing on each other my hair is completely dry. I have dyed it a few times with both per and quasi. I was a model for my friends perming assessment and itís ruined my hair
condition, look and feel and it is so dry I donít need to wash it very often so have only
been washing it twice a week and only been blow drying and using straighteners after washing and not again till the next wash. I have had recommended to me the Aussie shampoo and 3minute miracle conditioning treatment. I have used both bottles now and my hair is still very dry. I have had the Philip Kingsley range recommend also, but I cannot afford the prices with two young children and level 3 to pay for. Is there anything you could recommend that would not break the bank but will actually help get my hair back into shape?
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I am at the point of going to get it all cut off, but I love my long hair and will cut it off at my last resort. I would suggest one of two things. The first is Keratin treatment which is fantastic for improving hair condition and making the hair more manageable but this can be reasonably expensive. The second is the Wella Alchemy treatments which do a similar thing to the Keratin treatment, but not quite as intensive.
|Grace asks: |
I permed my thick, naturally wavy/straight hair about 5 months ago. I then lightened my ends (ombre) about 3 months ago, which fried my ends (because I suspect, of excessive heat). About a month ago I dyed my hair all one colour (very dark brown, my natural colour) and my ends are still very frizzy and damaged. I cut my hair about 3 weeks ago my perm is still in tact from the top of my ears to about ten cm above the ends of my hair. I feel in a rut with my unhealthy hair and am not sure what to do from here. I do not have a stylist that I normally go to. What do you suggest I do?
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I receive hundreds of questions like yours, and always recommend that you visit a good top salon someone who specialises in Chemical work, I could think of many different ways to overcome your dilemma, on what you wrote, it sounds that you have long hair? If that is true, may I suggest you do not use any colours on your hair for at least 4 to 6 Months, during that time use the best Shampoos and conditioners you can buy, for example LíOreal do several hair repair treatments, Phillip Kingsley Hair scientists treatments have wonderful products to repair your hair, available on line here. These treatments work better in repairing your hair, give it the shine back and the bounce, dress your hair up in soft styles during the growing out period. Maybe after your hair is in good condition go to a good salon and ask them to apply a few very fine high and low highlights to break up the harshness of very dark hair. You could also take drastic actions and have your hair cut into a much shorter style, that of course would speed up the healing process of your hair. To find a good stylist, is easy, basically find someone whose hair you like. when you go shopping or on the street, tell them how much you like their hair and compliment them, then ask them who does there hair, recommendations like this usually work out well, then you have seen the work, all you need to do ask people whose hair you admire. Remember good conditioned hair is the basis for good colours and perms. as you say your hair is partly straight partly wavy, maybe you should consider changing your styles to suite the type of hair you have, there are many great hairstyles which look great with part waves and part straight, I do hope this advice will help you to understand my points I make and will help you to make a decision.
|Susie asks: |
I have curly/frizzy hair medium length/short hair - but not African. I have a clump at the front which is really thick and I am fed up with it! Should I relax this/straight perm it? Or are there other ways to manage it? I like a bob style, short at back and down to point, but the fringe is just a blob! Help
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I can imagine your frustration, There is a great product on the market which is available from a professional salon named KeraStraight the straightening process is less harsh and less damaging than normal hair straightening treatments, this treatment lasts for up to four month but can be repeated. I suggest you have your hair first relaxed with KeraStraight, but definitely tell your stylist that your front is difficult to control, then a good stylist should be able to correct the way your hair falls after this treatment and then have the cut, the hair way the hair falls after the treatment will tell you and your stylist how much should be cut off the fringe, I love the Bob Idea and was one of the inventors of it, a well cut bob can look amazing as long as the length is right for your facial features. Naturally, after a few Months, the root of your hair will grow back when you could consider a second treatment. It is essential that you use the best shampoo and conditioners after such treatments which you should be able to purchase at the salon you have your relaxing treatment.
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