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Claire asks:
I am 23 and have very thick wavy hair, which is also frizzy. I really want to get a short cut a bit like Frankie from the Saturdays but am worried that it will be really puffy or it won’t straighten as well. I have it just above my shoulders at the moment and it styles fine but I want something that is easier and quicker to style. Do you think the short style would be suitable?

Lee StaffordAnswered By:
Lee Stafford
Often, if you have hair that is prone to frizz and fly-aways- going for a really short cut isn’t a great idea- simply because the weight in the cut, which keeps the hair from frizzing outwards and upwards, is removed. If your hair is already shoulder length I would suggest sticking with a mid-length cut with shorter layers. This will take some of the bulk out of your hair, making you cut look sleeker and lighter, but maintaining enough length to keep the frizz level under control.

Why not also try my brand new Climate Control range. Especially at this time of year, the weather can wreak havoc on short hair. The Lee Stafford Climate Control Protection Spray is designed with innovative “liquid umbrella technology” to help ward of the damaging effects of the winter climate so that your hair can remain its frizz-free silky-smooth self come rain, come shine. Simply smooth a small amount of the serum through wet hair and then again after blow-drying.





Gigi asks:
I hope this is not taken the wrong way but .. you always advise to visit a professional hair salon. I may just be the unluckiest person on earth but I never got good advice from salons visited. I paid full fee every-time and we are talking 7 - 8 different salons.. None have covered grey fully, they apologise and I needed to go back for second application.

My hair is curly and frizz prone. When I asked what I can do for a softer look I was told there was nothing.. I went into a salon on holiday and they relaxed it for me. Magic! Please do consider this as visiting salon is not cheap and I am sorry to say I found incompetence throughout. I am still compromising and not happy but gave up and learnt to live with it. As lighter shades never covered my resistant grey, I end up (at salon!) using close to black colour. As I had highlights at some point, there is a difference between the dark roots area and lighter rest of long curly hair. Quite unsightly. As for keeping hair in good shape, its sites like yours where I found the best advice.

Hope this is cool and that you can help. All I want is my natural warm, golden brown hair throughout with greys covered. I would also like to reduce volume overall. Can long curly, thick frizzy hair be thinned?

Darren MessiasAnswered By:
Darren Messias
Ok let’s hopefully answer your questions for you.

Firstly long curly/frizzy hair can be thinned, either by having long layers cut in (but this can create more volume if the layers are cut too short) or you could have your hair thinned using either thinning scissors or a feather blade. Both of these will help reduce the weight in your hair and hopefully reduce the volume and frizz.
I also would strongly advise investing in some Sebastian Potion 9 which is a leave in conditioner/ styling product which is fantastic and calming frizzy and curly hair. ...More >

Right onto the colour.

This is a little more tricky, as it sounds like the problem your hair is VERY resistant to colour. Unfortunately lighter shades are going to have little or no effect on your colour which is why they end up having to use darker colours.

These are only suggestions and are not guaranteed to work but firstly I would advise an appointment with an Wella MCA/MCE graduate, who is an expert in colour, and also perhaps they may suggest ’pre softening’ your hair to help with the resistance and there is also a specific range of Wella colours that are for resistant hair which should be worth a try.

Hope this helps.







Babbee asks:
Turned 60 and have short hair noticed top thinning and sides plus greys are taking over roots. Tried layered look seems to show scalp more what about perm I need some fullness.

Matthew DavidAnswered By:
Matthew David
Try introducing a colour to your hair to reduce the grey first as this should help thicken up your hair a little.





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