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Sylvia asks:
I am Afro-Caribbean and my hair is relaxed but itís very short and thick. I am wondering if you could recommend some products that will help my hair to lengthen and thicken. Iíve seen black girls with relaxed hair go on a "hair journey" in which their hair is long & thick so it must be possible! I have been using the products Aphogeen leave-in conditioner, shea moisture thickening mist, olive oil hair lotion & almond oil for the past 3 months and have seen very little change and the products are running out. There are many suggestions of products on the Internet but I would love to buy some products that I know would actually help my hair.

Steve RowbottomAnswered By:
Steve Rowbottom
Hi Sylvia! This is the hardest stage to go through for anyone with Afro-Caribbean hair. And correct, it is a hair journey indeed! Firstly, stop using the relaxer. This thins and weakens the natural structures and strength. I have just finished my hair journey of Ďtransitioningí (growing out relaxer) and have to say my hair has never looked as healthy or full. ...More >

So, now you need to assess what your hair is lacking. Is it moisture or strength? Is it feeling rough and dry? If so you need moisture. Is it breaking off and split? If it is, then you need strength. If you are unsure, there are simple tests you can do yourself: when the hair is wet stretch it. If it returns back to its natural length the strength is good. If it carries on stretching (like chewing gum) you need protein. This simple self-diagnosis will help Ďprescribeí the products needed.

Moisture: Try the H20 Intense Night-time treatment by Mizani. This can be done once a week at home to pack hair full of the moisture itís lacking. When combing the hair, be delicate, and use the Mizani Dítangle Moisturizing Leave-in Milk.

Strength: Mizaniís Fibrefyl Essential Strenthening Fix is a fortifying styling primer to help restructure and strengthen the bonds. This needs to be used alongside the in-salon Fibrefyl Strengthening Treatment. Check on the Mizani website for your closest Mizani salon.

If you are unsure of what condition your hair is in you could also use the Mizani Kerafuse Intense Strengthening Treatment Ė†an in salon treatment that will restore hair moisture and protein balance at the same time.

I would also recommend some products for home use to ensure maximum care. Mizaniís 25 Miracle Milk is a leave-in treatment that protects from heat damage and external aggressors. If you still want to wear your hair straight while transitioning, use Mizani Thermosmooth Ė a four-step thermal straightening system.

Oh and last tip: Be patient!

(Answered by Danielle Hill on behalf of Steve Rowbottom)

Zeinab asks:
As I want to dye my hair an ashy (brown/blond) grey and want to keep it as long as it can without damaging it or altering the colour, I think about buying a colour depositing conditioner but have a bit of a dilemma in what colour should I choose to keep it the closest to the hair colour I want: If I take a grey or red neutralizing conditioner I fear to lose the ashy tone (dirty tone from brown/blond-ish) and if I go with a brown or beige depositing conditioner I donít know if it would take the grey off the hair overtime, thanks for helping

Hooker and YoungAnswered By:
Hooker and Young
Silver shampoos and conditioners will neutralise and warm tones in your hair and will keep the colour ashy and the tone cooler. The Schwarzkopf Professional Silverwhites range is fantastic for this!

Krista asks:
Iím 16 and want to cut my hair short. I have black, fine thin hair. If I get a short haircut I want to make it as big and fluffy as possible. I think the best way would be to damage it as much as possible by dying it. Whatís your thoughts? Also, if I get my hair cut short, can I just layer my hair from the crown?

Hooker and YoungAnswered By:
Hooker and Young
We would never advocate deliberately damaging your hair. Over processed and heavily dyed hair can appear thicker and rougher in texture but you can achieve the same look and feel with the right products. Try a salt spray or volumising products and combine them with a short, textured cut.

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