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Emma asks:
Hi, so the question I have is I have stripped one of my clients hair as she had a lot of warmth in it that she didnít want... Iíve managed to get it to a base 7.3. However, her end goal is to be a medium brown ash for e.g a base 6.1. Iím thinking of pre pigging it first as it may go green putting a flat 6.1 base over gold....any second opinions would help? I normally use ION colours

Kala KilshawAnswered By:
Kala Kilshaw
Hi Emma, I suggest using a protein porosity equaliser to ensure a uniform result, then add a small amount of blue concentrate (about an inch per half tube) to a 6.1 formula mixed with 10 vol (3%). The blue concentrate will neutralise the excess warmth of the 7.3 and help you achieve a true 6 base and prevent it going green. Thanks and good luck.

Kiera asks:
Iím a 16-year old girl and I recently sat my GCSEís. Due to the stress of exams my hair fell out in clumps. My hair has started to regrow but the hairline is really crooked and I was wondering if itíll ever fix itself or if there was a way I could fix it? Also I have naturally curly hair, and as Iím the only person in my family to have curly hair Iíve always just used a normal shampoo and conditioner. The underneath of my hair goes curly whereas the top stays wavy- are there any products you recommend for curly hair?

Steve RowbottomAnswered By:
Steve Rowbottom
It sounds like youíve experienced Telogen effluvium Ė hair loss that occurs temporarily as a result of some kind of shock to the body, such as stress. Telogen effluvium is essentially a disruption in the natural growth and rest cycle of hair and it will usually resolve on its own once the stress is over, which is why youíre now seeing some regrowth. Unfortunately the time it takes to return to a completely normal growth cycle can be different for each follicle, resulting in hair that returns in some areas quicker than in others, which is why youíre seeing a Ďcrookedí hairline. A healthy balanced diet and growth-encouraging supplements can really help to speed up healthy hair growth, but as youíre still young I would advise speaking to a doctor, or trichologist, to discuss this in depth, before changing or supplementing your diet. I refer my clients to speak to the professionals at the Northern Hair Loss Clinic for advice on hair loss. Their in-house Trichologist is firstly able to discuss loss and thinning, as well as re-growth after hair loss, and following this, they are then able to offer some fantastic non-surgical hair restoration treatments. ...More >

With regards to boosting your natural curls, you may need to re-consider your cut, as well as the products youíre using. Curls tend to drop in hair that is heavier, which is probably why youíre seeing less of a curl in the hair on top. I would suggest keeping the length in your hair Ė curls tend to sit better in hair that is shoulder length or longer Ė but ask your hairstylist to add a few layers cut to keep it from looking bottom-heavy and to take away some of the weight that is dragging your curls down. Ask for layers that start at your chin and angle down, all around your head, which will help to give support to your curls, allowing them to coil better.

Itís worth investing in your own products, as curly hair does require a little extra help in order to keep frizz at bay and to add definition, body and hold to curls. With curls, you want to add hydration, shine and definition, so use a keratin-based curl-enhancing shampoo and conditioner, as well as a curl-defining creme, to seal the cuticle, define curls and eliminate frizz and to help the hair resist damage, which can prevent curls from forming. Shampoo as infrequently as possible Ė every other day if your hair is very fine, once a week if itís thick Ė or consider co-washing, which is washing your hair with conditioner, rather than shampoo. Try to avoid using products that contain silicone as these coat your hair and create an illusion of shine, but in reality, theyíre a moisture barrier that wonít allow your curls to absorb moisture. They can also build up on the hair causing it to look limp and causing curls to drop. Also, avoid styling products that contain alcohol, which draws moisture away from the hair and doesnít allow curls to form properly.

Jan Stanley asks:
Hi, I have been colouring my brown (grey) hair at home for many years. I currently use Koleston 9/00 and 9/03 mixed and whilst I like the colour it does tend to go a bit yellowy even with a silver shampoo. I recently decided that I would like a change and tried the Osmo colour conditioner in Warm Chestnut and I really like the result, itís not too dark and you can still see the blonde shades running through. The dilemma I have now though is do I change my permanent colour to the chestnut, but Iím worried that this would this come out as a solid colour, or should I stick with the blonde permanent colours and just carry on using the colour conditioner to get the mixed tones that I am currently getting? Hope that this makes sense, it just seems strange using a blonde permanent and then colouring over it with the dark shade. Many thanks in anticipation for your advice.

Kala KilshawAnswered By:
Kala Kilshaw
Hi Jan, If I was you I would mix 9/0 with 9/1 for the root area that will cool the roots down, use 9/0 all the way through as the 9/1 will make the hair too ash. I think you will find the chestnut all over too dark and solid. Just carry on with the silver shampoo and try the conditioner to keep the multi tonal look. Thank you

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