|Fiona asks: |
My hair is dyed red and my natural colour is dark brown. I go grey extremely easy what is best colour to keep grey at bay for longer? I have been grey since start of my 20s.I was thinking black or blonde but not sure how any these colours would work with the red I currently have. I go to the hairdressers and donít colour this myself.
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Hello Fiona, I suggest you start to go lighter to blend away the grey and make it look less obvious when its growing through. I would ask your hairdresser to do lots of highlights and take you to a copper blonde then gold blonde and then you can have a toner of your choice depending on what you think best suits you. I always think have a change of hairstyle, going a bit shorter helps speed up the process. Go for it and good luck!
|Kayla asks: |
After dealing with hard water for almost a year, my hair has become mushy/gummy, brittle and it cannot retain moisture which has caused severe breakage. Iíve now had a water softening system for 3 months, yet the condition of my hair has not snapped back. Iíve gotten salon protein treatments, clarifying treatments ... everything! Iím simply not seeing any improvement. I used to have very low maintenance, normal porosity hair. Now itís high porosity and is so difficult to style and moisturize. Are my curls damaged forever? How do I fix this? Does it sound like I need more protein, or moisture?
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Hello Kayla, Please stop using protein shampoo and clarifying treatments immediately. The clarifying is good to remove all residue and mineral build up from the hard water and protein shampoo is good for limp fragile hair but curly brittle hair needs a moisture overload. I suggest you buy some moisture shampoo and conditioner make sure you comb the conditioner through and leave for 5 minutes before rinsing. Invest in the best moisture treatment mask you can, apply and cover with a shower cap and heat with a hairdryer if you can for 15 mins before combing through, rinsing and applying conditioner. Do the treatment everytime you shampoo your hair for a month, then weekly. I also suggest you apply some argan oil and comb through after the hair care regime and leave the hair to dry, it will be a couple of weeks and your hair will be back to normal. Good luck
|Agnieszka asks: |
Hi, I have a question about botox keratin straightening. One of my friends had the botox straightening 4 weeks ago. She did that because her hair needed a rescue after hair dyeing. After 2 weeks the hair changed and looked like it had been burnt on the ends and she could not brush them. She went back to the hairdresser and she has been advised to cut the ends. She has been told that this happens sometimes and is because she dyed her hair in the past too often. The hairdresser charged her for cutting (the same hairdresser who did the botox keratin straightening). At the same time she dyed her hair. She has been told that with this keratine she can dye hair. Another 2 weeks went by and the same thing happened; her hair started curling and again look like it had been burnt. I have to add, that the hairdresser used normal straighteners. Could you kindly explain me bit more about the process with botox keratin straightening, please? Is it ok that the hairdresser used a normal straighter? Is it normal that the hair condition is worse now than before botox? I have a last question. If the hairdresser did something wrong that damaged her hair, should she charge for extra treatment? I mean, whether she should cancel the next service as part of the compensation? If you could come back to me I will be grateful. Best Regards Agnieszka
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Hi Agnieszka, Iím afraid I can only give general advice about smoothing systems similar to this one. Normal Straightners can be used as long as they reach the recommended temperature the product recommends (most do). If the hair is in poor condition before the service is carried out it will of course make it worse because itís a chemical process involving heat. Some hairdressers reduce the amount of passes of the straightners through the hair, this can mean the smoothing affect doesnít last as long but there is less of a compromise to the hairs condition. I suggest you get your friend to invest in some professional shampoo and conditioner as well as a treatment mask all for damaged hair and treat the hair twice weekly for the next month. This should improve the look and feel of the hair, then perhaps use a smoothing cream to style with and an argan oil to finish. Iím afraid I canít advise on action she can take with the salon apart from going to see them and explain that she hasnít got the smooth hair she desired and what can they do to help? They may give her some treatment products to use on her hair or a free in salon treatment. If she does choose to have the service again I suggest she has a strand test in a salon to make sure her hair is strong enough. Ps I forgot to mention she can colour her hair but I suggest using semi permanent in order to allow her hair to recover a little and reduce chemical processes. I do hope this helps?
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