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Theresa asks:
Hi, I am going through the menopause and suffer extreme scalp sweats. Is there anything I can use to help with the embarrassment of this? My hair is short but I still suffer terrible sweating.

Hayley Gibson-ForbesAnswered By:
Hayley Gibson-Forbes
Extreme sweating is an unfortunate side effect of many things, including the menopause. There are certain lifestyle changes you can make to try and reduce the amount of sweating diet, for example, can play an important role so speak to your doctor about ways to try and tackle the issue. Unfortunately hair and scalp products wont help to solve this problem, however, there are certain products you can use to try and alleviate any side effects and to try and mask the appearance of excess sweat. ...More >

Firstly, a sweaty scalp can clog your pores and affect your hair follicles. This can prevent healthy hair growth, so using a product that removes the build-up and prevents clogging is essential to maintaining scalp health, hair growth and length. Sweat can also dry out your scalp, which can also have a negative effect on hair growth. A gentle clarifying shampoo, used every couple of washes, or an exfoliating shampoo, used once a week, will help to remove build-up caused by over-sweating, that can lead to itchy flaky scalp and that can inhibit healthy hair growth. If your scalp sweats all the time, youre probably tempted to wash it daily, so that it feels and looks clean, but bear in mind that over-washing your hair can over-stimulate oil production, which will mean further build up. Try to avoid daily hair washing if you can and instead use a good dry shampoo, to soak up excess oil and sweat and add volume in between washes. Dry shampoo is designed to absorb excess moisture away from your hair and scalp, leaving the hair looking clean. Apply it directly to your roots and rub it in.

Aside from leading to blocked follicles and a flaky scalp, sweat can also dry out your hair and scalp. Finding a hydrating shampoo that will protect your strands and keep your hair healthy is a great way to fight against this. A deep-conditioning treatment will also help to replace lost moisture, as will a leave-in conditioner. The leave-in conditioner will have the added benefit of acting like a barrier, between the sweat and your hair, preventing over-drying.

Finally, the natural salts in sweat can cause your hair to lose its colour quickly, so if you colour your hair, you may need extra protection from colour fade. A colour preserving shampoo, conditioner and spray will do the trick.

Ray asks:
I have had bleached my hair before and a quarter of my hair snapped off. Can i still put bleach on via the hairdressers?

Kala KilshawAnswered By:
Kala Kilshaw
I think you should have a consultation with the hairdressers as Im sure that perhaps your hair snapped because of timings and application. Good luck

Jayne asks:
Hello Dear Hair Expert, I have been growing my hair which is thick and dark. I have been colouring it with nice and easy 5A permanent and have never had problems before,however,it has become extremely dry and frizzy. I do not know what to do with it! I have used expensive hair masks and conditioners but to no avail.
I have been swimming in a pool once a week, but wear a swimming hat, but the water does somehow get through a bit. Do you think the chlorine is the culprit here? Is there any advice you can give me to get it back into good condition.
I am going to be a mother of the bride in August, so i am panicking a bit now. I think I will have to bite the bullet and chop it all off!
Also, any advice about how I can still enjoy my swimming, I do not really want to keep my head out of the water as I cannot swim properly like that. And advice or recommendations will be greatly appreciated, Thanking You

Kala KilshawAnswered By:
Kala Kilshaw
Hello Jayne, Firstly I am hoping that you dont comb through the colour every time you apply, if you do please stop and but a semi permanent version of the colour or keep the ends topped up and refreshed with a brunette colour conditioner? ...More >

Secondly, yes chlorine can make a big difference to the quality and condition of the hair so make sure as soon as you are out of the pool you shampoo your hair twice to remove the residue.

There are so many contributing factors to the change of texture and condition of hair so please try the above, make sure you are using the best quality moisturizing shampoo, conditioner and mask possible I like Redken, Joico and Nioxin as professional brands. Make sure you comb the conditioner through before rinsing as this helps smooth the hair. Have a trim, double check your diet contains some omegas and vitamin, E & D else take a supplement. When you blowdry and style make sure you take your time always using medium heat and speed and as low a temperature as possible for hot air stylers and irons. I am also a huge fan of hair supplements so try them too if possible.
Really good luck, this will really help and enjoy the wedding x x

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