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Todd Grantham asks:
Hiya there,

Iím one of those people who has naturally very curly hair and has had to embrace it as Iíve grown older, the problem with my hair is that its such tight spiral curls and Iíve always wanted loose curls/wavy kind of hair to look just like Matty Healy of The 1975.. Iíd like to know how I can get my hair to change to a looser texture and to look like Mattyís.. Iíve read about relaxers and keratin and so on but as Iíve no idea, Iím unsure of the best route to go down and best advice. Please help!

Cheers, Todd

Kala KilshawAnswered By:
Kala Kilshaw
Hi Todd

Relaxing is definitely the way to go, visit a couple of different salons for advice as pricing and frequency of the service may differ. I think you would get away with 2 x treatments in the first year 1 to relax the roots and loosen your curl and then (2) again to loosen the curl further if required. ...More >

After that 1 x per year, maybe not even as often as that as hair grows from the top so itís the roots that need doing. Use moisturising shampoo, conditioner as well as weekly treatment masks to maximize your hair staying soft and supple. Always comb the conditioner and mask through and use a serum or oil to control unwanted frizz.

Good luck x





Millie asks:
Hi, I am 44 years old and my hair seems to be getting thinner and thinner especially around my fringe area, the hair seems rather brittle around my temples, it get greasy really quick so I find I have to wash it everyday, to make it look acceptable I have to flow dry and straighten as otherwise itís rather frizzy even if I leave to dry naturally. I seem to loose a lot of hair when washing/drying more than 100, so washing everyday is making my problem worse, id love not to have to wash it everyday and for it to look thicker and healthier, itís mid length at present although I try and keep it just touching my shoulders as short hair doesnít suit me and if I grow it longer it look lank and lifeless, I have tried skin hair and nail supplements more 4 month now but no change, is there a shampoo that will reduce my hair getting so greasy and that promotes hair growth and strength? I did used to have really thick curly hair but fear the straighteners over the years have done major damage.

Kala KilshawAnswered By:
Kala Kilshaw
Hello Millie

Well done for taking the supplements, donít give up as there will be a difference you just need them as well as a combination of other things. ...More >

I would suggest you take a look at the following you may find the documents above helpful:

- Take a look at your diet as sometimes adding in a few vital nutrient rich foods can make a difference

- Ask in a professional salon for a protein based shampoo, or if you want to select one yourself choose a formula where the liquid is clear not opaque as still will mean it doesnít contain to many conditioning ingredients that will make the hair greasy

- Use dry shampoo, there are now coloured versions which are dry for keeping your hair looking fresh and adding a little volume

- Try not to touch your hair too much throughout the day as it can become a habit and makes the hair greasy more quickly

- This one sounds crazy but be careful applying your moisturizer, it again can make the hair greasy but there has been linked to potential thinning hair lines on women

- If you take medication, perhaps consult your doctor as there are so many that have side effects that can seriously effect hair such as contraceptive pills especially if they have been taken over a long period of time Have a trim, use a treatment mask at least weekly and Iím sure over the next month or 2 you will see improvement, if you donít perhaps consult a trichologist and they will carry out some blood tests and help you get to the bottom of the problem.

Good luck







Laura asks:
I recently dyed my hair with bleach and colour and while I am not allergic to the products used it has left me with terrible dandruff and a very itchy scalp. I have used anti dandruff shampoo which not only stripped the hair colour but it burned me as my scalp is not sensitive and when using non sulphate colour shampoo it had no effect on the dandruff. I am out of ideas and just want to find a shampoo that can help with my dandruff issue while not destroying my colour, any help?

Kala KilshawAnswered By:
Kala Kilshaw
Hello Laura

May I suggest you use something like Almond oil, warmed whilst in the bottle. Massage it in to your scalp and leave overnight if possible, use an old pillowcase so as not to ruin it. This will re moisturize as well as hopefully soothe and calm the scalp. I donít think you have dandruff just a very dry flaky scalp most likely caused by the colours active ingredients and then the high PH of the dandruff shampoo. So try a shampoo for sensitive scalp and colour protectors there are lots to choose from in professional salons as well as on the high street. This will re balance the natural PH of your scalp and wonít strip the scalp or colour. ...More >

Hope this helps





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