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Judith asks:
I had very few highlights in my mid length wavy hair 3 years ago and since then have been trying to return to my dirty blonde/light brown hair. Every time I colour or have highlights they turn brassy or it has a gingery hue to it. I have had salon colors in ash brown tones to compensate but the color always returns to the gingery hue. If I was to have one shade lighter put on now would this eradicate the brassiness once and for all and leave me with a more manageable color? I also have some grey coming which would look less obvious I thought with a lighter shade? What do I ask for - if this is a good route to go?

Jason JohnsonAnswered By:
Jason Johnson
The best thing to have at the moment is an ash semi permanent through all of your hair! This will tone down any warmth through your hair and give a much better look. I know my hair has a lot of warmth and I have the same problem unless I have lots of ash in my colour. Lightening your hair one shade lighter would not necessarily work. You could still end up with more warmth! The good thing about having an ash semi permanent through is that it not only tones your hair but it will also condition and give your hair a fabulous shine. You can also reapply this when any warmth starts to show through again.

Paulina asks:
My hair is naturally curly but I always style it straight. I am going camping and wonít be able to take my straightener with me. Do you have any advice on how I can get it straight without using a hair straightener?

Anna SorbieAnswered By:
Anna Sorbie
Before your trip, I suggest washing your hair with Redken Frizz Dismiss Shampoo and Conditioner for humidity protection and smoothing. I would then give it a good blow-dry and straighten. While you are away, use Redken Pillow Proof Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo. If you do need to wash your hair while you are away, then set your hair with large foam rollers. This method wonít result in super-straight hair, but the large rollers will get rid of small, frizzy curls and create gentle waves instead.

Anon asks:
I recently went to my local salon for a colour and cut. She put highlights on my hair (a 6 vol so I was told) and then a 12 vol bleach all over my roots then was put under heat for 40 minutes. I immediately felt intense burning and told them this, they told me it was normal and it will be fine. After 40 mins of pain she washed it off to a scarlet red scalp and styled it and I left. The redness went down but I was feeling and intense itching constantly and red blotchy marks over my scalp. My hair has been falling terribly and Iím very scared Iím going to go bald. The doctor gave me tablets for allergy but I think itís more a chemical burn than an allergic reaction. Will I go bald? Please help

Darren AmbroseAnswered By:
Darren Ambrose
When bleaching you should only use 6% and below on the scalp Ė gentle lifting without heat is the key to the perfect blonde. There are products you can put on the scalp prior to bleaching that help coat the scalp itself and protect it while bleaching. Also, after the process of lifting, there is a procedure of using the correct shampoo, cool rinse and a product to rebalance the scalpís PH. For hairdressers out there that arenít knowledgeable in creating the perfect blonde there are courses with product houses that teach you how to do this in compliance with the proper regulations.

As far as Iím concerned, there should never be 12 vol applied to the scalp at any time. You would expect to see irritation to the scalp and in severe cases, burning, and you would lose elasticity and compromise the condition of the hair itself resulting in breakage. If youíre unfortunate enough that this has happened to you, Iíd recommend seeing your doctor to treat a burn, then itís a case of nourishing the scalp at all times with the right treatments. Itís impossible to comment on your hair without seeing it but in theory the root ball would still be intact so any hair that falls out will regrow after the damage is done.

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