|Brittany asks: |
So about a month ago, I posted on reddit wondering if I could get my hair lightened to achieve an ombre look.
Problem was, Iíd been hennaíing my hair for a few years and I knew henna couldnít be bleached out without the strands turning orange or green, depending on the mix of the henna. (This blend contained no metallic salts- Itís from the henna color lab.) Reddit commenters confirmed this for me however, I ignored all of the warnings when my professional stylist continually reassured me that she could make it work and look great. We did a strand test and she said she could totally make my hair a light brown/dark blonde for the ombre look I wanted. So she takes me through a 7 hour process and I ended up with green tinted bleached hair that she had to colour back to my natural hair colour.
I have since fixed the ugly green tint in my hair with a couple blends of henna.
The problem is my hair texture now.
My hair is to the middle of my back and is a tangled bird nest every second of the day. I hate brushing my hair (I only use a tangle teezer, wide tooth comb, or a boar bristle brush) because my hair catches and snaps and just sucks altogether.
Iím not sure if it needs protein or moisture. When I stretch my strands, sometimes they stretch and then donít stretch back, or they break off, and other times they stretch and then stretch back. (If that makes sense.) I have awful split ends that Iím about to get cut off (I will take off about 2 inches).
I use Desert Essence grape shampoo and conditioner (No parabens, silicones, sulfates, etc.) I use the Olaplex No. 3 once a week.
I use Itís a 10 keratin deep conditioning treatment about 1-2 times a week.
I use coconut oil (unrefined) about 2 times a month.
I really need help. Iím not sure what to do to "fix" my hair. I know the damage has been done. Is there anything I can do/use to prevent having to cut it all off?? Any suggestions will help.
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Oh Brittany br>
Iím so sorry for you, but all is not lost as you are doing so many things correctly.
Okay so the first thing is I will always suggest a salon professional colour save shampoo they are normally an equal balance of protein and moisture, my faves are Redken and Joico. Then you need a protein treatment this will help to repair and restructure the internals of the hair again I love extreme from redken they have the new mega version too which is amazing. Then use conditioner and well as a moisturing spray in leave in conditioner. Make sure you leave the treaments and conditioners on according to instructions and comb them through before rinsing. Once you have dried your hair with a bristle brush, and the dryer on med heat med speed finish with a silicon free oil. Silk pillow case is next and brush your hair before going to bed. ...More >
It will recover eventually but this will help and little trims every 8 weeks. Good luck, Kala x
|Lenna asks: |
I have naturally dark hair with some grey. About three years ago, when hair colour didnít require sitting under a dryer, I would get hair color
and my hair would immediately become limp, dry, unmanageable and break off.
I went lighter for awhile and my hair was the healthiest it had been, but it doesnít go with my skin tone. I tried the more natural, close to my colour
darker colour, and the same thing happened, three different stylists, three different hair colour companies.
In the last 6 months, stylist have put protein treatments on trying to
rejuvenate my hair, but my hair hates that too. I can no longer use any kind of styling products, oils, protective sprays, or heat for that matter, as my hair is so dry. I even carry a bottle of water with conditioner to mist my hair during the day as it gets so dry and full of static.
This dryness has changed my growth pattern, texture and manageability.
I am 50, very healthy, no medications, and I have a nutritionally sound diet and exercise regimen. No one seems to be able to figure this dilemma out.
Is it possible that I have such a closed cuticle that only heat will lift it, as opposed to the 10 or 20 volume developer?
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I am totally baffled!!!! ...More >
Wow it seems you have tried everything I would suggest, I am just going to pluck an idea out of the sky!!!
How about foil highlights cover with a plastic cap, after they are processed use an intense moisture treatment on the hair and scalp, massaging the scalp to help stimulate the natural sebum production. Cover the treatment after massege with a plastic cap and towel and leave for a further 20 mins, rinse then use aconditioner comb through, massage again before rinsing. Then use a moisture cream and leave the hair to dry naturally to see if it looks different as iím sure it will. Do the treatment with the plastic cap at home twice a week if you can and massage your scalp as much as possible. Treat yourself to an indian head massage and hopefully your blood supply in the scalp and your healthy diet will start to feed your hair better. Itís a long shot but I have fingers crossed for you, Kala x
|Abhishek asks: |
Hello, sir Iíve some questions regarding my hair and hairdressing. My hairs are very soft and when I shampoo my hair then it becomes very very Soft, so no hair style will set on it and I look not good a all. On other hand, after 7-10 or more days of my shampoo my hair got tightened and rough but I look good but then another problem came, I look very good and smart but my hair fall start when it becomes a long day of my shampooing and also look dirty. That means I canít look both good and clean at the same time. Can you please help me regarding this, that how to tighten my hair. I was thinking for hair dressings but I know a very little about that. Does hair dressings cause hairfall? Can hair dressings give me any look to my hair what I want? I hope youíll reply soon.
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I would suggest you use a high protein shampoo, it wonít look creamy in your hand it will be see through. This will help your hair feel stronger. Do not use conditioner as it will make it too soft, maybe invest in some dry shampoo too so if you feel your hair maybe a little dirty but you donít want to shampoo it you can freshen it. ...More >
I really hope this helps you,
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