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Erin asks:
I have been dying my hair for about 5 years now and itís probably been every colour you can think of. At the moment my hair has been bleached numerous times in order to make it as light as possible so that I can create the dark/steel grey effect that is trending. I have used many different brands of grey/steel dye and my hair seems to throw it off after a couple of days wether itís permanent colour or not. I have asked many hairdressers advice on this and nothing has worked so far, whether my hair is rubbish or the advice is rubbish I donít know! If you have any advice you can offer it would be appreciated! Thanks

Kala KilshawAnswered By:
Kala Kilshaw
Without seeing you and being able to do a strand test on your hair I can only guess that its super porous and so takes the colour then throws it off again within days. I would suggest a protein spay sometime also known as a porosity equalizer. This will help reduce the porosity of the hair hence help the colour last longer. Lots of professional salons stock various versions you can buy. You would use it before and during the colour application as well as every time you shampoo as an additional conditioner. Itís a spray in and leave in product. I do hope this is helpful.

Corinna, asks:
I am naturally the darkest ash blonde on the spectrum and I have underlying red and gold tones in my hair. I use 30 volume developer with the Wella lightest ash blonde colour to lighten my hair to the lightest ash blonde. I normally use lilac toner on my roots for 3-5 minutes to tone out the red/gold. It was starting to give my hair a purple hue so I decided to try a platinum toner and it turned my hair a white blonde (that I hate). I was thinking about trying to use a golden wheat or champagne toner to correct it. Which do you recommend?

Steve RowbottomAnswered By:
Steve Rowbottom
To add a warmer reflection and achieve a softer finish, I would recommend the golden wheat colour, as the champagne toner usually has a pinky tone.

(Quotes attributed to Sally Plain, Director and Franchisee Westrow Wetherby on behalf of Steve Rowbottom)

Leon Volney asks:
Hi there in need of help badly, I have fine curly mixed raced hair (half Caribbean half English) and Iíve looked everywhere for tips and tricks on how to style it and look after it but everywhere says something different and almost always the opposite.

My question is, what is the best products to use and when for fine curly mixed hair?

My current routine is, cleansing conditioner once a day, deep mask conditioner every other day (both left in for 10/20 mins) Then for styling, a lil bit of Coconut hair oil then mid-hold hair wax for shaping.

This normally leaves my hair looking amazing with looseish, controlled curls for around 15 minutes before the curls retract and the shape just goes and Iím left with sorta tight, frizzy curls and no shape,


Gary RussellAnswered By:
Gary Russell
Hi Leon,

When it comes to curly mixed-race hair such as yours, finding the right products for a suitable care and styling routine can be a real challenge. Afro-Caribbean hair is dryer than Caucasian, containing only around a third of the moisture. You wonít be surprised to discover that mixed-race hair is somewhere between the two, and here lies the problem; because products designed for Afro-Caribbean hair can over-moisturise mixed-race hair, leaving it heavy and greasy, while Caucasian-specific products can strip away natural oils, creating dryness and frizz. ...More >

If hair is too dry it will always frizz no matter what you put in it, so my advice would be to always use a good high-moisture shampoo and conditioner, and I think Kerastaseís Fondant Magistral from their Nutrative range should provide your hair with the right moisture levels. Iíd also recommend a leave-in conditioning treatment, which will nourish hair all day long without causing build-up. Itís far more effective than products that need rinsing out, and again Iíd look to the Nutrative range.

When it comes to styling your curls Iíd suggest a quality gel-based product rather than wax, as itís far more effective at keeping a curl in its form. Redken have a great range called Curvaseous, and Iíve found that combing their ĎFull Swirlí and ĎRingletí perfecting lotions works really well.

Get the hair wet and fully cover with a layer of Ringlet, then any extra frizzy areas apply Full Swirl over the top of any extra-frizzy areas. Next, finger-twist the hair in sections to create something similar to small curly braids, and let them air dry (remember natural air drying is far, far more effective for retaining the shape of a curl). Once your hair is nearly dry, tip your head upside down and shake out the curls. This should give them more definition and a lighter bounce.

Lastly, always use your fingers to comb through and remove tangles gently, and to separate hair while conditioner is in and hairis still wet. Never towel dry, as this will disrupt the natural curl pattern you want to enhance.

Good luck Leon. I hope this helps give your locks the looser look youíve been searching for!


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