|Stephanie asks: |
My daughter is mixed with white and black her hair is naturally curly and has the same texture as a full white person soft and easy to manage. In 2008 I took her to a salon to get a straightener put on her hair, well the stylist used a relaxer for a black personís type of hair. Her hair length was about bra strap level she decided to get it cut to her shoulders. Well its 2012 and her hair has not grown at all, she gets the
ends trimmed regularly and has been using clip in extensions for the past year. She only uses salon hair products, we have tried biotin vitamins and different hair products, what else can we do, her hair is still thick and soft, just short!
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This is a tough one really as it sounds like your doing everything right. It seems to me that the relaxer used in 2008 has damaged the hair to the point that the hair will only get to a certain length and then break. Another alternative to consider is a Keratin treatment which a lot of salons now offer. This entails keratin being put into the hair and the benefits are excellent shine and far more manageable hair. Also a by product of this treatment is that it smoothes and straightens the hair but itís important to say itís not a straightening treatment, but it is a kinder way to treat the hair.
|Tuesday asks: |
I currently have red hair, and in the holidays I was thinking of dying my hair bright red. However, I didnít want to permanently dye my hair bright red, so Iíve bought a wash in wash out one which lasts for 28 days. If I dye my hair the bright red, when it starts to fade, or when it washes out, will my hair return to the previous red, or would I have to re-dye it a black, and then dye it a red? Please help!
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In theory if its a wash in wash out colour it should fade/wash out, but be aware that warm colours (red) can ígrabí on your natural colour and be quite stubborn to come out.
|James asks: |
I have short curly dark brown hair (almost black). I recently ventured into permanent colour and (after 2 successful DIY colours) had my first colour disaster which I somehow managed to rectify - how I got to the end result though is still baffling me.
I used Goldwell topchic in 10a with 40 vol developer and what came out though was horrible - a bright yellow/orange cross between big bird and Ronald McDonald. In a slight panic I mixed up some more colour - 2 parts 5a with 1 part 10a and again 40 vol. developer. What resulted was much better but still a bit odd - very light roots and some Very dark ends, almost like I had tried unsuccessfully to dye blonde hair black.
For the sake of my poor hair I left things as they were and deep conditioned. After a couple of days of shampooing and deep conditioning the colours have come closer together and now look amazing! The dark ends have lightened considerably and I love the overall colour which is now a medium mousy brown, it looks healthy and incredibly natural with some highlights here and there (from the "blonde" beneath Iím assuming) - albeit at the roots and not the ends unfortunately. My question is: how can I replicate these results with other colours and with this one but without the light roots)? If for example I wanted to get a natural looking lighter shade would I have to first bleach my hair and then use the topchic to tone? From what I can workout that seems to be what Iíve done unintentionally, or am I mistaken? Please help! As much as I love this colour Iím scared that I wonít know how to tackle the roots when they start showing! Thank you!
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My advice to you is to go to a salon that uses Goldwell and seek professional advice from a colour specialist. They will be able to give you an in-depth consultation after examining your hair in person. They will find out your exact base shade, mid lengths and ends and also check the porosity of your hair. Once they have this exact information they will be able to recommend what products to use; for example what level of peroxide, what shade to use on your roots and what to use on your ends. If you over process your hair by using the wrong choice and application of colour you could risk making your hair go frizzy. The colours you bought last time were not the correct shades to use and even mixing the two shades as a toner, an ash brown with a blonde shade cannot give you an accurate result. Because your hair is so dark and you want an ash light brown, you should have used something like 7SB with lots of P mix with the correct strength of peroxide, but you really need to see a colourist in person to get all the necessary information.
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