|Samie asks: |
I have thick hair that goes to about my chest. Throughout the day, even if Iíve washed the night before, my hair starts to get limp, stringy, and greasy. Iíve tried dry shampoo and baby powder, but neither seem to be working, it just makes my hair chalky in addition to looking gross and oily. What can I do???
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It sounds like you hair is prone to getting oily which is quite common, and nothing to worry over, I would recommend that you start to manage this by changing your homecare regime to something designed specifically to tackle greasy roots. Kerastase bain divalent is by far the best product on the market for this type of hair in my opinion. The shampoo is very concentrated so only requires a small amount to work (roughly the size of a fifty pence piece), it is not designed to lather on the first shampoo so donít worry of it doesnít foam up. Spread the shampoo with the flats of your hands accross the whole of your head, if itís particularly greasy use less water on the first shampoo as this will dilute the product. Once the shampoo has been spread accross the hair leave it for a minute before massaging or scrubbing, this will allow the product to work by it self and over massging can encourage the sebaceous gland to produce more oil throughout the day. I would give it 2 shampoos and then, if conditioner is needed, use something really light and just on the ends of the hair to detangle and rinse straight away. Keep the conditioner away from the roots. ...More >
I would also recommend drying your hair rather than it to dry naturally but avoid over working it, so blast dry the majority, if not all, and style as you like, drying it off rather than leaving it to dry tends dry out the hair a little bit so makes it less greasy looking.
The cut make also be weighing your hair down by the sounds of things, having a bit of scaffolding or shape to pull the hair away from the face might also give it more life and stop it feeling so dull and limp. Colour is also a great way to dry out oily roots whenever my hair needs colouring it tends to be more oily so again this could be something you might like to consider to give it a bit more hold and body.
Finally, whilst dry shampoos are great for absorbing grease i agree they can make your hair look dull and chalky, tec ni art do a fantastic hairspray in their new wild stylers range called next day hair which is a spray that contains a powder. Spray directly into the roots section by section to give body and hold without the chalky texture youíve been experiencing. This product is great as little top up through the day if youíve noticed your hair going a bit limp.
I hope this all helps and you start to see some results.
|Debbie asks: |
Ive been dying my own hair dark brown/ almost black for 6 years. My natural colour is a dark ginger. I recently went to my local hairdressers hoping to go a few shades lighter.
The hairdresser carried out a strand test, she cut a small section of hair away and said she would let me know the results later that day.
She then txt me that night to say my hair had reacted with the product they use causing allot of heat off the bowel and the hair to break up.
She said she could not risk stripping or dying my hair.
What are my options then? Ive been using home box dyes for years.
Im desperate to get rid of the black.
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It sounds like you are going to have a tough time, you will get there in the end. You donít mention the condition of your hair, this is the key element in how your hair is going to react. It could be that your hair was having a reaction with an individual product that the chosen stylist was using rather than this is how it going to react again. I would really recommend that you leave this to the professionals, you need to do things in very gradual stages, there are many different products that salons can now use with amazing effects but you must be patient and be prepared to work towards the result you are hoping for. In the mean time get your hair into really good condition and strengthen it on the inside, a good conditioning treatment is important and making sure that you eat the hair superfoods such as avocado, eggs, salmon and walnuts.
|Annabelle asks: |
If you have extensions in then you shouldnít need to worry too much about growing it out as you can change your extensions to more of a honey shade or go for a ombre if youíre looking for a more subtle change. If your hair is natural then this is a big ch ange from brown to blonde, so be prepared. This is an amazing change but comes with the up keep of your roots and maintaining the condition of your hair with regular treatments and colour protecting products
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I have got long brown hair that I wear extensions in, I really love Tamera Fosters hair and would like mine to look similar. I am a little bit scared that if I have it done at the bottom it will be bad for my hair and I would not be able to grow it out if i donít like it, my hair is lighter than hers and I am not sure if it would look as good, what does Jamie think?
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