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Helen asks:
My natural hair colour is dark blonde and tend to be quite dull so I had highlights put in. The highlights were ok for about 2 years but I got bored of getting the same thing done all the time. I decided to dye my hair brown and go for a complete change. I liked the colour and it made my hair look so much healthier and shiny. However, now after 8 months I want it back blonde and my hairdresser has told me that the only way I could do that is by gradually lightening my colour each time which will take ages, or just letting the colour grow out, which I do not want to do either. My mum, my boyfriend and all my friends have all agreed that I looked better before and I just do not want to wait ages to get my own colour back! Do you have any advice on how to lighten my hair more quickly?

Trevor SorbieAnswered By:
Trevor Sorbie
I really think that you should take the advice of your hairdresser. They are the experts and if they suggest either growing out the colour or gradually lightening this is what you should do. If you take matters into your own hands and say use a home bleach you could end up with your hair breaking. Be patient, your hair grows about 6inches in a year so its not too long to wait....

Kay asks:
About 10 months ago I removed my dreadlocks by combing them out and my hair was very thin after this. My hair feels a lot thinner than it used to be and I was just wondering if it would get any thicker over time or is there anything that I can do to encourage growth of new hair? I had my dreadlocks for about 8 months and previous to that I had braidS for 2 months.

Diane ShawAnswered By:
Diane Shaw
Hi Kay,

When hair extensions are added in what every technique, instant bulk is created which makes your hair feel thicker than before. After wearing your hair in dread locks for 8 months, you would have become very use to that extra bulk which is in fact doubling up on your normal hair mass. ...More >

However on removal, there seems to be a lot of confusion with this one! Your natural hair sheds on a daily basis as part of a natural process. It is normal to lose up to 100 hairs a day! Just because you have extensions in your hair it does not mean that this natural process stops, it in fact continues, but since your hair is in braids or which ever installation was used to attach your extensions your daily hair shed is trapped in the installation and not falling out into your sink or latching on to your comb or brush as usual. So when you remove your extensions, all of that normal hair shed is then released and it appears as though a lot of hair is coming out all at once. If you are wearing your extensions for 8 to 12 weeks, that’s up to 5, 600 to 8, 400 hairs you have shed during this natural process! I can not stress enough how important it is to have a trained technician remove your extensions, not to have them in too long between maintenance and a proper conditioning procedure.

It will take time for your own hair to start growing and for you to become accustom to the feel of a reduced bulk. However there are a few vitamins and minerals you can take to help improve your hair growth, but it would take at least 4 – 6 months for you to feel and see the difference in your re-growth. Try your local chemist or Holland & Barrett’s for supplements that help hair and nails.

Best wishes

Diane Shaw

Lizzie asks:
I have naturally thin but wavy hair. When I straighten it does not stay straight for very long at all and when I want it curly it does not curl properly and goes flat. I am also thinking of getting a loose perm but I have heard it can damage your hair. What can I do to keep my hair straight or curly?

Lee StaffordAnswered By:
Lee Stafford
When it comes to getting a perm try asking your stylist about getting an acid perm as it is far more gentle on your hair. For keeping your hair straight be sure to use a protective spray when using your irons – and GHDs are the best on the market at the moment for keeping your hair straight all day. Also, try spritzing my humidity spray all over you hair before going out and it will protect your hair from frizzing.

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