|Sarah asks: |
I was wondering, well hoping, for a little advice please? I have been using
B-Blondeís highlighting kit over a dark blonde / light brown base, with great results. However, I (stupidly) used a different product to bring up my
roots (Líoreal) which at the time, I hadnít realised the significance of white Vs blue bleach, and I ended up with *very* yellow hair; I
didnít panic (as I did years ago & give myself a chemical haircut) & after trying Provoke Touch of Silver shampoo to bring it down, I put a semi-perm
platinum toner over it for 10 minutes which took the edge off but I was still an unpleasant shade of yellow.
I let it settle & then used the high-lift blue powder & 30% developer from
B-blonde which although has lessened the worst of the bright yellow, has left my hair with the well-known banana skin yellow shade for the most of
it, with some whiter streaks (around a 10, plus the yellow!).
I want it to be a more natural shade of blonde / blondes so was looking at my options. Unfortunately, I am not currently in a†position to go to the salon I was considering using a demi-perm as either a base & then use lowlights over the top in a couple or so shades, or to leave the base & just put a
demi-perm toner over strands pulled through a highlighting cap to give it some colour & make it less íin your faceí. It wouldnít be *as* bad if it was white all over (although I had this several years ago when I was younger..!)
but the yellowy tinge just isnít my style!
My hair fortunately is still in good condition & I have been soaking it in
protein masks & conditioners, plus always use argan oil etc after washing - I donít blow-dry or straighten it either, and it does still look in good condition & feels good to the touch.
It is made slightly more difficult in that I have short hair at the back but is much longer on top - if that makes any difference?
Anyway, Iíve babbled a lot, so, please could you help? There is a Sallyís store down the road so Iím hoping to get the appropriate shades & developer
from there but obviously would really appreciate some help along the way?!
Thanks ever so much for reading this in the first place!
Best wishes, Sarah
|Answered By: |
You seem to know what you are doing, I would suggest the easiest way to sort is to add a cool base demi all over, then 2 separate applications with the highlight cap of very low developer Bleach formula, and process for different amount of time in order to achieve 2 different shades. Keep up your treatment regime and revert back to your usual application once ready to do your roots. I would always recommend you go to the salon for something like this but I aware thatís not possible, so really good luck.
|Brielle Sheaffer asks: |
I have been researching for the past 2 months on perming my hair. I decided
I wanted to take that chance and do it. I am mixed with black and white, so my hair likes to be difficult. I was not blessed with either thin and straight or curly and nappy hair. When I was younger I had curls, very curly all the way to the scalp... Almost spirally and tight, but as I got older straight hair was the BIG thing. After years of straightening my hair with a flat iron (specifically with argon oil), I decided to get keratin treatment to make it easier. I know itís not permanent, but it has been 5 years and my
hair is either dead flat in some places or wavy in others. I am not afraid of change, and a perm is on the top of my list.
1. I have tried getting colour in my hair, it did not last
2. I tried bleaching my hair (5 months ago) so I could color it a dark auburn on the bottom. It did not take! My hair is still as BLACK as ever.
3. Curling my hair with a hot iron works for the first 20 minutes, but itís flat before I even leave the house.
4. I have a fear my hair only likes being straight now, and I canít stand straight hair anymore.
I really want spiral curls, and I think it would look good with my Carmel skin and my black hair..
Are there any cases where perms literally donít take.. Even if the stylist knows what he/she is doing and if I follow the rules?
I donít want to be disappointed again when NOTHING takes again..
What do you think my solution is??
Thank you for hearing me out.
|Answered By: |
I would go to a salon and ask them to do a strand test on your hair first, this is to make sure after all the different things that have been going on with your hair that it wonít be too damaged already to perm. ...More >
As long as they think your hair is strong enough and they use a gentle perm knowing that your hair did used to have a natural wave so allow the use of bigger roillers I think you will be okay. Hair is like fabric and if you imagine how our clothes look after being washed, tumble dried and ironed lots thatís what its like for our hair. It looses its original elasticity, and natural movement.
Use the best professional hair care products you can and leave the hair to dry naturally or use a diffuser with curl cream and see what happens after a few weeks perhaps before perming.
Chat to the salon about colouring too as Iím sure they will be able to help you.
|Zoe Leyland asks: |
I am at my wits end with my hair.†Iím 43 years old.†My hair was originally dark brown but because I was going prematurely grey, Iíve been highlighting my hair for the past 16 years.††My hair has always been curly and very frizzy but just lately, I cannot control it.†Itís just below shoulder length with long layers.†I have it cut every 8-9 weeks.†I have tried kera straightening 3 times with varying degrees of success - the first time being the most successful. I have tried many, many straightening products including Bb Straight and Living Proof, which receive an extraordinarily high rating in all of the review forums and yet nothing ever works on my hair.†Itís very fine but I have lots of it but my hair is weightless.††It stays straight for a few minutes and gradually gets bigger throughout the day.†Iíve tried oilís, Iíve tried everything and nothing works.††Iíve tried letting it dry naturally and it results in fine frizz. It doesnít even curl properly.†Itís the texture of candy floss.†I exercise frequently and if I donít shampoo it every other day it gets very, very dry, dull and matted.†I have also tried sulphate free shampoos but they make my hair extremely dry and very knotted.†Every product that is suggested to me works against my hair.††The only thing that occasionally works, believe it or not, is to put a woollen hat on my head as soon as I finish straightening it for 15 minutes as sometimes this makes my hair much more flat and silky. Please help me!†I canít cope with the mess on my head any more.†
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Its sounds like you are describing my hair, and a cashmere beanie is my saviour too!!! ...More >
Okay so first things first Shampoo and conditioner make a really big difference so that is one of the starting points, I believe its best to have a very moisturizing shampoo and conditioner for normal hair. Use a treatment Masque every other time you shampoo your hair and make sure you comb it through before rinsing. We have an amazing tool called ego therapy, a cold treatment iron it may be worth you trying in order not to have to leave the masque on and also increase the benefits of conditioning products. I am a great believer in the effects of diet on the hair, so take a supplement and also increase fish oils and vitamin A and D. Use a cream or oil based blow dry lotion comb though so that the product is easily distributed and dry the hair very slowly with a pure bristle paddle brush. If this is too much effort use a vent brush until its 50% dry, then take over with the paddle. The secret to smoother longer lasting results is the blow dry and itís worth taking your time. Hot air styling brushes are also good to help smooth the hair and to make sure itís completely dry. Apply a small amount of serum or oil through the mid lengths once the styling has finished so after using irons if you use. Get a handbag size pure bristle brush and brush your hair throughout the day the pure bristle increase the moisture content in your hair naturally.
Brush your hair before you go to bed at night, after a month of doing this think about having one of the chemical blow dry systems again and hopefully youíll be sorted. The regime with the treatments must always remain and remember that hair remembers the shape you create between being wet and dry so the better the blow dry the smoother and longer it will last and will look less dull and frizzy. Good luck.
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