|Victoria Burton asks: |
Hi, I have been colouring my hair a dark brown for over a decade but found the last year the colour wasnít holding along the sides and the grey was more noticeable, even showing an inch worth of grey after just a week of having my roots done. My hair dresser tried just putting the tint on before applying the full mixes solution but it still didnít hold the colour in those areas. So two months ago I decided to go back to blonde which has ruined my hair with highlights and Iíve had to chop off 9inches of hair so I now have a bob with brittle hair that just keeps snapping off know matter how well I look after it. I want to go back to being a brunette as I hate the blonde plus my hair obviously canít cope with the highlights I just need help finding out how to keep the colour on the hair for longer than a week!
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Hi Victoria This is quite a common problem, my suggestion is get your hairdresser to do the same as she did last time paint the tint on first before applying all over, but also reduce the amount of developer she puts into the colour. This means the colour formula is stronger. Allow an extra 5 mins development time as well and it should cover and last. Another suggestion is to add a little more base colour to the formula but I would guess your hairdresser has already tried that? And 1 more thing is shampoo your hair before going to the salon, donít apply conditioner or any moisturiser to your face as sometimes its gets on the hair and can case a barrier to already resistant hair. Good luck
|Rosette asks: |
I used to have my hair in an ombre fashion (natural blonde down then about 5 cm of loreal 7 and then 3 cm of my natural colour). I wanted to go full blonde (like the part down from the hair) and I had several opinions and hair consultations. They all said that my only solution was to have highlights so in the end I gave in said ok to that in the hope I would get lighter. I was in the salon 3 hours and I came out what seemed to the eye darker and the blonde was nowhere to be seen! I have whiteish highlights for most parts, the front of the hair is darker than the back, The highlights all look different and like little stripes. They even darkened all the other colour out of my hair and itís even a bit darker than the roots. Also from warm tones now they were cold which I absolutely hate. I went home crying and they refused to correct it in the salon as it was what I asked for and I was "lighter". Also, they said Iíd have to pay for any other service. No price cut no nothing.
So I started browsing around again and everyone was horrified by the way the hair turned (also Iíd break down in tears when standing in front of a mirror for hair consultations). One of the salons took a hair sample to see if it would endure another bleaching but they have not got back to me since so I assume that is a no. Another salon said that the only way I can go lighter now and have my hair look decent would be to have another round of highlights with Olplex and cut the damaged ends out. I am really scared to have another set of highlights, but I cannot go on looking like this... I feel like a scarecrow. Not to mention the price I would have to pay to have this fixed.
What would you do? Are there any options? Is there a solution?
Thank you very much.
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How awful for you, okay I assume that the salon has bleached your hair due to the fact your hair was coloured all over and the general rule is colour doesnít lift colour. Its really important you get the results of the strand test from the salon to see if your hair is strong enough to be re coloured. The options I think you have are look for a salon that does have an alternative to bleach so systems such as Scruples, Joico and Matrix they have the abilty to lift, lighten and deposit through already coloured hair and work with low level devopers so are kinder to the hair but also have the options of a selection of tones. Try and get your hair into the best possible condition with a good hair care regime at home but it would be a good idea to have an in salon treatment such as Olaplex or one of the other leading brands. You can also request having this repair system incoorperated when you find the salon that will be able to re colour your hair and help you achieve the result you desire. As far as costs I would see if you can have an apprentice be a model at a local salon. Really good luck
|navya asks: |
I want to get my hair straightened without using heat. can u please suggest some home remedies?
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Blowdrying is key to having straighter smoother hair as well as keeping your hair well conditioned. There are very many options available in professional salons where you can have your hair relaxed or smoothing blowdries but you do have to still have to style your hair for the effect to be its best and last. Pop along to a local salon and ask what they would recommend.
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