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Liz asks:
I have dark blonde hair and suffer from Alopecia Areata (a stress induced disease that causes hair loss). I would love to dye my hair light purple but donít think that bleaching my hair would help with the Alopecia. Is there a gentler way that I can lighten my hair so I can achieve the purple without aggravating the Alopecia? What hair dye do you suggest I use?

Steve RowbottomAnswered By:
Steve Rowbottom
First of all I would consult your GP and get some medical advice. Also make sure that you do a skin test at least 48 hours prior to having a treatment that uses chemicals. I wouldnít recommend using bleach as this can make any hair weaker. A great alternative would be to pre-lighten the ends of your hair using the ombre technique, and then tone with a light purple conditioning toner. This would be a better option, as no chemicals will be near your scalp. I would use the LíOrťal Platinum ammonia free bleach, as ammonia free products are much kinder to the skin.

(Quotes attributed to Sally Plain, Director and Franchisee Westrow Wetherby on behalf of Steve Rowbottom)

Hunter asks:
I want to use hair straighteners on my mid-curly hair, but I have read in articles not to use oil before or after straightening. If I donít use oil in my hair, my hair loss increases. Can you please advise how to use hair oil, and how I can have manageable hair?

Steve RowbottomAnswered By:
Steve Rowbottom
First of all, I would refrain from using hair straighteners, as they wonít be helping your hair loss problem. I would recommend the Kebelo ADVANTAGE in-salon treatment, as this is a fast, easy and affordable way to gain smooth, glossy and manageable hair. The three-part system, which uses Carbocysteine smoothing technology, works on each and every hair strand, adding strength, giving support and boosting shine. The best part? The treatment lasts up to 100 days, equating to weeks of frizz-free hair and reducing the need to use straightening irons.

To dispel the myth, you can use hair oil before and after straightening your hair!

Roberto asks:
Hello everyone.

When I was 17/18/19 years old I have always punish my hair with straightener and hair dry, I would do this daily but now my hair its really dry, cant really create a style and I have to say that it really looks bad all the time!

I wash my every 2 days with Loreal products to help with dry hair but that doesnít seem to help at all.

To be honest I really dont mind to have my hair short on the sides and on the back but on the top I like it big as it will let create some kind of style on it even looking dry and damaged.

I would love to consult a specialist but I kind donít have the money for it as each consult would be 200/300 pounds.

Can someone, please, advice me in what should I do. I would really like to have my good looking hair back but day after day it seems impossible.

If anyone could help me with this I would more than appreciated.


Kala KilshawAnswered By:
Kala Kilshaw
Okay the first thing to remember is the hair is growing all the time and so dependent on how long your hair is will determine whether the dryness is caused from over drying and ironing. I suspect not as you donít say how old you are now. I would imagine its more a change in texture as well as potentially diet and environment. The first thing is to always make sure you have a varied healthy diet if not take that into account or take a supplement for a temporary period. You can buy these on the high street very cost effectively. Make sure you use a moisturing shampoo and there are some amazing treatment masques available that really do add moisture and leave the cuticle smooth which allows the hair to reflect light and look much more healthy. Always cover with a shower cap to allow the heat from your scalp to help make the product more effective leave for up to 20 mins before combing through and rinsing. Many of the more professional treatments require conditioner to be used afterwards so again make sure you comb the conditioner through the ends of the hair and leave for 1 min before rinsing. It really does make a huge difference to the way the hair looks and feels.

Get the back and sides cut, follow the above and perhaps get a wax to add extra shine and control or use an argan oil if your leaving the hair to dry naturally.

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