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Clare asks:
I have naturally dark brown hair, about 5 years ago I had it highlighted blonde, after a few years I went back to brown and for the past year I have been dying it brown myself at home. I decided I wanted to go red and put in henna, I was disappointed as the colour did not show up very well. I want to go back to having my hair done at a salon but have been told I would need to have the colour stripped out before they can do anything as there is a lot of colour on the ends of my hair. I am a bit worried about the process as it took quite a while for my hair to recover from the dryness and split ends caused by the blonde. I have bought a protein treatment to use before getting the stripping done but is there any other way I can reduce the damage it will cause and how long should I use the treatment before having the process done? My hair is in quite good condition now but it is thin. It is a few inches past my shoulders and I only used the henna 3 months ago so growing it out would take me years and I really don’t want to cut my hair.

Darren MessiasAnswered By:
Darren Messias
To be honest regarding your colour it does sound like you will have to have your hair stripped because of the amount of colour and henna in your hair.

The protein treatments are a good idea but you could also try an Alchemy treatment from Wella. This is a in salon treatment that will help keep your hair in the best possible condition before colour





Hannah asks:
I am white British, but my hair resembles an afro, but blonde. I would like it to be curly, but it is straight/marginally wavy, with some curls at the back, and instead of lying flat, it sticks up in a spherical ’gravity-defying’ shape, even though it is nearly five inches long. It isn’t frizzy, but I can’t make it lie flat and it gets incredibly dry very easily. I would like it to be more curly, and less unruly, and want to stop it from sticking up in all directions but don’t quite know how to go about it (it can become very tangled and difficult to keep knot-free). How would I best go about making it curlier, and solving the problem of it standing on end?

Lee StaffordAnswered By:
Lee Stafford
Curly hair has a tendency to be dry and brittle, and as you know, very hard to control. Curly hair needs moisture so make sure you use products that lock in the moisture, but are light enough to keep curls bouncy. Try using a moisture shampoo and conditioner like my Lee Stafford Climate Control Shampoo and Conditioner, which are light but help to lock in the moisture and create and an ‘umbrella’ to shield hair from humidity and dry weather conditions. ...More >

Before blow drying hair smooth my Climate Control Serum from the root to the tip, massaging it into the hair ends. This super hero serum melts into the hair, nourishing from root to tip and will keep hair in check, beautiful, silky and smooth. Repeat when hair is dry in case you need more of a moisture boost.

Always use a cool or medium heat on your hairdryer as well as a diffuser pointed downwards to keep curls look defined. Otherwise if you use a thin nozzle and a high heat hair will look dry and frazzled! Also, never brush curly hair while you are drying it as this will break up the definition of the curl and cause major frizz and zero shine. A quick and easy tip – wind hair around fingers to keep it in a spiral, and you can repeat this throughout the day.

It is also worth doing a deep conditioning treatment 2/3 times a week to get your hair feeling supple and soft again. Try my Lee Stafford Hot Shots which are self warming treatment shots with pro repair formula to strengthen, replenish and restore hairs moisture balance and will keep your hair tangle free.

When you have time, using tongs is the fool proof way of getting fabulous curls. Try using my Poker Straight and Kinda Curly Styling Iron. It has curved plate edges so will create smooth, silky curls in a flash.







Louise asks:
I have dark blonde fine hair and an oval/long face. What style would best suit? I seem to spend my life asking the hairdressers who just suggests the same thing. Long bob with bits cut around my face. I have had that since I was 11! I have a high forehead and my hair looks a bit thin at the scalp.

Just would love a style that looks chunky and fun!

Darren MessiasAnswered By:
Darren Messias
It’s always hard to advice without seeing someone face to face but by the sounds of what you have described you could try having the back graduated and then sloping down at the sides. Then also have some long layers cut throughout to create a little body. This basically is a graduated layered bob, and I would also suggest keeping some form of fringe also.





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