|Jessica asks: |
I am a natural blonde with really fine hair that almost makes me look like I am bald, so I decided to go black to make my hair look fuller and make it look like it has more volume. This was about 3 years ago and ever since whenever my roots have been showing I have been dying it back black. The problem is lately I have wanted my hair to go back blonde, with blonde being a big fashion thing lately. So I have started to dye it a lighter colour to try and get my hair to a lighter shade, this lighter shade is red, as I have been doing this my roots have gone a bright red colour and the rest of my hair still black. Also when I have been washing my hair itís been falling out! Not in clumps but in lots of strands at a time, making my hair looking less and less full.
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This is a tricky one! Matrix has a product called COLORERASE. It is especially formulated to remove artificial colour from the hair, in a controlled manner. However the product contains a selection of persulfates (bleach family) therefore it is very important to do a strand test to check that the hair is strong enough to sustain the lightening treatment. This type of colour correction must be carried out in the salon, as the process is very delicate. The product needs to be applied avoiding the roots and the development time is crucial, as the removal of colour pigment can vary. You may need to repeat the process a couple of times to achieve the degree of lightness desired. Treat the hair with Matrix 5 + PROTOPAK treatment. It helps reinforce and restore the integrity of the hair fibres. At that stage your stylist should reassess the hair and decide what product to use next. You should be prepared for the fact that you might not achieve your desired colour in one day, instead it may be a process of lightening the hair slowly letís say over a 3 month period in order not to compromise the quality of the hair.
|Alice asks: |
About a month ago I dyed my naturally Dark brown hair a ginger colour with blonde/caramel highlights and now I want to dye my whole head a chocolate brown colour at home. What do you suggest?
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When returning to your natural hair colour tones it is very important to go to a salon for professional colour correction, you will not be able to predict the outcome of your colour or get an even application by using a home colour kit; it may go too dark or too light and will compromise the condition of your hair. By going to a salon you will ensure you get the colour you want in a controlled environment.
|Victoria asks: |
I have long fine hair which is naturally wavy but doesnít look good straight as it just íhangsí. I also donít suit short styles and donít have much time (or ability) for styling. Last year I had it permed - it was the best thing I did, I loved it, it was the only time I have EVER felt good about my hair and it really boosted my confidence. I had it re-done six months after the first time, but it didnít take well and they had to re-do it (admittedly it was not as good as the first time). Now six months later I have since moved and gone to a new hairdresser, who has refused to do it again. He told me the ends were too damaged and the only thing I could do was to have it cut short and let it re-grow. As I already said it does not suit me short or straight and I have a problem with my hands which makes using tongs and straighteners difficult anyway. I am gutted and really donít know what to do - advice please.
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The hairdresser who refused to do it might have been right (difficult to say without seeing your hair) because by now youíve had 3 perms in the last 6 months and if your hair is past your shoulder itís about 2 or 3 years old. So all the chemical work you had done is still there plus the effects of 3 summers, chlorine from the swimming pool, etc and the wear and tear of the hair rubbing on your clothes. So ideally you need to grow all the perm out. The first perm you had was great because it was done on virgin hair. You should only have a perm once a year and you should definitely cut quite a bit of the old hair off.
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