|Michelle asks: |
I am 42, on HRT tablets and suffer with Rosacea so have very sensitive skin and scalp. I have mousey brown hair styled in a bob and it is greasy. I tend to use a multi-lights kit to add a bit of colour but the last time I used it I left it in too long and some of the colour is yellow which I do not like. How can I get rid of this colouring? Is there a mild type of dye I can use which will not irritate my skin or scalp?
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You obviously colour your hair at home and unfortunately things can go wrong. It is very hard to diagnose this via e-mail, but I will try. Most colours in the shops contain quite strong chemicals and may well irritate your scalp - they can also be misleading as some will say shampoo in which suggested that it is mild and will automatically shampoo out NOT THE CASE. You need to tone the Yellow by using a toner to neutralize it but this will be difficult as it must be a violet based colour and you will not be able to choose the right one in the shops. My sound advice is to do the following. Go to a professional salon as a client or a model evening and have them correct it for you. Salons will normally have three types of colours - Permanent - Demi-colours (more gentle on the hair and scalp) and Semi-Permanent colours (these create beautiful tones but do wash out within 3 weeks). Get the salon to do a Skin Test on all the colouring products to see if you react before having any service. You can up keep your main colour at home with the guidance of the salon but if you want any Highlights please do this in the salon not at home. Good luck
|Lisa asks: |
I have naturally mid-to-dark brown hair with a few stray greys, and have for the past couple of years had my hair dyed red at a salon. Iím on a budget so I recently decided to swap to home colouring, picking Connemara by LíOreal (Recital Preference). The colour came out quite well but I was surprised at how dark it was. I really wanted to achieve a mid-tone auburn. If I continue with home dye, would I need to pre-lighten my hair at home; in which case is there a product you could recommend? Or do I simply need to pick a lighter shade?
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You donít want to get in to pre-lightening at Home! All you need to do is choose a lighter shade. Also a word of advice Ė donít put the colour all over each time you do your hair - just do the root area as you will get a very dark colour build-up.
|Cate asks: |
I have thick, wavy hair that's never been treated. I've just had it cut shorter than usual, to just above the shoulder, and the hairdresser cut choppy layers into it to make it hang less heavily than it was doing. It looks great at home, even after fairly minimal blow-drying (straight-ish), but is completely uncontrollable in the current humidity for a day at work, and I've had to resort to tying it back because it's going so wavy. Was it a mistake to have it layered, and what can I do in the meantime?
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There is only one thing you can do while you are waiting to grow the layers longer, use Stay Straight or Straightening Balms to help to control the humidity in the summer months. OR - as your hair is wavy, why not try to use the curl instead of hiding it. If you use Curl up products and dry your hair naturally or with a diffuser attachment - you may be surprised at the results. Waves and texture are the big trend for this year. - Sorry I canít be more helpful.
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