|Sarah asks: |
I have had my hair coloured a lot specially since I started training as a hairdresser, but recently my hair in breaking off due to straightening and colouring, I have been growing my hair as I want it long but now I do not know if it is just best to get it cut short and get rid of all the dead ends. Or whether there is something else I can do?
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Over colouring and excessive use of straightening irons can cause a lot of damage if you are not careful. What you need to do is cut out all the damage and breakage, to a style that you are happy with and begin a regime to keep your hair looking fantastic - after all as a member of staff you are an advert of the salon! Stop over colouring and have one of the colour technicians use a more gentle colourant on your hair to bring back the shine, begin regular treatments that contain Nano Technology (like Goldwell Colourglow IQ) then stop using straightening irons every day. When hair begins to break there is nothing you can do except cut is shorter. If you need to use an iron regularly then use one that has a proper temperature control so you can turn it down. You will be surprised that you do not need 230 degrees to straighten hair. Get it cut and coloured asap and begin to treat your hair with TCL.
|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. I’m on a budget so I recently decided to swap to home colouring, picking Connemara by L’Oreal (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 don’t want to get in to pre-lightening at Home! All you need to do is choose a lighter shade. Also a word of advice – don’t 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.
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