|Lee asks: |
Hi Darren. Iíve read your profile and to be honest I think your the best guy to ask. Iím a 21yo male who seriously needs help with my hair. Its been the same for years and its got to the point Iím annoyed and even embarrassed to leave the house. My hairdresser canít help as he simply says íits up to youí, yet I havenít a clue what to tell him as k donít know what to do. Iíve provided that link at the top of this message to pictures of my hair. What do you think is the best style and would you have any pictures you could maybe send of popular people with similar styles.. Your help would be greatly appreciated. (No seriously, it would) Thanks, Lee.
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Youíve got a good thick head of hair so youíve got plenty of options. Your hair thickness and quality is very workable! You need to talk to somebody who can give you options within your consultations and make the changes Ė it may be that you need to grow it prior to this so youíve got more length to work on as this will give greater options too. Find a salon thatís expert with menís hair and they can show you pictures as you discuss your options.
|Anon asks: |
I recently went to my local salon for a colour and cut. She put highlights on my hair (a 6 vol so I was told) and then a 12 vol bleach all over my roots then was put under heat for 40 minutes. I immediately felt intense burning and told them this, they told me it was normal and it will be fine. After 40 mins of pain she washed it off to a scarlet red scalp and styled it and I left. The redness went down but I was feeling and intense itching constantly and red blotchy marks over my scalp. My hair has been falling terribly and Iím very scared Iím going to go bald. The doctor gave me tablets for allergy but I think itís more a chemical burn than an allergic reaction. Will I go bald? Please help
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When bleaching you should only use 6% and below on the scalp Ė gentle lifting without heat is the key to the perfect blonde. There are products you can put on the scalp prior to bleaching that help coat the scalp itself and protect it while bleaching. Also, after the process of lifting, there is a procedure of using the correct shampoo, cool rinse and a product to rebalance the scalpís PH. For hairdressers out there that arenít knowledgeable in creating the perfect blonde there are courses with product houses that teach you how to do this in compliance with the proper regulations.
As far as Iím concerned, there should never be 12 vol applied to the scalp at any time. You would expect to see irritation to the scalp and in severe cases, burning, and you would lose elasticity and compromise the condition of the hair itself resulting in breakage. If youíre unfortunate enough that this has happened to you, Iíd recommend seeing your doctor to treat a burn, then itís a case of nourishing the scalp at all times with the right treatments. Itís impossible to comment on your hair without seeing it but in theory the root ball would still be intact so any hair that falls out will regrow after the damage is done.
|Umarah asks: |
I have very thick, natural, African-american hair which I have dyed in the past (dark colors like black, brown, copper, etc). I want to achieve a smoky bluish-green color (photo link below) with out doing significant damage to my hair. I have no idea what color to even use or how I would do it. Iíd prefer to do it at home, only going to a salon if necessary. Do you have any tips or advice on what color to buy and how I would achieve the look I want?
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To achieve such a cool colour on hair that is not only naturally coarse but also previously treated with chemicals and still maintain condition is a very big ask. I would advise against attempting a home care product to achieve this result. Consult a professional colour specialist and have the appropriate tenacity tests to see if you hair can handle this service and then have it done in salon. My initial feeling is that you wonít be able to achieve this until your hair is in better condition. I would recommend exploring other options till your hair is in better condition or has less chemical history on it.
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