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Gina Akers


Gina is not only an experienced General & Light Entertainment & Music TV Presenter, she is also thought of as the UKís Best Known Beauty Expert. Gina has over 16 years experience in hair & beauty industry, and for the past 7 years has become a favourite Resident Beauty Expert with TV, Radio and the nationally glossies due to being the most qual...



Laci asks:
I have unbelievably thick, curly, frizzy, uncontrollable hair. If I stood 5 feet away from a wall my hair would touch it. I just cut it up to my shoulders which is turning out not to be the best idea I ever made. I donít exactly want get rid of the curls but the volume is driving me crazy, The only way I can ever get rid of the volume is to straighten it with a flat iron which gives me split ends and eventually looks worse then before, and doing the blow-drying thing seems to do nothing I've thought about cutting my hair really short and sometimes spiking it or a Mohawk I think thatís what its called. But that would be a little scary, seeing as how I'm only 13 and never have cut my hair that short before in my life. I would not mind having it chemically straightened but I have highlights will that cause a problem. What should I do?

Gina AkersAnswered By:
Gina Akers
The Mohawk style sounds great and could well work for you, you will need to commit to a certain amount of effort with styling but this can be really easy to do. If you are scared that it is too extreme then have a look through hair magazines for examples of softer less dramatic styles that may have a slightly Mohawk look about them but without being too harsh. Visit a local stylist (you can find you nearest at the ĎFind a Saloní section on UKHairdressers.com) for some advice before you do anything, they will advise you on how to control your hair as well as options for cuts and styles and what styling may be required. While you are deciding whether or not to go for the Mohawk, the best way to control frizzy unruly hair is to get some condition back into your hair. Try deep conditioning treatments, TIGIís Treat Me Right intensive conditioner will help put the moisture back into your hair, and a leave-in conditioner such as TIGIís Ego Boost will help protect your hair. Leave-in conditioners are great for curly hair as well as conditioning they help to fight frizz at the same time. Whenever possible have a break from using heated appliances. Heat causes immense damage to your hair and using heat less often you will notice the difference in your hairís condition. If your hair has gone frizzy through the day tame your frizz for an evening out with a defining product such as TIGIís Uptight Curl Maker. Shine sprays are an excellent light product to use on your hair to give it a glossy coating, this helps smooth it and deters the dreaded static and frizz, TIGIís Headrush spray smells gorgeous and is long lasting. Curly hair can be great for creating more wild styles and can be tamed into this seasons trendy wavy and curly looks. If you wish to continue straightening your hair ensure you use a heat protective styling product such as TIGIís Extra Extra Straight or TIGIís Control Freak Serum. Proto-col collagen supplements (taken orally) will also help to avoid poor condition of the hair and promote shine. Donít keep going over the same section again and again, itís better to go over it with the straighteners slowly and get it right first time then keep reapply those hot irons to it, causing more damage in the long run.





Sarah asks:
I straighten my hair with GHDs every morning and it is pin straight but as soon as I walk out the house it goes all flicky, it really annoys me how it never stays straight, also I donít want to straighten my hair everyday because I know its really bad for it, but I find myself having to, is there any other alternative?

Gina AkersAnswered By:
Gina Akers
You could try straightening your hair in a different way such as using a hair dryer and brush, this is a great alternative to using hair straighteners all the time and you may find that your hair hold the style better. If you need extreme hold for your style ensure you use a strong hold hair spray such as TIGI Hard Head, but donít use too much otherwise you can end up looking over styled. When using hair straighteners donít keep going over the same hair twice, it is much better to go over each section of hair once slowly then keep repeating the process on the same area. Always use heat protecting products before using any heated appliance on your hair, TIGIís Extra Extra Straight is great for getting sleek smooth straight hair and give good hold too. Your hair going flicky may be caused by humidity and using styling products such as TIGIís Extra Extra Straight will help combat this.FHI hair styling use a technologically advanced ceramic heater which allows the hair to be straightened from the cortex (the very core of the hair) outwards, while sealing the cuticle flat, this is thought to be the most healthy way to straighten hair. In addition the irons use ionic technology which directly infuses negative ions into the hair to leave hair more moisturized and in better condition, feeling softer and silkier and looking shinier. From time to time you must give you hair a break from the high temperatures. Maintain strength in hair by using Proto-col supplements boost for hair and promotes stronger new hair growth that way you can use your straighteners from time to time as well. You can also keep your hair strong by using intensive conditioning treatments on a weekly basis You could also try a different hair style, textured looks may work really well with your hair type and are very stylish and funky at the same time.







Sam asks:
What would be a good hairstyle for a person with a really large forehead?

Gina AkersAnswered By:
Gina Akers
A fringe can be a good way of disguising a larger forehead. You do not have to go for a full fringe, sometimes a sweeping fringe can work just as well. Avoid styles that are swept back off your face and try to create a focus on other areas of your face such as detail around the jaw line, for example jaw length layers. If you do opt for a fringe then you will find it easy to style with some smaller slim straighteners straighteners, FHI offer a type of smaller straightening iron designed to style shorter hair. Avoid fringes that are short and opt for a longer fringe with a softer look. If you are trying to grow your hair and grow a longer fringe you could try a supplement such as Proto-cols collagen capsules, by taking these you will be boosting the building blocks hair needs in order to grow and you will be giving you hair and nails a boost at the same time Try out using different styling products such as TIGIís Bedhead range to create a variety of looks with your hair, take photos of each style then look through them and pick out the ones that best suite your needs.





 
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