|Kiera asks: |
Hi guys, Iím thinking about dying my hair red in the near future and was just wondering if I should bleach my hair first as it is almost black
( naturally ) I know it says on the boxes of home dye kits that they are not suitable for bleached or natural blonde hair. I have tried dying my hair red in the past without bleaching first using home kits and the red didnít even touch my hair.
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Its is important to bleach or pre lighten the hair to the correct undertone in order for the red you choose to be vibrant and long lasting. This usually means lifting the hair to a red/ orange colour before shampooing to remove, blowdrying then applying the desired red.
Itís a pretty tricky process to do evenly and so I would always recommended you ask a stylist for details if cost is an issue then ask if there is a trainee stylist available that needs to practice. Good after care is also essential to keep the red vibrant and long lasting!!!
|Jess asks: |
I have just below waist length hair, and it really needs a good cut. However, I have a fear of getting my haircut as Iíve had a few bad experiences, how do I get over my fear!?
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I understand totally Jessica, I would go to different salons and have free consultations that way you will meet someone who you know you will trust and feel more comfortable with.
|Julie asks: |
I have waist-long naturally super-fine dark brown hair. Itís naturally straight, but my scalp gets greasy fast and the further I go towards the ends, the frizzier it gets as the day goes on. Although my scalp and the hair around that area gets greasy so quickly--- only about 5-6 hours, faster if I run my hands through my hair, itís so prone to frizz that if I run my fingers through, then I get this instant static that plasters it to the side of my face where I have side bangs and makes it lift everywhere else.
When I was younger, my hair was straight, black, and glossy, and still fine, and Iím not sure why it suddenly deteriorated. Iíve been using drug-store brands such as Pantene and Dove, and I want to switch to something salon-grade that will fix my problem. Should I adjust the number of times I wash my hair? After skipping a single shower, the fineness of my hair shows the grease so obviously that at the top of my head they separate into streaks instead of falling individually. It tangles so easily that it takes a solid twenty minutes just to get it straight after a short run.
As of now, my hair is dull and flat, and constantly riddled with a horde of split ends. What should I do to fix this?
Along with fixing this problem, Iíve always wanted white, silver, platinum, etc. hair. I know that bleaching makes hair frizzy and brittle, especially with dark (and fine?) hair, but Iím absolutely in love with the idea of having a split ends, but I want it to stay long. Is bleaching a good idea, with my hair?
Thanks for reading this monstrosity, and please get back soon.
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Wow okay lets start at the beginning, Diet really does help the condition of the hair and scalp so firstly take a good look at your diet and make sure your having a good healthy and varied diet. I am a strong believer in taking supplements especially for improving hair and nails there are very many good ones on the market. Try shampooing your hair every other day and make sure you use a shampoo that is clear when it comes out of the bottle not opaque as generally the opaque, pearlescent, creamy shampoos have moisturizing ingredients and will makes the hair to soft and over condition at the root area. Rinse your hair really well after shampooing. Then apply a conditioner for fine hair only to the ends of your hair and gently comb it through to ear level, donít massage it in to your scalp at all. Leave for 1 min before rinsing. I would then use a spray leave in conditioner as well before leaving to dry naturally or blow drying. ...More >
Itís also important not to keep touching your hair as that really does encourage the oil production. Dry shampoo now available in colour formulas is also a saving grace for when your out and about or feel that your hair is starting to look greasy, so try one of those.
Have a good trim and whilst your at the salon you can ask about the colour, there are some amazing new Phlex systems that allow multiple levels of lift which is what would be required on your dark hair to get it blonde and they restructure the hair whilst lifting it.
Really good luck and Iím sure this will make a difference.
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