|Claire asks: |
About 14 years ago I suffered an allergic reaction to permanent black hair dye (home colourant-Loreal Casting). My face swelled up and I had an itchy rash on my head. About 3 years after this I tried a couple of semi-permanent red tinted home colours and though the first time I was fine, the second time I had the same reaction. Since then I have steered clear of any hair colourant. My fear now is that as I am in my thirties at some point I will start to go grey and at this point I know I will want to colour my hair again. I would not try home colouring and would be quite prepared to go to a salon; I wondered if I were to explain to a salon and have my hair coloured using foils would I be OK? Are there any natural
colours that salons use and would foils be enough to keep the colour off my skin?
|Answered By: |
Hair colourant allergy is something really serious that you should not mess with. I would suggest perhaps you have few tests in your local hair salon. These must be done behind the ears, if you experience any type of discomfort to any of these tests you must wash the area affected immediately with soapy water and apply some cows milk to the area, this would restore your pH to the area. If you are allergic you can have the colourants in the form of highlights, however I cannot stress enough the importance that the colourant MUST NEVER touch your scalp and it must be washed very quickly to avoid minimum contact. There are a few companies that produce more friendly colourants in a more natural way but I must tell you that those very rarely have a decolorant property try J.F.lazartigue colourants
I would also recommend you test any products before using.
|Christine asks: |
At the top of my head where my hair parting is my hair is just breaking off and I am left with tufty pieces and long pieces. I do get my hair coloured and use straighteners. I have stopped using my usual hairdresser as someone says it could be the way the colour is applied on.
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I think perhaps there is too much going on with your hair! OK the colour you are using could be very strong or any bleaching could be causing most of the damage. As for the straighteners, it is very important that your hair is totally dry prior to using them especially with coloured hair, as when your hair is chemically damaged it will absorb water deeply inside and even if your hair appears to be dry, when you are straightening your hair which usually heats up to about 180 to 220 degrees this would make that water boil inside of the hair which produces steam, that steam inside of your hair becomes pressure which would make your hair almost explode like a pressure cooker. Its time to put back some moisturising nourishment and protein to that hair.
|Carlene asks: |
I am an accountant, and a full-time mum of 4. I do not have much time to spend on doing my hair. I am considering a new style but do not know what to choose that would suit my body. I need something professional and easy to do and take care of. Currently I have long hair that is naturally wavy, and frizzy. I do have bangs that I poof up. My hair is always getting in the way. Up hairstyles do not flatter me much. They tend to make me look fatter then I am already. I would appreciate your help on picking a hair style that would suit my body and my profession.
|Answered By: |
You need to learn to control your frizzy hair, try JF Lazartigue styling gel to curl or straighten your hair. Get yourself a good set of straightening irons they will minimise your time and they are a good tool to make your hair look great in seconds. As for the style, talk to your hairdresser about your face shape but perhaps a bob below chin level graduated at the back would look smart fashionable and stylist in curly or straight
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