|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.
|Answered By: |
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.
|Gracie asks: |
I have been colouring and highlighting my hair since I was 13. I have no clue as to what my natural colour is, except that it is somewhere between a medium and dark brown. I have always loved playing dress-up with my hair and am constantly changing it. Right now it has platinum blonde, dark blonde, red, and dark brown highlights all through out. But lately I have been getting bored with it all and have been considering going back to one colour, preferably my natural colour (or as close as I can get to it.) Everyone’s telling me not to do it, that it will damage my hair, and I won’t like it. And my colourist says she will not do. That it would be very difficult since I have so many contrasting colours and she does not want to ruin my hair. Is this true? Is there really no way to go back to all one colour besides just letting it grow out? I have been growing my hair long for a couple years now and it is finally at a length that I love. It would take forever to let the colour grow out and I am NOT going to cut it. But I also do not want to completely damage it by being stubborn and doing something to it that everyone is telling me not to do! I do not care how much it would cost, I would be willing to pay just about anything... is there ANY way to go to my natural colour without frying my hair???
|Answered By: |
WOW your doing too much to that poor hair of yours, it would be very difficult for your colourist to do your natural colour, as you do not even know what it is. I would like to suggest perhaps you go for a rich chocolate brown, you could do that by using a rich colour semi permanent colour with minimum damage of the hair. As for the hair condition let me suggest a really good regime, all these products are by J F Lazartigue, Pre Shampoo Treatment with Shea Butter. Shampoo with collagen (this would restore all the little cracks from chemical damage) and finally a Moisturising conditioner. This is a really great regime I use in my salon and it always works wonders. Do not forget to send a before and after picture!
Page 1 of 37
3 Records on this page