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Steve Rowbottom


Since establishing the award-winning Westrow hairdressing group in 1987 with co-owner Marc Westerman, Steve Rowbottom has, as head of creative direction, taken the brand from strength to strength, now boasting eight salons across Yorkshire and a 5,000 sq ft educational Academy in the heart of Leeds. Creatively-minded, but commercially savvy, Steve ...



Jess asks:
I have waist length hair, and it really needs a good cut. However, I have a fear of getting my haircut as I’ve had a few bad experiences. How can I get over my fear?

Steve RowbottomAnswered By:
Steve Rowbottom
I feel exactly the same way and I am a hairdresser! First of all, explain to your stylist how you feel, so they can reassure you. Any reputable stylist knows that the consultation with a client is crucial and this should flow throughout the appointment to ensure you are completely happy with the service. A great way to get over your fear is to ask for your hair to be washed and blow dried straight before the cut begins. You can see exactly how much is coming off. Remember that a trim is vital for healthy hair and it will leave your locks looking and feeling great.

(Answered by Danielle Hill on behalf of Steve Rowbottom)





Haseena asks:
I have done rebonding for the past four years or so. I was wondering if rebonding or flat ironing hair a few times a week would be more damaging? I am considering stopping rebonding treatments as they are quite costly. I have unruly frizzy curly hair naturally. Please advise.

Steve RowbottomAnswered By:
Steve Rowbottom
Hi Haseena, rebonding breaks down the bonds in your hair using chemicals, and damages the inner structure of the hair (Cortex), which is irreversible. Flat ironing hair (straightening and blow-drying) is still damaging to the hair, but heat damage is better than chemical damage. Therefore, flat ironing is a better choice as you can then control a lot of the damage by using products that protect the hair from harsh elements such as heat. I recommend using products such as the Mizani Thermasmooth range, which is for naturally curly hair that is styled straight and blocks out humidity to help keep it styled for days. Mizani have night treatments to use and frizz controlling products too. ...More >

If you are looking for a more longer-lasting smoothing solution to tame your mane, I would recommend the Kebelo ADVANTAGE in-salon treatment, as this is a fast, easy and affordable way to gain smooth, glossy and manageable hair. The three-part system, which uses Carbocysteine smoothing technology, works on each and every hair strand, adding strength, giving support and boosting shine. The best part? The treatment lasts up to 100 days, equating to weeks of frizz-free hair and reducing the need to use straightening irons.

(Answered by Danielle Hill on behalf of Steve Rowbottom)







Sylvia asks:
I am Afro-Caribbean and my hair is relaxed but it’s very short and thick. I am wondering if you could recommend some products that will help my hair to lengthen and thicken. I’ve seen black girls with relaxed hair go on a "hair journey" in which their hair is long & thick so it must be possible! I have been using the products Aphogeen leave-in conditioner, shea moisture thickening mist, olive oil hair lotion & almond oil for the past 3 months and have seen very little change and the products are running out. There are many suggestions of products on the Internet but I would love to buy some products that I know would actually help my hair.

Steve RowbottomAnswered By:
Steve Rowbottom
Hi Sylvia! This is the hardest stage to go through for anyone with Afro-Caribbean hair. And correct, it is a hair journey indeed! Firstly, stop using the relaxer. This thins and weakens the natural structures and strength. I have just finished my hair journey of ‘transitioning’ (growing out relaxer) and have to say my hair has never looked as healthy or full. ...More >

So, now you need to assess what your hair is lacking. Is it moisture or strength? Is it feeling rough and dry? If so you need moisture. Is it breaking off and split? If it is, then you need strength. If you are unsure, there are simple tests you can do yourself: when the hair is wet stretch it. If it returns back to its natural length the strength is good. If it carries on stretching (like chewing gum) you need protein. This simple self-diagnosis will help ‘prescribe’ the products needed.

Moisture: Try the H20 Intense Night-time treatment by Mizani. This can be done once a week at home to pack hair full of the moisture it’s lacking. When combing the hair, be delicate, and use the Mizani D’tangle Moisturizing Leave-in Milk.

Strength: Mizani’s Fibrefyl Essential Strenthening Fix is a fortifying styling primer to help restructure and strengthen the bonds. This needs to be used alongside the in-salon Fibrefyl Strengthening Treatment. Check on the Mizani website for your closest Mizani salon.

If you are unsure of what condition your hair is in you could also use the Mizani Kerafuse Intense Strengthening Treatment – an in salon treatment that will restore hair moisture and protein balance at the same time.

I would also recommend some products for home use to ensure maximum care. Mizani’s 25 Miracle Milk is a leave-in treatment that protects from heat damage and external aggressors. If you still want to wear your hair straight while transitioning, use Mizani Thermosmooth – a four-step thermal straightening system.

Oh and last tip: Be patient!

(Answered by Danielle Hill on behalf of Steve Rowbottom)





 
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