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LOOK GOOD FEEL GOOD: No more hair scares
4:30pm Tuesday 27th March 2012 in Specials
How often do you spend looking in the mirror bemoaning your hairstyle – or total lack thereof?
Try 26 years of your life!
The average British female suffers from at least three bad hair days a week, according to a recent survey by Mark Hill. That’s a total of 9,828 dodgy hair dos in a lifetime.
Time to brush away your knots and niggles with some tweaks to your regime – no drastic scissor action required.
Q: Frizz is a big problem for me. How can I survive another humid summer?
A: Tess Boyle, styling director at Jo Hansford salon, said: “Frizzy hair affects the majority of hair types and is a common complaint due to weather changes, over-styling and using unsuitable products.
“The best thing to combat frizz is to start by using an anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner daily basis, as this will help.
“If you can’t find any anti-frizz styling products that work, I would recommend a keratin blow-dry. This de-frizzes the hair without losing any body. It really does stop the atmosphere having as much effect and shortens blow-dry time too.”
Dull as ditchwater
My hair is lacking in shine. What can I do to get glossy locks?
A: Patrick Lehane, founder of AreaH20, said: “People often don’t realise that water affects hair in different ways.
“Metal ions, present in all types of water, react with shampoo to form mineral deposits that can cling to your hair making it look lacklustre. People in hard water areas are affected most by lifeless, dull hair, whereas those in soft water areas might find their hair is too flyaway.
“Try a product like AreaH20 shampoo, which is designed to act as a magnet, attracting the mineral ions so your hair feels noticeably shinier and smoother.”
Fading fast Q: I love my vibrant coloured red hair but how can I make it last longer?
A: George Papanikolas, Joico celebrity colourist, said: “Darker tones like brunettes and reds are more prone to colour fading. However, there will always be a degree of fade when colour is freshly applied, whatever your shade.
“Don’t shampoo your hair immediately after having a colour as this is when it will fade most due to the cuticles being more open. Wait 24 to 48 hours and look for products with a pH of 4.5 to 5.5 to keep the outer layer of the hair compact.”
Limp locks Q:
My hair is fine, and limp even after a blow dry. How can I stop it falling flat?
A: Shabir Daya, Victoria Health co-founder, said: “Women with very fine or thinning hair are more prone to limp tresses and require lightweight products to add some volume – any heaviness in styling products will further pull down the hair reducing the volume even further.
“Hair also tends to grow weaker with age, so make sure you follow a maintenance regime with regular deep conditioning treatments and a trim every few weeks. “Argan oil is a surprisingly great product to help give limp hair a boost as it’s non-greasy and lightweight, as well as nutrient-rich to nourish the hair and make it feel volumised.”
You’ll find Argan oil products online.