Question - I've been trying to grow my hair and I can never get it to grow past my shoulders. Are there any tricks I can try to stimulate growth?
G. Griffiths, London
Answer - Some people do have a length where their hair seems to just stop. This is often the case with particularly fine fragile hair. Try Indian head massages; they are a wonderful way to stimulate your scalp and encourage hair growth - Indian women have been using this method for thousands of years to increase the lustre of their hair. Diet must also be considered, drink plenty of water and eat lots of salmon, nuts and avocados, which will really benefit your hair long-term. Beverly
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* It's no wonder that so many top celebrities and models opt to keep their hair long. A eautiful head of healthy hair will always be a style classic.
* Protect the mid-lengths of a long style by using covered bands when tying hair back. Bare elastic is one of the main culprits when it comes to split and flyaway ends, which will ruin the appearance of your style. Splash out on a conditioning treatment next time you're at the hairdressers to revitalise and restore gloss to dull lengths.
SAY SO LONG?
Question - I have just turned 40 and I have long hair that has lost its condition. I am reluctant to have it cut off. What would you suggest?
Answer - Turning 40 doesn't mean that you have to cut all your hair off, but you will have to commit more time to taking care of it if you want it to look as good as it did 10 years ago. Firstly, get a great cut that gives your hair shape and removes the dry ends without taking away all the length. Maintain the cut with regular trims and weekly deep conditioning treatments, which are vital to restore shine and softness to the hair, I would recommend Cobella Potent Protein Treatment Masque, £4.99. Beverly
•Colour services are almost as popular as a cut and blow-dry in most salons now. It's well worth investing in a good quality colour choice as this will really enhance the cut and style you choose.
• There are all kinds of technical terms for different colour effects, but really the best way of describing to your hairdresser what you want is by taking a picture.
• Don't forget to cover up if you're planning a holiday shortly after your colour treatment. Strong sunlight will fade your chosen shade.
• Whether you're naturally blonde or not, it's important to protect and preserve your shade. Sunlight, pollution and cigarette smoke can ail damage the appearance of fair shades.
• A good colourist will assess your skin tone and natural hair colour before choosing the blonde shade that's right for you. The 'right' blonde will take into account whether your complexion is warm or cool.
• It's always easier to take a picture of your chosen shade to your colourist, rather than try to describe it.
• When choosing a salon to have colouring, make use of consultations. They're normally free and the advice is expert and face to face allowing you to gauge how much you trust them and if they're on your wavelength.
Home colour is easy to use and gives good results if you follow the letter. If little or no effect on the condition dthe hair. The main difference is professional products tend to have more specific colours and technology. This combined with the colourist's expertise achieved from many years of training, means that you can be assured that they will be able to select the right product and shade to achieve the result you need.Nathan
GLOSSING IS OVER
Question - l have experimented quite a bit with my hair over the last few years and it's lost its silky shine. I have seen something called 'glossing' in my local salon. What is it and do you think it would help? Cara.
Answer - Glossing is an organic pure shine based colour product that has no regrowth and gradually fades out after approximately four to six weeks. It leaves the hair silky soft and is a great conditioning treatment for the hair. Beverly