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Originally Posted by Scarlette OMG! I am so excited about this part of the forum. Anyway, here's my deal:
I dyed my hair all black last year, about 3 months ago I attempted to strip the color using a color remover called Effasol made my L'Oreal. It didn't work as well as I thought it was going to, so I did it AGAIN, my hair lightened a little bit, but not like I wanted.

I went to my local beauty college and the girls there used 40v bleach on my hair on a big chunk on the underside of my hair and weaved strands on top of my head and in the bangs area. Yeah, my hair fried a lot and fell out a bit where it was bleached, but I was warned and kinda knew that was going to happen.

So, ,I dyed it blue with a temp dye made by Special Effects and it didn't take, so I tried again, still didn't penetrate the bleached areas very good. I also used Clean Canvas shampoo before I dyed it to make sure it was ready, did not use conditioner. The blue faded a lot, so I bought a very bright magenta pink dye, very liquid vegetable dye made by Manic Panic. This stuff is scary. Everything I touch turns pink because the dye won't wash out good. When I scratch my head, my fingers turn pink. It's been about two weeks since I dyed it and I use Pureology shampoo (Hydrating) and a leave-in conditioner made by Botanical Nutrients. I also use John Frieda's Spotlight, which is a thick serum that makes my hair really soft.

My problem is this.. my hair seems to have a film built up on it, not sure if it's the dye or the conditioner. I don't know what to do, it's so heavy and seems to get dirty fast. Should I try the clairifying shampoo Clean Canvas on it? Someone told me after I dye with Manic Panic to do a vinegar rinse on it to lock in the color better. Geez.. I just washed my hair and it looks dirty again already!

Hey there sistah!
I know a lot of people that have had the infamous "dyed fingers" from Manic Panic.... that stuff just pretty much coats hair... but not enough to actually STAY ON the hair and STAY OFF of you!!! I have yet to see one good result from that stuff... you're better off with either something by Clairol, Wella, or even a few people I know have used Beyond the Zone's "Color Jamz" for funky colors - and they seemed a lot better than the Manic Panic... Clairol "UnColor" is a good color corrector, as well as "Metalex" - Metalex is good at taking off the "film" from demi & semi perm. dyes.... Being it seems to be fading on its own, you might just want to use one of the shampoos I mentioned above to Miranhat. Especially Prell & PM Three. (They are a little stronger) I would go the shampoo route first for a week or so - see if it gets any better, then if not... try the correctors.

 
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Originally Posted by NYAngel98 I really like 3 clarifying shampoos best out of I'll I've tried....

1. Paul Mitchell "Three" shampoo

2. John Freida "Cool Dip" shampoo

& 3. Prell shampoo (the original green one)

first of alll thank you so much for reply...I think i did post this in hair forum...anyhow....all these shampoos u have listed which will be the very best to regrow hair that i have loooss?? mine hair is thinner then b4 and i have light amount of hair. when i take shower it just takes few min o dry....not even whole 60 min.....and if i use one of these shampoo will i be use diff shampoos at the same time. I have hears too much chemical is bad for hair or maybe for body...what do you suggest...do i need to take any kind vitamins...if yes what kind?? eventhough i really hates taking medicine...And please let me know if i can chat with you online by yahoo or msn....have more questions about hair....right i guess that's itt....
 

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Originally Posted by NYAngel98 Hey there sistah!
I know a lot of people that have had the infamous "dyed fingers" from Manic Panic.... that stuff just pretty much coats hair... but not enough to actually STAY ON the hair and STAY OFF of you!!! I have yet to see one good result from that stuff... you're better off with either something by Clairol, Wella, or even a few people I know have used Beyond the Zone's "Color Jamz" for funky colors - and they seemed a lot better than the Manic Panic... Clairol "UnColor" is a good color corrector, as well as "Metalex" - Metalex is good at taking off the "film" from demi & semi perm. dyes.... Being it seems to be fading on its own, you might just want to use one of the shampoos I mentioned above to Miranhat. Especially Prell & PM Three. (They are a little stronger) I would go the shampoo route first for a week or so - see if it gets any better, then if not... try the correctors.
YAY, I love yer azz! hahah! Well, this Manic Panic color really ROCKS but I saw that Beyond the Zone Color Jamz and saw some great colors.. I will try the Raspberry one. http://www.haircrazy.info/Dyes/colorjamz.php Wow.. Prell? I haven't heard that name in years! My hair is a bit better, actually! I really scrubbed my head with Pureology and used a less greasy conditioner. Worked good. I'll let ya know how those Jamz colors go! THANKKKKSSS!!!!!!
 
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Hi Miranhat,

Did you say your hair was falling out? If so it would be a good idea to vist your doctor.There could be a many reason's why your hair is falling out.Luckily there is a lot of help available,depending on the reason.

If your hair is thinning it could be hormones or stress. Years ago i was loosing my hair all over the place and thought i was going to loose it all.

Why not have a look at some of the website's for hairloss and see if you can learn a bit more about it.

There is also shampoo you can buy for hairloss and some amazing technology.Read up on the Lasercomb.

Kerastace make shampoo called Prevention Bain for hairloss.You could just be very stressed or have hormone trouble.Blood tests will help identify the problem.

Good Luck to you,and i hope you read up on hairloss.Many of my friends have had similar problems and a few years ago i had lumps of hair falling out in clumps.Depression, stress, illness and berevments can also cause hairloss.My hair is so much better now but when i was ill it was terrible.Also hormnal problems causes hairloss as well.There is a lot of information out there.

Good Luck and i hope you find something to help.If you need any more help ime sure all the girls here will try and help you.xXx

 
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Originally Posted by NYAngel98 Thank you my dear! You are a sweetheart! I have been really busy lately
Can't spend the good 24 hr. period on here like I'd like to!! LOL
 
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Originally Posted by Miranhat Response please
Hey Mina! Sorry, for some reason - I keep missing this thread! Sorry!
I hope we helped you out in your other thread HERE - but as far as hair loss... I agree with Pauline 100%. There are many causes for thinning hair & hair loss... but I would definitely see a doctor before using a DHT blocker or trying anything ... Rule out any illnesses or hormonal imbalances, stress or whatnot, then take it from there.


 
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Originally Posted by mereychica Hi! I'm new to forums, so i don't even know how to get a response. I'm trying to find someone out there who can help with my hair question. I got my hair bleached about 6 months ago, which i never should have done, it dryed it out so badly, i don't know what to do with it. For the first 3 months it was fine, then the whole bottom have started to get really frizzy, and the middle section got 1 inch waves in it, but only from about 3 inches from the roots, to about 8 inches from the roots. I straighten it with a hair straightener, but it only holds it for about an hour or so. I just tried this john friedda straightener spray, and it works pretty good but it makes my hair all sticky! Is there maybe a more expensive product i can use? I'LL TRY ANYTHING!!![email protected]

Hey Mereychica! Welcome to MuT!
Sorry to hear bout' your hair... but since bleaching is a chemical process, it can change the structure of the hair shaft... especially if it was too strong, or if your hair wasn't in the best condition to start with. My new favorite treatment, is Biolage Cera-repair Pro. See if there is a salon near you that offers this service. I have the stuff @ home, but they don't sell to the public. It works SO well. They sell a deep conditioning set that comes with a shampoo at Ulta for about $15 if you can get that. I would also invest in some StraightSexyHair Power straight serum, or for a little cheaper option, Herbal Essences Smoothing Creme. As far as shampoo's or conditioners, I would go with either Matrix Sleek.Look, Biolage Hydrating Shampoo (comes in the Cera-repair home kit @ Ulta) & Biolage Conditioning Balm conditioner... or SilkySexyHair by Sexy Hair Concepts. ALso... best thing is to keep up with regular trims, and stay away from the bleach for awhile... if you must color your hair, consider going a little darker, as the added pigments will help to strengthen the shaft and leave it a little healthier looking. Hope this helps!
 
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Originally Posted by mereychica Hey thanx! My hair was actually in amazing condition before I bleached it, which is why I am so upset about this new dry freezy hair that I now have. I use ISO, shampoo and conditioner which I like because it keeps my hair light, but I know that I should switch to something meant for straight hair, it's just that ISO is really expensive and I just got it. I have a really expensive flat iron, so I'll try your other suggestions. I will definately try the serum you suggested, it's the kind of thing I was hoping for. Thank you!! Oh... if your hair is really dry/damaged - good thing would also be to try and not use the iron that much. It really can damage hair a lot. Instead you can use ceramic brushes (perferably round) and a ceramic/ionic dryer (my fav. is by Vidal Sassoon. - which I posted in another thread... I'll find it for you) it's a lot less damaging than a flat iron, and honestly - if you don't curl the ends, you can get the same look. Just takes a little practice. A lot of people ask what iron I use, and I don't hardly ever use one! I think maybe once every 3 months if I'm lucky. LOL It's so much better for your hair, and with a good straightening balm... you'll get nice straight hair, with more volume.
 
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Originally Posted by mereychica

Hi! I'm new to forums, so i don't even know how to get a response. I'm trying to find someone out there who can help with my hair question. I got my hair bleached about 6 months ago, which i never should have done, it dryed it out so badly, i don't know what to do with it. For the first 3 months it was fine, then the whole bottom have started to get really frizzy, and the middle section got 1 inch waves in it, but only from about 3 inches from the roots, to about 8 inches from the roots. I straighten it with a hair straightener, but it only holds it for about an hour or so. I just tried this john friedda straightener spray, and it works pretty good but it makes my hair all sticky! Is there maybe a more expensive product i can use? I'LL TRY ANYTHING!!![email protected]




Hi Merychica! How are you? Welcome to MakeupTalk...
 
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I heard johoba oil is great for hair, so I just purchased some at a vitamine shop. How should I use it, do you think it's good for hair, and if I keep it away from my face, should it not break me out???? thanks!!!

 
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Originally Posted by jennyb I heard johoba oil is great for hair, so I just purchased some at a vitamine shop. How should I use it, do you think it's good for hair, and if I keep it away from my face, should it not break me out???? thanks!!! I replied in your jojoba oil thread
 
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hello

im thinking of getting a spiral perm, my hair is straight and about shoulder length now. im wondering how long should my hair be so that it doesnt get too like poofy. also, how do spiral perms work, what would one look like?

 
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Originally Posted by heysunshine helloim thinking of getting a spiral perm, my hair is straight and about shoulder length now. im wondering how long should my hair be so that it doesnt get too like poofy. also, how do spiral perms work, what would one look like?

Hi "hey"
lol I almost missed your post in here
With spiral perms, the rods are wrapped vertically - as opposed to horizontally... and usually they will use longer rods. Spiral perms really don't cause "poof" like regular ones, but you should still make sure you hair is a decent length, because it will still spring up. Spiral perms usually give those 'stretched out' looking tubular curls. You should see your stylist so they can determine a good size rod and the result for your particular hair type and length
 
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My hair is very thick, like the first thing the person cutting my hair says is "Oh my gosh your hair is thick" and I always wear it up in a pony tail because when I wear it down, it doesn't lie flat, it just puffs out. I want to get my hair cut so I can wear it down but I have no idea what to tell the stylist. Is there a certain style that will make my hair look better?

 
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Originally Posted by kelseymonster My hair is very thick, like the first thing the person cutting my hair says is "Oh my gosh your hair is thick" and I always wear it up in a pony tail because when I wear it down, it doesn't lie flat, it just puffs out. I want to get my hair cut so I can wear it down but I have no idea what to tell the stylist. Is there a certain style that will make my hair look better? Well, first of all - welcome to MuT!
The longer it is, the flatter it will usually lay. You should probably avoid lots of short layers as they will only make it more 'poofed".
It's hard to give you a reccomendation without seeing or knowing your hair. Is it dry? Healthy and just thick? All those factors matter when you cut it. You should see if your stylist can thin it out a bit for you the next time you're there.


 
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Originally Posted by maph Here's my question...I have trouble knowing where in the world to start blow drying my hair. I have a layered bob exactly like this pic:


But when my hairdresser tries to show me what she does...forget it I can't seem to get it right. I don't know how to do it in sections...what would be the easiest way to blow dry it? Thank you for your help


ooooh! Pretty cut!!
I'd start in an approx. 3-4" wide section at the top of your forhead first, then take a 1" section from there down to your ear (repeat on other side) You can flip your head over first and blow it going up to get some "oomph" if you'd like, then style it under when it's about 80% dry. It's easiest to work with vertical sections as opposed to horizontal ones when your drying it yourself. Brush it going toward your face as you dry it. Take a 3" (or so) long (about 1" wide) section from top... after it's dry flip it over to the other side so you can do the bottom half, and work your way around. I find it easier to do one side first, from front to back... then do the other, front to back... and then do a horizontal section at the crown to blend the 2 sides together... Sorry if this confused you... lol It's easier to demonstrate than to explain it!! lol
 
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Originally Posted by maph Ok I am totally confused
I understand it is difficult to explain. It's the sectioning that I have a hard time with. Then it's my part. After I wash my hair I comb it all back, then apply whatever I am using which is usually tigi blah blah blah small talk. I try to part my hair where the part is in the pic but end up with my hair just not going right. The back is really layered and if I blowdry that the wrong way you can really tell I have no idea what I am doing. My hair is so fine and the only way to get it to be full like the pic I have to add hairspray. My hairdresser says I over complicate it...which is probably true but when it comes to my hair...I am a perfectionist. Is there a good website that you know of where they illustrate for you? I am embarassed to say it takes me almost an hour to do my hair. Where it only takes my hairdresser 15 minutes tops! Help!!! Hmmm.... I don't know of any site really ---- sorry!
It's so hard to explain without showing it! I might have to work that into a tutorial
Ok... well I guess a "somewhat" easier way to go about it... is to go to the middle of your ear. Then make a 'line' across the back of your head to the middle of your other ear. Now you have a 'top half' & a 'bottom half'. Put the bottom half into a low pony (if you can) and leave the top half loose. Now... starting from your hairline in the front, go to where your center part would be, go an inch back... and make a line straight down until you reach the 'bottom half'. Dry this vertical section toward your face.... Next, go back another inch and make a line from the top of your head... down. Dry that forward.. etc etc until you get to the back. Repeat on other side. Finally take the bottom half - and section vertically from where the 'top half' ends, to your neck.
 
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Originally Posted by maph Oh thanks so much for your help. This is more along the lines of what I can do. You did a great job explaining it all for me. I will definitely give it a try and let you know how it goes. Thanks again!
Anytime!
Hope I wasn't that confusing!! lol It's so hard to describe in words. Much easier to show it...
 
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Originally Posted by maph No it wasn't confusing at all. I did try it and it worked great! Thanks so much!
Welcome! Glad to hear it worked out well for you!
 

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