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Ion Keratin Hair Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do I get hair stop braking off and to grow healthy and strong?
    I do relax my hair im starting to use ion the shapoo and the treatment and my hair still wont grow it gets shorter and shorter i stop using oils to put in my hair and started using like moisterizers anything can help if know what the problem is thx!!

    • ANSWER:
      Don't use drugstore products (ie Pantene). They contain paraffin, which can coat the hair and make it *seem* like it's getting better when infact all that it's doing is preventing whatever GOOD treatments you're using from working.

      Do get a trim, and lay off of the relaxers. I can't tell you how many clients that are referred to the salon I work in with the same complaint who overlap or otherwise overdo the relaxers - both traditional lye/no-lie, as well as Japanese thermal straightening. Their hair becomes like dust at the ends and sometimes at the scalp area.

      Baby your hair right now. Try Mukota B3 Conditioner - it's expensive, but you don't need to use much and it will last at least 3 months. A less expensive alternative is Marcia Texiera shampoo and conditioner - use the formula for color treated hair. It contains babassu and acai oils as well as keratin, the protein that makes up hair.

      Increasing your water intake can also aid in the absorption of treatments, so drink up!

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best hair straightener for coarse, frizzy, and curly hair?
    My straightener just died on me after only a year and a half! I've had a chi and a ghd and now i'm looking for something new. Is there a straightener that would be good for my type of hair and that will last for a long time? I'm willing to spend up to 200 dollars. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Listen to the person that recommended Sedu. Very good brand. Ultra smooth plates. You could always get another CHI. CHI has always been a solid brand. Anyone who tells you otherwise probably owns a knockoff, fake CHI from China that the bought at Costco or TJ Maxx. (BTW, Costo just lost 0 for selling fake CHI products, TJ Maxx is about to be sued. Lol)
      GHD is just not a great product. Especially for coarse hair. Because you can't set the temperature, regardless how its supposed to "sense" how coarse your hair is. It can't. The maximum temperature may not be hot enough to give you the best results either.

      If you're looking for something good:
      -CHI
      -Sedu (What I use at home since I purchased the Bio Ionic One Pass as my work flat iron. Perfect amount of slip as you pass it over your hair.)
      -Salontech
      -T3
      -Babyliss

      If you're looking for something very good:
      -Croc Green Ion (what I use for permanent straightenings and keratin treatments at the salon)
      -Bio Ionic One Pass (my daily workhorse at the salon. Also has a 5-year warranty. I've had mine for 3 years and it still works great. But if it broke tomorrow I know i'd get a new one soon and just pay for shipping with their long warranty.)
      -Izunami Arrojo (Very good and very smooth plates. But might not provide enough tension as you pass it over a section of hair. Does have a shorter warranty, like Babyliss)

      Hope this helps :-)

  3. QUESTION:
    How to treat extremely dry, damaged hair?
    I want to make it grow to extreme lenghts but it is in very bad condition.
    I tried hundreds of champoos and conditioners, i trimm it, i try home remedies, but it is still disgustingly short (a little longer than shoulder lenght) with many many split ends.
    Please people how to make it healthier?
    Is it possible that conditioner dries hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Well it would have been nice if you could have provided more information about your ethnicity and hair type. These can be real important and determine the type of answers you get. Because I have no knowledge of this, I will have to tell you my routine. I've been through hell with my hair. I am African American with coiled relaxed hair. My hair is actually more tightly waved vs coiled on some areas of my head but either way you get the picture. I had always been obsessed with growing my hair long especially after seeing that long haired Asian woman dancing on Soul Train. Her hair was down to her calves and gorgeous!. Well in high school I tried and tried but it only reached my shoulders because it broke off so much. I finally figured the curling iron was doing it. I put that aside and rarely used it again. So I started the routine over only to have it short-lived by my hair totally falling out because a stylist used a VERY STRONG relaxer on my hair called Bantu. I was pissed. I mean how could this happen, especially in high school. I had to face going back to school bald head!! AWFUL! And the close cropped hair cut for women was NOT in style back then! (90's here) But it was a good thing it happened. I threw myself into research on how to get it grow back fast. I stumbled upon Biotin. Picked some up from GNC and began taking it. Ahhhhhhhhh.............it worked. It nourished my hair from the inside but I also had to find hair care products that nourished on the outside. I started buying products that were geared toward hydrating/moisturizing the hair and made sure I used the entire line versus skipping around. I made sure I used a wash out conditioner and a leave in conditioner as well. Rule of thumb is if you want healthy hair, you will need to dish out the dollars for a good line which lacks all the harmful chemicals. French products are the best! Phyto, Rene Furterer, JF Lazartigue, Leonor Greyl. Macadamia Hair Oil Products are also good and so are ION products. You can find ION at Sallys and it's fairly inexpensive to get the whole line (shampoo, wash out conditioner, leave in conditioner, hair mask). Also you MUST add a protein treatment to your regimen. Use Aphogee 2 step protein treatment every 6 weeks and FOLLOW THEIR DIRECTIONS PRECISLEY! This is heavy duty but it cuts my breakage down and gets the job done. Protein strengthens and rebuilds the keratin in your hair. So with all that said, take a good vitamin like biotin, get a moisturizing hair care line, use a protein treatment, limit the curlers and flat irons down to once a week, let hair air dry and oh yeah........get a satin pillow cover and sleep on this. I use this cause I do not wrap my hair. I sleep on a satin pillow and wake up and my hair feels awesome. Okay with all that said, my hair was down to my waist after doing this. Loved it but also got sick of it and started getting it cut. The sad thing about being a black woman with hair that long is EVERYBODY INCLUDING OTHER BLACK WOMEN thought it was weave. It was a double edged sword. I loved it but attracted a lot of haters that caused me pain but I still am glad to know I was and still am able to get it that long with care. I do not wear weaves and I can cut my hair as often as I want. It grows back fast and feels healthy. Also, throw the brushes and small tooth combs out and introduce yourself to wide tooth combs!

      A side note here:

      A few years back I invested in a hair cut that turned out to be real bad! I wanted something in addition with biotin to give me an extra hair growth boost. I stumbled upon Viviscal. It was expensive but awesome. You have to take it for 6 months to load it up in your body and then after that 6 month is up voila!!!!!!!! Amazing! You only need to take one tablet after the 6 months instead of 2 tabs. I eventually had to stop taking it because the massive hair growth was getting too expensive to handle. I had to go in every 4 weeks instead of 8 weeks for a relaxer and that is NOT good. Plus I couldn't afford the frequent relaxers and the vivscal together. That was a few years ago. I'm not sure how the product works now.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some hair repair treatments for damaged hair?
    What do I do to my hair that is spolied through constant tampering - straightening, perming, coloring...etc

    • ANSWER:
      protein and keratin is what your hair needs.
      some people will debate about this because after you use
      straight protein and keratin it doesn't necassarily make your
      hair soft, and people don't understand that just like a cut or a scrape
      it takes time for damage hair to heal. Its not instant but when you take
      care of it properly it will heal quicker. Basically by straightening and perming
      and coloring your hair, you are stripping the nutrients out of your hair as well
      as protein and your breaking keratin bonds that hold your hair together.

      I would go to sally beauty supply and ask them for a protein keratin reconstructer
      pack by ion. That stuff is great. and another thing that will help is just straight leave
      in protein from "beyond the zone - protein cocktail" That stuff really works too.

      Over time you will start to see a differance. dont be discouraged because its not
      instant gratification. It will heal itself with time.

      I hope this helps,
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI8qAwA3Npo

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best hair product i can use for my hair?
    i wanna grow my hair More and along keep it healthy.name me a good product for it.
    I hard proactive is a good product for face. Any hair products?

    • ANSWER:
      A biotin supplement will make your hair grow faster. A gelatin supplement makes your hair grow thicker. Make sure you take these supplements every day - this will of course only affect new growth so you will notice in couple of months. You can only use hair masks and treatments but these make your hair stronger and don't have an effect on how your hair grows. My fave products for hair are coconut oil (leave in as a conditioner), APhogee keratin reconstructor (from beauty stores). If you just want to moisturize instead of reconstruct - I recommend Ion hair masks, Frederik Fekkai overnight protein treatment, or even the FF shea butter mask :)

  6. QUESTION:
    how can I keep my hair straight all day?
    My hair is just own from my shoulders and it's deffo not natrually straight it always flicks out at the end of all of my layers, I straighten it really well in the morning so it's dead straight but by the time it's break (about four hours after I have straightened it) it has flicked out at the ends I don't use any producs on it apart from a little bit oh hairspray after I am done, any tips or ways you keep your hair dead straight all day?

    • ANSWER:
      I use a heat protectant that also helps keep my hair straight as well as protect against damage. My cousin has naturally super curly hair, but she used some chemical treatment to straighten it and it has lasted about 6 weeks. She told me that: "I just finished putting a keratin treatment into my hair. What it does is keeps my hair straight for 6-8 weeks. And it doesnt damage my hair. It's called ION KERATIN TREATMENT." It doesn't take much effort, and it's super easy to do. My cousin is only 11 and she was able to do it with just a little help from my aunt. Hope this helps. :)

  7. QUESTION:
    How do I repair damaged hair?
    I straighten my hair everyday with a flat iron but it has become damaged over time and I also noticed it doesn't straighten as easy and gets curly overnight now. So far I've use Pantene (which gave me dandruff), Head and Shoulders and currently Dove, all with Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle and a heat protecting serum. I'm still stuck with split, rough ends. Should I switch shampoo? Or is there some conditioning cream I could use?

    • ANSWER:
      You can't repair damaged hair....the only way, is to cut off the damaged parts (you could get layers). The best "trick" to making it look healthy is go to Sally's Beauty Supply get "the ION conditioning treatment". Stop using grocery store shampoo (try Redken or Paul Mitchell) wash your hair everyother day........You could also get a salon Keratin Treatment (this actually puts Keratin back into your hair) It's pricey though..0.00 ish. Goodluck!

  8. QUESTION:
    Tips on how to make my hair grow faster?
    Ok so my hair I have a habit of breaking it ever since year 6 it hasn't grown its a little lower than my chin, please any fast tips or tricks to hopefully make it thicker and grow it longer to below my shoulders by Christmas?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair generally grows an inch a month (if that) so it is going to be difficult to have it shoulder length by Christmas if you can. Try taking the 5000mcg Biotin vitamin. It does wonders for a lot of people I know. Also, pre-natal vitamins are always recommended for hair growth, and also helps your nails as well. Keratin Protein treatment helped my hair stay healthy therefor letting it grow so go to your local beauty supply store and see what thehy have. The brand I used was Ion and you only need to use it once or twice a week, leave it in for about 15 minutes. I also hear massaging your scalp for 30 mins to and hour a day helps stimulate hair growth. If you use hair products, they are very damaging to hair. Try using organic. If there is a Lush near where you live, they have great hair products and the salespeople know their stuff and could prob give you great info,

  9. QUESTION:
    What i have to do to make my hair look staight and silky in salon?
    Hey ..can anybody tell me wat exactly i hav 2 do to make my hair straight,silky and shiny like tv stars..Do they do conditioning or perming or they just do hair spa..??pls suggest me ...i will b thnK FUL 2 U...thnxx...

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on your hair type, but there are a couple of products at Sally Beauty Supply that are made to take away 90-100% of frizz. It is a bit involved, but as long as you follow the directions, and maybe have a friend help, they can really work. Ion and Silk Elements brands both make these frizz reducers and they last about 6-8 weeks for each treatment.

      If you don't want to do those processes, keratin shampoo and conditioner and heat protection sprays can really help make the hair look sleek and shiny without being greasy or weighed down. Ion and One 'n Only Brazilian Keratin make excellent products for this and they are less than a bottle. Using a ceramic hair dryer and irons help make the hair reflect light and look shinier without being as damaged like with a gold or non-ceramic appliance.

  10. QUESTION:
    i have super curly hair cause im half black but whats a easier way to get straight hair with not much damage?
    well its cause im half black , half mexican . and i have been straighten my hair for the past three years and its super damaged . but my mom wont let me get relaxer of a weave or something like that . any suggestions ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi !
      Your mother is very right by not letting you use a relaxer or get you a weave.
      Because you probably have really beautiful hair, and not showing that hair would be a mistake. So a have a solution to your problem!!!!
      First Get your hair in a better condition. i really advise this because once its in better condition. the shafts of the hair will be Poker straight once straightened!. use products With keratin in!!
      The brand APHOGEE Has a keratin Range. All the keratin products will help your hair so much that it will return just like how your hair used to be before the damage but Much softer!, you can get APHOGEE At Sally's and other convenient places!, Using Oils in your hair too Like Almond Oil Can really help your hair too!.
      Look around Sally's for organic shampoos or conditioners too or stick to aphogee if you cannot find any. As organics have no SLS in it. which is a chemical un-needed. Its the stuff that makes your shampoos and conditioners foamy. But this is a carcinogen and Can cause cancer and so much damage to your hair. Try the Ion Range if you cant find aphogee or organics. they also have a keratin range. and all the brands i have suggested are extremely affordable!

      Once you feel your hair is getting back to normal, Theres other solutions of keeping your hair straight for months without the price tag or keep on using those straighteners.
      Its called Brazilian Keratin method. and as i said before keratin reconstructs your hair. and makes it stronger and healthier. and this Brazilian keratin straightening method, Is non harmful, Is nothing like a RELAXER, will not burn your hair off (like relaxers do) and does not contain any bad ingredients that will stop your hair from growing.
      Thats why i recommend that to you. You must tell your mother about this. You both should look Into How it works (Steam, Heat, Straighteners and blow drys work on the product to activate it). (there is videos in youtube, and The products online and in salons) of course you can get it done in a salon but it will set you back a bit.
      If you do it yourself (if you read the instructions and see what you have to do from advise or youtube, and have the shampoos and ect) It wont cost you alot at all. it will last a long time too.
      Your best bet is to use a test or trial kit for One Application. You can buy it on ebay ect.
      once you use it correctly, you will see your hair is in much better shape, It has shine, Its very straight, It gives you what you want! without damaging your hair and scalp. The full kits cost around 100-200 dollars, Or if you buy a kit from HSN it will cost about 60-80 dollars and can last you quite a while if you dont have to wash your hair alot (because if you wash your hair alot, the less chance your hair will stay straight for up to 6 months)

      Heres a video from the HSN youtube, which shows you how their brazillian straightening Product works on mixed race hair, This is not the Exact 6 month treatment i was telling you about. but it works the same. (Same method) and will last you weeks. but the real Deal Brazillian Straightening products can Last you months!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcKvbk7nps8

      Make sure you try and look around for those products!
      You dont need to use brazillian keratin if you cannot afford it.
      using a more refined straightener like GHD or IZUNAMI (Both are very good and affordable as both of them last a very long time. Both of mine have lasted so far 4 years ! Im impressed and they both work very well on Mixed race Curly hair, As i have straightened my friends hair with the izunami and the ghds (she is mixed race) and she told me it lasted her for 8 days without straightening!!!!).

      Good luck

  11. QUESTION:
    How can i keep my hair (that i straighten around every other day) as healthy as possible.?
    Please include shampoo & conditioner, sprays, how to wash it, etc.

    • ANSWER:
      I think i can completely relate to your problem. Ive been chemically straightening and colouring my hair for almost 6 years now and as you can imagine its in serious need of some TLC.

      On my last straightening escapade (its the last one for sure after what happened) the hairdresser damaged my hair severely by using too much heat. Added to the previous straightening treaments plus colouring, my hair could have given Amy Whinehouse's birds nest some stiff competition :-)

      Hopefully your hair is not damaged yet and your being smart by being careful. This is a list of steps to follow from washing to final styling. The procedure is slightly time consuming but following it once a week will be enough.

      Step 1: Deep Conditioning Treatments
      This is a homemade mask that is very very effective.
      Mix about 3-4 spoonfuls (depending on the length of your hair) with 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. If your hair is longer use more mayonaise and 2 eggs.

      Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature when you mix them. If the mayo and eggs were in the fridge keep them out for a bit to warm up. This is because hair soaks up moisture better when the products are warm.

      You can either wash your hair with warm water and a gentle cleansing shampoo before appyling this mask or simply rinse your hair with warm water for about 2 mins so that the hair folicles open up. Make sure the hair is not dripping wet before you apply the mask.

      Apply the mask evenly over the hair as well as the scalp. Tie a towel over your hair or a shower cap and leave it overnight. Make sure to cover your pillow with a towel to avoid it smelling the next day.

      Wash out the hair in the morning.

      Step 2: Shampoo and Conditioning

      Although ive mentioned some product names, you could try other brands. These work best for my hair.
      Shampoo : Kerastase Bain Satin 3 for severely dry and damaged hair
      Conditioner: Loreal Vive Smooth Intense Masque
      Additional Conditioner: Ion Repair Solutions - Reconstructer Treatment Keratin Protein Builder.

      The Ion conditioner is a great addition to the loreal mask because it actually rebulilds damaged hair. Your can mix both conditioners and use them together.

      Step 3: Styling
      Since you straighten your hair everyday im sure you use some hair protection sprays or serums to prevent heat damage. These other products will help tame those flyaways and keep your hair looking absolutely brilliant.

      Mix Loreal Liss Control (Smooth control gel creme) with Kerastase Nutritive Oleo Relax to your wet hair before your start styling.

      I swear by the Oleo Relax because its heat activated and works wonders and any hair type.

      NEVER use a flat iron on wet hair. Blow dry your hair with the dryer on the lowest heat setting or even a cold blast if thats an option.

      Ive tried nearly everything and found that this works best for me. Hope it the same for you as well.

  12. QUESTION:
    is there an inexpensive salon treatment that will reduce my frizzy hair?
    i have wavy, really damaged, frizzy hair & i was wondering if theres a salon treatment that under 0 that will reduce frizzyness and make my hair healthy again? i want the brazilian blowout but its too expensive. Also is there an at home treatment i can do also? please helpp! my hair is soo dead & fried i need to fix it asap

    • ANSWER:
      There is no way to cure damaged hair, but there are solutions to help. I like to use what I call my "holy trinity of hair care," which is Aphogee's 2 Step Protein treatment followed by Aphogee's 2 minute Keratin Reconstructor, and then Silk Element's deep conditioning conditioner (processed in a processing cap and hair dryer). Then if you straighten your hair or blow dry it use Aphogee's Keratin and Green Tea Resturcturizer to protect your hair and lock in the needed protein compounds. In the shower I like to use Ion's 3 Step Emergency Hair repair kit with Victoria's Secret Shampoo, Conditioner, and Hair Masque for Dry/Damaged hair. I'm a blonde now and have naturally black hair and when I went platinum these products are what helped me keep my hair on my head. You can find all of those products at Sally's Beauty Supply (except for Victoria's Secrets shampoos, conditioners, and hair masques; those have to be purchased from Victoria's Secret).

  13. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever tried Ion Keratin Smooth Treatment?
    And if you did does it really work?

    • ANSWER:
      no it just makes your hair none frizzy that is about it i would not spend my money on it if you have to get any treatment i would get a relaxer.

  14. QUESTION:
    whats the best way for getting softer hair?
    im wanting to have softer hair and i use a flat iron everyday ( almost ) so don't tell me to stop using it.

    • ANSWER:
      There are plenty of products out there that help repair dry, brittle, damaged, and colour treated hair. Now, most of these products are quite expensive, but definitely worth it. Every item listed I have used myself, and they work amazing and the results are always perfect!
      Before I get to the products to help with your hair, what heat protectant do you use? Is it something cheap like Dove/Garnier, or salon quality like Redken? Now if you've got an extra dollar or two to spare, then I would try going to a salon to purchase these items. Now, if you don't even HAVE a heat protectant, you might want to reconsider ;p

      If you're looking for a spray-type heat protectant, CHI 44 Iron Guard is perfect for that. Remember, a little goes a long way with this product, and do not apply to wet hair.

      If you want more of a serum/cream, try using FHI Hot Sauce. Apply it to dry hair and let sit for 1 minute, and then proceed with straightening.

      If you need a blow-dry serum, Got2b Guardian Angel works AMAZING. And the good thing is, you can use quite a lot, and it won't look greasy! There's also Bed Head Superstar Blow Dry Lotion. It protects from the heat and adds massive volume!

      Okay, so now on to the soft hair. I'd recommend purchasing CHI Keratin Mist, which is basically a protein for your hair that helps minimize the appearance of split ends and prevents them from getting any worse. Apply 2-3 times a week to wet hair.

      Shampoo with CHI Nourish Intense, and condition with CHI Infra Treatment. A cheaper alternative would be;
      Shampoo > Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine
      Conditioner > Got2b Instantly Satisfied
      *NOTE do not use Pantene. This has an excessive amount of silicone in it, which can cause build up and suffocate the hair cuticle.

      After shampooing + conditioning, use CHI Silk Infusion to wet hair and proceed with your hair regimen. A little goes a long way with this product, so don't use too much or it could end up looking greasy. A cheaper alternative would be Garnier Fructis Leave-in Conditioner.

      After you're done most of your hair routine, apply Biosilk Silk Therapy to ends. 1 drop should do it. do not apply this to the roots, though, because it will get too oily.

      Another reason for dry hair, split ends, etc. could be because of the straightener you are using. What brand are you using? Vidal Sassoon, Conair, Revlon, etc.? If you are, that may be why. Traditional copper oil fries and burns the hair follicle. You may want to invest in a higher quality straightener, like Sedu, CHI, Solia, ISO, FHI, etc. These flat irons are ceramic and/or tourmaline, and emit negative ions which help seal the cuticle and lock in moisture.

      If you don't have a salon near you or one that doesnt carry one/all of these products, you can purchase them online at the links I've provided.

      Hope this helps!
      - Jesse

  15. QUESTION:
    Advice for damaged hair as the result of hair relaxers?
    I have been getting my uncontrollable, supersuper curly hair relaxed for 6 years now, and it has finally caught up on itself and is a mess.
    It's so dry and frizzy and doesn't dry curly, wavy or straight, just in a frizzy mass. My hair is so thick which doesn't help either.
    Does anyone one have any advice on how to get my hair back to good condition? Like treatments or an alternative to a relaxer which will not damage my hair as much as the relaxer has? please, please help :(

    • ANSWER:
      HI there. I've been trying to help lots of people with the damaged hair question. Here is my response to another poster. Hope it helps!

      I've been through hell with my hair. I am African American with coiled relaxed hair. My hair is actually more tightly waved vs coiled on some areas of my head but either way you get the picture. I had always been obsessed with growing my hair long especially after seeing that long haired Asian woman dancing on Soul Train. Her hair was down to her calves and gorgeous!. Well in high school I tried and tried but it only reached my shoulders because it broke off so much. I finally figured the curling iron was doing it. I put that aside and rarely used it again. So I started the routine over only to have it short-lived by my hair totally falling out because a stylist used a VERY STRONG relaxer on my hair called Bantu. I was pissed. I mean how could this happen, especially in high school. I had to face going back to school bald head!! AWFUL! And the close cropped hair cut for women was NOT in style back then! (90's here) But it was a good thing it happened. I threw myself into research on how to get it grow back fast. I stumbled upon Biotin. Picked some up from GNC and began taking it. Ahhhhhhhhh.............it worked. It nourished my hair from the inside but I also had to find hair care products that nourished on the outside. I started buying products that were geared toward hydrating/moisturizing the hair and made sure I used the entire line versus skipping around. I made sure I used a wash out conditioner and a leave in conditioner as well. Rule of thumb is if you want healthy hair, you will need to dish out the dollars for a good line which lacks all the harmful chemicals. French products are the best! Phyto, Rene Furterer, JF Lazartigue, Leonor Greyl. Macadamia Hair Oil Products are also good and so are ION products. You can find ION at Sallys and it's fairly inexpensive to get the whole line (shampoo, wash out conditioner, leave in conditioner, hair mask). Also you MUST add a protein treatment to your regimen. Use Aphogee 2 step protein treatment every 6 weeks and FOLLOW THEIR DIRECTIONS PRECISLEY! This is heavy duty but it cuts my breakage down and gets the job done. Protein strengthens and rebuilds the keratin in your hair. So with all that said, take a good vitamin like biotin, get a moisturizing hair care line, use a protein treatment, limit the curlers and flat irons down to once a week, let hair air dry and oh yeah........get a satin pillow cover and sleep on this. I use this cause I do not wrap my hair. I sleep on a satin pillow and wake up and my hair feels awesome. Okay with all that said, my hair was down to my waist after doing this. Loved it but also got sick of it and started getting it cut. The sad thing about being a black woman with hair that long is EVERYBODY INCLUDING OTHER BLACK WOMEN thought it was weave. It was a double edged sword. I loved it but attracted a lot of haters that caused me pain but I still am glad to know I was and still am able to get it that long with care. I do not wear weaves and I can cut my hair as often as I want. It grows back fast and feels healthy. Also, throw the brushes and small tooth combs out and introduce yourself to wide tooth combs!

      A side note here:

      A few years back I invested in a hair cut that turned out to be real bad! I wanted something in addition with biotin to give me an extra hair growth boost. I stumbled upon Viviscal. It was expensive but awesome. You have to take it for 6 months to load it up in your body and then after that 6 month is up voila!!!!!!!! Amazing! You only need to take one tablet after the 6 months instead of 2 tabs. I eventually had to stop taking it because the massive hair growth was getting too expensive to handle. I had to go in every 4 weeks instead of 8 weeks for a relaxer and that is NOT good. Plus I couldn't afford the frequent relaxers and the vivscal together. That was a few years ago. I'm not sure how the product works now.

  16. QUESTION:
    What is a good hair protein treatment product?

    • ANSWER:
      Try Keratin Protein rebuilder by Ion get some at Sally's

  17. QUESTION:
    I'm going to lighten my hair (without bleach) then dye it?
    I want to dye my hair with Ion color brilliance brights because i know it's a great dye (and cheap) but i have dark brown hair and would like to lighten my hair so that it holds more. I don't want to use bleach, so I'm going to try three things: lemon juice, sun in spray, and cinnamon (mixed with conditioner to make a paste). would this work and make my hair a good enough color to be dyed with the hair dye? i want to use either magenta or teal. also, is there any easy way to apply those things, since i just want to lighten my ends to get a dipdyed effect? anything would help, thanks!
    This is my natural hair color!

    And thank you guys! I looked more into these and they all work best for light hair, and I think they would just turn my hair orange. I was starting to think bleach was my best answer considering i only wanted the tips done and could chop off the damaged hair if it was bad. I'll look into blonde hair dye, too. The only thing left is to.... convince my mom!

    • ANSWER:
      Good choice choosing Ion color brilliance it's AMAZING! I dye mine red with it and WOW it's definitely BRIGHT. I wanna dye it teal too but my mom doesn't let me:/ haha anyways i did lots of research on how to prelighten it without bleach and the things ur using sound great but if they don't work i'd buy loreal excellence hicolor blonde and dye the tips with that. It lightens ur hair about 3-4 level with minimal damage. I use the red one all the time and my hair still feels super soft. I recommend using the Keratin Tech conditioning treatment before and after dying ur hair...it makes it so smooth and shiny:) when ur hair is lightened i'd mix the ion hair color with water about a 1:1 ratio so its easier to apply. Then u can put it in a bowl and dip your hair or use a tint brush to apply the dye where u want it(my personal preference). Leave it on for an hour, rinse it out, apply deep conditioner, leave that on for 15 mins, rinse that out, and enjoy ur awesome hair!!(i'm jealous:p) Hope I helped and Good Luck!!:)

  18. QUESTION:
    can I use ion keratin smoothing treatment on human hair extensions?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't see why not. It's real hair and u do it on your own real hair.

  19. QUESTION:
    does ion smooth solutions work on curly hair?
    i have curly hair amd thinking of trying this product. i read on the internet with curly hair that have tried this product and said that it left their hair the same but smoother. has anybody tried this product that has curly hair ? do you recommend it ?
    it says its formaldehyde free it that true or is it a lie

    • ANSWER:
      I do NOT recommend it.

      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      > > > > BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT HAD BEEN BANNED by the Food & Drug Adm. Sept. 12, 2011.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 1,980,000 results (0.17 seconds) 1-23-12. and Google: Lawsuits Brazilian Blowouts. About 1,010,000 results (0.24 seconds) 
      Five months ago, the federal government put out a hazard alert about the hair-smoothing treatment, Brazilian Blowout etc. warning that it contains liquid formaldehyde that can turn into formaldehyde gas when heated during a treatment. Now, the company's bottles of solution carry a warning label to alert stylists to the potential formaldehyde risk and the need to perform the treatment in a well-ventilated area. The manufacturer said Monday (3-6-12) that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about .5 million.

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.

      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      One method to make it look fuller, add body, tame the curls, bouncier, thicker, SEXIER, softer & shinier hair is to set your hair with plastic curlers (not Velcro) after you towel dry, you'll end up with uniform balance of curls. Blow dry briefly while curling them in curlers. Take them out, and finger comb to style. Used by the best hair color models, and the fashion industry, like Victoria Secret Fashion Show Dec. 2009, 2010, & 2011, America's Next Top Models, EXPRESS, Toddlers & Tiaras, Dance Moms, Dancing with the Stars, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, even used on Oprah's hair . . . . and continued to be used today where salons care about pampering your hair. When you see hair on TV a hair color commercial, they're not done by curling or straightening tools. Hair that shines like that and feels like hair, not hay, has to be done by the best hair tools available w/out damaging to the hair. When you take the curlers out, finger comb to style or lightly brush. Tousle the hair up. or shake your hair. You can use large, medium or small curlers, that depends on the length of your hair. Think of JLo's hair, she was voted as the Sexiest Woman by People magazine and Glamour's Woman of the Year 2011.

      To create Kate Middleton's curls: To create her curls, her stylist waits until it's "80 percent wet and then uses a good blow dryer with a concentrator nozzle and a real-bristle brush."
      That way, "the serum memorizes the form and holds the curl in place while you blow dry."

      Google: Imogen Thomas wears rollers in her hair to take out the trash.

  20. QUESTION:
    Reconstructing Damaged Hair prior to highlights?
    Hi, i am having highlights done next Thursday..my hair is slightly damaged..can anyone give me some good ideas that will actually reconstruct my damaged hair..any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I used to have a HORRIBLE time with split ends. I used a product called Keraphix or Kerafix. Can't remember who made it, but it was basically a keratin treatment. Ion brand has a pretty good keratin treatment. You have to use it more than once to get the repairs done, but it really worked for me. I'd say any keratin treatment would help you.

  21. QUESTION:
    Does ion keratin treatment really works??? my hair is curly & i like the curls but i dont like the frizz?

    • ANSWER:
      yes it works....but it burns your scalp....and i dont know about how frizz will be on your hair...because everybodys hair is different

  22. QUESTION:
    Best products to grow african american hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamins-
      Biotin
      Viviscal
      Hair Formula 37

      Products that have good moisturizing hair care lines-
      Phyto
      Macadamia Hair Oil
      Ion
      Leonor Greyl
      Africas Best Products

      Protein Treatments-
      Apoghee 2 step Protein Treatment
      Aphogee 2 min Keratin Treatment
      Dudley's DRC 28

  23. QUESTION:
    Ion keratin treatment?
    Hey, Has anyone tried the ion keratin treatment? Did it work great, horrible, or alright?
    My hair type is wavy-curlish and i want something to make my hair straight or better than it is without straightening it. I mean od you have to straighten your hair all the time eith the ion treatment? Does it just make it shie when u do? I want something to make is straight, smooth,un-frizzy and managable..even in humidity. Like tell me exactly what happend to you when you tried this product and hwat hair type you had and how long it lasted (in months). Doyou know anything that will work better than this product?(nothing over 30$) haha(:
    Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      That stuff is awesome. But if you're gonna get it use the shampoo, conditioner, and masque too. They'll prolong it. If you do that it will last about 2 months. It won't make your hair STRAIGHT unless it's already pretty close to being straight but it will relax the curls a little. It will make your hair much easier and faster to blow dry. It will straighten easier. If you want your hair to be straight, then straighten it, it will also be a lot less frizzy and much smoother, shiner, and everything. It will also prolong blow outs. Unless your hair gets oily, you could blow dry/straighten your hair every other day and it still look amazing on the days you don't. My hair is thick, straight, frizzes super easily, died, waves BAD in humidity. Hope I helped (:

  24. QUESTION:
    Will my hair ever repair from bleach damage? how long will it take!?
    my hair was bleached a few days ago, and then dyed over wirh dark brown & cut off all split ends, but now my hair is coarse dry brittle and rough. Will my hair return back to normal or is it stuck this way permanently :( please help me i have been in tears and a mess for the last few days i am also going away in a few days and want my hair back!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes--yes--YES~ Your hair will get better! Ive been bleaching mine white/light blue for a good year--and just recently put it back to a 'normal' copper red colour. And my hair is in great condition!

      Bleach strips out virtually all the moisture in your hair--making it dry and brittle--so your first option should be to put moisture back into it. ::3 The best all natural method is to use extra virgin coconut oil--the oil molecules are much smaller than most types so it penetrates deep into the hair and replenishes moisture without the use of harsh chemicals. At walmart--there is a hair serum called "Organix: Coconut Milk Anti Breakage Serum." If you cant find unrefined coconut oil this will do a pretty good job. (but it can make your hair look greasy if you put too much in.)

      You can also put a lightly applied amount of warm extra virgin olive oil in your hair for 20 minutes--or some people do it overnight if the damage is irreparably bad. ::c Then wash out with shampoo and condition normally...

      However, most conditioners contain silicone and do not deeply moisturize the hair or repair it; the silicone merely coats the outside of the hair follicle... Instead--try using a silicone free conditioner. TRESemme has a phenomenal natural conditioner for about 3-4 dollars for a huge bottle.

      Furthermore--bleach can make the hair lose it's 'elasticity' and cause breakage... For this you need to add proteins back into your hair. A great home remedy for this is using egg (mixed with coconut oil preferably). Andrea explains this gorgeously: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSyP24JA7xI

      Or you could go to a beauty supply store, and products like: Ion Reconstructer - http://www.sallybeauty.com/damaged-hair-treatment/ION25,default,pd.html?cm_vc=SEARCH , Hask Placenta Leave in Strengthening Conditioner - http://www.sallybeauty.com/Placenta-hair-repair/HASK3,default,pd.html?cm_vc=SEARCH , and other products that contain silk, keratin, etc do wonders!

      I understand how nerve racking bleach damage can be--so I highly recommend the natural remedies if you cant get to the store or have money. And if you dont have coconut, olive oil, or eggs... you could always default to the mayo hair treatment. ::D Works like a charm~ You basically put a generous amount or mayonnaise in your hair for 30-60 minutes--rince out eith lukewarm water and do not shampoo. I usually condition though.

      I really hope this helped!

  25. QUESTION:
    Ion keratin treatment or the easy straight relaxer?!?
    hey, i recently found the ion keratin treatment online, and the easy straight rleaxer as well.i am wondering which one is better. I want my hair to be straight,smooth,un-frizzy, and managable for atleast 3-4 months.
    I dont wanna go to the salon and put alot of money.
    My hair right now is like a curly-wavy-ish it is not nice. I really want it to look like what i described above. I am having a hard time chossing which one is better. I am seeing mixed comments, like some say that the ion treatment is horrible,some say its great. Same as the easy straight relaxer.
    Give me your advice, have you tried any of them?
    were they perfect, horrible,alright, lasted long, didnt last long?
    I am confused lol. :-/
    Just give me your advice, input, opinion, what you went through, be specific to what happend to your hair.Like be EXACT LOLL. sorry but i rlly want it to be good if i am gonna put 30$ on soemthing to help my hair i want it to go great not bad you know.
    Please which one is better!!
    sorry for the long decription but i am stuck lol. DO you know anything better? Thankssss alott!! (:

    • ANSWER:
      I did keratin and i was kinda disappointed , you have to blow dry your hair straight every day , it doesn't go naturally straight..

  26. QUESTION:
    Dyeing Reddish Orange hair Purple?
    I jsut recently dyed my hair a reddish orange and decided that im not crazy about it. I died it 5 days ago and i want to change the color to purple. Should i color over it or bleach it out or what? I'll do a strand test to make sure but i wanted to know if anybody has done anything like this before.
    What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Firstly, you need to determine the level of your hair. Levels refer to how dark your hair is. Most true purple hair dyes are temporary (manic panic, beyond the zone, special effects, raw, etc etc) therefore, unlike when you use a lighter dye with a developer that lifts color out of your cuticle, temporary only deposits. If your hair is really, really light then you can just dye over it. Try taking a b&w photo of yourself or transferring into b&w in a photo editing program. If your hair looks blonde when you do, just deposit the color. Otherwise, you are going to need to bleach it.

      I'd recommend bleach with toner mixed with a 30 developer on the hair and a 20 developer on the roots. (your scalp emits heat, thus making the bleach lift faster, so a lower volume is essential for an even tone with the rest of the hair)

      Salon Care developer from Sally's works great
      especially with the tonal powdered bleach packets.
      Get a mixing bowl, a dye applicator brush, some gloves, vaseline for the hair line, a good keratin treatment for after the bleaching process is done and a deep conditioner. Ion from Sally's has a really great keratin protein rebuilder.

      Depending on how dark your hair is, you may have to bleach your hair more than once. I had to bleach mine three times when I went from a level 6 red violet color to cupcake pink.

      When your hair is light enough to deposit color, I HIGHLY recommend Special Effects hair dye over any other brand I've ever used. I highly suggest AGAINST Manic Panic.

      Good luck!

  27. QUESTION:
    Advice on Brazilian Keratin treatment?
    So, I've been hearing about this Ion Brazilian Keratin treatment. I've been told that it works best on really damaged, frizzy hair. Which explains my situation exactly. I am Caucasian, I have bleached and dyed my hair so many times that I've lost count. I got a lot of perms when I was younger. So my hair has been wavy, and has always been frizzy. For the past two years I have been working on my hair to get it back into shape. Its getting better but its still really frizzy and still looks kind of damaged. Would it be a good idea for me to get it? Would there be any way I could still keep my waves if I do the treatment? I need thorough advice. Please and thanks! Tips on treatment brands would be nice too.
    Also, I cannot afford to get this done at a salon. It will be done at home IF I decide to do it.... If you do not recommend me doing this treatment, what do you believe I should do to tame all this frizz? I am not rough with my hair anymore. I use a heat protectant and a smoothing serum. Still, there is never any luck.

    • ANSWER:
      They're not permanent, that's 0 - 0 each time you get them done. It is a trillion dollar business, and they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse', in this case, cancer.

      Hair straighteners are known as hair relaxers, keratin treatments and hair-smoothing products. They work by breaking and reforming the chemical bonds in keratin, which is the main protein that gives shape to each hair.

      > > > > BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT HAD BEEN BANNED by the Food & Drug Adm. Sept. 12, 2011.

      Google: keratin treatment warnings. About 2,620,000 results (0.36 seconds) 6-24-12.
       1-23-12. and Google: Lawsuits Brazilian Blowouts. About 1,010,000 results (0.24 seconds) 
      In Sept. the federal government put out a hazard alert about the hair-smoothing treatment, Brazilian Blowout etc. warning that it contains liquid formaldehyde that can turn into formaldehyde gas when heated during a treatment. Now, the company's bottles of solution carry a warning label to alert stylists to the potential formaldehyde risk and the need to perform the treatment in a well-ventilated area. The manufacturer said Monday (3-6-12) that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for about .5 million.

      The FDA has previously received complaints that the products cause adverse reactions, including nervous system problems such as headaches, respiratory tract problems, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and rashes.
      12-12-12

      Hair-straightening products are allowed to contain small concentrations of formaldehyde (0.2 percent). But several hair-straightening solutions have been found to contain well above the allowable limit. For example, one popular hair-straightening product that advertised itself as “formaldehyde-free” actually contained 6.8 percent to 11.8 percent formaldehyde.
      Another example: Fourteen women, including two from North Texas and one from Houston, are suing Unilever, the maker of a product they claim caused permanent damage to their hair.
      "It transforms frizzy, unmanageable hair into hair that's sleeker and easier to style," said the commercial for the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit, which is no longer being sold
      When she began looking online for more information about the product, she said she found some people who said it worked, but more who said it damaged their hair.
      She discovered a Facebook page devoted to angry consumers, and there are multiple postings on YouTube. I've been warning people about relaxers since 2009 and people are giving me thumbs down!
      BTW: A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde. The results show that three professional hair-smoothing treatments labeled "formaldehyde free" can produce the cancer-causing chemical at concentrations above the occupational exposure limits set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They tested four products: Coppola Keratin Complex Blonde Formula, Global Keratin Juvexin Optimized Functional Keratin, La Brasiliana Escluso Keratin Treatment with Collagen, and Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. While ChemRisk tested four popular brands of hair straighteners, THERE ARE HUNDREDS on the market. Nov. 11-11

      By contrast, beauty salon owners and stylists generally lack a scientific background and don't have a keen awareness of the danger of working with products that contain formaldehyde, experts say.

      Watch: Good Hair a documentary by Chris Rock 2009 on BET or HBO. According to Tyra Banks, 80% of the black population are part of the billion dollar hair industry. Clips on youtube videos, also.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Sources:
      Google FDA.gov & search for Hair Dye & Relaxers.
      Google: Hair Dye FAQ's Are Hair Dyes Safe?

  28. QUESTION:
    Keratin protein rebuilder? it's an emergency. breaking hair?
    I have this stuff by ion, it's a reconstructor treatment and it says it's a keratin protein rebuider. I've bleached my hair too much and it's breaking pretty badly. It looks, and even feels healthy but it still breaks off in long and short pieces. I've done 3 two hour conditionings and I did the whole mayonnaise thing. Would this keratinprotein rebuilder work?
    how do I go about using this reconstructor?

    • ANSWER:
      Dear u may see www.instylez.com you'll find the solution there. I was having the same question in my mind but it helped me resolving that. Keep using answers.yahoo.com and very best of luck.

  29. QUESTION:
    light pink hair dye question?
    i'm looking to dye my hair light pink for the summer. does anyone know of a very good brand that won't fade/wash out quickly?

    • ANSWER:
      First you bleach your hair with pure bleach (if you have red undertones there is nothing better than the blue tinted Kalidescope bleach in 40 volume). Then after rinsing, do not condition, and let your hair dry to the point of being soggy. Then apply as much dye as your hair will take (at least a bottle and a half if your hair is past the tops of your ears) and cover your head with saran wrap. Make sure it is air tight. This is important for two reasons. First it will seal in your natural heat to activate the hair color. Also it will prevent the dye from drying and becoming inert. Then use a blowdryer on its hottest setting to heat your hair. Get it as hot as you can stand it and maintain this temperature. I would suggest leaving it on for upwards of 45 minutes. (Make sure and read the bottle on this one if you aren't using Beyond the Zone. Beyond the Zone does not use peroxide or ammonia in the dyes so it is safe.) To rinse it out run a warm shower and rinse ALL of the dye out - it will take forever. But it will definatly stain your clothes if you do not. After this seal your hair. I suggest first using your normal conditioner for a few minutes - like normal. Then a pH balanced serum. My favorite is Ion's Repair Solutions Reconstructor Treatment - Keratin Protein Rebuilder. Use this as directed and rinse with icy water to seal your cuticle and make your hair oh so shiny. (Everything here can be found at your local Sally's.)

      If this doesn't work for you then try using a permanent dye. The best brand for permanent unnatural dye is Special FX from what I have heard. A basic Google search shows this will run you about 8 bucks a bottle (where BtZ is about 6) and the company says you will need to retouch about every 3-6 weeks (not that different from the method listed above).

      The most important thing, though, is that you enjoy your gorgeous fuschia locks!

  30. QUESTION:
    What do i do??? MY HAIR IS GREEN?
    So my hair was blonde. (Dyed) I dyed it three months ago. And now I wanted my hair to be my natural color. So I dyed it again, it was ion color brilliance in 7N the medium blonde. So it was darker than the blonde I had. I mixed in the 2 oz of 10 developer. And dyed my hair. IT'S GREEN NOW,!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      You've got chlorine in the water.

      CARE FOR COLORED HAIR: Sun can fade color-treated hair (invest on a good wide brim hat), chlorine (is blue, blonde is yellow, chlorine coats the hair, leaving it green, wear a bathing cap and rinsing your hair right after swimming. Hair products are killers on colored hair deep conditioning the hair once a week to retain moisture. But avoid products with keratin because that can actually harm the hair color. Volumizing products and clarifying shampoos can be too cleansing and can strip the hair of color. Brazilian and Japanese relaxers also limit what you can do with color because they really change the condition of your hair. Don't use Head and Shoulders, Pantene or Suave because of the build-up they can leave and the color-stripping they can do. - InStyle

      Call the 1-800# found on the box of dye or email them, (to find #, go online & search the brand if you don't have the box) they're the hair color experts they can advice you best. Style meets chemistry meets biology: We're talking hair coloring.

      Playing with chemicals is not like playing with clothes, or doing a manicure, there are penalties for playing chemicals in the lab. Even hair color experts at the salon are not rocket scientists, they do a bang up dye jobs to their clients or their own hair. You've got more chemicals on your hair than I HAVE IN A YEAR! Going back to your natural color just TAKES longer to get there, now you've got layers of more chemicals.
      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.

      Google: Teen 'feared she would die' after reaction to hair dye
      The allergic reaction was caused by a well-known brand of semi-permanent hair dye Chloe used to turn her hair black for a Hallowe’en party. . . . . called for beauty bosses to ban hair dye chemical PPD (para-phenylenediamine) from the shelves. 11-04-11

      The chemical is not new and is present in a number of brands of dark hair colours, acting to help adhere the dye to the hair so that it doesn't wash out. It’s made from coal tar and is used in both permanent and semi-permanent hair colours. It’s well-known to be a cause of serious allergic reactions -- including something called contact dermatitis which can lead to rashes, blisters, and open sores.
      PPD is sometimes added to black henna tattoos and that using them is not safe. Allergic reactions usually begin within two to 10 days following application. One bad reaction can lead to sensitivities to other products such as hair dye, sunblock and some types of clothing dyes. Oftentimes, it's using the product a second or third time.

      Google: A 38-year old mother left in a coma after using hair dye. SHE DYED HER HAIR MANY TIMES BEFORE, USING THE SAME BRAND. The British woman who went into coma after a reaction to hair dye has died after a year. Updated 11-25-12. The woman suffered a heart failure, struggled for breath and became unconsciousness. Her family blamed paraphenylenediamine, a chemical found in hair colour. Her family has now called for paraphenylenediamine to be banned from home dye kits. In 2000, a 38-year-old Indian-origin woman from Birmingham, Narinder Devi, died after an allergic reaction to hair dye.

      Permanent black hair dye is linked to causing leukemia and lymphomas.

      Google Salon Hair Dye Lawsuits. About 336,000 results (0.17 seconds) Dec. 2011
      When it comes to hair care treatments, product use or visits to a salon or spa, the consumer must take responsibility to do their homework and be aware of all the risks involved.

  31. QUESTION:
    why is my hair so damaged?
    i straighten my hair often but look after it well by using conditioner every time i wash it, lee stafford heat defenser, having it cut often .. but for some reason its still really damaged from straightners .. nothing helps i even have professional conditioning treatments ... please help me xx

    • ANSWER:
      It might be the straightener you are using.
      What brand are you using? Vidal Sassoon, Conair, Revlon, etc.? If you are, that may be why. Traditional copper oil fries and burns the hair follicle. You may want to invest in a higher quality straightener, like Sedu, CHI, Solia, ISO, FHI, etc. These flat irons are ceramic, and emit negative ions which help seal the cuticle and lock in moisture.
      Now, if you can't afford a higher quality straightener, I suggest buying a few better quality shampoos + conditioners. CHI has an amazing line of products that work FABULOUSLY. If your hair is damaged/brittle, use CHI Keratin Mist and apply 3 times a week to dry hair. You'll definitely notice the improvement. For a heat protectant, try using FHI Hot Sauce or CHI 44 Iron Guard. You might want to invest in a leave-in conditioner as well. I recommend CHI Silk Infusion. You can purchase all of these online, and I have provided some links for you ;p
      Now, if you're on a budget, you can always buy Got2b Guardian Angel Straightening Lotion. It comes in a beige container and it goes for about -. For a conditioner I would use Got2b Instantly Satisfied conditioner.

      Hope this helps!
      - Jesse

  32. QUESTION:
    Question about my ruined hair?
    My hairs in such bad condtion, i've really ruined it by bleching and dying it all the time, it dosent feel like hair but more like hay i cant even brush it, no matter how much conditioner i use, at one point i was dying it every two weeks, im going to stop now, i have had my hair cut and it's still in really bad condition does anyone know any names of any products i could get from sallys that would make my hai really soft and in better condition, or any products i could use at all ?
    Thanks
    x

    • ANSWER:
      when i messed my hair up really bad with all the dying and stuff, i couldn't even curl it. it was like no matter how hard i tried to curl it, it just wouldn't hold curls. it had lost all its "elasticity" because it was so dry.
      one of my friends is a hairdresser and she told me i needed a conditioner with "keratin protein" in it, so i got one from sally's called ion reconstructor treatment...it actually works. after a couple uses, my hair feels much better and it can hold a tight curl again.
      just make sure you hang a towel in the shower, so that after you shampoo and before you use the conditioner, you towel try your hair and then apply the conditioner. leave it in for 10 minutes. it makes a big difference.
      i feel like an advertisement, lol

  33. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to overcondition?
    My hair has been through alot lately. I dye it alot of different colors but I decided to go to a salon and they messed it up bad and I have had to go to another salon many times to recolor/highlight/color remover ect. I have a few small spots where the first salon broke my hair one inch past the root, and the ends of my bangs are very frayed and dry. We cut them a little every time so they won't be too short. The length of my hair is in pretty good condition, looked healthy to the other salon until I told them to look closer! I was told I have alot of hair, it's not thick but there's alot of it.
    Anyway, I have Ion keratin protein mask that I leave on with a cap for at least 10 minutes, usually 30-45. I wash only everyother day and use garnier shampoo and conditioner which I leave in for 10-30 minutes. I use the ion every other time I wash and the garnier the other times. Is this healthy? I have heard you can condition too much.
    I also just got a matrix leave in treatment to try.

    • ANSWER:
      That's fine. But don't don't leave the conditioner in for more than 15 minutes. The point of conditioner is to repair your hair and make it soft and silky. Well, if your hair is too soft, it will get wind damage really easily. And the sun can damage it easier.

  34. QUESTION:
    Hair straightener...?
    My hair is wavy and I got new haircut recently. Bangs. So now my fringe is REALLY wavy. I am thinking about buying a hair straightener. Something more expensive. Is it wort the money? How bad does it damage the hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to sallys and get an ion keratin smoothing treatment. I use it in my hair, it makes it as smooth and shiny as silk. And yes it matters what kind of flat iron you use. Make sure it can reach 450 degrees. Also at sallys. I went to international academy in daytona beach florida.

  35. QUESTION:
    Keratin at home treatment?!?
    I'm asking because I have very, very slightly wavy hair, almost straight. My hair has bleached & dyed blonde strands allover due to going to get it profesionaly highlighted twice. My roots are very unnoticeable so I have not dyed my hair in 6 months. I use John Frieda Controlled Lightening Spray, which uses peroxide to lighten up my roots just enough so that you cannot see them at all. Overall, my hair is of normal thickness and it is very healthy since I deep condition with natural hair mask very frequently and because I use heat about once a week, always with protectant that is silicone/oil based.

    Just wanted to give a bit of backround on my hair! So I've been reading a lot about this ion treatment, the Ion Smooth Solutions Keratin Treatment (Sally's, 30$) and I really want to try it! But most of the reveiws I've read say that it was great for the first few days and then it just washed out.

    Has anyone used this product so they can give me an honest reveiw? DId it last the entire 4-6 weeks?

    If not, has anyone tried the one by Organix for thirty days? Reveiw please?

    And finally, if you have tried neither but have done one at home that has worked marvelously, please let me know! I'm definitely looking for one!

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  36. QUESTION:
    help bleaching my hair platinum blonde?
    Okay well im wanting to bleach my hair platinum blonde but right know its a light brown/dark blonde.
    But its kinda dead and has a lot of split ends. i get it trimmed ever 4 weeks but the split ends keep coming back whats a REALLY REALLY REALLY good leave in conditioner or a treatment to use to get it healthier and stronger before i get it bleached?
    I'm using KERASTASE. but im pretty sure there is not a strong anuff product.
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      go to sally's and look for a product called "ion" its a reconstructor treatment for chemically damaged hair & it has keratin & protein in it wich does wonders for ur hair u just leave it on for 10 min while ur in the shower then wash it off and trust me you'll see results the first time u use it its only about and sooo worth it:]

  37. QUESTION:
    This is not a question, its advice to people who want straight silky hair!?
    First of all never ever use branded shampoos and conditioners like pantene, dove, herbal essance, garneir, vo5, aussie etc. These products create build up and do damage. Clarifying shampoos strip the hair, so dont use it on colored hair. If you have dry or curly hair dont use smoothing shampoos and conditioner, use moisterizing ones. The best way to get straight hair is to do a keratin treatment. Use one that doesnt enter the cortex of the hair, or rearange the bonds in your hair. I suggest ion smoothing solutions keratin treatment from sallys. It works wonderful. Also try the shampoo and conditioner called simply u, its ph balanced, sulfate free, and perabin free. Its amazing and is only about 5$ a bottle. I have told every one i know about it and they wont use anything else now. You can find it at walmart. Ok i hope this helps any one looking for beautiful looking hair :) from a cosmetologist, i love my job!!!!

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  38. QUESTION:
    Recommend me hair straighteners? :)?
    I have thick, I suppose, almost naturally straight hair but it flips at the bottom and has an awkward wave through the middle. It's brown and medium length, but I'm growing it long. :) Suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      The most popular straightening options are lye and no-lye relaxers; texturizers, which reduce frizz and blow-dry time, but leave a bend in the hair; Japanese straightening, which permanently straightens the hair until it grows out; and Brazilian keratin treatments, which repel moisture and coat the hair shaft, adding shine.

      Since straightening can be a long and somewhat complicated process involving several different chemicals, it's best to always have it performed by a trained stylist (cosmetologist.)

      Here's a break-down of today's plate technologies if you choose to purchase a flat iron.

      CERAMIC
      Ceramic plates contain a crystal coating that produces a negative charge to seal the cuticle and ensure even heat distribution for maximum shine. Ceramic keeps the iron from sticking to your hair, but pure ceramic itself wouldn't do anything to the hair, which is why many irons are infused with another metal.

      TOURMALINE
      Like ceramic plates, tourmaline, a precious mineral, generates negative ions that seal the cuticle to lock in moisture and eliminate frizz.

      TITANIUM
      Titanium is an incredibly durable metal that offers an exceptional level of heat conductivity so you can style your hair more quickly.

      NANO
      This refers to the tiny particles—mainly ceramic, tourmaline and titanium—that are infused into the plates, which kill bacteria that linger on hair.

      In addition to the technology, it's also important to consider plate size. If your hair is shoulder length or longer, choose an iron with plates wider than the standard one inch. This is also true for fine hair of any length or if your hair is chemically straightened.

  39. QUESTION:
    I did a Keratin Smoothing/Brazilian Blowout at home, what do I do if I oversaturated my hair & it feels gross?
    I did the Ion Smooth Solutions Keratin Smoothing Treatment Kit and I think I oversaturated the hair. When I brushed through the hair there was some product still left on the brush and for some reason (like an idiot) I thought.. "oh it will be ok". Now that I have flat ironed it does not apear very shiny (as the box said it should) and it feels unnatural and a bit gunky. Should I wash it out or leave it in? Will my hair be damaged?

    Answers from all are appreciated, but if you are a hair dresser or you have used the product yourself can you say so in your response? Thanks!
    well it's not the same as the salon Brazillian Blowout... it does not contain the harmful chemicals that those have. It's supposed to be VERY NATURAL. But still the box says "do not oversaturate" but does not explain what to do if you did...

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  40. QUESTION:
    stripped hair not absorbing color!?
    i have naturally mousy/neutral blonde hair. i dyed it auburn. then decided to go back to like an ash blonde. so i had it stripped, then put highlights in it (professionally). i just had it stripped AGAIN to remove more color. it turned out orangey/yellow.

    i was told to use a blue-violet based hair color w/ 40vol to get rid of the yellow/orange. i tried it on a strand and NO RESULT! i clarified my hair with ion treatment bought at sally's (the woman at the store said it could be the build up of product) and then put a protein filler on the ends, did another strand test, and nothing happened once again. it seems like my hair is not absorbing color!

    im guess it is too damaged? although my hair is still pretty healthy with no breakage and i just had 6 inches taken off!

    what the hell is going on and what should i do?! thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      With black you have to fill with a gold tone before you color because you have removed the pigment when you bleached. Purple you just have to touch up sooner. Red fades the quickest the molecules in it are different. With red you need to add a 1/4 neutral brown neutral brown color in with 3/4 red and do a clear over it. There are red color shampoos also.Once you have dyed your hair you can only go darker DYE WILL NOT LIFT DYE. You have to bleach the dyed part to the level you want, not your roots at first or they will be way lighter, put on when hair level is similar to root color. Then put the desired color over your entire hair. Don't use "box color" it's unpredictable & contains metallics that can leave permanent lines in your hair if you change color products. Go to Sally's Beauty Supply they have more professional products & they can assist you in your purchase & the prices are better. Pantene, Herbal Essence & Garnier are silicone products. They make you hair nice at first but as the silicone builds up it locks out moisture your hair weakens & breaks. Use pro products they last longer because you use less so the extra expense is worth it. The shampoos don't contain a detergent lathering agent so it's weird at first because you are used to lather. Great specialty products are, Joico K-Pak Reconstructor also Silk Results, Rusk has New Pro Elements Keratin. Big Sexy has good general products. Hope I covered it all.

  41. QUESTION:
    How long should my hair grow?
    I try to keep my hair the healthiest it can be. I don't dye my hair anymore, the last time l dyed it was in April, and I never use any heat tools. I let my hair get greasy and brush it through good, and I put Argan oil in it when it's dry and brush that through well, and leave it in for for however many days I have to myself, usually no more than two, or the day/night before I plan on washing my hair. When I do wash my hair, I don't use shampoo and conditioner, I use Hair One olive oil cleansing conditioner. After that, I put One 'N Only Brazilian Tech keratin treatment in my hair, I will leave that in for usually 30+ minutes or sometimes overnight, and I recently got Ion Effective Care treatment that I will also be using. When I rinse out the treatment, I spray CHI keratin mist into my hair and use a curl creme if I go anywhere. I will also begin to start taking multivitamins again. My goal is to grow my hair out right under my boobs, right now my hair is at the top of my boobs. How long should it take for my hair to grow underneath my boobs?

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  42. QUESTION:
    Keratin Treatment questions. please answer :o?
    Ya I did this question and one other time.ANYWAY lol
    Okay i have very very thick hair and wavy and curly somehow AND frizzy -.- so i kinda hate them lol.I heard about this keratin treatment but I don't have any idea how much it cost and just what it is ? Do you have to put it in ur hair and straighten them every time (which isn't right so i guess is not like this) or what you have to do with it ? If someone did this treatment could you tell me more for it ? Does it damage your hair and how much costs the cheapest ones?

    • ANSWER:
      Ok we'll I did this treatment when I bleached my hair and went back natural which totally fried my hair so I did a keratin treatment. What you do is wash your hair,blow dry it, put the treatment in, blow dry it, and then leave it in your hair for 72 hours I know your hair will feel discussing but it really works. My hair was full of dead ends and breakage and it repaired it all so now I have super healthy hair. The cheapest place to go is Sally's they have really good ones mine was ion products and I still use the shampoo and conditioner which is what you have to use when you have the treatment it helps keep the keratin in longer, threat meant lasts 3 months. I hope this helps!

  43. QUESTION:
    deep conditioning damaged hair everyday?
    hii.

    my hair was badly damaged last week. too many bleaching sessions!!

    so. . i went and i had my hair cut. a lot got taken off which im happy with.

    but ive been applying so many prroducts to my hair and scalp to make it better. like morraccon argon oil for eg.

    but what i wanna know is can i deep condition my hair everyday? and.......... is it bad to leave the deep conditioner on for longer than the recommended time, like 3 hours?

    like i said, my hair is bad. it was braking off, sticking out, it was hard. it sucked some major ass. after getting it cut it feels a lot better. no more spit ends!!

    anyways, thanks for whatever help you can give!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello!

      I bleached my hair a few weeks ago also. I have lots of different deep conditioning treatments that I use daily. I'll do like 2 one day, and then 2 different ones the next day. It hasn't made my hair worse at all. It has helped significantly! The longer you leave the treatments in, the better. You can also apply heat to your hair with the deep conditioner in it. For example: towel dry your hair after getting out of the shower. Apply the conditioner then throw a shower cap over it. Hold your blow dryer over the shower cap for 10-15 minutes. This opens the hair follicle and really allows your hair to soak up all the healthy stuff! Try not to use straighteners or curling irons on your hair either. Those fry your hair and will cause more breakage. Try shampooing your hair every other day. When your hair is wet, you should use a comb to brush through it. Brushes also cause breakage in your hair. I'd recommend using more than one deep conditioner if you can. I have Ion Re-constructor, Ion Keratin Smoothing Masque, and L'Oreal Technique Natures Therapy Mega Moisture Nurturing Creme. They have done WONDERS for me. I could tell a difference within a couple days.

      The only down side that I can think of to deep conditioning your hair every day would be the possibility of it feeling/looking a little oily.

      Best of Luck!!

  44. QUESTION:
    Help!, Short damaged hair ?
    Hi, I bleached my hair over a year about with 12% peroxide and left it in for over an hour (silly I know but I wanted it to go white :p ), and ive been paying for it since, after i did it, i shaved it because it was so badly damaged, Now it is still very very short and still damaged, i cut it quite often even though there is not much there :/ ... Help/ Advice pls? :)

    • ANSWER:
      There are plenty of products out there that help repair dry, brittle, damaged, and colour treated hair. Now, most of these products are quite expensive, but definitely worth it. Every item listed I have used myself, and they work amazing and the results are always perfect!
      Before I get to the products to help with your hair, what heat protectant do you use? Is it something cheap like Dove/Garnier, or salon quality like Redken? Now if you've got an extra dollar or two to spare, then I would try going to a salon to purchase these items. Now, if you don't even HAVE a heat protectant, you might want to reconsider ;p

      If you're looking for a spray-type heat protectant, CHI 44 Iron Guard is perfect for that. Remember, a little goes a long way with this product, and do not apply to wet hair.

      If you want more of a serum/cream, try using FHI Hot Sauce. Apply it to dry hair and let sit for 1 minute, and then proceed with straightening.

      If you need a blow-dry serum, Got2b Guardian Angel works AMAZING. And the good thing is, you can use quite a lot, and it won't look greasy! There's also Bed Head Superstar Blow Dry Lotion. It protects from the heat and adds massive volume!

      Okay, so now on to the soft hair. I'd recommend purchasing CHI Keratin Mist, which is basically a protein for your hair that helps minimize the appearance of split ends and prevents them from getting any worse. Apply 2-3 times a week to wet hair.

      Shampoo with CHI Nourish Intense, and condition with CHI Infra Treatment. A cheaper alternative would be;
      Shampoo > Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine
      Conditioner > Got2b Instantly Satisfied
      *NOTE do not use Pantene. This has an excessive amount of silicone in it, which can cause build up and suffocate the hair cuticle.

      After shampooing + conditioning, use CHI Silk Infusion to wet hair and proceed with your hair regimen. A little goes a long way with this product, so don't use too much or it could end up looking greasy. A cheaper alternative would be Garnier Fructis Leave-in Conditioner.

      After you're done most of your hair routine, apply Biosilk Silk Therapy to ends. 1 drop should do it. do not apply this to the roots, though, because it will get too oily.

      Another reason for dry hair, split ends, etc. could be because of the straightener you are using. What brand are you using? Vidal Sassoon, Conair, Revlon, etc.? If you are, that may be why. Traditional copper oil fries and burns the hair follicle. You may want to invest in a higher quality straightener, like Sedu, CHI, Solia, ISO, FHI, etc. These flat irons are ceramic and/or tourmaline, and emit negative ions which help seal the cuticle and lock in moisture.

      If you don't have a salon near you or one that doesnt carry one/all of these products, you can purchase them online at the links I've provided.

      TIP: Massaging your head really well will promote hair growth, because it gets the blood flowing to the scalp!

  45. QUESTION:
    How to keep my hair straight on a humid day?
    I live in florida where its hot and humid. I have kind of wavy, frizzy, thickish hair. I love my hair straight. When I straighten it before school, it's already losing it's straightness by 1st period. Here is my routine. I wash and condition with pantene smooth every other night. I dry it alittle with a towel and then let it air dry. in the morning I just straighten it till it is straight and spray alittle hair spray on there to help keep the frizz down. it doesnt work too well. I see girls with perfect, straight, smooth hair and idk how it;s possible in this weather. Help! what do i do?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you ever thought of using a Keratin treatment, but you have to follow
      the directions carefully to get good results. There's many brands" Ion" is one,
      one n only" is another, check out Sally beauty supplies stores or go online and
      check out the different places that sells keratin treatments, not the Blow out kind
      I think it has Formaldehyde and that's not safe to use. The treatment is OK.

  46. QUESTION:
    Should i dye my hair again???and if so garnier or nice'n easy would be the best?
    Okay i dyed my hair a lot,my natural colour is brown but dyed it black and than about 6 months ago went to get it stripped professionally.I was goin for ombre look but the ends are carmel-darkblonde-orange colour.I'd like to make it a bit lighter so im wondering should i use garnier ir nice n'easy to lighten it.
    My hair is quiet damaged since its curly hair it makes it look damaged even more so what hair conditioner woul you recommend affter dying it.
    Just dont tell me to go dye it proffesionally

    • ANSWER:
      if your hair has ANY of they dye left in it even after the color stripper, using a lighter dye won't effect it. In that case, you'd need to bleach it. if you would like to try a home remedy for cheap, then try this:

      Try coating your hair with plain white vinegar or apple cider vinegar and let it set for about 20 minutes. Then rinse your hair out. Don't have one of the vinegars? Try using lemon juice. They won't smell great during the treatment, but will strip out some of the color at least. Still not light enough? Use Tide laundry detergent (it needs to be that brand) and wash your hair with it. Still not working? Get a hot oil treatment for your hair. Helps get rid of color AND will help repair your hair.

      But if you're dead set on using one of those dyes, I'd go with Garnier. It's better quality and won't damage as much. A good condidioner to use is Ion deep condidioner. You can buy it at a beauty supply store such as Sally's. or buy something with Keratin in it.

  47. QUESTION:
    How to bleach naturally black hair at home? Clairol any good?
    I am thinking to highlight my hair with the use of a highlighting cap at home - to a golden brown colour.

    I am considering using Clairols 7th stage lightener (http://www.amazon.co.uk/CLAIROL-Professional-Lightener-Drabbing-Decolorization/dp/B001GEP9AA/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1350729779&sr=8-5) to bleach my hair with - has anyone ever used this before? Any good? Especially on black hair? How does it work - Is that all I need to bleach my hair? Whats the method please....

    Immeditaely after bleached, Can I dye my hair? (Using permanant dye)

    And please do not try and convince me to goto a salon - I have already considered that option.

    Thanks in advance for all answers! =]
    I am in the UK

    • ANSWER:
      Salons are expensive and if done right, at home is good and works well.
      Here, go to Sallys and buy this:
      Radical bleach kit, depending on the length and thickness, get a few. Mine was long and thick, 3 barely made my whole head. Ion intensive care packets. Royal blonde toner. Shimmer lights shampoo. Protein filler in platinum, a good color care conditioner. A keratin treatment also, and if *needed*, a dye on top. Now let me explain what to do.
      Prep your hair with getting it in good condition, treat it with whatever treatment you decide to buy, even if it's a hot oil one, it's all good. Dry your hair, never have wet hair on bleach. Use the bleach kit and use your gloves, separating your hair in layers going from bottom to top because roots lift fasted and we want even hair, right? And DON'T LEAVE patches, unlike dye, BLEACH WILL NOT fall onto the places it's not on, if there's a piece that isn't covered, its not gonna leak onto it and fix it, you have to cover it. Leave it on 40 minutes, wash it out and use shimmer lights and then put the protein filler in your conditioner until it's tinted and condition with that. It should be a golden blonde but the shimmer lights will tone it better before you even know it so when you come out you wouldn't even know the exact results without the toning shampoo, cause this helps.
      Afterwards, you tone. *also* buy a creme developer, maybe 20 vol, and read the directions and use the toner properly, use it like a dye. It's not that damaging and it has purple tones or a certain kind to get the yellow out. If you like how it looks after the toner is done, don't add anything, you don't need it. If you do, wait a few days, treat in the process of waiting, THEN dye. Don't fry your hair. Btw, in hot styling, get a heat protectant spray. your hair is vulnerable now.

      Edit: I also know all of this because I've ruined my hair a few times until I mastered it, lol. Also thank you to the other person who answered this, and yes you will have carrot hair if you do use the Clairol. And salons recommend 2 weeks before dying, but whats the point? You'll have baby roots by that time! IF you do do that, wait 3 days and then dye

      Another edit: Find a location to sallys on this site! http://stores.sallyexpress.com/ they have them in the uk lol

  48. QUESTION:
    Could I dye my box-dyed black hair dark red?
    About 2-3 months ago I box-dyed my hair black. It's starting to fade a little bit but it's still pretty dark. I'm wanting a really deep red (not brownish). But I remember going to get my hair professionally dyed light-brown a few months after it had been box-dyed before and the woman told me that it wouldn't raise if she tried to dye it lighter than it was. She said that I can only get it darker. The color I'm wanting now is a very dark, deep purplish-red. Right now my hair is brownish-black. Would I be able to have it dyed that way without having it stripped?

    • ANSWER:
      It's possible. If you're absolutely against stripping it, you could try using 30 or 40 volume developer with a level 3 or 4 RV hair color. If you go that route, do a strand test so you don't risk damaging your hair for no reason. If that doesn't work or you're okay with stripping it, make sure you use a good treatment on your hair after stripping it and after coloring it. My favorite is Ion's keratin protein treatment. It can be found at Sally Beauty Supply and online and a packet of it costs around . If you do that, you'll only need to use a 10 volume developer with the color. If you get it done professionally, they'll be able to figure all of that out.
      Bottom line, strip it and use several good protein treatments.

  49. QUESTION:
    How to bleach my dark hair at home?
    I have naturally black hair which is browny red in the sun, i really want it to be chocolate brown because it would suit me and i know i have to bleach it first because you cannot dye black hair.
    I've heard bleaching kits arent strong enough for black hair.

    - I'm NOT getting it done professionally before anybody asks, i want to do it at home.
    I wanna get all the products i'll need from high street stores: I was thinking of using the products below and then dying over it with a nice chocolate brown.

    http://www.superdrug.com/hair-colourants/b-blonde-cream-peroxide-12-40vol/invt/42293/&bklist=#youmayalsolike
    http://www.superdrug.com/hair-colourants/b-blonde-powder-bleach-100g/invt/42315/&bklist=

    Would these products be okay to use? what volume peroxide should i use for black hair? and how do i bleach my hair safely with minimum damage. thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      Salons are expensive and if done right, at home is good and works well.
      Here, go to Sallys and buy this:
      Radical bleach kit, btw it's 40 vol, pro. depending on the length and thickness, get a few. Mine was long and thick, 3 barely made my whole head. Ion intensive care packets. Royal blonde toner. Shimmer lights shampoo. Protein filler in platinum, a good color care conditioner. A keratin treatment also, and if *needed*, a dye on top. Now let me explain what to do.
      Prep your hair with getting it in good condition, treat it with whatever treatment you decide to buy, even if it's a hot oil one, it's all good. Dry your hair, never have wet hair on bleach. Use the bleach kit and use your gloves, separating your hair in layers going from bottom to top and DON'T LEAVE patches, unlike dye, BLEACH WILL NOT fall onto the places it's not on, if there's a piece that isn't covered, its not gonna leak onto it and fix it, you have to cover it. Leave it on 40 minutes, wash it out and use shimmer lights and then put the protein filler in your conditioner until it's tinted and condition with that. It should be a golden blonde but the shimmer lights will tone it better before you even know it so when you come out you wouldn't even know the exact results, ccause this helps.
      Afterwards, you tone. *also* buy a creme developer, maybe 20 vol, and read the directions and use the toner properly, use it like a dye. It's not that damaging and it has purple tones or a certain kind to get the yellow out. If you like how it looks after the toner is done, don't add anything, you don't need it. If you do, wait a few days, treat in the process of waiting, THEN dye. Don't fry your hair. Btw, in hot styling, get a heat protectant spray. your hair is vulnerable now.

  50. QUESTION:
    Dry Frizzy Hair to Silky Smooth?
    I am a male with strawberry blonde-ish hair that is very dry and frizzy. It is also pretty curly. I've done some reading about hair to make my hair silky smooth, such as:
    Dont shampoo every time you shower
    Condition and leave it in for 5 minutes, then comb it out.
    Avoid towel-drying/blow-drying, and things like that.

    I just need some help. Here's some questions I was curious about:
    How often in a week should I shampoo?
    How often in a week should I condition?
    Should I ever condition without shampooing, or vice versa?
    Any other tips?

    I'm getting really desperate and my hair is killing me... Thank you for the help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Shampooing your hair daily isn't what is damaging it. Washing it with a sulfate shampoo is what is damaging it. Get a sulfate free shampoo. Organix is a great brand and is cheap. Get the keratin or coconut oil shampoo and conditioner. Wash your hair in luke warm water to cold water. Whichever you can handle. Massage the shampoo on and rinse then put in the conditioner and leave it in for 5 minutes then wash it out but not completely. You want a slight bit left. So like wash it out but make sure your hair is still somewhat silky. Also Chi silk infusion helps frizz. I put it in right after I get out of the shower. If you don't have much hair you can blow it dry but get a dryer with ions. Helen of troy is a good one. Also use the cool setting. Also once a month do a coconut oil treatment. Get virgin coconut oil. It will be solid in room temp. Just heat some up and let it sit in your hair for 30 minutes then wash it out.


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