Ask the Hair Guru: George Love
Ask the Hair Guru: George Love
FashioNZ's new Hair Guru, George Love, answers your questions....
My hair is really curly, but the curl varies so some are ringlets and other areas can be quite frizzy so I tend to straighten my hair a lot.
Can you recommend an easy styling technique or product for when I want to wear my hair naturally without it turning into a fuzz-ball?
- Rebecca, New Plymouth
Part of the problem is that your hair could be damaged from being straightened so often. First I would suggest that if you are straightening your hair, you need to protect it with a heat protection cream such as KMS colour vitality shine and shield.
This not only protects your colour, it also prevents heat damage from your straightening irons and adds shine to your hair. Just work it through towel-dried hair and then blow dry as usual. If you are straightening your hair, add a bit more through the middle and ends of the hair and style as usual.
The easiest way to wear your hair naturally curly is to prime it with the right products. The KMS curl up range has a good shampoo and conditioner that you should use every time you wash your hair to enhance bouncy curls. Then use the KMS curl up control crème because it shapes your curls preventing separation and frizz.
Just rub it in your hands, then tip your head upside down and scrunch the product into your hair. You can either air dry your hair, or dry it with a diffuser while still scrunching it gently. If it is still a little bit frizzy, scrunch a bit more product into it.
Finish with KMS anti-humidity seal that gives a weightless finish and 24-hour humidity-blocking formula.
I got some foils and went lighter for summer but now it has gone a gingery colour.
When I tried to go back to my original colour the dye washed out of my lighter bits quite quickly.
How can I fix this?
- Lucy, Whangarei
My answer depends on what you would like to do with your look.
If you want to keep the highlights, then Goldwell have a new 5 minute express toning service that you can get at a Goldwell salon. This is quick and easy to maintain and will keep the warmth out of your hair. At home, I recommend that you use the KMS colour vitality blonde shampoo and you can also look at using a colour mousse as both of these help keep the colour cool.
If you want to take your hair dark after being blonde, you have to pre-pigmentate first. This is like an undercoat which goes on first before the final colour. This stops the hair from losing the colour quickly. It is very difficult to do this at home and it would be much better if you went to a salon and ask them to fix your colour for you.
To maintain this dark colour, you need to protect it with a good quality shampoo and conditioner. I recommend KMS colour vitality as it locks in your colour and helps it last up to 3 times longer.
I’d really like a fringe, but I think it would be a drastic change, are fringes still in fashion for 2012?
- Chantelle, Devonport
Yes fringes are in for 2012. Do make sure that you have a proper consultation to make sure you get a fringe that suits you and your lifestyle. When a client of mine is thinking about a fringe and isn’t too sure, I start them off with a non-committal fringe which is made up of a few shorter pieces around the hairline to give the effect of a sweeping fringe and it can easily be blended into the rest of the hair if they decide not to keep it.
I am a huge fan of thick heavy fringes because they always enhance the eyes and cheekbones. To update your fringe, take inspirations from the movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Lisbeth Salander is styled with a short cropped fringe that sits just below her hairline. This fringe works really well with any hair style ranging from a short pixie crop, to a classic bob to long flowing locks. Another fringe that might inspire you was made popular by 1950’s glamour model Bettie Page whose fringe was iconic. Blow dry it with a round brush so that it tucks under. Finish with KMS hair stay medium hold spray which gives protection against humidity and workable hold.
Make sure that you have the patience to style your fringe properly as it will need good quality products, time spent styling it every morning and regular trims.
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