My bleached blonde hair has turned a greenish-yellow colour. Can I fix it? "There is a way to fix the brassiness once and for all! Think of the colour wheel back at school in art class: opposites will counteract. For example, red will eliminate the murky, swimming-pool green, and purple will transform that dull yellow hair to a new sparkling blonde. Use a colour protecting shampoo, gloss or foam to neutralise unwanted shades. Ask your hairdresser or check at your local Hair Supply outlet.
How often should I use a treatment in my hair? "There's a theory that the longer you keep a treatment in your hair, the better it will be. That's a myth. The hair cuticle can only absorb so much at a time. Always follow the instructions on the product. A prescribed treatment once a week is perfect for most hair types, but you need to work out what your hair is lacking, such as moisture or protein."Handy hint: adding heat allows the treatment to absorb into the cuticle more intensely. Try wrapping a hot towel around your hair or if you can, relax in the sun and sip a latte while your hair gets a boost.
How can I fix my split ends and stop them from coming back? "Have a trim every six to eight weeks (even if you're growing your hair), to assist in eliminating split ends. The longer you leave it between salon visits, the longer the split ends become, and soon you'll find you're having more cut off than you wanted. There are products on the market that will help seal the ends for those days when you're having a blow dry, but in the end you need to understand that a split end cannot and never will repair itself – in the long run it needs to be cut off."
I blow dry and straighten my hair most days of the week. Is this really bad for my hair? "The old adage, 'Everything in moderation' is also true when it comes to blowdrying and straightening. The first thing to do before a blow dry is apply a heat protector. Spray a couple of squirts, distribute it evenly and you're good to blow dry as normal.
My hair is crazy curly! How can I make it look more styled and less frizzy? "As a final step give your hair a cool rinse after shampooing and conditioning. This will tighten up the cuticle and add magnificent sheen, and your hair will keep those gorgeous curls. Usually this type of hair craves moisture, so the more you feed your hair, the better it will behave. The best way to style super-curly hair is to add some shorter layers around your face – by doing this you'll avoid that pyramid shape and it will be easier to maintain. To control the curl, try using a medium- to heavy-hold moisture cream. Work it into the hair, then twist pieces into coils five centimetres in diameter, starting at the nape area and working up to your part.
Help! How can I stop my hair from getting so oily? "There's an easy remedy. When the hair is damp, spray some sea-salt spray all over to give instant texture, then blow dry the product in. To keep your hair fresh between washes, try Fudge - Urban Dry Shampoo It's great for combating oily hair. Simply spray onto the roots to absorb moisture and dirt. Brush out and you're left with shiny, non-greasy, fresh hair. So quick and simple!
When I straighten my hair and it's raining outside, it always goes frizzy! What can I use to stop this from happening? "Always hit the cool nozzle on your hairdryer after you've finished creating the shape in your blow dry. This technique will not only impart a luxurious sheen close to the cuticle (it's great for blondes), it will control those unruly frizzles and lengthen the life of your blow dry."