Hair Product Questions
Hello, I have naturally curly/wavy, frizzy, puffy hair. I don't use any hair products except for herbal essences, head and shoulders, and pantene shampoo and conditioner. What hair products do you recommend, that don't need any other work, for my type of hair?
Hi, the best advice I can give about looking after frizzy hair is that you will need a very good shampoo and conditioner for dry/frizzy treated hair (the brands you've mentioned should have products specifically designed to treat frizzy locks), a heavy treatment that can be applied to your hair once a week and a moisturizing creme that can be applied every day. Hope this helps. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Victoria // Added: 28th November 2009
Hi! I face a serious problem for my hair. My hair becomes thin day by day. Every day I face hair fall problems. I also suffer dandruff. I use Pantene shine shampoo. My hair is short & straight. Please tell me what can I do for my hair. Please solve my problem.
Hi Sayma, I strongly suggest you make an appointment to see a trichologist to examine your scalp thoroughly to assess the hair fall and dandruff problems and their causes. This way they will be able to give you an accurate solution. I hope I have helped. Kind regards, THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: sayma // Added: 09th January 2010
I'm currently using hair wax to hold my hair up, but I don't like the fact that it makes my hair super sticky. It also only lasts a few hours. Do you recommend any good hair product that will hold my hair up for a whole day and give it that natural look? I tried gel but it makes it look wet and I don't wanna make it look wet. I have my haircut short all around and medium length on the top.
Hi, there are some styling product lines that boast a natural finish so keep an eye out for them. In regards to a product that gives all day hold- gel and wax are your best options. If you don't like the finish given then the only alternative is trying different brands to see which formulations you prefer. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Tom // Added: 30th September 2012
Hi, I have naturally curly hair which can look very messy at times. My natural hair color is black and I recently got an Ombre hairstyle done. My hair was bleached and it's very dry on the ends. I would like to know what products I can use on my hair for it to look shiny and natural, to maintain my color and let it look good without ironing or blow-drying. Thanks x
Hi, as a hairstylist it is hard for me to correctly assess a problem without being able to view the texture, tone, elasticity and condition of a persons hair and other factors up close, so I would suggest seeing a hairstylist in person as they will be able to personally advise you on the best products for your hair and the best course of action in this case. Thank you. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: vinusha // Added: 18th July 2012
If I wanted to make a hairstyle and keep it for the duration of a day, what kind of products can I use if I have medium to long length hair (8cm long)?
Hi, any strong hold products such as hairspray, mousse or gel will keep a medium to long hair length style in place all day. The product that you need to use all depends on the specific type of hairstyle you are trying to create and keep. If the style that you want is a hairstyle from our site, then we provide product and styling information with each look. Just click on the "How to Style" icon provided. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: din // Added: 22th January 2012
Hi, I just recently got my hair stripped and its dried out. What are the best conditioners that don't cost a fortune for me to use?
Hi, the best hair conditioners to use all depend on your hair type and the condition that your hair is currently in. Because I cannot see your hair up close, it is difficult to recommend any specific products, so I suggest seeing a hairstylist in person so that they can look at your hair and offer you the best advice. Thank you. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: nicole // Added: 06th December 2010
Hi, I'm an African American young man but I have other races within my bloodline and where I'm from I have hair that everyone says is "GOOD HAIR". My hair is very curly and thick but is also thin, so my question is are there any products out there that I could use to maintain my hair styles without damaging it? Normally I wear my hair flat ironed because I really don't know how to wear curly hair styles. So if you can please give any type of helpful advice on how to style this jungle, I'd love it.
Hi, as a hairstylist it is hard for me to correctly assess a problem without being able to view the texture, tone, elasticity and condition of a persons hair and other factors up close, so I would suggest seeing a hair stylist in person as they will be able to personally advise you on the best products for your hair and the best course of action in this case. Thank you. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Johnny // Added: 12th December 2009
I have very thin hair and never can get it to do what I want. No matter what I try to do, it always parts in the middle. I can never seem to get the side bang thing going on. Is there any advice that you can give me?
Hi, I would suggest trying shorter layers through the top to take weight off. That way you'll be able to sweep off that middle part. You can also try blow-drying your hair into place and spraying with hairspray to hold. Another option is to attempt a very soft perm which will not create any curl but more volume. You can do this by having the perm rollers placed on the side where you want your hair to part. Side bangs will only sit well depending on the how the hairline naturally grows, for example, if you have a widows peak or cowlicks through that front hairline area then it will be very difficult to achieve side bangs. I hope I have helped. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Jose // Added: 04th August 2009
I have thick, coarse, black hair which is naturally wavy/curly. Due to the texture of my hair it has a lot of cuts which result in short hairs that stick up at the top of my head. Do you have a suggestion for a product that I could use that could either prevent my hair from sticking up or remedy the situation? Thanks.
Hi, the short hair that you have described sounds like broken strands of hair and can be tamed by spraying a very small amount of hairspray through your top section to smooth your hair down. Remember to use only a small amount to stop your hair from ending up with a crisp finish. Because your hair is curly, I would recommend combing your hair only when it's wet and never using a brush as this will cause your hair to break further and give you frizzy ends. To keep the breakage from re-occurring, I would recommend that you do a regular moisturizing treatment because curly hair is naturally very dry and needs more moisture than other types such as straight hair. The better condition your hair is in, the less breakage you will get. Kind regards, Sarah Koessler - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Jose // Added: 04th August 2009
I had blonde hair and my roots grew out so I went to my stylist for a touch up and she used a color to try to lighten my roots, and although it went light, it also went real brassy/orange looking. She tried a beige toner and a violet toner, but it didn't work, so a few days later I came back in and she foiled in some bleach to break up the brassiness, which did work, however it was still too orange for me so a friend suggested using Shimmer Lights shampoo. I did and it left some purple/gray in the lighter parts of my hair. How do I get rid of this? Norma
Hi Norma, when you use color shampoo to tone your hair there is always a chance things may not go your way and it sounds to me like the purple tones in your hair may have been caused by too much toning from the Shimmer Lights shampoo. This can sometimes happen and can easily be fixed with a few washes from a different shampoo. If this doesn't fix your color, I would suggest going back to your hairstylist so that she can take a look at the current tone, texture and elasticity of your hair in person and advise you on the right products to get the best results. I hope I have helped. Kind regards, Paola Fioramonte - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: norma // Added: 03th August 2009
Hello, I don't know what is wrong with my hair but for some reason curls will not stay in my hair at all! I have tried mousse and every variation of hair spray both before and after curling and still within an hour my hair is completely straight. I would love to be able to have sexy curls in my hair for work or going out somewhere, but I need to know how to keep them please! - Curl Curious
Hi Curl Curious, have you tried setting your hair in rollers? Before setting, spray your hair with setting lotion (not hairspray) and then roll in your rollers, leave for approximately 15-20mins or until your hair is completely dry, and then unwind. Spray with hairspray to finish and you should have curls that will last more than an hour. I hope I have helped. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Roger // Added: 30th July 2009