WHY BLEACHED HAIR GOES GREEN

Colouring is a very difficult  and specialised job and a test strand should always be done before a full colouring is attempted to avoid any major colour disasters.

When hair is bleached it removes the hairs natural pigment.  This is done in varying degrees depending on the type of hair initially.  Also the product used will affect the degree of colour pigment removed. The strength of peroxide, plus the type of product used will also determine how blonde it will lift.

Very dark strong hair will first go orange and will require re-bleaching.  The next degree will be golden blonde.  Then  the next bleaching  will lift it to pale blonde.  The more times you bleach your hair the more damage is caused to the hair structure.

Because bleached hair becomes much more porous, if you go into a swimming pool your hair can absorb the chlorine and turn it green.

Some scientific research also states that the presence of copper sulphate in water can turn blonde hair green.  This will also affect black, all shades of brown and red heads but because the blonde has no natural pigment left in it,  it shows.

Also if you have bleached hair and decide to darken it, if all the natural hair pigment has been removed to a pale blonde shade, the hair can become a green shade especially if an ash tone is used, because all the natural red tones have been removed.  Your colour choice should contain some red tones to reduce the possibility of your hair turning green. Powder bleach is the strongest cosmetic bleach but can spoil the natural lustre of the hair.   If this is used with 40% peroxide it will give the highest lift but should not be applied to the scalp as it could burn it. This should only be used with a streaking cap to protect the scalp for highlights. It can also be detrimental to the hair.

Some hairdressers will even use 60% peroxide for speed to achieve the lift quicker, but this can cause the hair to burn or become very brittle and straw like and can be dangerous not only for the hair and scalp but it can also cause blindness from the vapours.

Hair that is used for extensions can be Indian or East European Hair.  East European hair is very strong and it takes a lot of bleaching to lift the colour.  In many of the factories it is industrial chemicals that are used to lift the colour and then they dye it  to the required shade.  Therefore  always remember that this hair has gone through many chemical processes before you receive it and this should always be taken into consideration before applying colour.

Remember to always do a strand test beforehand to check the result will be what you want.

 

April 2017 e-Newsletter – Focus: Help is on hand for Necessity Wearers – Temporary or Semi Permanent Hair Loss for Asian Ladies

Focus: Necessity Wearers – Temporary or Semi Permanent Hair Loss for Ladies from the Asian Sub Continent

WIG-O-MANIA Brand of Hair Products is a UK based company that aims to offer a one-stop solution for all kinds of Wigs and Hairs – both Human Hair and Synthetic. It boasts of an absolutely exclusive range of Hair Extensions, Synthetic Asian and Euro Wigs, Human Hair Wigs and all the major accessories that go with them.

It prides of a team with a vast wealth of resources in terms of knowledge and experience in all areas related to its business within the Core Management Team.

Wig-O-Mania clients can now have hair-wear options they never dreamed possible. Whether it is for a personal use, a social occasion, catwalk show or even a magazine shoot – our versatile and durable styles is aimed at creating a variety of stunning looks with that added sophistication. Wig-O-Mania will strive continuously to ensure our Customers do not buy because they are being marketed to or sold to, instead they buy because we will help them realize the merits of owning what we offer.

With the help and support of UK Trade & Investment – London and Mumbai office, Wig-O-Mania has conducted a comprehensive market research into the Hair and Wigs Industry in the region with a special focus on Mumbai & Delhi. There are two broad segments of the market that its products can be of value – namely Fashion and Necessity Wearers.

It has realised that the most urgent and alarmingly neglected segment are the Necessity Wearers. These include but not limited to those girls and ladies within the age bracket of 15 to 60 who suffer from Hair Loss. Needless to say that Hair on the head is considered a lady’s ‘crown & glory’ and hence for whatever reason if they begin to lose it, the psychological effect it has on her self-esteem and confidence is beyond words. The most common cause of Hair Loss is Alopecia and temporary loss of hair due to Cancer treatment – Chemo Therapy.

Wig-O-Mania’s Wigs are specially designed to cater to the Indian Market with special emphasis on the Necessary Wearers. The focus is presently on those girls and ladies who undergo Chemo Treatment and are told that among the many side effects it will have, one would be an immediate hair loss. Our Products also cater to ladies who are tormented by hair thinning or Alopecia resulting in patches of baldness on the head. Our Synthetic Wigs are made from the high end fibre which not only looks but also feels like natural hair. We also promote a special type of fibre that is as versatile as Human Hair and hence one can curl, straighten and style it too up to 180 degrees heat. Its maintenance is simply and easy and they can be washed and cleansed too with a normal shampoo. Wigs are now easy and comfortable to wear as they come with a Velcro band, which helps to secure it on one’s head. Hence the age-old fear that it would blow away remains only a myth.

Wearing a Wig-O-Mania Branded Wig is almost like cosmetic surgery for your hair without the pain or the cost.

The stigma has disappeared in the West – UK, Europe, USA about wearing a wig. Wigs were once so obvious that they would be noticed a mile away and hence people were embarrassed. Today with the latest technique and near human hair type look and feel of the fibre used, a person could be stood right next to you and could even be touching your hair and they would not know.

Wig-O-Mania have in its team professionals that have the knowledge and expertise of over 4 decades to answer to all questions that may arise in one’s mind pertaining to Wigs and Hair Pieces. It has realized that people with Cancer are more traumatized by the loss of their hair than being told they have cancer. One of the first questions anyone asks the doctor when they are told about having to undergo Chemo therapy is “will I lose my hair?” The answer in most cases is ‘Yes’ unfortunately.

In UK and Europe, these ladies will seek out a wig before they loose their hair so when the dreaded day comes they can begin wearing their wig and this avoids them having to go through the embarrassment of being seen without their hair. In India such a facility has not been available until now and therefore Wig-O-Mania is now embarked on assisting a handful of companies to offer it directly to the end user.

Wig-O-Mania also proposes to provide a Q&A facility via emails to its HO in United Kingdom where the same will be answered by its panel of experts and could advice on anything pertaining to Hair Pieces.

The email ID is [email protected]

For all Trade and B2C inquires contact within India, contact :

Firoza: 98193-68557 – [email protected]

Sukalp: 98222-03542 – [email protected]

Wig-O-Mania Product Profile:

Wig-O-Mania’s Synthetic wigs and hairpieces are made with a highly superior Japanese Kanekalon fibre that not only looks like natural European hair but also feels like natural European hair. They come in beautiful colours that never fade. This is a very versatile fibre that retains its shape after washing – as long as one follows the After-Care Instructions that come with the product. Also the fine texture of the fibre makes it a desirable choice for simulating the texture of human hair.

Recently, WOM has introduced the High-Heat Fibre with better features that make the fibre feel “just like human hair” with certain inbuilt characteristics such as being able to use high heat up to 180 degrees. Hence one can curl or tong them and then straighten them again. One can therefore use heated rollers, curling/straightening irons and hair dryers on these products. These have passed tests by our team of experts in the UK. Needless to say all our Fibre is Monocrylic Flame Retardant and Non Flammable.

Human Hair Wigs: These are considered the High End Hair Pieces due to the Remy Human Hair being used. These are more often used by ladies who have a long-term purpose of using a wig. It could well be for fashion or a permanent hair problem too.

The Price of Looking Good

http://vanguardngr.com/entertainment/2010/12/hair-loss-pain-and-hair-thinning-the-price-of-looking-good/

Hair Loss, Pain, and Hair Thinning – The Price of Looking Good

30 Dec 2010

By Lola TOKUNBO
The cost for looking good can vary depending on each woman’s tastes and status; however as of recent, thin hair and loss of natural hair has become the price many women are paying to “look good”.

When a woman wears any
type of hairstyle for 4 weeks or more the hair can become dry, and filled with build up of dust, sweat, and oils.  The natural hair can even begin to get matted like a dreadlock.  And when the natural hair is mixed with hair attachments there is a tendency for the hair to tangle in with the add-on hair as it gets older.

It is hard for the hair to
breathe when we wear hair weaves, so women must keep the hair clean to prevent bacteria growth on the scalp.  Your hair should be shampooed while wearing these hair styles, use leave-in conditioners and oils to protect your natural hair under the hair extensions and braids.

If you wear bonding glue
hair weaves, the hairstyle should not exceed 2 weeks so that the hair and scalp can be cleansed to allow fresh air to the scalp.  For Lace front extensions, after shampooing the hair, re-apply the glue adhesive to the front  of  the scalp for a smooth look.

Alopecia, scalp
discolorations, white spots and persistent flaking of the scalp (dandruff) are all byproducts that have been on the increase due to improper maintenance and removal methods of braids and hair extensions.

Suffering hair loss

The natural hair of a woman
is her crown and glory, and should be cared for and maintained no matter what hairstyle she is adorning.

When we do not take the
time to care for our hair, or demand that our hairstylist respects our hair; it is a manifestation of lack of self worth and love of self.

It is never too late start loving your natural hair.

For more questions and concerns, contact:email:
[email protected]

Dangers of Split Ends

http://cascade.patch.com/articles/dangers-of-split-ends

To obtain healthy hair in this new season, let’s start by getting rid of those split ends.

Split ends are hazardous to the hair while they can destroy the hair shaft. As a healthy hair expert, I can quickly determine the condition of a person’s hair by looking at hair ends.

In this column, we will examine why untreated split ends are dangerous, how split ends are obtained and the best methods to eliminating split ends.

Split end start to ends and split the hair strain continuously upward creating multiple thin strains while making the hair thin and vulnerable to breakage.  Once this process of split ends start it is often referred to as damaged ends.

Damaged ends can cause the following to occur, such as: prevent optimum styling, prevent lustrous hair, prevent hairstyles from lasting long, and create additional split ends. Typically, split ends are due to poor hair maintenance.

It is important to consult with a professional hairstylist to obtain the best moisturizing shampoo and moisturizing conditioner for your hair type to help prevent split ends.

In addition, there are a few things that you will have to eliminate from your daily use because these practices cater to split ends, such as:  excessive use of hair styling tool (e.g. curling iron and flat iron, excessive use of hair accessories (e.g. ponytail holders and headbands), and not properly maintaining hair overnight.

To prevent breakage and damage to the hair overnight, you should always use satin hair wrap and sleeping on a satin pillow. To maintain a healthy hair, it is important to get rid of the split ends immediately and to get hair trimmed every 6 weeks.

How to Maintain Healthy, Beautiful Hair With Color

http://cascade.patch.com/articles/how-to-maintain-healthy-beautiful-hair-with-color#photo-5644871

Hair color can add beauty, character and personality to your hairstyle. It also can damage your hair and make it unhealthy. Here are some tips for maintaining healthy hair with color.

By Crystal Giles | Email the author | April 29, 2011

To wear hair color, you must educate yourself on the various professional hair care products designed for color-treated hair and develop a system for using them.

The basis of maintaining hair color and healthy hair is determined by the types of shampoos and conditioners used on your hair and the frequent use of these products.

A good professional moisturizing shampoo and conditioner should be used on a weekly basis. To determine what products to use on a weekly basis, you should consult a professional hairstylist. You should ask your stylist which products can extend the lifespan of your hair color, help with fading hair color,  make your hair color look natural and not brassy, and keep your hair healthy.

The type of hair color you apply to your hair will determine your weekly routine.  Semi-permanent and cellophane color do not usually cause damage to the hair or alter density of hair. Therefore, you can maintain healthy hair by following your basic weekly routine.

You can reapply semi-permanent and cellophane every 6 to 8 weeks. Semi-permanent and demi-permanent are very similar in many ways because they both do not lift the natural hair color nor penetrate the hair shaft. They are both deposit-only hair colors, and you can follow the same weekly routine to maintain healthy hair.

Demi-permanent requires a once a month reconstructor treatment with keratin and protein to create long lasting healthy hair. It can also be reapplied every 6 to 8 weeks.

On the other end of the spectrum, you have permanent hair color which requires more attention. Permanent hair color can lighten hair while penetrating the hair shaft. As a result of this process, permanent hair color requires a weekly deep conditioner or a weekly professional conditioner with keratin and protein to help strengthen hair integrity. When determining how often permanent hair color should be reapplied, you should consult with a professional hairstylist.

Wig-O-Mania support Re: PONYTAIL

Question via Email to Support Team:

I purchased 2 pony tails off t.v. from yourselfs but my colour is slighty browner could you please advise me what colour hair dye i would use to nearest match my new ponytails which are Harvest Gold Blend in colour

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Thanks for your email.
Without being able to see your hair, I am sorry but we are unable to advise you on which colour to bye.  We would advise you to take your pony tail along with you to your hairdressers so that she can colour your hair accordingly to the desired colour.

You could try the following solution though, if your own hair has some length to it, it doesn’t have to be as long as your new pony tail, you could leave the top section of your own hair out before drawing your own hair back into a pony tail.  Comb this section forward first out of the way.  Now take the rest of your own hair and put it into a pony tail.

You can now attach your new Wig-O-Mania pony tail over your own pony tail.  When you have secured it in place and tightened the drawstring, and before you secure the drawstring, take your own hair from the front and top section which you left out and comb it over the top of the pony tail and then comb it into your new pony.

Then take hold of the end of the drawstring and wrap the elastic around the whole edge of the base & over the top of your own hair that it is over the top of your new pony so that it looks as if it is part of the ponytail.

This will help to blend the colours and make it look like your own pony tail.  It doesn’t matter that it is not exactly the same colour as your own hair, because no ones hair is exactly the same colour throughout due mainly to ultra violet light exposure from sunlight.

Our pony tails  are  made with a synthetic fibre and can not be coloured and any attempt to do so would spoil it.

I hope this helps  and your pony tail will look fabulous and very natural.

Naturally Curly Fine Hair: Frizz-Free

http://www.mythbusterbeauty.com/2009/08/17/naturally-curly-fine-hair-frizz-free/

fine-haired curlies have their own set of special needs.  Hopefully this post will help you enhance your curl without weighing it down, and keep frizz to a minimum.

What increases the Frizz-Factor?

  • Lack of moisture and protein in the hair, or damaged hair.  This can be due to coloring, processing, overuse of heat appliances.
  • Humidity.  That dang moisture content in the air upsets the balance of moisture within the hair, thus causing chaos.

Best Practices to keep fine hair frizz-free:

  • Brushing.  If you can avoid it, only comb through your wet-conditioned hair.  Style your hair with your fingers.
  • Drying.  Air-drying is the best choice, followed by loose scrunching with the use of a microfiber towel (Curl Cloths and Cyclic Towels are my favorite).
  • Use duckbill clips on the crown of your head to lift top curls where needed.
  • Although I have yet to try it, many sites recommend sleeping on a satin pillowcase to reduce the amount of breakage to the hair and reduce tangles.
  • Keep it light.  Finding the right balance between conditioning and hold, mousses and gels tend to work best.
  • Using a low-suds shampoo and/or co-poo (wash hair using conditioners). Deep condition once a week.
  • Once your curls are dry, rub a little pomade into the palm of your hands and smooth over your hair.

During the day, freshen up limp, droopy curls with some additional moisture by spritzing on Jessicurl’s Awe Inspiraling Spray.  I also *LOVE* Ojon’s Shine & Protect Glossing Mist, as a great way to add instant shine, eliminate fly-aways (aka “chicken feathers”) and combat humidity.

A Curly Cool Tip:  Store your hair sprays in the fridge!  A cool spritzing over a hot head is sure to lift your hair and your spirits!