Joico guest artist and owner of Cocoon Hair Design, Felicity Bruce, knows a thing about what it takes to get strong, healthy hair. We asked Bruce to solve three common hair problems for us.
My scalp is irritated and flaky after I get my coloured. Why does this happen and what can I do to prevent it?
Flaky scalps can occur immediately after a colouring service or up to two weeks later. This tells me there is a sensitivity to the colour service, so I’d look for alternatives to the type of colour or the technique that has been used. Perhaps change the colour from a permanent to a demi-permanent, or look at off-scalp colour options.
I’m trying to grow my hair long. How often should I get it trimmed and is there anything I can do to speed up to process?
I would still get your hair trimmed regularly â€“ but instead of every five to six weeks stretch it out by a couple more weeks. Also, the trim needs to be tiny, so go to a hairdresser that believes in millimetres not centimetres. Keep your diet well balanced and look into supplements to ensure you have all the necessary goodness to grow your hair.
How often should I wash my hair?
The common recommended frequency is every couple of days but there are many variables that can change this. If you work in hospitality or hit the gym often you might wash daily â€“ or if you have a bright colour you will want to wash it less to avoid colour fading. If you’re struggling to figure out what is right for you, talk to your hairdresser as they know their products and your hair best. They can help you to figure out which shampoo and washing frequency will work best for you. For those washing their hair every day consider using a co-wash (cleansing conditioner) as this will provide cleaning to the hair and scalp with minimal disruption to your hair’s colour and natural oils.