hairdresser ruined my hair :(Posted 3 years, 10 months ago
Aww man, I feel like crying. I'm a new mum, have a six week old daughter. U regularly dye my hair crazy colours, throughout my pregnancy etc. Now I've bleached my hair to get rid of green. It's turned this blondey greeny mess. I went with a new mobile hairdresser today, thought would be easier with the baby. I wanted a choppy haircut. And then i was going to bleach and condition it again and put pink in it and deep condition it. But the hairdresser said alopecia is very common after having a baby and now has totally freaked me out, she cut my hair ridiculously. And now I look awful. I know this is shallow maybe, but I am so upset right now. Any advice? There is no way I am leaving my hair like this. Thank you for reading and possibly responding to my rant. Am a bit skint due to just having a baby too.
Posted 3 years, 10 months ago
The hairdresser even advised me to put daz in my hair and not to dye it anymore. But seriously I can't leave it like this.
by Jude StaffPosted 3 years, 10 months ago
Poor you. That situation sucks. It's a horrible feeling when someone messes up your hair.
The hairdresser was probably talking about postpartum hair loss which is not the same as alopecia. Hair grows for a predetermined length of time, usually a few years (it varies from person to person). It then enters a dormant phase where it stops growing but stays attached. It's then shed and a new hair grows in its place. When you're pregnant your hair sheds less frequently which can lead to thicker hair. After you give birth and your hormones go back to where they were before normal service resumes and many of the hairs that would have shed if you weren't pregnant come out over the course of a few months. It can make you feel like you're losing a lot of hair. It can also cause it to look a bit thinner for a month or two and then you'll see a lot of "baby hairs" coming in in their place.
This is absolutely nothing to worry about and happens to most women (I've been through it twice). Your hair returns to normal and it's a completely natural and expected process.
So with that in mind, be prepared from around 3-9 months postpartum to be clogging the shower drain but know that it's temporary and not as bad as it looks when you're pulling chunks out of the drain
If it was my hair I would go ahead and dye it. If you're going pink then just dye over what you have. As long as it's not a pastel shade it should cover the green tint really well. No need to bleach again unless it's just the regrowth. When you've got some colour in your hair you'll feel better - I know I always do.
How do you usually style it? I can't really tell what the cut is like. Have you tried playing around with different ways of styling it?
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by SophinalexPosted 3 years, 10 months ago
Been through the new mum hair-dyeing blues and looking nice when you feel like poo is important. Being mommy is hard work.
The Daz (like Dawn dish soap in the US) will extract some of the tough remnants and i do this followed by squeezing half a lemon when I'm switching colors, doing a refresh. It's also known as "chelating" your hair ( more than clarifying).
You can also try the "clear method" I use Pravana clear to extract (kind of like when you you put new nail polish on top of old and it all scratches off). I would think if you stick to a color deposit dye (no developer), there should be no further damage done since you typically use conditioner to apply it. However, if you stay in a similar spot on the color wheel, your color seems light enough where the green may not be a problem.
Hope this helps and best of luck!
by Babydee0001Posted 3 years, 10 months ago
I lost loads of hair after my last born , never experienced it with the older two , I was so worried as mine was in the men's receding places each side of head , I used to colour them in with eyeshadow lol . I agree with above a semi perm pink will do just fine over what you have . It will turn your hair into a shiney mop once again :-) my hair looks dreadful when it's blonde after years of buggering about with it but as soon as I put a rich toned semi on its like a new head :-)
by AndyaPosted 3 years, 10 months ago
Suggest dye over the greenish bits with the pink. Red and green are opposite on the color wheel and the pink should help to minimize the green. Suggest also a clarifying shampoo to help remove the green out over time. Final suggestion is let the hair air dry to allow moisture to absorb onto the scalp and hair.
by PitujonesPosted 3 years, 10 months ago
Oh my! The postpartum hair massive fall!!! No one told me about it and I freaked out so much (dear hormone imbalance I suppose) I went to the hairdressers and cut my hair which was below of the bra's back strap long to a pixie cut!!!! Obviously I regretted it almost immediately. Congrats on your baby (6 weeks old ) and yes it is important to like your hair, because being a mum is the best thing ever but is also hard work.
Massive hugs! follow the advices from the pros here and you'll look awesome!! Xx
by LindzPosted 3 years, 10 months ago
I agree with Pitujones. People on here are knowledgeable and informative and will gladly give excellent advice. I too just had a baby 6 months ago and im currently shedding like crazy. Its a freaking think to see all the hair in the drain, but I still got a nice head of hair so hopefully this will end soon. Im sure with the advice you get on here youll be feeling super confident in no time. I know how important it is to feel so, especially just having a baby. Congrats and good luck with all the help on this site. Xx
Posted 3 years, 10 months ago
You're not at all being shallow! You have every right to love your hair and want to feel confident in it. Jude's advice is sound as a pound. Go for it with your lovely pink. Nothing boosts confidence quite like a lovely new colour! And major congratulations on your new little nugget!
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