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This is going to seem very petty, but here goes. My roots could really use a touch up, but I have poison ivy going on 2 weeks now. Since it is an immune system response, would it be safe to color my hair or might I enter the ninth circle of hell?
I have also suffered from heel spurs and my solution to the pain and final cure was to wear rocker soled shoes! I found the shoes were such a relief eventually I could wear my regular shoes again!
I have dry flaky winter skin around my eyebrows and the bridge of my nose. Quite by chance I found a remedy that removes the flakes and moisturizes at the same time without leaving my face all shiny.
When I was little it was dark brown almost black and as I am growing up it had changed to more of a dark brown with random sun kissed blonde streaks here and there. I decided a few months ago to dye my hair with the super market stuff, around the same colour just hiding all the blonde streaks.
In February, I went to a hair salon and dip-dyed my hair. However the colour didn't turn out as it was supposed to so I went and bought 2 boxes of L'oreal Preference Ombré kit. However since my hair has already been coloured from chin downward the colour, yet again, turned out completely wrong.
I just recently went from a medium blonde to platinum blonde. I thought I would like it, but it's too bold for me. I would like to have an ombre or balayage done to make it more natural. Is it too early to do that, since I had my hair bleached 4 days ago?
I recently had my teeth removed and temporary dentures put in immediately after. I was not really given info after being sent home only to come in if I have sore spots. And now the dentist is on vacation. I'm curious if I have to take them out at night?
My hair is fine and baby soft. The perm was given under a hair dryer and as a result I have frizz, especially on the top and it is also on the thin side. What can I do to correct this?
I tried dyeing my hair red, like ginger, but it only dyed the roots and the rest is still brown. I went out and bought two more boxes. I need two because my hair is long and thick, and tried it again, but it stayed the exact same. Is it a good idea to go buy blonde dye to get rid of this nasty split colour?
I want to have reverse highlights in a warm brown on my white hair. My hair has recently been permed with a very mild perm that cannot overprocess. Would this be a problem?
I'm 13 and have really hairy legs. I don't know how to ask my dad to shave because I fell like I would feel more comfortable asking my mom, but I only see her once every 3-4 months. What should I do?
I'm wanting to get a light wavy perm because I want a style that is a little easier to manage seeing as I have a very busy lifestyle. So if I go ahead and get the right kind of perm for my hair, on those occasions I decide I want to style and wear my hair straight will that damage my hair too much or ruin the perm?
This is my very first time doing this at home. I normally go to a salon, but just figured I would save some money. My question is, when you do your own nails at home, do you have to use the dehydrating liquid and do you have to use the nail primer? Those are the only two things I didn't buy.
Can I keep hair coloring if I only use part of the bottles that you mix together. I have short hair and don't use all of the product. And I was wondering if I don't mix all the product, can I use it later? And if so how long can I keep it?
I am going to be 15 this May. My legs are so hairy that I feel so embarassed when I wear shorts and all. I really want to shave. But the problem that arises is that my mother doesn't shave. What should I do? I also don't want that my mom should know about it. I am too shy to ask for a razor and all that stuff from a shopkeeper.
I just had my hair permed. I searched for some tips already and it says that I need to use shampoos and conditioners that are suitable for permed hair. I am from the Philippines and some of the products that I've searched are not found here. Is Sunsilk, both shampoo and conditioner a suitable hair care product for permed hair?
I got my hair permed about a year and a half ago or more, it turned out great, and was very healthy. I have never put any chemicals or dyes in it, but over the last few months it gets completely dry, feels crackly, and it frizzes so much that even if I straighten it, it looks as if I have been struck by lightening.
If you burn yourself, don't run for the ice. Instead, grab the mustard and slather it on the burn. You'll be shocked at how quickly it cools the burn and how much it helps the healing process.
I just had my hair permed a few days ago. I have wavy hair and it keeps on getting fluffy and frizzy so I decided to perm it. After 24 hours, I will be washing it already. I'm just afraid that it might not turn out to be the way I like it.
I recently bleached and dyed my hair to an indigo color, but I was just offered a new job, very surprisingly, that requires me to dye it back to a natural color. My hair is naturally brown.
I have just a few strands of grey hair but it bothers me. Someone mentioned tea. I either make a very strong cup of tea or coffee and comb it in and let it set 30 minutes or so. It helps blend in the bit of grey.
I've had my perm for about two months now and it isn't super damaged or frizzy or anything, I just want my natural hair back. Is there anyway I can speed the "perm fall out" process along?
I keep slivers of soap by the sink. I use a wet Q-Tip and rub it on my sliver of soap to remove spill over mascara. Works like a charm.
In November 2014 I dyed my hair dark brown/black. Before that I had dirty blonde hair with some highlights. After I dyed it I liked it dark for a while, but now I miss my blonde hair.
I have dyed my hair a dark purple, but it is lighter at the roots. I don't like it. What colour can I put on it to get rid of the purple?
I got my first perm about 4 weeks ago. It looked fine when I left the salon, but when my hair started drying I was standing at the mirror watching my hair straighten right before my eyes.
I dyed my hair about a month ago, but it didn't take the way I wanted it to. I decided to go out and buy some Splat and used it, but did not bleach my hair. I want to re-dye it with a different Splat color. Would it be safe to bleach 1st?
My daughter's hair is matted horribly; she cries whenever I try to brush it. The last resort is to cut it. I can't seem to find anything to ease the pain and also work to get thru it. I feel as though I'm a horrible mother because I just can't seem to get these matted tangles out.
My father was bitten by a house lizard tonight. Is it dangerous or not?
I have naturally dirty blonde/light brown hair. I dyed my hair a dark brown recently and I absolutely hate it. I want my hair back to my old color. So do I just buy the stuff and dye it back to my light brown or bleach it first?
I'm 54 years old and box color my hair about every six weeks. I went to a salon and told them I wanted a spiral perm. My hair was down to the middle of my back at that time. The perm did not turn out good, the hairstylist put mouse and hairspray on it while it was wet and said it would curl up when it dried.
I wanted body waves so I got a perm a week ago and she over processed it. My hair has been very dry and frizzy and there is some breakage from where she over processed it. I would like to do an at home keratin treatment to calm the frizz and hopefully tame some of the curl. Is it safe to do now or should I wait?
I have sore and swollen the gums after extraction and new dentures. It's been about 3 weeks. I am using all tips, taking ibuprofen, using Oragel, and freezing both plates. My dentist charged over $5000 and acts put out with my adjustments. Thankfully a dental assistant helped me.
I got a perm yesterday and the operator either used too small of a rod or left the solution on too long. My white hair is a frizzy mess. I don't color my hair, so it is pretty healthy. I wanted a wash and wear perm, but this isn't it.
I wanted my hair to be blonde on top and black underneath. The blonde I picked didn't take. So I waited a month to redo it. Now I have black underneath my hair, bleached blonde in the circle of the top of my head and the rest didn't take the same so it was like orangish, with a strip of light brown.
I have just dyed my hair from natural mousey brown. I used Garnier Olia permanent color with no ammonia, 9.0 light blonde, 60% oils, but it has gone gingerish. How long do I have to wait before I can redo it?
I went to a new hair dresser and I am so so upset. Usually I have highlights. Today she colored my hair first and then did the highlights and I look like I am wearing a yellow wig with an orange tint! How can I wash this out?
I was meant to get a few highlights on my hair about two weeks ago, but unfortunately there are too many of them. I tried to get used to them, but I want my dark hair colour back. I have curly hair and it was very dark, so pretty much black hair.
I permed my hair last night. I woke up to it being wavy and some parts even looking straight. My mom says she should've left it longer, but my grandmother thinks she should've used 2 boxes and left it on longer since my hair is so long. I'm wanting to redo it tonight. What do I do?
I just got my dentures. It was a 4 month process, but I'm happy! I am happy my dentist waited until I was healed and happy for a new smile.
So I have naturally medium brown/ashy-ish hair color. Over the years I've highlighted it and added more and more highlights to where most of my hair is light blonde, but all different shades. I'm tired of bleaching and maintaining it. I'm wanting to go to a color that will blend well with my natural hair color.
How can I get my natural hair back after rebonding? I want to know how can I look good even if I'm still letting my natural hair grow back. I have black wavy hair that was rebonded and I want to get my natural hair back without any ugliness to show. You know, the baby hairs are standing up like antennae.
7 days ago I colored my hair dark brown, it started washing out and getting a red tint to it. The hair dresser stripped it down too much and it turned orange. I then went and got a hair color to try and cover the orange, label - Loreal 7 A. Now it's orange, red, and brassy.
I am type 2 diabetic and bought an Emjoi Micro-Pedi foot file. It has been a relief. I find that if I soak my feet in hot water with a 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and then use the micro-pedi while my feet are not quite dry but mostly dry, I can get most of them off.
I have naturally dirty blond hair. I dyed the tips bright red with Kool Aid. I want to dye my hair dark brown with a kit I bought from a local drugstore. I've done some research, so the kit I bought is top rated. Will my tips look weird if I dye them brown?
I have cut my hair because of a previous ombre disaster and I have sprayed a little lightner/peroxide, just a bit, all over my hair. But, ever since I can't get rid of the brassy colors. I dyed it 3 times with medium brown and my natural color is a brownish/blonde color.
I am a senior citizen in need of dental work, but I have no insurance. I would appreciate suggestions very much.
If I feel my heel, there is a lump under the skin. I can't say it's a callous because the skin on the heel is soft. Could it be some sort of internal callous due to heavy walking on very hard floors?
I got my 2nd set of dentures today and it feels weird. I can't eat anything as chewing feels terrible. Will it get better?
I had my remaining upper teeth pulled and immediately had dentures put in on 2/5/2015, 3 weeks ago tomorrow. I am getting many ulcers on the front of my upper gums and now the dentist said she thinks they need to go in and shave down the bone for the dentures to fit properly.
I'm interested in possibly purchasing some sort of gaming system for improving memory and keeping me alert. I just saw something online called Brain Games that requires Nintendo DS.
I am suffering from skin problems. My nose is surrounded by black marks. Whenever I pinch them, white colored small material comes from it. What kind of treatment should I use or which kind of doctor should I consult?
I've never had smelly armpits. I do sweat, but it was always the salty-like smell; never a bad smell. About a month ago, I noticed the change in odor.
My hair is dark brown, I dyed it black with Ion permanent hair color to match my extensions. Now the black has faded to a color similar to my natural hair color, but it has red tones in it. How do I get the red tones out of the hair dye or can I get the color removed? Will the color remover turn the dye brassy?
My hair is grey. I have been having the hairdresser do light brown for years. Of recent my current hairdresser was using 6 or 7? My hair gradually was getting darker each time she did my color. I asked to lighten it back up and we ended up with black/greenish.
I stripped the temporary color out of my hair, the day before yesterday (2/18/15), with Head-n-Shoulders and baking soda. I am naturally blonde, but it turned it almost white. Today I tried to dye it an eggplant color and it won't take the color. Part of my hair is purple and part is gray.
I bleached my hair to get to a blonde. I want to go back to my dark brown/black color. Would I be able to go dark again with just a drugstore dye like L'oreal Ultimate Natural Black? I don't want to damage my hair more than it is already because it has been bleached. What would be my best choice here?
The colour will not stay on my hair more than 3 days. What is the reason and how can I fix that problem?
I dyed my hair medium brown in November of 2014 and my hair is naturally really blonde. Should I dye my hair my natural color or let it grow out?
Go to your local salon and purchase Biolage conditioning balm. Once a week, apply generously to the end of your hair. I usually start half way down from the top of my head, all the way to the ends.
If you don't have a plaster (bandage), sellotape, wound round the affected finger several times so that it sticks to itself, will work just as well at containing and then stopping the bleeding. You do need to be a bit careful not to wind it round too tightly, though.
I'm a dirty blonde that decided to dye my hair pink for Halloween. Now my dark roots are coming out and I want to dye my hair black. I'm afraid that it won't work out naturally.
I had a perm about 6 months ago and the stylist left the lotion on too long. My scalp has been very very sore and as I have white hair my scalp looks very pink. Although my hair is not falling out it has gone very thin.
I had a complete upper and lower set of dentures made about two years ago and I hate them. I have yet to eat a meal with them in my mouth and I struggle constantly with upper denture reflux; I gag all the time. They feel extremely unnatural and I cannot wear them for more than an hour or so at a time.
I have worn full dentures for many years. I found that I cannot have anything covering my upper hard palate. I always have the upper portion of my denture cut out in a U shape. Some dentists say that the upper denture will not hold in as well. But it is better to have no pain.
I went through a crazy hair dyeing experience and basically all the hair on the top of my head fell out. So I have shoulder length hair, but the top of my head looks like it's been buzz cut! I'm embarrassed. Does anyone have any solutions on how I can fix this?
I was supposed to get a spiral perm. Needless to say it turned into a huge frizz mess. It was way over processed and the color is coming out. I'm using a protein spray, a condition and shampoo, and it's not getting any better.
I got my perm 1 yr ago. It didn't keep as long as others have. I have been getting perms about every 2 years since 1988, anyway I'm wanting to go back to my straight hair like it naturally was.
I recently dyed my hair on my own at home and I want it to be somewhat more lighter then it is now. Does anyone know if I went to a salon if they would be able to make it lighter although I just dyed it a few days ago?
Yesterday I got a perm and it was really frizzy and didn't reflect the large rod patten. It was really out of control, with very tight curls. Today I gave it a 30 minute conditioning which helped and I took a curling iron to a lot of it. It looks so much better. Did I ruin this because of what I did?
Early last year I put a perm in my hair. I didn't notice until after it was done that I had mixed two different strength perms in my hair (mild and super). The damage to my hair was devastating. When I washed it out my hair was like elastic and it was breaking off something terrible!
Will I gt a better result if I cover my hair with a plastic bag to trap the heat when doing my roots from dark brown to Live xxl 00b max blonde?
Years ago I had a lovely light brown colour, but got so bored of it and went black. In one year I think I dyed it about 3-4 times. It's been a good year and a bit since I put black in my hair and no matter how much my hair has grown it has stayed dark.
I line dry most of our laundry. My husband gets nosebleeds in the winter. To solve both, I started putting a load on the rack in our bedroom before he goes to bed.
Right now it's winter so I really don't need to shave. I'm a diver, and no one really stares at my legs. When I have gym at school, I have to wear shorts. I see some people looking at my legs when I'm sitting on the floor.
For a few years, I've been dyeing my hair a black color. Now I am bored with black hair. What should I do to change my dyed black hair into light brown hair? Please advise me how best to do this.
My hair color is dyed golden brown and it was dyed red before. I want to change to a dark blonde. Can I just buy a lighter color and dye it?
I have dark brown hair which is short. I get gray around my sides and the front of my hair. I am looking for a dye product, a powder or whatever to cover those gray areas. I want one that doesn't get on your clothes or pillow.
I have dirty blonde hair/ash brown hair. Anyway I have about an inch and a half of my roots grown out and the rest is a very pale blonde. I'm wanting to get a hair dye close to my color and than just let it grow out. But I'm not sure if I should dye it all or just the blond parts and leave the roots.
I permed my hair 2 weeks ago and it's falling out really badly. Is there anything to use on my hair so it won't all fall out? I've deep conditioned and used a hot oil treatment, but it just keeps shedding.
I have a few red itchy bumps on my face. Is there anything that will stop the itching?
I have a lot of difficulty taking pills and vitamins I was thinking I have no trouble swallowing food, so what I do is when I'm eating I take my pills just before I swallow my well chewed food.
My skin color turned black slowly. Could anyone suggest how I can turn it white?
Mix loose eye shadow pigment with clear nail polish to make a custom nail shade. Mix all together with a cotton swab, grab a brush and try out your new color.
Can I use a bonnet-type hair dryer to accelerate the bleach when I use foil for my streaks? I have been using foil and streaking my hair for years, but I sat under a portable hair dryer. I am in need of purchasing another heating unit for streaking with foil and would sincerely appreciate a professional's insight.
I have persistent and chronic Lumbar Spine pain. I put an extra chair lumbar support on my bed, then position my lower back on it. Putting a pillow on my abdomen/stomach, I position my computer and then do my work.
If you have ever used glitter nail polish, you know how difficult it is to remove even after soaking nails in polish remover. One way to remove the glitter polish is to first paint nails with Elmers Glue on your nails as a base coat.
I have been natural for 4 years now and I have my hair colored with a permanent hair color for aged women because of the gray. I haven't colored it in 6 weeks. I want a perm, is it safe to perm and color with a semi permanent color?
To stop an itch, crush many aspirin, put in apple cider vinegar and shake. Apply and itch subsides quickly.
I have had upper bone in my mouth removed due to cancer and they gave me an upper denture. It is creating problems for me. It's very painful and it makes my mouth sour and is causing ulcers on the joint of my gums and lips. What can I do?
Here is are tips for treating a hangover. 1. Drink water - Hydrate 2. Sleep 3. Take a pain reliever. . .
Both my hair and skin tend to be dry, especially in the winter, and I rely on extra conditioning treatments. Hydrating products are expensive but through trial and error I've come up with the best treatment yet that satisfies both hair and skin and costs next to nothing.
I was naturally fair 6 months ago, but now I became tan. I Don't know the reason for my tan. Could anyone suggest how to get back my old color?
It's amazing how many people nick the vein in their ankle while scratching themselves and then can't stop the bleeding. That happened to me too. I had visions of having to rush to the ER for help I remembered what I do for my dogs.
Can I use aloe vera gel on burn on my neck caused by bleaching cream?
I just dyed my hair, and the box shows a very light (almost platinum blonde) which is the color I want, but it turned out more strawberry blonde, a color I do not want. Would it be safe to dye again with a non- bleach lightener, a product called Super Blonde in 24-36 hours?
I just went to a beauty school to get a "loose perm" and I showed them a picture of what I wanted. They said the curls would be a tiny bit tighter than those, but they would loosen up after 2 or 3 washes. And they did it and once it was done it looked horrible.
What can I do to get relief from the pressure and pain of my ingrown toenail?
I have done everything possible to get rid of my body odor, but nothing seems to work. I bathe twice a day, brush my teeth twice, sometimes 3x, I use dental floss frequently, I use lemon before bathing and good deodorants, but people keep frowning and cover their nose when I come around.