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Hair Talk with JoJo
The Hair Care Expert
JoJo I’ve been sick and haven’t been able to do my hair in over 6 months. It’s in really bad shape. I don’t want any chemicals in it, and I don’t want to cut it off. Do you have any suggestions on what products I can use?
A. Illness can be rough on our hair, and most medications have side effects that could thin or break your hair; so, choosing the right shampoo and conditioners is very important. I’d suggest Influence Moisturizing Shampoo and Influence Multiplex Conditioner. This conditioner has the perfect blend of moisture and protein to add strength and body to your hair. Thermal seal hairdressing will add shine without the greasy feel.
Q. JoJo I love your articles. I think they are helpful and informative. My hair is thinning in the crown. I don’t have a relaxer, but I do have semi-permanent hair color. Can High Frequency hair treatment benefit me?
A. Yes High Frequency treatments (electric rake) can help you. The high frequency improves the blood circulation on hair, which help bring nutrients to the hair. It also helps to improve the overall health of the hair and scalp. High frequency also improves the symptoms of itchy scalp and helps prevent dandruff, by activating the sebaceous (oil) glands. The heat that the rake produces helps to kill various bacteria that cause itching.
Q. JoJo I have cancer and have started chemo treatments. My hair is starting to shed. I’ve never worn a wig before, so I don’t have a clue as to what type of wig i’m looking for. Should I try human hair or synthetic? Since my hair is combing out, should I cut it all off, and if I do will the wig stay on? I’ve been looking at wigs online, but I need help!
A. That’s why we’re here. Terry’s Wigs is there for you. Ms Terry is also a cancer survivor, so we know firsthand what you’re going through. Human hair wigs last the longest and the frizz from body heat won’t destroy them. Their biggest flaw, so to speak, is they don’t have style memory - meaning after you wear them a couple of times, you lose your style. They need to be shampooed and re-curled just like your human hair. Synthetic wigs, on the other hand, do have style memory and will keep their style for months. Their biggest flaw is body heat can cause frizzing in the nape after 3 or 4 months of daily wear. Shaving your hair off can help you emotionally, so you won’t have to see hair combing out laying around the house. Shaving off your hair won’t stop the wig from sliding. We can adjust the cap for a secure fit. At Terry’s, we will help you find the right wig for you; and if it needs extra tailoring to add your personal touch to it, we got you.  
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(StatePoint) Hot styling tools, coloring and chemical processes all can lead to the same thing: dull, dry locks that tangle easy.
  “Many of the styling steps we take to look our best can ultimately leave our hair looking flat and dull,” says Jonathan Colombini, L’Oréal Paris creative director of Style & Color. “Fortunately, there are some easy, at-home fixes you can make to restore shine and luster.”
  Here are Colombini’s insider tips for combatting dull, dry hair and detangling tresses.
Take a Heat Detox
  Avoid super-hot showers. Strands are best shampooed in warm water and conditioned in cool water to help remove residue and leave hair looking shiny. If you’re used to cranking up the heat daily on your styling tools, it may be time to take a little break. Every head of hair can benefit from periodic heat detoxes. To help dry locks fast, use a microfiber towel. They’re more absorbent than conventional bath towels, and tend to cause less frizz and fewer tangles. If you do blow dry your hair during your detox, use a cool setting.
Change Your Care Routine
  Coloring and chemical processes can alter your hair’s ideal pH range, resulting in dullness. To restore shine and achieve smooth, healthy-looking hair that has a salon inspired gloss finish, use products that have a pH of 4-6 and are sulfate- and paraben-free. Colombini recommends performing the following routine with L'Oreal Paris EverPure Glossing System two to three times a week:
1. Cleanse your hair with L’Oreal Paris EverPure Glossing Shampoo, a sulfate-free pH balanced shampoo with argan oil that’s gentle on color-treated hair. Rinse.
2. Spray EverPure Glossing Acidic Glaze throughout hair and wait 1-3 minutes. Don’t rinse.
3. Layer on EverPure Glossing Conditioner and massage gently. Rinse.
  Pro Tip: Mist EverPure 21-in-1 Color Caring Spray throughout clean, damp hair. Leave in and comb through prior to styling. Its 21 benefits include strengthening, detangling, and adding body, bounce and shine to hair.
Sport Tangle-Less Styles
  When hair is dull and dry, it can tangle more easily, which is not only a hassle, but can lead to breakage. Avoid these woes by sporting styles that prevent tangling. “A smooth, shiny ponytail is a great fix for tangles,” says Colombini. “It’s low-maintenance, while giving you a sophisticated, pulled-together look.”
  If dull, dry locks are weighing your hair down, don’t despair. With the right routine, you can achieve salon-inspired shine at home.

Tips to give dry, dull hair 
some TLC