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Ask the Patch Pro: Hair, Beauty Experts Answer Your Questions

Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer all your questions about hair, skin, make-up and more in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.

It's time for another edition of , where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions.

This week we're talking about hair and all things beauty. What's the best conditioner for your hair if it's overprocessed with color? How often should you get a trim? What style is best for your face shape?

Whether you're looking for a new style or just some advice, Patch wants to help you get your questions answered. But we needed some help.

We don't have the answers to those (and your) questions, but not to worry. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts:

  • Dana Pierce: Hairstylist for 14 years
  • Maria Fister: Hairstylist for 8 year, St. Charles Fantastic Sams 
  • Kemberley Perkins: Owner of Cuts-N-Color Hair Salon in O'Fallon for 11 years
  • Kelsey Lawson: Cosmetologist with Golden Razor Salon, from St. Peters

Got a question for our experts? Ask below!

Kemberley Perkins September 10, 2012 at 04:36 PM
You could also try to flat iron your hair to gain better control over those grays.
Kemberley Perkins September 10, 2012 at 04:41 PM
This is a very common problem with curly hair. Sometimes too much of a good thing is bad. You may be using too much in her hair. The hair strand itself is made up of protein (keratin) think of it as a water balloon, if you fill the balloon too much with water it will explode. The same happens for the strand of hair if you have too much color, protien, keratin etc. in it. I would try a daily conditioner for a while and see if that helps. Also heat opens the cuticle of the hair and cool water will seal it down. Have your daughter rinse with cool water when rinsing her conditioner. Good Luck
Kemberley Perkins September 10, 2012 at 04:55 PM
As a stylist time is money and as a Mom with a fulltime job I don't have all the time in the world to spray each section of hair prior to flat ironing. My little trick is... a blowdry lotion that does not dry hard and crunchy like a gel and I mix it with shine drops. I apply it to my hair or the clients hair before I blowdry.The reason for the heat protectant is so you don't deplete your hair of your own natural moisture while using hot tools, the heat protectant coats the hair so it works as a barrier before your flat iron gets into your natural moisture you want to keep in your hair. Two birds with one stone, heat protectant and shine at the same time.
aspasia October 20, 2012 at 12:52 AM
Hello!I got natural level 5 hair, dyed now at a level 4, very light olive skin and light brown eyes. I really want to go lighter about 2 tones from my natural color but no hairdresser seems to agree (my hair is healthy) and everyone seems repelled by the idea. Why so? Seriously, I dont stand a chance being blondish for a change?
Kemberley Perkins October 20, 2012 at 01:15 AM
It is because two levels lighter than your natural would be the same as your skin color and then you would look washed out. You have to have the contrast of the two, skin color and hair color. What would be ideal for your skin tone is either real dark..level 3 or real light level 9. Either way you go with it will compliment you.

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