Ask The Experts

How To Get Rid Of Facial Hair?

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  Halima’s Delights asked: “Good morning I am an indian female and I would like to know what is best to remove unwanted facial hair,waxing damages my skin easily – what would you ladies feel best.thank you“   Expert, Linda Niehaus, from The Blue Door, answered: “Hi Halima Laser hair removal could possibly be your best option depending on your specific skin type and color. Laser hair removal is not always recommended for dark skin, however, if you go somewhere that has the proper technology, you could have satisfactory results. Some lasers are NOT meant for darker skin, and some establishments are not experienced in treating darker skin. The best laser for very dark skin to my knowledge, is the Nd:YAG 1064nm wavelength laser. It is designed to bypass the melanin (pigment) in the skin, while targeting the hair follicle and destroying it.   The Lightsheer Laser Diode (we useRead More

How To Go Naturally Grey?

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    Aletta Crofton asked: “What is the best way to go naturally grey after having touched up roots for years with light brown?“   Expert, Candice Donadel, from Mirrors Hair Lab answered: “The best way to go grey gradually is to start hilighting with blond and using the base shade you have been using as a tint in the past as a lowlite. That way when your grey grows out, it will be your second “hilight”. This means you will no longer tint, you will have 3 multidimensional hilights.   Depending on how dark or light your grey is, will determine whether to do only blond hilights (light to white grey) or use your old base as a second colour (darker grey).   Your other option is to have a really short cut and grow it out naturally.“   Thanks goes to our Expert: Candice Donadel from Mirrors HairRead More

Black African Skin Products

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Mahlape Hazel asked: “As a black African lady what kind of skin products can we use 2 soften and become flawles. HELP.“   Expert, Sarah Daly, from The Spa Shop answered: “Black skins have more and larger sebaceous glands which means they can product more oil. The oil (sebum) forms a protective layer on the skin and slows down ageing, but can also lead to more congestion in the skin. I recommend regular exfoliation products and treatments, and even fruit acid peels to speed this natural process up. This will reduce dead skin cell build up and allow better penetration of ingredients from products, and less blackheads/congestion. The skin will soften and the peels will also work on pigmented areas to provide a more even complexion.   RegimA is great for black skins and the Simply White range from RVB on the Spa Shop site is also great to evenRead More