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Sultry Summer Styling

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This Triple Threat’s Hot Hair Moves

Weave Couture weave-home

Modern Mermaid Moment

Hair Color Now color-home

Red Haute!

Natural Hair braids-home

Curly Gal’s Handbook

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Hair emergency? SBH has your back! Check out our coif question of the week. In every issue, SBH Hair Advice columnist Jacqueline Tarrant answers your questions and helps solve some of your biggest hair concerns. Have a question you need answered? Post it in the comment section below or in the “Ask A Stylist” section of our website: SBH ASK A STYLIST.

Last year, I bleached my long, thick mane so I could color it purple. After applying bleach to my tresses, I made sure to use a lot of conditioner before applying the color, which I kept for a few months. Then I tried to switch my hair color to jet-black. However, the jet-black won’t take, and now I’m left with a patchy brown shade. Help!  —Sheteenah

When hair is bleached, much of the original protein and pigment is removed to reveal the bleached, lighter tone. The downside is strands often become so porous they cannot hold subsequent color application attempts. To make a long story short: your coif cannot hold the layers of hues that are in the color black and will need a porosity filler to hold color. Consult with your colorist to correct your hair shade imbalance.

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