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Ask Christian from iStyleXG

Ask Christian from iStyleXG

My insanely talented stylist Christian and I are bringing you Ask Christian from iStyleXG about hair. Leave your questions concerning  hair in the comments of this post and I will share them with Christian and he will answer them.

Ask Christian from iStyleXG

My hair as colored, cut and styled by Christian
My hair as colored, cut and styled by Christian, image by Christian

Christian is a Paul Mitchell trained hair stylist who loves creative color. I found Christian on Instagram and couldn’t believe it when I found out he was local to me. He recently updated my color into a split of purple on my right side, teal blue on my left side and of course black on top. He used Kenra and Joico colors this time. Last time we used Pravana. Hopefully next time we will use Arctic Fox. I haven’t styled it or taken cool photos of it yet, but I am sharing Christian’s picture of my hair above.

You can ask Christian for product recommendations, styling tips or other hair questions you have. I’m really excited that Christian is willing to share his expertise with us!

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  • What’s the difference between Pravana Vivids and the Artic Fox? I still have some purple Pravana and Wild Orchid left in my tubes. I’m thinking of adding a little turquoise in my hair for my summer look. I have short hair, which I wear somewhat spiky. Using, purple, orchid, and turquoise, is that too much for a short hairstyle look?

  • What do you think about the Product Wen? Do you recommend it for keeping color lasting long?

  • OMG I love it. Ok my question- how do you keep coloring it crazy awesome colors and keep it so healthy? I need to know!

  • I absolutely LOVE this cut and color on you. It’s hard to find a good stylist where I live and the one I did have moved to Vegas. My hair is so long and curly that I am so particular. This hair color… I am in love!

  • Any new or unheard of tips for keeping un-natural colors vibrant longer? What is Olaplex, what does it do, is it worth it? Pastel hair tips? Favorite shine products? Opinions on salon brand dyes and products from online retailers?

    • Favorite un-natural color shades/lines? Un-natural color lines that deserve more recognition? Favorite new technology/techniques/trends?

  • What a cutie! He does a magnificent job on your hair. I’ve had keratin straightening for a few years but I’m afraid to try it again because I had serious hair loss in 2014. What would he suggest I do to keep my hair straight and frizz free without a process like that?

  • I began to start adding wild colors in my hair over last summer. I began with some purple, and then I found out about Pravana and used that on my hair. I got more bold and then added some Wild Orchid as well to my hair. In October, I decided to have my whole head done purple with Wild orchid highlights. It was after that color experience that I started losing quite a bit of my hair. I used Joico Shampoo and conditioner for color treated hair and only washed my hair once a week. For awhile, my hair loss was so bad, that I had to go buy a wig to wear. Since then, I’ve began Vitamin therapy which has helped my hair grow back and I’ve had my hair cut twice by a different stylist. They say that the bleach was what ruined my hair and that I should be “hair healthy” by one more cut ( another 6-8 weeks) and I could have my hair bleached again, so I can go back to my “wild colors”. My question, for you Christian, is what do you think?

    Thanking you in advance for your assistance with this matter.

  • Following up on Erica’s comment regarding the gray hair trend. I have dark hair, and am going gray. My stylist baliaged(sp?) my hair and I have gone mostly “gray”. My issue is that the gray comes out too intense. I’ve learned that if I use the Pravana shampoo on my hair dry, I get the perfect gray results. The downside is that this is temporary and sometimes I end up with lavender or blue hues. The second issue is on the pieces that have not been lightened enough keep a golden blonde hue. Can these previously dyed pieces be re-dyed? My stylist uses Olaplex hair color and products.

  • I have a question for Christian, I dye my naturally dark brown hair a golden brown/ blonde color so it can get really dry. Is there anything I can do while dying it to make the process less harsh on my hair? And how often should I be deep conditioning? Btw my hair is super curly.

  • Hi – I have blonde below-shoulders highlights (for decades) and have trouble finding the right conditioners to treat it. I use Aussie Moist as a conditioner, Kerastase Nectar Thermique as a leave-in and don’t use heat products to style or dry in. Any hardcore product/regime that you recommend? Thanks.

  • Gorgeous work, I have followed Christian on IG for a while, big fan! I’m in the beginning stage of dying my hair silver/grey (it was burgundy) and have bleached 3 times now and still have orange tones. Any advice?

    • Not to butt in- but I was scrolling to see what everyone else asked and I saw this- I have been bleaching my hair too and I’m almost blonde right now and am getting really brassy tones- try the Aveda Blue Malva Conditioner- it has some toner in it. I was shocked that after 3 uses almost all the brasiness was gone. I am curious to see how he answers your question though because I’m almost out and want to know if there’s anything else out there!

      • Thanks for the tip! I have the Blonde Brilliance Lathering Toner and it helps a little. I guess I need to use it more? Not sure, look forward to his answer as well.

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