Frequently Asked Questions

Question: I have purchased numerous products that claim to grow hair. I have yet to see any growth. Am I doing something wrong?

Answer: No. Growing hair can be very complicated. First you need to look at your diet. Make sure that you are getting the proper vitamins, minerals and enough protein. In particular, vitamin A, B complex, biotin, C, E, K, calcium, iodine, potassium, iron, sulfur and selenium. Next, select hair care products that contain vitamins, protein and moisturizing agents to strengthen the hair. Finally, consider your styling habits. Avoid heated styling tools and excessive combing as they can lead to breakage that will reduce hair length.

Question: My seven year old daughter has tightly curled hair that is too much for me to handle. What perm is best for children?

Answer: I do not recommend applying a perm until your daughter is at least 13 years old. In the interim, select a good detangler so that the hair is more easily groomed. Braid the hair in plaits or cornrows without extensions. These options will allow greater periods of time between grooming sessions. The selection of a perm should be made with a stylist. It should be based upon the hair’s texture and curl pattern.

Question: How do I stop breakage?

Answer: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. The largest contributor to hair breakage is dry, brittle hair caused by heated styling tools. Therefore, it is important to avoid the use of heated styling tools until the elasticity of your hair improves. Thirst Quencher is an excellent product that will return elasticity within thirty days.

Question: As I age my hair gets thinner. Is there anything that can be done to increase my hair's volume?

Answer:Yes, avoid over straightening the hair with blow dryers or pressing combs. If possible allow the hair to air-dry. Also if your hair is extremely thin you may want to consider letting your perm grow out.

Question: I have a perm but would like to color my hair. What would you recommend?

Answer: Permed hair is very easily damaged by harsh chemical treatments like bleaching and dyeing. Therefore, permanent colorants should be avoided. If color must be used select a natural rinse that contains henna. Synthetic rinses can also be used, but caution is required since some rinses can dry the hair and lead to breakage. Also, Ask for a moisturizing conditioner and a wet set the day the hair is colored so that hair can be strengthened.

Question: My hair is breaking on the ends. Can you recommend a product to stop the breakage?

Answer: Yes. Thirst Quencher is a water-based product that will strengthen the hair and prevent the broken ends that normally accompany damaged hair. Another option to help prevent breakage is to limit the alcohol containing products, heated styling tools and excessive combing.

Question: My hair is brittle from swimming. Can you offer any advice?

Answer: Yes. First avoid exposure to chlorine, place J. Nissi Glossifier or grease on the edges to protect the hair from chlorine water that can get under the swimming cap. A think silk scarf tied around the edges may also help with this. If the hair is saturated with pool water (or sweat during exercise), an alternative to shampooing is to rinse the hair thoroughly with plain water. Afterward, gently pull the hair into a ponytail, apply J. Nissi Silky Smooth and lightly smooth the hair with a boar bristle brush. Tie the hair down with a dry silk scarf until it air dries. Then apply additional Glossifier.