What problems do we usually get with new hair color? Fading, dullness, different color on the roots and ends, not colored grey hair and others. Let’s discuss the main ones.
Coloring hair in one solid color using stable dye is ideal variant for ones, who dyes hair for the first time and do not have not colored roots. What to do if you want to change your hair color dramaticly, but not sure if you will like the result? For start, use rinse or semi permanent dye because it will wash off more easy. Blondies should remember that coloring with even light rinse with shade far from initial can give brighter result than you planned. If you decided to dye your hair with rinse, do not use henna for two months before it in order to not to get unplanned result. Do not forget that there are no miracles in hair coloring and it is impossible do archive light color on dark hair using just rinse – light color rinse just will not be seen on dark hair.
Do not hurry up for changing! Sharp change in hair color can have psychologically unsettling effect on you, specialists advice to do it slow. Change hair color on two tones every two weeks until you reach the color you wanted.
After coloring the color on roots, ends and within whole length differ. Why?
It happens if before coloring hair ends were porous and splited, but the whole hair mass was dyed before and roots had their natural color. First of all, do not forget to treat your hair. Second, touch up correctly – first apply dye only on the grown roots, in twenty minutes – on the rest of hair to archive even color. Wash it off in 5-10 minutes after second applying. Remember roots color should be touched up with the same dye as in the very first coloring.
You over did it. How to soften the color?
If the new color seems too bright, immediately wash your hair with until dandruff shampoo and apply nourishing mask or balm for 30 minutes. It will help to partly wash the pigment off.
Coloring and Perm
Color appears a lot more brighter on the hair with perm. This is why you should give your hair rest for two weeks between perm and coloring. Leave dye on your hair for 5-10 minutes less than it is said in instruction.
Grey Hair is Still There
Not all hair dyes can cover grey hair because the structure of this type of hair is too solid and it does not let the pigment get inside. This is why the dye has to be tough in order to force hair to ‘open’. It should be said on the box of your hair dye that it can cover grey hair. Start coloring by applying dye to grey hair in order to maximise affect on them. Use special products to cover grown roots.
Anyway, to cover up grown roots do not dye your hair more then ones a month.
If you wish to archive more ‘alive’ result, do not dye your hair in one solid color. Highlighting with color that differs one-two shades from your natural color, done by a professional stylist will look flattering and will hide grown roots including grey hair.
Taking Care of Colored Hair
Coloring with even softest dyes is a stress for hair. This is why it needs good caring routine (shampoo, conditioner,balm) specified for colored hair, weekly repairing procedures (mask, product for ends) and periodical ‘shower’ of shine activators. Caring routine will save hair from fading, dullness and fragility, save healthy look and beautiful color.
After coloring hair at home or in salon, do not save money on hair care products. Consult your stylist or shop assistant, they will help you choose right products that will extend shine and protect hair color. Do not forget about masks for dyed hair and rinses.