6 Things You Need to Know to Get Perfect Hair Colouring
Imagine coming out of a salon with flawless hair. Soft locks. A stunning shade that looks perfect on you. No visible damage. In short, everything you wanted.
For many, this is a wonderful but laughable dream. After all, so many things can go wrong with hair colouring. Whether due to an unflattering shade, unnaturally flat colour, damage, or the wrong colour entirely, so many hair colouring jobs end up awful. Often, highlights don’t fare any better. One way or another, many women end up dissatisfied, unhappy, and self conscious with their hair colour – the very thing that was meant to boost their confidence.
Fortunately, hair colouring doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Soft, healthy hair and on-point colouring is possible. It comes down to knowledge, a little bit of savvy, and a good, experienced stylist. Here are six things you can do to ensure your hair colouring comes out right every time.
1. Don’t Use Box Colour
There’s a good chance you used box colour in the past. Maybe you even got fantastic results a time or two. Box colour is cheap, easy to apply, and reasonably effective. But here’s the thing: it isn’t worth it. Box colour wreaks more damage on your hair than professional colouring or highlights ever will. In addition to increased damaged, box colour lingers in your hair for months or years, long after the colour itself has faded. The chemicals sink into your hair and create permanent damage. If you’ve gotten box colour in the past, make sure you tell your stylist. The chemicals from the box dye create undertones that affect professional colouring. Your stylist can work with it, but only if she knows about it.
2. Consult a Professional Stylist
Book a consultation with a stylist. He or she will give you valuable input regarding the shades, colours and styles that will work with your skin tone, eye colour, and face shape. While it probably won’t be possible to set a concrete price at this point (colouring is a tricky business and depends on several factors that aren’t always apparent until you’re well into the dyeing process), a good stylist can provide a fair estimate. Consultations are important for another reason: they allow you to evaluate the stylist’s knowledge, experience and personality, which will help you decide if the stylist is right for you.
3. Professional Stylists Customize Your Hair Colour
Stylists customize hair colour. When mixing colour, they take your preferences, skin tone, eye colour, and brow colour into account. This means you get exactly the colour you want in rich shades that suit you perfectly. Unlike box colour or amateur dye jobs, a professional colourist works with your hair and natural colouring to create the perfect customized hair colour.
4. Use a Deep Conditioning Treatment Prior to Your Appointment
Apply a deep conditioning treatment before your appointment. If you have finer or oily hair, you can get away with applying it the night before. If you have especially coarse, dry or damaged hair, apply the treatment three times in the week leading up to your appointment. Apply the first treatment seven days beforehand. Complete a second treatment four days before, and the last treatment one day prior to your appointment. This protects your hair, boosts the natural oils, restores much-needed moisture, and gives your hair the nutrients it needs to withstand the colouring treatments.
5. Invest in the Right Shampoo and Conditioner
If you want to make your colour last and keep your hair soft, shiny and healthy in the process, you need to invest in colour-safe shampoo, conditioner, and styling products. These products are formulated to preserve colour, protect your hair, and keep your locks soft and vibrant.
6. Professional Hydration and Protein Replenishment
Invest in hair treatments at a professional salon. Hydration and repair treatments restore the moisture and proteins to your hair, essentially rectifying the damage perpetuated by your colouring. This not only preserves your colour, but ensures the continued strength, health and texture of your hair.
You can get protein and moisture restoration at our salon for $35 per treatment. But if you’re considering a colour and style, you’re in luck. We’re running a promotion this month: after each cut and colour, we’ll treat you to a free protein and moisture restoration treatment!
Colouring your hair doesn’t have to be a nightmare. You can get the colour, texture and style you want. Just do your research, prep your hair, and find a good stylist. You’ll have the hair of your dreams in no time.
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