Products you use on your hair could have an adverse effect on the final outcome of your colour. If you are having a colour done it is always better to have clean hair in order to get the best results.
Communication with your stylist is vitally important - let them know what products you are using as hairsprays, gels, finishing products such as remouldable wax, silicone serums, and some conditioning treatments may leave a build up on your hair. Always give your hair a good brush before you wash to help remove products from your hair.
Do you have dry scalp that you think may be dandruff? Have a look at your hair care regime first - are you rinsing your shampoo and conditioner out thoroughly? Our modern lifestyle is extremely pressurised and rushed. Take a few minutes to rinse and rinse again. Your dry scalp may sort itself out. Don't rush to use a anti-dandruff shampoo, as it may be dry scalp due to irritation from a product you are using, product build up or stress. Get advice from your stylist before using anti-dandruff shampoo.
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Shampoo plays a pivotal role in your daily hair care routine, and it is important to always make sure you use the correct shampoo for your hair type. If you do not know your hair type, make sure you ask your stylist.
Colour / tint treated hair is very fragile and that is why it is important to use a gentle shampoo and conditioner made specifically for coloured hair to minimise colour fade and keep your hair in good condition.
People who have oily hair must make sure they avoid choosing shampoo products that contain moisturisers and oils, as this will then make it more oily, perhaps try a mild general shampoo and only condition your ends, not roots to ends.
If you have dry hair ideally you should then be using a good moisturising shampoo to keep the hair healthy. Also try using an organic shampoo, it will not contain ingredients that may lead to dryness. By choosing the right products for dry hair, you will also reduce frizz and ensure that curly hair is manageable.
There are products that you may be using that could have an effect on the outcome of your colour. Some products may leave a build up on your hair preventing your colour to give you the correct coverage or radiance you may be looking for. So when asked what you are using on your hair, you do need to be upfront.
If you have had any form of a straightening process you must let them know. To apply certain chemical processes on top of a straightener, for example a Brazilian, could result in damage to your hair.
Some years ago when perms were all the rage, there was a shampoo and conditioner that made a fresh bouncy perm go straight within a week of using the product. Also some anti-dandruff shampoos on a fresh colour can leave you wondering if you actually had that flaming red done two weeks ago…
Be Careful About Saying, "Do Whatever You Want"
Have you ever said to your stylist "do whatever you want" and regretted it afterwards? Unless you have complete trust in your hair stylist, and are brave and daring, be careful of saying that - you may land up being a guinea-pig for the latest trendy style that might not quite work for you.
The same applies to trying a new colour. Fashion colours are great however is that “plum black” going to make you look like Morticia from the Addam's Family? Some fashion colours require upkeep that you may not be aware of – for example, intense reds tend to fade quicker than other colours.
Keep in mind that your skin tone (you might have a pink skin tone and the blonde colour you are asking for is too yellow for your skin tone), eye colour, your wardrobe and even your lifestyle play a part in your new look. Do you really want a high maintenance hairstyle if you a “wash and go” type of girl?
Communication is so important when it comes to changing your hairstyle or colour. It is a good idea to take a few pictures along with you so that your stylist understands the look you would like to achieve. For example if you say " I want a bob" - do you mean a full length bob, a layered bob, a graduated bob, or an asymmetrical bob? A picture will make things much easier for both of you.
Your stylist should also advise you if a colour you have in mind is suitable for you. You may not have the right skin tone for the arctic blonde you have visualised, perhaps a honey blonde would be more suitable. This is why communication is so important.
Tell your stylist not only what you want, but what you don't want!
If you are thinking of changing your style or colour, it is important to factor in time for a consultation, preferably before you book your appointment. Your stylist needs to understand what you have in mind so they can give you the correct advice. You may have a style in mind that would be great for straight hair, but your hair is curly.
Be specific as to what you want and don’t want. This will save on time and frustration for both of you.
Be aware that having colour done takes time, so don’t try and squeeze that into your lunch hour for instance. Having your hair done should be a relaxing experience, preferably not a stressed one