If you’ve not done this before, it can be a weird experience. Trying to find the right shade for you, getting to the salon/barbershop and not getting that exact shade and even the maintenance of the hair afterwards. We are here to calm you and answer the questions that have been plaguing your minds because of this switch you’re about to do.
Research about the place you’re going to get your hair coloured especially. If you found them on Instagram or any other social media platform, they should have images of people they’ve worked on and tagged them so you can reach out to about 3 of them and ask them about their experiences. Once you’re satisfied with their responses, you can go ahead. If not dm another 3. If you’re not satisfied with the experiences these 3 also tell you, move on to the next colorist.
Apart from the colorist, you need to research on the type of colour you want. Some colours will fade away after a few weeks and you’ll need to go back often to re-colour it. Is that really what you want? If not, find something else. If it’s okay by you too, go ahead.
2. Carry a picture to the salon
Your stylist’s idea of wine color may be drastically different from what you’ve pictured. It’s extremely important to know what exactly you want so that if anything goes wrong with the colour, you know you did all you could on your part; the fault is entirely theirs.
3. You might need several appointments
Some colour changes will not happen in a sitting. You may need to go a couple of times before getting the particular shade you want. Also, you may need to visit the salon monthly to maintain that colour. Are you okay and ready for that?
4. Upkeep is important
After getting the colour you want, it’s your job to maintain it. You need to prolong the life of the colour and so it’s important to adapt to practices that will do that. Choose hair products designed specifically for dyed hair so your hair is well taken care of and won’t fade quickly. Wear a cap when in the sun.
5. Avoid DIYs
Especially if you’re following videos online to colour your hair on your own. The likelihood of you messing up your hair is high. We say avoid because colouring your hair permanently cannot be undone. You need to do it right by professionals otherwise you’ll end up with a colour on your head you don’t like and your hair will be damaged as well.
6. The colour red is the hardest to maintain
If you want red/wine, you should be ready to commit. Red is the fastest to fade away, is the hardest to achieve and the hardest to get rid of if you don’t want it again. You need to be ready if you want this colour.
7. Prep the hair before dyeing
Wash your hair 12 to 24 hours before your color. This will assure the hair is clean, but allow the oil in your scalp to create a protective barrier against irritation and staining. If you put a lot of heavy oils in your hair, you need to wash them out since make the color ineffective, and make highlights bleed all over the place.
We hope these help you out.
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