Going for your first hair colour experience can be exciting. After all, it opens up a lot of opportunities for you to create a new look. A new shade can create a perfect new hairstyle to wow your friends and family. However, it can be easy to do to wrong if you decide to do it yourself.
First of all, a hair colouring specialist can help you choose the perfect shade. You have, of course, your own ideas when you come into the salon but you can also benefit from the experience of the experts who might have a better idea how certain tints look like in real life. He/she might also have great ideas as to how to mix and create something special for you. Booking a consultation before changing your colour might be beneficial in communicating your wants and finalizing a plan before taking the plunge.
Another important thing to note is that once you decide to dye your hair, you will have to maintain it. You don’t want darker roots creeping up and your hair having two different shades. When you are consulting with the specialist, it is a great idea to clarify exactly how long to wait between colouring hair. This way you know how often you should come back for touch-ups. Or, if you are unable to come every few weeks, you can discuss with your stylist and pick something that would be easier to preserve or wouldn’t look ugly without frequent reapplication.
Be wary of possible mistakes
One mistake that many make is to choose a shade that does not suit their skin tone. This is another reason why, doing it at the salon is better because experienced specialists can share their opinion. Sometimes, that sample you brought with you looks great on someone with lighter skin, but not with yours. Bringing pictures can help you communicate your wants better.
If you are dyeing your hair for the first time, you have to realize that it might not be as easy as just applying it. If you have dark hair and want something much lighter, you might have to lighten it first in order to make sure the new tint sticks. This is important information that your specialist will know and be able to guide you properly. At the same time, if you have had several hair colouring treatments done beforehand, you will have to realize that this affects the outcome, so planning and mixing have a vital step in ending up with exactly what you want.
First timers should also avoid box colour, even if it says the dye will wash out after a few weeks. The pigment can actually stay in your hair for a long time and make it difficult to remove if you want to try lighter shades in the future. It can also leave you with uneven hair colour. For beginners, something like semi-permanent gloss or highlights can be a good start. This way, your hair ends up looking shinier, and the original tint can be enhanced. Gloss will also fade away eventually and do not require as much maintenance.
How should you prepare for your session and how do you maintain your dyed hair?
First of all, you can prepare your hair by applying a mask the day before your appointment. The process can be grueling and a little hydration will protect them from damage. Leave it a bit longer than recommended to ensure it is moisturized enough.
After going through the treatment, you have to shift your shampoo and conditioner in order to maintain it. Opt for products that are specifically for treated hair. Clarifying shampoos, on the other hand, will strip away the dyes.
You will have to protect your hair from the sun and water from the ocean or swimming pools. Wearing hats will stop it from dulling out quicker. On the other hand, washing your hair with regular water before going into the water will protect it. The salt in seawater dries your hair, while chlorine is very dangerous on blonde colours.
Make an appointment for a conditioning treatment after a holiday at the beach. You will most likely need some touching up afterward, so make sure you drop by the salon when you get back!
Your hair will also change texture every time you go for a session. In fact, it can make it more voluminous and even easier to style. So choosing the right kind will actually make it look fuller and better, giving you with brilliant and supple hair that everyone will be jealous of!