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Only dye your hair one color as opposed to highlighting it? Then the suggested wait time by both colorist and manufacturer is approximately four weeks. By that time the color has faded and/or oxidized. However, some clients choose to come in sooner (or hold off a bit longer) depending on how bad their newgrowth is. While highlights are a little subjective usually they’ll need to be touched up anywhere from every six to ten weeks. How much lighter you go from your natural color and how heavy or natural the pieces are woven in will determine where you fall within that timeline.
If you have highlights and also base color I recommend getting them done together first, then four weeks later you should do your base color only. So basically, every four weeks touch up your base, and ever eight weeks do your base and highlight. Multi- dimensional hair colors (highlights and lowlights) ensure a very natural look and will make your roots way less obvious as hair grows out. The process might be more expensive but hey, the good news is, it lasts twice as long!
Hair color advice from a professional!
To help ease the damage of frequent coloring read these ideas for helping you with your hair color.
1. If you have a one tone hair color, use a permanent hair color on your new growth. Permanent hair color often contains ammonia and can be more damaging, so refresh the rest of your hair with a semi permanent/ demi permanent hair color to add shine. This will also allow the hair to regain strength!
2. If you are more of a bleach blonde client, you can wait about six to eight weeks for a touch up, especially if your base is a lighter color naturally. When you do go in for a touch up, make sure your stylist never pulls the bleach down over previously lightened hair. This causes major damage and breakage. I just hate doing a photo shoot and having my model’s hair only 2 inches on the top.
If you reach for a curling iron, flat-iron, or other heat-styling tools daily, learn how to protect your hair. Using a heat-protectant spray will save your locks from turning frizzy, dry, and brittle.
I first learned about protecting my hair from heat from my wedding hair stylist. Because I chose a hairstyle full of curls, this product saved my long hair from unwanted damage. Since the wedding, I’ve used the spray to not only protect my hair, but also to make my curls last all day and night. Here’s how I recommend to do the process!
Prep Your Hair – If you’ve just washed your hair, dry it. Use a towel to blot out the water, and then use a blow dryer on a low, cool setting. Although this process isn’t speedy, it will do less damage to your hair. Cool air smooths the cuticle, leaving you with shinier tresses.
Make Small Sections – Next, thoroughly comb your hair and divide out the first small section to style. Whether you’re using a curling iron, flat-iron, crimper, or other heat-styling tool, you’ll want to apply it to one small section of hair at a time.
Hold the Hair – Place the hair in the heat styling tool and slide it to the end of the hair so you can hold the hair away from your head. Spray a fine mist of heat protectant along the length of the hair. Keep the bottle of spray at least 12 inches away from the hair so the spray isn’t concentrated on one small area of hair. I recommend a dry lightweight aerosol hair spray.
Style the Hair – Now, style your hair. Twist the barrel of the curling iron to loop the hair onto itself, or pull the flat-iron slowly down the length of the hair. After styling that one section, repeat this spray-and-style process until you’ve finished. If you’re creating curls, leave them intact until you’re done using the heat-styling tools.
Set the Look – Finally, spray a fine mist of hairspray over the heat-styled areas. Now, use your fingers or a pick to break apart the curls or blend straightened hair. Finish the look by adding hair accessories if desired. Usually, a final mist of hairspray is unneeded because heat-protectant sprays add rigidity to the hair.
If you haven’t changed your hairstyle in awhile, find a photo of a new style and get your hair cut. A bad hairstyle can make you look 10 years older. When it comes to improving our appearance, we are always searching for the fastest way to reach our goals. While quick fixes often fail, even the slightest change in your hairstyle can produce noticeably positive effects.
Certain bob hairstyles will add a few pounds instead of visually subtracting pounds. If you want your face to look slimmer, wearing a bob hairstyle that frames your face will call more attention to that roundness. Also, if you have a double chin that you’d rather hide, a chin-length bob will draw the eye right to your problem area. Chin-length bobs also tend to add volume on the sides of the head, which will make your face look even wider. Instead bring your bob above chin level to draw eyes upward or consider an asymmetrical bob cut with the back short and the front being longer than your chin. When hair is all one length, it tends to make the face look fuller.
Long, side-swept bangs are great for hiding a high forehead. Steer clear of blunt-cut bangs. Full, straight-across bangs will reduce the overall length of the face. Stick to wispy, side-swept bangs to perk your style up without compromising your efforts. Sweeping your bangs or any long layers diagonally to the side breaks up and softens a round face, and accentuates your cheekbones. A side part will also help to de-emphasize your face’s circular symmetry. The deep side part is a stylish way to wear your hair up or down, and can help elongate your face.
Add volume at the top of the head. It will draw the focus to your eyes as well as your forehead. Flat hair on the top of your head or “pyramid head” does not have any face-thinning qualities.Use duck bill clips along with a diffuser to dry your hair. This will lift hair at the roots and add needed volume to the crown of your head. Hair accessories can also help a hairstyle stand out and make you appear slimmer. Placement is the secret when it comes to using hair accessories to your advantage. If you place the hair accessories near the base of an updo or as close to the crown of your head as possible, you will achieve a more elongated look.
Hair is made up of keratin, the same protein that makes up finger and toenails. Just like nails can crack, split and become dry and brittle, so can hair. Hot hair dryers, scalding curling and flat irons, and constant brushing damage hair, as does ultra-violet sun rays and chemicals in perms and relaxers. Fortifying hair with products that increase strength and durability helps prevent damage and improves dry, damaged hair. This is especially important information to all of my salon clients since a good amount are corrective haircolor.
In my salon we use Kalea Rose Platinum Shampoo The detergents in shampoo strip hair of natural oils and because hair is at its most vulnerable when wet, shampoo can further damage weak hair. Use dry shampoo with detergents that clean damaged hair and cornstarch to absorb the natural oils produced by the scalp. Dry shampoo comes in a spray or powder.
Most people with damaged hair only need to shampoo their hair two or three times a week. Shampoos that say volumizing, clarifying, balancing, oil control, or thickening remove oily buildup and clean dry and damaged hair gently.
In my salon we use Kale Rose Passion Treatments Your best option for severely damaged hair may be treatment at a salon. Ask about a deep steam treatment that uses oils and conditioners with steam to penetrate the hair cuticle. A salon steam treatment seals the cuticle around the hair shaft, so your hair will stay hydrated longer.
In my salon we use Kalea Rose Revive Spray Conditioner. Split ends occur when hair follicles become weak and the cuticle–the membrane that coats the hair–wears away. Applying a leave-in conditioner to dry hair will coat the follicles making them more durable. Those with straight, thin hair need to be cautious, however, since many leave-in conditioners can weigh hair down and make it look oily. Conditioning also protects the hair follicle. Because conditioner is partially washed away in the shower, applying a leave-in conditioner when hair is dry will give damaged hair added protection from ultraviolet rays and damaging too.
Consider getting a short cut and style if your hair is seriously damaged. This removes the worst damage and split ends, leaving the healthiest part of your hair to re-grow. The hair nearest the roots is not as damaged as the ends, and it will recover quickly. Cease chemical use while your hair grows out, and your new tresses will be healthy. If you decide to perm or use chemical coloring and styling products again, choose gentle products with extra moisturizer. Look for label information telling you that the product was designed for damaged hair.
Kalea Rose Hair Care is a exclusive line in my salon “Kalea Rose will not sell our products to beauty supply, grocery, drug or any other stores that are not professional salons. Hair companies have lied to salon owners labeling their products as salon only. Yet, they allow their products to be sold at non-professional places. This takes away from the salon industry and places products in the hand of the consumer without proper professional advice about application and use.”
Some people seem to have all the good fortune when it comes to healthy hair. They have thick, shiny hair that is gorgeous. However, other people only dream of having shiny hair, instead living with hair that is dull and lifeless. For these individuals, no matter what they do, they never can achieve that same shine. The good news is that regardless of your hair type, you too can have beautiful, shiny hair, simply by knowing how.
For brilliance and shine, you have two primary options. The first is to choose commercial products designed specifically to help with shine and the second is to make your own homemade products. Just remember that both options deal with materials that are usually, highly flammable. Therefore, whatever you do, never smoke or use these products near open flames. Additionally, some of these products will create build-up, creating a fire hazard should the hair come too close to an open flame so you want to use caution. In my salon I recommend Kalea Rose Haircare, for home use.
Although there are literally hundreds of products currently on the market, I use the top brand on my clients Kalea Rose hair care. Wash with La Rose Shampoo Sulfate Free Shampoo. A sulfate, paraben, and sodium chloride free shampoo that gently cleanses the hair. Essential nutrients restore the natural beauty of your hair and balances out deficiencies. Kalea Rose works on all textures and is especially formulated for color treated hair.
Condition with Kalea Rose Passion Conditioner and Mask Treatment this is a 2 in 1 treatment. A double conditioner that adds strength and shine to the hair. As hair ages, it becomes duller and lifeless due to factors such as stress, environmental exposure, and chemical treatments. Kalea Rose Passion Conditioner is formulated with proteins and amino acids that mimic the “natural moisturizing factor” of healthy skin and hair. This can be used as a daily conditioner and also a treatment, I highly recommend this to all of my clients!
Blow Dry the hair with Sleek Styling Creme, which will transform unruly hair into smooth, shiney locks. I also recommend after styling give the hair a few sprays of Moon Shine Laminate Gloss. This will create a humidity-resistant barrier that controls your style in high-humidity conditions. Such as in my neck of the woods of South Florida. It also improves hair’s condition as it smoothes the cuticle and eliminates frizz.
When shopping for the right product, keep in mind that you want to choose ones that also deep condition. Now as mentioned, in addition to buying commercial products, you can also make things at home, which also work amazingly well. For example, consider some of the follow recipes:
Avocado – Mash one avocado in a bowl, and then mix it with one teaspoon of baking powder and one tablespoon of olive oil. After mixing well, work the mixture into your hair, making sure it is all covered. Leave this on your hair for 15 to 20 minutes, rinsing completely.
Strawberry Hair Mask – To condition your hair while giving it a rich gloss, mash eight strawberries in a bowl with one tablespoon of mayonnaise. Next, massage the mixture into clean, damp hair. Cover your entire head with a shower cap or piece of plastic, topped with a warm towel. Leave this on for about 15 to 20 minutes, at which time you want to shampoo and condition your hair.
Vitamin E – This vitamin is excellent for producing shiny hair. You can take supplements of simply add foods high in Vitamin E into your diet. Just a few examples would include wheat germ, leafy green vegetables, nuts, and brown rice.
You can also use your blow dryer to create sleek and shiny hair. Instead of spending significant money on high dollar products, you can use inexpensive hair products and your blow dryer to get magnificent results. You will need a towel, a blow dryer, brush and comb, hair barrette or claw-clip, shampoo and conditioner, and just a little bit of hair gel.
Start by shampooing and conditioning your hair. Next, twist it up in the towel to ensure all the excess water is removed. If you have medium to long hair, you might need to leave it wrapped for 20 to 25 minutes whereas for short hair, 10 to 15 minutes would suffice. Then, use a wide-toothed comb to comb out any tangles. When done, part your hair as you normally do.
For the next step, you need to gather your hair, twisting it with the exception of one thing layer at the base of the head. Then with the barrette or clip, pin the hair on top of your head. Now you want to blow dry loose hair. When completely dry, brush your hair out. The clip or barrette can be removed, at which time you blow dry another section of hair. Any damp hair will then be pinned back on top of your head.
Keep drying sections of your hair until it is all dry. Then, brush it out and style, or simply wear it straight. Then, you want to add a small amount of gel into your hands, working it into your hair gently to remove any frizz. For some reason, this technique of drying allows special attention to be paid to various sections of hair and when done, it will have a nice, healthy shine without any uncontrollable frizz.
Advice On Hair Color
If you were considering running out and having your hair colored, before you do, you should seek good advice on hair color. While millions of people purchase over-the-counter color products to change the appearance of their hair, many of these products are causing significant damage.
To get advice on hair color, start with your stylist. If he or she is not an expert in coloring, then you want to find someone who is. This is very important not just for the final look of your hair but also for the healthy of your hair. Obviously, for many people, changing hair color is a part of normal life. Some men and women will simply choose a different shade of their natural color while other individuals choose a color completely different. Just as the choice in hair color varies, so do the reasons why the change is made.
Now remember that changing the color of your hair is not a bad thing but you owe it to your hair to start with good advice on hair color. Whether you are looking to add a little color to cover gray, changing color because you want to keep up with the latest trend, or simply bored and want something new and exciting, you still want to get advice on hair color.
Regardless of the reason or the color chosen, nothing is more frustrating than spending good money on hair color only to have it fade quickly, or to have your hair damaged beyond repair. If interested in having your hair colored but want to make sure it will last as long as possible, consider the advice on hair color taken from Joseph Kellner in Orlando, Florida 32836.
Before Color – Do not have your hair colored if your hair is clean. Actually, you should not shampoo your hair for 24 to 48 hours before the color is added. The reason is that you need your scalp to have some natural oils present, which helps the color adhere better. Additionally, with an unwashed scalp, the color will penetrate deeper into the hair follicles, making it last longer. In addition to an unwashed scalp helping the color stay, it will also act as a protective barrier so that your head does not become irritated from the chemicals in hair color. Therefore, the longer you can go without washing your hair before you have color applied the better.
After Color – Just as you want the scalp to be unwashed for up to 48 hours before the hair color is applied, you also want to wait for 24 to 48 hours after the color is added before shampooing. By waiting to wash your hair, the color has more time to absorb, meaning it will be richer and more consistent. Although it might be tempting to wash your hair in 24 hours or less, you will have a more beautiful head of hair if you wait.
Everyday – Many people wash their hair on a daily basis simply because they like a clean head of hair. However, if your hair is colored, each time you wash it, even with permanent coloring, some fading will occur due to the sulfates found in many shampoos. Then in addition to the shampoo, conditioners and other hairstyle products do not provide any protection whatsoever to the sun’s rays, which also cause hair color to go through a slow oxidation process. Therefore, instead of shampooing and conditioning your hair on a daily basis, as you normally do, extend that time to every second or third day to help the color last longer.
Hot Oil Treatment – Since this type of hair treatment often has high levels of acidity such as extra virgin oil, it can easily strip the color from the hair. If you want to use a hot oil treatment, just make sure it is a product designed specifically for color-treated hair.
Chemical Treatment – Using products such as straighteners, relaxers, and permanents, which are all comprised of chemicals, can cause damage to the hair’s hue. Depending on the product of choice, you might even experience broken, spongy, or brittle hair.
Color Glaze or Gloss – Ask your colorist about having glaze, or gloss applied to your hair at the time of coloring. In addition to extending the life of your hair’s color, this will also seal the hair’s cuticle. You can choose from a semi-permanent gloss that is applied with or without heat, both helping extend the color in a safe and healthy manner. These treatments also give your hair more shine, producing a beautiful color reflection.
Conditioning – A minimum of once a week, you should use a deep conditioner that is made for colored hair. This will help maintain the color and strength the hair.
Hydration and Moisture – After you have had your hair colored, you want to consume more water than normal, which will keep your hair from drying out and moisturize the roots.Styling Tools – Avoid overuse of blow dryers, curlers, hot irons, and other heated styling tools, choosing to let your hair air dry, if possible. If you do need to blow dry your colored hair, then use a leave-in conditioner that will provide some protection or set the air on cool.
Water – If you plan to swim in the ocean or swimming pool, be sure to wear a swimming cap. Unfortunately, both salt water and chlorinated pools can cause the color to fade and with pools, you might experience an unwanted hue of pink, yellow, or green.
Sunshine – When out in the sun, wear a cap or hat to protect your colored hair.
Hair Part – To prevent uneven fading, you want to switch the side where you part your hair so that different sections are exposed.