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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.”