Dirty hair has nothing to do with hair coloring!

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Clients will always ask me if they need to wash their hair before they come in for a hair color service. And I am not talking about cement, mud on the hair and scalp.  The answer is no. Hair color, perms, highlights, are all chemical services that are done in the salon and only in the salon.   A buildup of oils, dirts in the hair will not be able to overcome the chemical strength of hair color or bleaches, or perms. They will not alter the chemical process of lifting or altering the hair structure of the chemicals being used in the service.  in fact when clients come in to have a hair color service and the hair is wet the only thing that will cause a problem is the time spent blow drying the hair to proceed with the hair coloring service. And that is a fact Jack!  Dirty hair (second day, third day is fine) makes it easier for the colorist to place foils in your hair. The natural oils also help protect your scalp from possible irritation the color could cause.  Hair color is stronger than oils, and dandruff, dirty hair. etc.. Hair is a chemical and I have seen it clear off the scalp of and all natural oils and day to day grease and grime.

*EXCEPTION – The only exception to  NEVER shampoo rule is chlorine. If you go swimming in a chlorinated pool the day of your color appointment, you must shampoo the chlorine out or there could be some funky results when the color reacts with the chlorine!

Is every 4 weeks enough for your haircolor?

 
In a world of highlights and lowlights, it can be tough to know how often you should actually color your hair. But because both dye and bleach are potentially damaging,  it’s important to learn the rules. If you have a lot of gray hair and are dying it a dark hue, you’ll probably need to go in for a touch up about every three weeks. But remember hair growth rules. Everyone grows nails, facial hair, toenails at a different speed.  In the same vein, if you have virgin or naturally dark hair (like brown or black) and dye it a light color (like blonde), you’ll need to tint it more often. Ultimately though, it all comes down to how much your newgrowth really bothers you.

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.

Finally, to help push a few more days or weeks in between colorings, you can indulge in a color enhancing shampoos, but be careful a lot of the shampoos and conditioners are direct dyes. A direct dye is a preformed hair color molecule that act like a stain. What you put on the hair is what you will get with these products.

Protecting your Money!

Maybe you weren’t born with that gorgeous shade of hair on your head. There’s no shame in going to the salon to have your color perfected or completely transformed. But you want it to look as natural as possible — and you want it to last. Professional highlights or color can cost a lot, and require frequent visits to the salon. The last thing you’d want is all that color to wash down the drain — or worse, have it fade or turn brassy. Keep your color true and vibrant longer with a few simple tricks.

 

Deep condition with a color-enhancing shampoo. There are inexpensive formulas that gently deposit a tiny bit of color onto your locks each time you lather up. The difference will be subtle to you, and virtually undetectable to anyone else. They’ll just keep your color looking bright and shiny longer. Choose a shade that matches your natural haircolor; if you have highlights, go with a shampoo that closely resembles your natural shade.

Suds up with a color-safe shampoo, if you don’t feel comfortable using a color-depositing shampoo. There are many brands at different price points, from drugstore to salon lines, that hydrate dry hair without stripping it of color. Use these every time you shampoo to help prevent fading.

 Protect your locks from the sun. The sun’s rays can fade and even alter your pro dye job. Spritz on a UV-protecting spray any time you’ll be spending a significant amount of time outdoors. Definitely for days at the beach, but even if you’re heading to the park for an hour or two. If your hair is really delicate — for example, if you went from brunette to platinum blonde — consider covering it up with a head scarf or wrap to keep it from fading and drying out in the sun.

Use a glaze. A glaze locks color in your strands post-shampoo. Salons often apply them to freshly colored hair to seal in the color. You can keep the color trapped in by using a glaze in your own shower. There are colored glazes to spice up your hue, or you can use a clear glaze. Either version will enhance shine and keep your shade full of life. Stay away from products that have alcohol in there ingredients list. Also whan you are flat ironing the hair or using a curling iron. Stay away from pump hair sprays they have too much moisture in the ingredients.  Be realistic about your hair color choice with your stylist. One of the biggest turn off”s a stylist dislikes is when a consumer comes in for an appointment berating all the salons and stylists in their city. And never, ever come to an appointment mentioning you are going through the “CHANGE” and you are very emotional. We are all adults please learn how to police your emotions and behavior. Thats the quickest way for me to tell a consumer, ‘I cannot help you today”.

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The benefits of hair color glossing!

If your hair color is  looking more matte than magnificent these days, it might be time to get color shimmer shining again with a gloss treatment.

What it is:

A glossing service is a semi- or demi-permanent service that works to enhance, tone, and refresh both natural and dyed hair colors. Especially blonde haircolor, keeping the tone is so very inportant.  Plus this will help keep that awful yellow out of the hair that blondes always fight with.

Why you want it!

The treatment not only improves the conditioner of your hair by strengthening the cuticle, but it also brightens your existing color or blends away gray by adding a photo-finish shine. Glossing treatments can never lighten hair, they only darken or change the tone. 

What to ask for

It’s important to explain your end goal. Are you looking to go darker? Add a hint of red? etc. The more you communicate to your stylist, the better your gloss will turn out. If you’re simply seeking extra glimmer (without an adjustment to the tone), opt for a clear gloss.

What Is Causing Your Itchy Scalp?

Having a dry, itchy scalp is an annoying skin condition. Find out why your scalp is itchy so you can take steps to get some relief.

Is itchy evera good thing? The answer has to be never. And when it comes to your scalp, this kind of irritation is often accompanied by embarrassing flakes. Here, skin and scalp experts explain what could be causing your scalp to itch.  Dandruff is the most common culprit to blame for an itchy scalp. The medical condition of dandruff is caused by an overgrowth of yeast.  The yeast normally live on your scalp and in other hairy areas, such as the eyebrows, the ears, and men’s beards. With changes in body chemistry, the yeast overgrow and feed on your dead skin cells and oils, which causes the itching and flaking.  To properly control dandruff, you need to eliminate its fungal component without creating more irritation and redness.

For mild cases,  use an over-the-counter shampoo that contains selenium, zinc pyrithione, or tea tree oil, all of which help control yeast. If your scalp is not itchy but more flaky, then try a salicylic acid shampoo to reduce buildup. More stubborn cases may require a prescription antifungal shampoo or cortisone foam, or, for especially severe cases, anti-yeast pills. Scalp itch can also result from trips to the hair salon. Repeated chemical hair treatments like permanent color, relaxers, and keratin treatments can sap your scalp of moisture.

Another culprit could be a daily blow-drying habit. The excessive heat can irritate and dry out the scalp. Avoid using the hair dryer at its hottest setting, especially when hair is very wet. That’s actually the hair’s most fragile state. 

An itchy scalp can also be an allergic reaction to certain hair products. Some products, such as hair sprays, contain ingredients that tighten as they dry. This causes a slight pulling sensation on the scalp, leading to itchiness. Sometimes the root of the problem is environmental. Other factors that contribute to scalp irritations include exposure to cool environments with low humidity, and the effects of wind and sun.

The way back to a healthy scalp (and healthy, shiny hair) begins with upping the moisture. Avoid hot water when washing your hair, because it can strip the natural oils from your scalp, making it very dry and sensitive. 

Sometimes an itchy scalp can be a red flag signaling other, more serious medical conditions. If your scalp develops thick, scaly patches that hurt, crack, or bleed, you may have psoriasis — a chronic autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. If, along with the itchiness, your hair is falling out or breaking, you may have ringworm. If any oozing occurs, or a crust develops or pus appears on the scalp, you could be suffering from a staph infection. Your safest bet is to consult your doctor with any concerns about an itchy scalp.

Look for moisturizing and protective ingredients like dimethicone, a silicone compound that smooths the hair surface, making it shiny also I recommend using a good conditioner to soothe the scalp and leave hair moisturized.

Highlighting Very Dark Hair From Joseph Kellner In Orlando, Florida 32836

The trend for styling and coloring hair always keeps on changing. All of us like to experiment with our hair to look different and younger than our age. Hair highlighting is a simple method to add style and color to natural hair. In contrary to the hair coloring method, hair highlights involve dyeing a few strands of hair. Usually, highlighting is done in the focal points of a haircut style in order to make it more defined. It is an ideal solution for those who do not want to completely alter their hair color.

Hair color highlights mostly come in brighter shades, of which some have metallic tints. The suitability of the highlighting shade varies as per the natural hair color and skin tone of the person. Hence, while choosing the right hair color or hair highlights, certain factors are to be taken into consideration, so that you will not regret with the results of highlighting. Selecting the perfect highlights for dark hair is really a challenge, as the shades of highlights and natural hair are contrast to each other. Nevertheless, with some careful tips, you will look glamorous by highlighting dark hair.

Choosing Highlights for Dark Hair

While choosing highlights for any hair color, the color should be such that it is two shades lighter than the natural hair color. Nevertheless, for those who want to sport a hairstyle with contrasting strands, then golden and reddish shades are perfect options. Many of the brunettes look fabulous with any sort of hair highlights, while some require hair dyeing again, as the highlights do not match with their hair color. Another preferable alternative for highlighting dark hair is weaving in more than three shades.

Whatever be the option you have decided, the basic trend behind selecting highlights for darker hair is to opt for lighter shades. At any point of time, do not finalize shades that are more than three-times lighter than your original hair color. An easy way is to check out highlight kits for dark hair that are available in the market. While purchasing, make sure you select a reliable brand with a good track record, which has many satisfied customers. Highlighting dark hair  is a simple procedure. You can do on your own if you are familiar with the basic hair coloring tips. In case, you are confused with the shades, consult an experienced hairstylist for suggestions. He/she is the best person to give you tips about the perfect highlight shades and application methods.
Tips for Highlighting Dark Hair

So, you have finalized the highlights for your hair and are planning to apply them. There are two ways of highlighting your hair, either you can get it done by a professional hairdresser in a salon, or you can do it on your own at home. If you are new to hair highlighting and hair coloring, then do not take the risk of self-applying them. Rather, visit a hairdresser for highlighting your tresses. Once you become aware about the basic tips and tricks, you can surely do it yourself.

There are several ways to apply highlights for dark hair. To mention a few, you can opt for hair painting (brush used for highlighting), foil hair highlighting (applied by using foils), lowlighting (highlighting with a lighter shade), and chunking (applied in chunks of hair). Your hairstylist will follow a suitable method depending upon your hair type and highlighting option.

Dark hair highlights can give you a stylish and sophisticated look. Select shades that blend with your natural hair to give you a more subtle look. Last but not the least, follow proper hair care instructions and use reliable hair care products to maintain those beautiful locks. I highly recommend using Kalea Rose Haircare.

Dark Red Hair Color Ideas

Hair coloring is a good option to be considered if you want to get a quick makeover. While coloring hair, some opt to stick to the fashionable yet subtle look, and some like to look modish with the weird hair color shades. Dark red is one such hair color, which many choose to experiment with. If you are one of those interested in adding dark red color to your hair, then here are some tips and ideas to help you wear the best look.

Choosing the Right Shade of Dark Red
If you have decided to get that ‘dark red’ on your hair then you have a lot of options within it. Check out the hair color chart with your colorist to find out various shades of this color. If you have olive skin tone you can opt for brighter dark red color. Using dark red is one of the best hair color ideas for olive skin. Even those with tanned skin can opt for dark red hair color. Dark red hair color with golden base, rich auburn hair color or mahogany color are best picks for those having medium to dark brown skin tone. One of the basic hair coloring tips is to choose a color that will suit your complexion. Next, consider your natural hair color shade. Remember that each shade will have different results depending on your natural hair color. Like auburn hair color will result into a golden auburn when used on light blond and will give a warm coppery brown tone when used on dark brown hair color. Dark coral-red and vermilion red are the shades of dark red which look best when used on entire hair and these also suit most of the skin tones. A well designed shade card often helps understand the resulting shade, according to various shades of natural hair colors. Any shade of dark red looks perfect for short hairstyles.

Adding Hot Red Highlights
While dark red is commonly used in punk and short emo hairstyles, it is an equally popular hair color for highlights. If you are scared of going complete red, then you can start with dark red highlights. Yes, these look awesome and moreover suit almost any skin tone and hair color. Dark red highlights can emphasize the front curls on natural black hair. One of the classy dark red hair color ideas is to highlight blond hair with rich red shades. Also, dark tomato red highlights mixed with blond highlights can look great together. Those having green, turquoise, golden brown or hazel eyes, can definitely try out dark red highlights to beautify their locks. Another option is coloring entire hair  in rich dark red and having blond highlights in them. This is sure to give an awesome look. Let me tell you that red hair with blond highlights is a hot trend. One of the dark red hair color ideas is to opt for the plum red color and mix it with dark brown to have dark plum red hair color which will give a classy look. Try a blond and plum red combination and wear a bold look. Using plum red to highlight the bangs or fancify the razor haircuts is a wonderful hair coloring idea.

Following the Aftercare Routine
Remember that whether you choose to color complete length of hair with dark red or just get a few dark red highlights, maintaining your hair is very essential. Dull and faded red hair color will flatten your looks. Especially completely colored hair looks extremely unattractive after the color fades. A day before you color your hair, shampoo them and make sure you do not use a conditioner. After application of dark red hair color, wash it lukewarm water and apply conditioner. Use shampoo only after two days and use a conditioner after every wash for maintaining the color. Avoid heat styling and use a shampoo and conditioner that is specially formulated for colored hair. Using hair serum that protects hair from harsh sunrays is essential after every wash.

Orlando, Florida Haircolorist Joseph Kellner Consumer Advice

WHY ARE TREATMENTS SO IMPORTANT IN CORRECTIVE HAIRCOLOR?

 

A.  Treatments ensure that the rebuilding of the cuticle of the hair is done in a timely fashion. When the hair follicle has been broken down by improper hair coloring or improper home hair care, it needs to be nourished. When the hair is in its best shape, constant hair color changes can happen but when the health of the hair is disregarded, tone of the artificial hair color will not hold. That is when we fight hair color fadage. Shampoos and conditioners are very important. A home remedy for hair treatments can be done using Almond oil. An oil pack is one way of helping too-dry hair. Don’t use olive oil; Poly unsaturated oils penetrate into the hair shaft better than olive oil. Wrap your head in a hot, damp towel and leave the oil pack on for a couple of hours, then shampoo. Don’t forget your finishing rinse or protein conditioner.

Why Is My Hair Color Not Always The Same?

Lack of consistency and taking too many short cuts causes an inconsistent hair color. I feel customer cards are very important for recording formulas and cheat notes. Make sure that when your hairdresser formulates a color that it is immediately written down. Design the color to fit the hairstyle. Ask your stylist if he or she has changed their color inventory to a different brand. A good stylist will ask if there will be any changes to the color service. When changing your style, your color design has to change but not your color or highlights. I prefer to suggest a winter, spring, summer or fall color to my clients. Porosity is always a key factor in hair color. The  way the client is taking care of the color is also very important. Using the right treatments is a must. Styling lotions are very important when you are blow drying. Remember in hair color the client must protect the hair from the sun and heat of the blow dryer. This and not skipping your regular appointments will vastly improve the length of the hair color. Permanent hair color is permanent, not the tone of the hair color. When a customer comes to me for hair color correction, there must be a follow-up appointment. This is basically to see the condition of the hair and the fade hair color or tonal value. Corrective Hair color is a step-by-step approach to a final goal. There are no promises, only a good plan from the stylist and client. 

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Which Shade Should I Get?

 

Which Shade Should I Get?  There are dozens of hues of blonde hair highlights available. The key to choosing the best shade isn’t just picking a pretty color: it needs to coordinate with your hair, skin, and eye color for a blended, natural look; ideally, more than one highlight shade should be used. Individuals who were born with blonde hair that darkened as they aged (which is natural) can look at old photographs their previous shades of blonde are superb choices for highlights. Individuals who have adopted blonde locks, however, need to take greater care in choosing the best highlight color.

For Your Eye Color. If you have chosen your blonde hair highlight color based on your hair color and skin tone, it will likely already match your eye color as well. As a double-check, note that individuals with very light eyes (blue or green) tend to have cool skin tones and should opt for paler highlight colors, while individuals with dark eyes can often choose richer shades.

For Your Skin Color.  Because highlights often frame the face, skin color is the most important factor when choosing an accent shade. The wrong highlight color can make your complexion appear too flushed, too pale, or just discolored.  For cool skin tones… Individuals with cool skin tones are frequently pale and do not tan easily. Their skin may have blue or gray undertones that are best highlighted and soothed by ash, beige, wheat, taupe, or other subtle highlights. For ruddy skin tones… Ruddy skin tones tend to have strong red undertones and blush easily. Individuals with ruddy tones should avoid red-based highlights that can accentuate their skin, but beige, gold, and honey brown shades are excellent options.  All models on this page where corrective hair color client’s. The brand of hair color used was Goldwell, various levels of reconditioning were implemented to achieve an exact hair color for these client’s. All the corrective color service’s where not completed in one salon visit. And normally in the field of corrective hair color numerous salon visits are needed

Joseph Kellner
HairStylist/Colorist/MUA
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