Haircolor Advice

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.
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Joseph Kellner hair care tips for colored treated hair!

Highlights and dyes can damage your hair. We’ve got the tips to keep your hair healthy and your color vibrant.

Always use products specifically designed for color-treated hair. Only color-safe products have the technology to help you keep your salon-perfect color vibrant and fresh.

After you color your hair, wait two or three days (if you can make it) before shampooing to allow the color to absorb completely. If you want to shower, use conditioner in place of shampoo to give extra moisture without stripping the color.

Be especially gentle with color-treated hair — coloring weakens hair and makes it more prone to breakage. Only use covered elastics to tie it back and brush it with a natural bristle brush when it’s dry.

Never go swimming without protecting your color. Before going into a pool or the ocean, apply a leave-in conditioner on damp hair to prevent the chemicals and salt from stripping your color.

Don’t go to a tanning bed or sit in the sun without covering your hair. The UV rays will react with your color and may alter it or cause it to fade, so cover your hair with a scarf or hat.

Don’t forget to condition your hair daily! Colored hair needs extra moisture to keep it soft and smooth.

In order to get the best look for your sexy new style, you need strong and beautiful hair. Try these simple strength-building tips for healthy, durable locks.

To prevent breakage, apply conditioner in the shower and rinse. Don’t rough dry wet hair out of the shower with a towel as it will damage hair, blot hair instead to remove the moisture. Rough drying will only cause more damage.

Always condition your hair if it’s prone to breakage. Conditioning is the best way to give your hair the nourishment it needs to stay strong. And especially if it is colored treated, and foiled highlighted.
 
Use detangling spray and a wide-tooth comb on damp hair — wet hair is more delicate.
 
Sleep on a satin pillowcase if your hair is especially delicate. Satin won’t snag your hair or cause friction like cotton, which can rough up the cuticle of extremely fine hair.

Don’t use elastics that have metal clasps on them. Always tie up your hair with covered, snag-free elastics.

Try not to sleep with your hair tied back. Leave your hair down as often as possible at night to prevent breakage.

To prevent frizz, Blow dry hair with a Smoothing Cream to create smooth texture. Getting the right brush is key for frizz-free hair. Invest in a boar-bristle brush with a rubber base to smooth and straighten hair. Or use a thermal brush.

To prevent breakage, wash hair with Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner. Hair is most fragile when it is wet, so after washing, dry hair gently with a towel to absorb excess water. Avoid brushing until most of the moisture has evaporated.

If you have really fine hair and are afraid of conditioning, apply conditioner first in the shower and then shampoo your hair. That way, your hair gets the moisture it needs, and you’ll get the clean, full-bodied feeling of a fresh shampoo.

Rinse, Rinse, Rinse! Any conditioner left on your hair will weigh it down and won’t allow you to get the most optimal style.

Never brush your hair with a metal or bristle brush when it’s wet. Use a wide-tooth comb or a vent brush on damp hair to prevent breakage.

When applying conditioner, focus on the mid-shaft to ends as that is where the most damage is; you don’t need to moisturize the roots.

Dry, brittle hair also looks flat and lacking shine. Apply a moisturizing conditioner after you shampoo, making sure to rinse it out well.

If your hair is brittle, don’t be afraid to lightly rinse conditioner out of your hair — it may benefit from a little conditioner left on your ends.

If your hair is fine, don’t try to over-condition it — this will only weigh it down. Pick the right conditioner for fine hair to add back moisture.

For naturally stronger, healthier hair, make sure you have a balanced diet. Your hair is a reflection of your inner health, so design your eating habits accordingly.

Once a week, deep condition your hair to leave it ultra soft and super strong. Apply your usual conditioner all over damp hair and put hair in a shower cap or towel. Leave it on your hair for 10 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. After shampooing and conditioning your hair, do a final rinse with cool water to seal the cuticle and leave hair looking extra shiny.