Managing your hair color is a definite task during this pandemic time. But before you put out your first coloring kit order, here are some steps you may want to take beforehand. Although all hair salons are closed at the moment yet it’s easy to reach out to your own colorist through social media or a personal contact list and come up with a maintenance plan. There is a lot that your hair colorist knows about your hair and coloring than you. Yet it’s important to keep this step simple and don’t get confidence by attempting at-home bleaching or highlighting.
Here are some steps and tips you need to follow on how to maintain your hair color at home.
- Contact Your Colorist
It’s definitely important to get hang of your hair colorist before any kind of touch-ups or correcting, they might be able to help you through a simple text or phone call plus their experienced advice will save you months of color correction with simple hacks. I find Color & Co is one way you can get professional colorist advice and customized color kits for your hair.
- Learn How to Use an At-Home Hair Color Kit
Although hair color kits seem to look very easy to use but dying your own hair needs that extra experience you need to learn. It’s always best to follow a few steps to get prepared before putting that color on your hair. Like tracing your hairline with Vaseline, use an old towel or cloth under the area your using the color, and if possible ask for in-home mates or partners to help you with application especially at the back sections of your head.
- Only Consider your Roots
Try to stick to your roots, it will cover up any regrowth without messing up with the rest of your hair color. The Loreal Magic Root Rescue is a super-easy way to cover those greys. This way you refresh the hair color or cover those greys without messing up your hair color especially those with highlights or balayage. And it will slowly blend in with your hair color.
- How to hide your Greys without Dyeing your Hair
Consider only roots without dyeing your hair, this means temporary root touch-up products are the best products to stick along till salons reopen. I find Loreal Magic Root Cover Up, and Oribe Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray Black is great for small areas and temporary colors will last you till your next hair wash day, especially for those who tie their hair back as a ponytail or bun, you can tap a little bit of these products on your part of your hair and at the temples and it will look super fresh.
- Account Color-Depositing Shampoo and Conditioner and Treatments
It’s always important to preserve and maintain the tones of your hair color and use color depositing shampoo and conditioner once or twice a week in your washing routine.
For blond and golden balayage or highlights, violet or purple shampoos like Oligo Professionnel Blacklight Blue Shampoo or Redken Color Extend Blondage Shampoo neutralizes the brassy tones, while for dark brown and black hair the MATRIX Total Results Dark Envy Color-Depositing Green Shampoo neutralizes red undertones.
There are quite some other treatments like color depositing masks that will refresh your color while it really nourishes the hair at the same time. Leonoryl Greyl color enhancing conditioner, and Kerastase Masque Hair Mask are ones with a great selection of colors.
Hope you find this post helpful and get you started with your own hair coloring journey.