What to Share with Your Hair Stylist Before Application of Hair Color

Give the right information about your hair to the hair stylist when go for hair styling at the first time. Below gives some important points to be shared with the stylist before go for hair colouring or other styles.

Hair History

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Inform about your hair history before styling and is the most important point. What already on your hair will determine your new hair colour and its health.

Your hair expert must know…

  • Is there already colour in your hair?
    • If the answer is yes, when did last colour service?
  • Have you colour for your hair at a salon or anywhere?
    • If yes, try to inform which type of colour used
  • Have you colour your hair by yourself at home?
    • If yes, was it a box colour & which box colour used for that?
    • There are box colours having metallic dyes causing chemical reactions in future hair styling. The result of such reactions cannot be predicted.
  • Have you been shower using water from well?
    • Hard water can affect overall look/feel of the hair as it cause a build-up of minerals and so you may need a hair clearing treatment before do a colour service.
    • Hard water causes hair colour to fade faster as they are harsh on fresh colour. Always remember to ask your hair specialist for recommended hair products to maintain and protect your hair colour.
  • Do you have done any other chemical services on your hair?
    • Several other chemicals like relaxers, perms or keratin treatments have a chance to affect the current health/state of your hair that could affect the rate at which hair colour is absorbed &  that will determine whether your hair is healthy enough for an additional chemical treatment or not.

Products

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  • What type of hair products have you been using for your hair?
    • Any hair stylist can guarantee the hair colour service only if you use the recommended hair colour products like colour safe shampoo an hair conditioner.
  • What types of tools do you use?
    • If the customer is using large amount of heat/hot tools without proper protection to the hair, there will be more damage will cause to the hair.

Allergies

  • If you have never done a hair colour before or if you are new to hair colouring don’t forget to inform your specialist about any known allergies.
  • Some colour products contains ingredients like beeswax, so if you are very sensitive to bees, you should do a test prior to hair colouring to make sure that they will never make a reaction to you.
  • The best thing for your hair stylist who is more concerned about the state of their customers’ hair, can do a strand test (with a piece of hair and colour on it) and/or a patch test on your skin to ensure that you do not react to the colour prior to application of colour.

IN this way by being open with your hair stylist about the history of your hair, it is the best way to get desired results from your hair colouring service. Plus, you are strongly encouraged to bring photos to show the colour you want. Follow these simple points to get good looking and feeling beautiful!

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Natural Hair Coloring

It is difficult to color hair using chemical products as they cause skin problems in some people. Popularly known herb henna which is also known as Mehandi is used for natural hair coloring mixed with some other herbs. This herb helps to prevent dandruff and scalp itching. It is also a good conditioner for hair. Henna naturally colors the hair; it’s made from the powdered leaves of the desert shrub plant Lawsonia.
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 Henna comes in a variety of colors including black, mahogany, various shades of brown, red, burgundy, and marigold blonde. In addition to adding color, Henna will coat hair, seal in oils, and tighten the hair cuticle to give hair a rich and healthy shine. If your natural hair color is dark brown or lighter (including grey), you are likely to see a color change after your first henna application. The color should be subtle, but it will increase in intensity after every treatment. Henna’s effects will last up to 3 months. You can also use herbs to encourage natural highlights, see the list below for more information.
 
Although henna comes in many blends that produce different colors, you cannot be completely certain that it will produce the color you want. Always test the product on an inconspicuous strand of hair before applying henna to your entire head. If you have recently colored your hair using conventional dyes, wait for the chemical color to wash out entirely before applying henna.
 
Pure henna leaf powder can only produce a red to orange-red color. Different crops (depending on location) produce different levels of red, ranging from auburn to cherry. If you see henna advertised as producing black or brown shades that means the henna has been mixed with some other herb or product. For example, henna is commonly mixed with cocoa powder to produce reddish brown.