Hair colouring can dramatically change the way you look. If you’re tired of your natural hair colour, consider getting highlights or go for a bold hair color you’ve never tried before like fiery red or platinum blonde.
Hair colouring treatments can be expensive though and without the proper aftercare, you could end up with dry and damaged hair. Don’t worry, though. There are ways for you to make the most out of your trip to the salon. Here are some tips for you to make your hair colouring treatment last longer:
Prep Your Hair
Get your hair ready before your scheduled hair colouring treatment by using a chelating shampoo.This particular hair product is used to remove any buildup of styling products in your scalp and hair. Use it on your hair a day or two before your hair dyeing session. Applying a deep conditioning mask weeks prior to changing your hair colour will also give your hair time to get moisturized and ready.
Protect Your Hair from the Sun
Aside from fading your hair colour, prolonged sun exposure can dry out your hair making it look dull and frizzy. Make sure you protect your hair using a hair protector with SPF when you stay outdoors for long periods of time. Consider buying a hair sunscreen with sunflower oil for extra moisturizing benefits and antioxidants. When swimming in the beach or pool, make sure to wear a swimming cap to prevent colour fading.
Minimize Heat Styling
You are gonna have to lessen the use of heat styling tools like hair blowers, curling irons and straightening irons after a hair colouring treatment. These items speed up colour fading and they could damage your hair especially if you use them right after the colouring treatment. It’s best to stay away from heat styling for the first week or so after dyeing your hair. If you must style, use a thermal protectant to prevent heat damage.
Lessen Shampooing and Washing
Regularly shampooing can fade your new colour and it could strip off the natural oils from your hair. Try to put off washing your hair for as long as you can. Salons usually advise customers to not wash their newly dyed hair for the next 24-48 hours. Another option is to look for a dry shampoo that you can use on your locks.
Install a Shower Filter
Hard water can speed up the colour fading process and they can also dry out your hair. Consider installing a shower filter to remove chlorine, minerals and other chemicals from your shower. Aside from shower filters, you should also make sure to wash your hair only with warm water and not scalding hot.
Use the Right Styling Products
There are hair styling products like hair gels, moisturizers, conditioners and shampoos made specifically for colour-treated hair. Aside from preventing colour fade, many of these products are formulated to bring out your new hair colour and keep your hair moisturized. Make sure you invest in these products so that you get the most out of your new hair colour.
Your hair can be the best accessory to have so it pays to play around with the cut, style and even the colour. Whether it’s a completely new and bold hair colour or simply enhancing your current one, hair colouring treatments can do wonders to the way you look.
A new hair colour can accentuate your face and complement your naturally beautiful features. There’s a rainbow of hair colours that you can choose from so how do you decide which one is the best for you? Here are some tips you must keep in mind when picking a hair colouring treatment.
Find Out What Your Natural Hair Pigmentation Is
Dyeing your hair involves stripping the outer hair colour and exposing the natural underlying pigments of your hair. What colour does your hair turn to when it is exposed to the sun? This should give you an idea of what your natural hair pigment is. If you want your new hair colour to be as natural and long-lasting as possible, your natural hair pigment can give you an idea of what shades to pick. For instance, if your hair pigment is black then you can pick colors that are warmer and closer to that colour.
Look At Your Skin Tone
Your hair and your skin are great assets so make sure the two complement each other. People with light and fair skin tones will look great with warm hair colours like strawberry blonde, gold, honey and copper. On the other hand, deeper skin tones will look wonderful with dark shades like dark mocha and brown black. Here’s a neat tip: brown shades like dark chocolate, chestnut and mocha is flattering on most skin tones.
For more adventurous hair colors like pastel, you can let your imagination run wild but here are some tips to keep in mind: blue looks good on people with golden skin tones while saturated jewel tones like magenta and ruby complement tanned skin.
Consider Your Age
Your age is another important consideration when picking hair colours. The general rule of thumb is to pick softer hair colours as you age. Also keep in mind that colours on the extreme ends of the colour spectrum such as black and platinum blonde can look harsh on older people because they tend to bring out imperfections and wrinkles.
Find Your Celebrity Look-Alike
One of the quickest way to find out what hair colour looks best on you is to match yourself with a celebrity that looks like you. Which celebrity has the same skin colour and facial features as you? Google images of the said celebrity so you can get an idea of which hues look great on him or her. You can even show the image to your colorist on your next salon visit so you can achieve the look you want.
A new hair colour can instantly upgrade your current look. To get the best results from your hair colour transformation, make sure you only go to a professional.
Chroma Hair Studio has a team of academy-trained and award-winning master colourists. Contact us for more information about the hair colour you want to achieve.
Do you remember what your hairstyle was in high school? What was the “it” look back then?
These are the hairdos that did their part in defining a generation. These are in no particular order but definitely, have cemented their mark in hair history.
1. The Eton Crop
It was named after the famous English school whose boys wore their hair slightly longer than was usual for the day. It was, in fact, sometimes termed the “boyish bob.” This super-short cut was revolutionary in the 1920s. Jazz Age chanteuse Josephine Baker wore hers slicked down with gel.
2. The Bob
This short, stylish haircut first popularized in the 1920s has many famous fans. That’s because the swingy layers flatter all face shapes. If you’re hesitant to chop off your hard-earned inches all at once, we’ve got lobs (a.k.a. long bobs) for you to ease into it! Celebrities like Taylor Swift, Anne Hathaway, and Jennifer Lawrence, just to name a few, have been seen sporting this ‘do.
3. The Beehive
The beehive is a woman’s hairstyle in which long hair is piled up in a conical shape on the top of the head and slightly backward pointing, giving some resemblance to the shape of nature’s beehive. It is also known as the B-52 due to a resemblance to the distinctive nose of the Boeing B-52 airplane.
Think about Audrey Hepburn’s glossy beehive at “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” down to Amy Winehouse’s signature exaggerated beehive. The style can go either exquisite or with a dash of danger. Either way, the beehive is a modern classic.
4. The Betty Bangs
Bettie Page, an American modeling legend, became popular in the 1950’s for her pin-up pictures. Her biggest trademark was her beautiful hair which spanned just past her collar bones and was complimented by her short jet black bangs. Her bangs became so iconic that they inspired a style of their own and are commonly referred to as the “Bettie Bangs.” This style was wildly popular back then and because it’s so fun and flirty, it’s making a strong come back.
5. The Bouffant
The bouffant was a mainstream hairstyle in the mid-to-late 18th century in Western Europe. It was thought to be created for Marie Antoinette, as she had relatively thin hair and wanted to create the illusion of having a very full hair. It was also popularized in the 1960s by singer Dusty Springfield and Elvis Presley’s wife Priscilla. Known for its towering over the top greatness, the Bouffant is a hairstyle one that could work just for anyone.
6. The Rachel
The epiphany of iconic, it was smooth, full-bodied and almost as much of a ’90s sensation as “Friends” itself, but Jennifer Aniston never cared for the haircut that became her signature look on that hit sitcom. Despite the fact that Aniston only wore that particular hairstyle during the Friends’ first and second season, the opening sequence and the Windows 95 Video Guide, and switching at the beginning of the third season to a more traditional long-haired look, it has become indelibly associated with the character. In the second season episode, “The One With The Lesbian Wedding,” Rachel Green bemoans the fact that her mother is trying to pattern her own life after hers, lamenting, “Couldn’t she just copy my haircut?”
Summer is finally here! You’re probably just as ready as we are to jump into a pool or hit the beach and enjoy the water. There’s one question we need to ask, though: is your hair ready to fight off the summer damage?
Here are a 5 essential hair tips you can follow to keep your tresses shiny and healthy as you soak up some sun.
1. Get a haircut.
Your locks grow faster in the summer so it would be a good idea to get a chic but easy-to-maintain trim. A short ‘do would need less maintenance which means you’d cut your morning prep time and lessen the chances of frizz. You’d also get rid of any split ends that might’ve started to appear from the start of the summer. It should be in a style that your hair can grow out of beautifully. Anyway. if you realise later that it’s not the haircut you want, it’ll always grow back. Just don’t cut it too short, if you’re unsure.
2. Use a leave-in conditioner.
Protect your tresses from the heat. Headgear offers the best cover but for when you can’t or when the hat can’t shield all your locks, put on leave-in conditioner before you leave the house. Choose one with SPF and apply it while your hair is still damp.
3. Use hair masks and treatment.
Apply a hair mask more often during the summer. Pour a coin-sized amount onto your hand and apply this to the middle of your hair until the tips. Then you can proceed to the top part, especially the roots, without adding more of the product. Hair masks are much more effective in adding moisture and adding a protective layer on damaged locks than your regular conditioner.
4. Style less.
Your crowning glory would be exposed more to heat during this time of the year so keep away from the blowdryer, the straightener and the curling iron. Heat makes the cuticle surface rough and ruins artificial colour. Take this chance to appreciate your God-given natural hair. For times when styling is a must, such as during special occasions, you can use a heat protector first.
5. Add gloss.
Increased exposure to heat can give your tresses a dull look. There are department store hair gloss products you can buy and apply on yourself but for a professional, more natural finish, see your stylist. A gloss treatment doesn’t cost much at most salons and takes only 30 minutes for your hair to look as good as new. You can also ask your hairdresser about toning which enhances your hair colour. Toners for light-coloured hair and dark shades differ so be sure to clarify that before you opt to go the do-it-yourself road.
Hair care should change as the seasons change. There are new weather conditions, a new environment and a change in your activities. Help your hair adjust to keep your ‘do looking good. Maintain it as it needs to be for that current time. As hair differs as much as people, always consult a trusted professional for the right advice.