Considering switching up your look with new hair color? Yes, experimenting with a different hair color can be fun especially if it’s a hue you’ve never tried before. However, it can also be intimidating if you’ve never undergone such a process. Whether you’re interested in just adding some highlights or trying out the latest trend here are some things you need to know before you book an appointment with your hairstylist.
Have Realistic Expectations
Are you going for that beautiful blonde hair that you saw on your favorite celebrity? It’s important to know that crafting a well blended gorgeous color takes time and patience. Even then you should be realistic about the expected results. Whether you have an idea in your idea or your drawing inspiration you can’t expect your hair color to come out exactly the same. When you’re lightening your hair several shades it will definitely take time. For instance, going from black to blonde can take anywhere between 3-5 sessions.
Is Your Hair Healthy?
Of course, before having your hair colored you’ll want to make sure that your hair is healthy enough to undergo chemical processing. If you’ve been treating your locks with hair growth oil, sticking to a regular care routine and taking pills for stronger hair, your hair should be healthy enough to withstand coloring. Booking a consultation with your stylist prior to your coloring appointment can be beneficial. Your stylist can assess your hair’s condition and help determine whether coloring is the right move.
Color Maintenance is Key
It’s your responsibility to maintain your beautiful new hair color. Show-stopping hair colors like red can began to fade rather quickly because they have large pigment molecules which are unstable. Also, the more you wash colored hair the more quickly it fades. There are several ways you can extend the life of your new hue. It’s crucial that you used hair products that have been specially formulated for colored hair. These products will help keep your hair color fresh and vibrant. Wearing hats in the sun will prevent UV rays from dulling colored hair.
Select A Hair Color That Matches Your Lifestyle
Yes, hair coloring decisions should be made with your lifestyle in mind. Bright tones like silver, blondes, reds will fade over time and as your hair grows the color disparity will be obvious. To upkeep such beautiful colors you’ll need to book regular appointments with your hairstylist for touch-ups. If you don’t have much time to dedicate to such a maintenance process you may want to consider selecting a less vibrant hair color. Ombre and balayage colors are also low maintenance and they tend to grow out with time.
You Can Always Change It
While coloring your hair may seem like a permanent change if you don’t like you can still make changes to the color. Consult your hair stylist to discuss your options and determine a course of plan that’s best for your hair to transition to another hue or back to your original color.