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Are you aboard the dip-dyed hair movement? There are in infinite amount of possibilities with this beautiful form of hair artistry. Black, white, and every shade between is game in this trend! We feel it is our duty to put out some do’s and don’ts that will help you take care of your new hue.
DON’T Bleach Your Hair at Home
Please leave bleaching to the professionals! Why? Bleaching or boosting hair color is an intense process. Hair can become damaged, break off, or in worse cases- fall out. We want better for you.
DO Take Care of Your Hair
Boosting process makes hair weak so keep it strong as possible with Cell Therapy®. Also, deep condition your hair as needed with Intensive Repair Hair Mask for hydration. Moisturized hair is less prone to damage and breakage.
DO Request a Dip-Dyed Strand Test
Strand tests determine processing time and if the hair can withstand a chemical treatment. It is also a method to determine if an allergic reaction will occur with the process. If you are seeing a new stylist for your new color, be sure they perform a strand test. Bleach a small section of the hair (somewhere out of sight) and test the color. Wait 24 hours after the process to allow the color to settle. If you like it- great! If not, or if something doesn’t feel right, let your stylist know.
DON’T Scratch before Coloring
If you scratch your scalp wait before an intense chemical process. Scratching the scalp can cause irritation during the coloring procedure. If you shampoo, use a sulfate-free shampoo like Volume Therapy or Moisture Therapy. Wash and rinse with cool to warm water. Hot water removes protective oils and dries out the hair.
DON’T Use Styling Products with Alcohol
Certain alcohols (isopropyl alcohol and propanol for example) are enemies of healthy hair. These alcohols absorb natural oils that protect hair. What’s more, these alcohols speed up color fading. Products like Whipped Mousse with Argan Oil give your hair style, body, and shine. Use a small amount to add beachy waves to mermaid locks.
Until next time!