Thinking of Coloring Your Hair? Have a Pro Do It Right

16 October; Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Thinking of Coloring Your Hair? Have a Pro Do It Right

Article by Patricia Woloch

Changing the color of hair is not a new idea and dates as far back as when ancient Greek heroes reddened their hair into a blazing symbol of courage, while their Roman counterparts used natural dyes to darken their hair. In the 1700’s, French women used powder to tint their hair shades of blue, pink, yellow and white, and today, about one-half of all American women color their hair. The number of men coloring their hair is increasing, also.

Unfortunately, however, many people are attempting to color their hair at home. This can be disastrous. We have all seen people walking around with bad color jobs including orange-tinted hair that was supposed to be red or blonde, hair that is much too dark, or much too light for their skin tone.

A big, floppy hat is one solution to a bad color job at home, but an even better solution is to go to a highly trained professional hair stylist in the first place. Whether you are trying to bring back the hair color of your youth or just trying something new and different, a hair stylist in a luxury salon can give you a new look without the need for a big hat and dark sunglasses.

You should see a professional hair stylist to color your hair if:

· Your hair is damaged. If your hair breaks easily and you lose a lot of hair while brushing, you need a professional to correctly color your hair. Hair can be damaged by a number of factors including too much heat from constant blow-drying. Excessive brushing and tearing of the hair will cause damage as will the sun. Your skin is not the only part of your body that needs to be protected from the sun’s UV rays. Powerful UV rays can damage your hair any time of the year, not just during the heat of the summer. Over-perming is also something that can damage the health of your hair. A normal perm can do damage to your hair, so over-perming will really do some damage. Over-washing you hair can dry out your scalp, cause flakes and less the natural oils on your head that protect the roots of your hair.

· You want to lighten your hair more than three shades. If you have dark hair and want to be a blonde, you must see a professional hair colorist. A professional may need to “strip” your hair of its pigment to add the new color of choice. It is a complicated process that, if not done properly, can turn your hair orange. A pro will prevent this from happening by using a toner to cancel out the redness, providing a more attractive golden color.

· You want a dramatic change such as brunette to blonde. By going to a professional hair colorist, you will save yourself the trouble of permanently damaging your hair or having the color come out all wrong.

· You have colored your hair and messed it up big time! If you attempted to color your hair at home, and it turned out poorly, please contact an experienced hair colorist immediately to schedule an appointment for a color correction. The more chemicals you put in your hair trying to fix your mistake, the more damage you will do and the more expensive correcting it professionally will cost.

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If you would like to learn more about your hair color options from a professional hair colorist, please contact Sacramento’s only luxury salon, Salon Cabochon, to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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