5 Tips on How to Color Your Hair

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5 Tips on How to Color Your Hair

Via The Beauty Brains

If you’re having your color done by a professional stylist, he or she should give you good direction on how to prepare your hair.

But if you’re doing it yourself at home, or having a friend do it for you, here are some tips that should ensure a better coloring process.

Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts For Coloring Your Hair

1. Ban bleaching

Avoid chemical processes like bleaching and highlighting in the weeks prior to getting your hair colored.

These treatments can damage your hair, making it more porous and potentially preventing it from retaining some of the dye molecules.

2. Skip the stylers

Try not to goo up your hair with a lot of heavy styling agents in the day or two before styling. If you haven’t done a good job of cleaning them off your hair they may inhibit penetration of the hair dye.

If you typically use heavy conditioners, like those containing dimethicone, you might want to forego that for a few days as well.

3. Do a deep cleansing

Just in case you do have residue on your hair it doesn’t hurt to do a good deep cleaning right before coloring.

(Freshly washed hair helps ensure there’s nothing that will interfere with the hair dye deposition.)

4. Stay away from straighteners

Here’s a tip that even your stylist may not know: don’t use temporary straighteners before coloring because the chemistry involved in these products damages the protein bonds in hair.

Just like bleaching and highlighting, these chemical straighteners can damage are hair to the point where the coloring treatment may not be as effective.

5. Watch the water

Lastly, you want to be careful what you do after you color your hair.

Research has shown that washing is the main cause of hair dye loss.

Therefore you want to be careful about how frequently you shampoo your hair after coloring.

There are products on the market that contain technology that really helps protect wash out; for example, we have seen data showing Tresemme Color Revitalize shampoo and conditioner are effective, particularly on reddish-brown shades.

(Tip: Don’t waste money on hair products that charge more because they contain expensive UV absorbers. Sunscreens do very little to preserve color.


Ladies, have you tried color? Are you considering it?

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8 Responses so far.

  1. Pamela says:

    Will definitely do a deep wash the next time I color my hair in order to get good color results:)

  2. Christy says:

    ive heard that mane-n-tail makes it grow fasterbut i heard thats just bauecse it makes your hair strongerso i guess any good shampoo really to keep it healthy dont wash too oftenjust treat it good..dont rip through it dont brush it when its wet and if you do just use a wide toothed comb start from the bottomuh avoid heat like blowdryers and straightners.but if you just HAVE to use those you can get heat protecting spray or surem (sp?)OHand you DONT HAVE TO TRIM IT if you dont have split endsthe only reason to trim hair is to get split ends off so they dont break off .which makes you lose length..so if you dont have split ends..no need to cut ituh you can take hair, skin, and nail vitimansat cvs or walmart they give you vitimans your hair skin and nails need to be healthy.also deep condictioning treatments are good for itor a type of oil.like olive oil. wet your hair then put olive oil in it. leave it in over night. then in the morning wash it out. ^_^ it makes it softer. but uh sleep with a towel on your pellow cuz its kind of messy. or around your head. you really cant speed up hair growth. ive looked >.>so just keep it healthy.good luck xDtoodles noodles ^.^ http://weddingrings-bridedresses.blogspot.com

    • Christofer says:

      Absolutely love the color. I was going to do a similar color befroe it all fell out, but it’s getting so thin now that I think I might just cut it all off. I don’t know how some of my other chemo friends have been dealing with their re-growth–my friend Priscilla’s grew back so nice and pretty that she didn’t have to do anything with it (lucky duck). Have fun with the new color!

  3. Tiffany Johnson says:

    This were great tips! Im planning to have my hair colored in the next week or so and I would not have known this! Cant wait to spice up my TWA 🙂

    • Kaushal says:

      Dear Kelly, I am the mom of a 20 year old daughter who was finlaly diagnosed with Hodgkins last October. She finished six months of ABVD April 2nd and her next scan is in July. She went to college for five weeks before this happened and now doesn’t want to go back there nor does she know what to do next. She isn’t much of a talker and I just make her mad. Can you help me understand what has just happened? I know I sound stupid asking that and I am very grateful for your site and all the others you have listed. I have read the clinical information but I am so appreciative of you and the others for opening your lives up. [Katie’s hair is just now coming back like a short pageboy and it is brown after being a whitish gray/clear color.] http://weddingproductsblog.wordpress.com

  4. Precious Williams says:

    Are there products for sensitive scalp before coloring?

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