Is Your Hair Color Weakening your Confidence?
Maybe it’s time for a change!
The color of our hair effects us in many ways. It can either help us to feel more confident or it can cause us to want to bury our heads in the sand. Often times we get stuck in a rut and do the same thing all the time. Color is about self expression. Hair color can give us that extra bit of self confidence to go after what we want in life; whether it be in our personal or our professional lives. Hair color has such a variety of options ranging from semi permanent, single process, highlighting. Other options for all over color processes include one overall color all the way to bleaching to become platinum blonde.
I am going to explain the different methods of coloring and tell you why one chooses the options they choose, and how it benefits each individual.
Lets start with the basics.
Semi permanent hair color
Semi permanent hair color is usually a single process application, most commonly used to introduce people to coloring their hair for the first time. Usually someone who gets semi permanent color likes their natural hair color, and has little to no grey hair.
Semi permanent color is beneficial because it adds shine and body to otherwise lifeless and dull hair. Expect it to last anywhere from 4-6 weeks. It will fade out with each washing and will not leave any change in your natural color.
Another great method for using semi permanent color is to assist in adding shine to hair that is a single process permanent color, by applying it to the hair shaft through the ends. This is perfect for sealing the color into your hair.
Single process color
This method can be any color ranging from brown to blonde. Single process just means it is one color covering the grey at your roots and keeping the same color throughout your entire head. This process is usually done every 4-5 weeks depending on how quickly your hair grows and how noticeable the grey hairs are as your natural hair grows out.
Depending on what color your hair is you may see growth at the roots. For example, if you are naturally brunette, and you color your hair red, you will see brown roots, because if they grew in red, you wouldn’t be coloring your hair. This method is fairly low maintenance.
Now let’s talk about highlighting. There are several options with highlights. You can do a full head, partial head, or a few just in the front to frame your face. Highlighting is great for people who want low maintenance, have little grey, but want to spruce up their own natural color. Highlights can be maintained as often as every 6-8 weeks, or as infrequent as twice a year.
Highlighting can be very addicting. You will love how beautiful and natural a few highlights make your hair look, and may want more and more. But rest assured, if it ever ends up too light, we can add low lights (adding your natural color back in which will tone down the amount of blonde or red you may have from highlighting This will ensure you will always have a very natural look. You can even combine highlights with a single process color. This is ideal for people who have over 50% grey but don’t want one solid color.
Finally I’ll touch on our very blonde heads. This is where we apply a very gentle strength of bleach onto the scalp through the ends of your hair to get that Marilyn Monroe blonde look. The upkeep on this is often more frequent, every 4 weeks, because as soon as your hair grows (1/4-1/2 inch) you will see dark roots and want them blonde again to blend.
With all types of hair coloring it is important to remember to use the correct shampoo and conditioner to maintain the most beautiful results possible.
Let me help you decide which avenue to pursue for your specific hair color and style. I can also direct you towards the best aftercare shampoos and conditioners to use for your hair. Contact me today to get your hair color ready for summer.