Playing around with new hair colors is so much fun, particularly in the springtime when the world is bursting forth with new colors all around us. Changing your hair color is the fastest way to get a completely new look for spring. Whatever color you're thinking about trying, making it look like it's your natural color is usually the top priority. You want to look like you were born with it, and the secret to that is regular salon color care to keep your roots from showing. There's nothing that will give you your secret away faster than grown-out roots.
Hair Color Options
When it comes to coloring your hair there are so many options. If you like the color you already have but want to give it a bit more depth and dimension highlights may be just what you need. If your color has become a bit ashy or brassy your colorist can correct that with a bit of hair toner without giving up the color that you love. To try out a fun new color for just a couple of weeks there's the option of temporary hair color that washes out after a few shampoos. Semi-permanent hair color also shampoos out over time but lasts a little longer, usually 4 to 6 weeks. But for beautiful, vibrant, long-lasting color, permanent hair color is the obvious choice.
Touching Up Your Roots
There isn't a set-in-stone schedule that will work for everyone when it comes to root touch-ups. This is because everyone's hair grows at a slightly different rate. Since most people's hair grows about a half inch each month the usual recommendation for root touch-ups is about every 6 to 8 weeks. You can adjust your touch-up schedule by observing how quickly your hair grows. It's important to get a touch-up while you're new growth is under one inch. The reason for this is that the natural heat radiated from your head helps hair dye to develop faster on your roots than the rest of your hair, but that heat only radiates out to about one inch. If you wait until your new growth is longer you may end up with hair color that is a bit inconsistent with an obvious line where your new growth ends.
Hiding Your Roots Between Appointments
So your appointment is still a couple of weeks away but your roots are already starting to show. What do you do? We have a few tips to share with you that can help get you through undetected until your appointment time. To camouflage dark roots try a bit of dry shampoo. Look for a tinted product that is similar to your dyed color to help blend the roots away. For blondes, just regular white powder dry shampoo usually works well. Another trick for hiding those roots is to part your hair in a different way. An invisible zigzag part is a great way to keep those telltale roots from showing.
How To Prevent Fading For Vibrant Color
When you love your hair color you want to do everything in your power to make it last. Dull faded hair color doesn't exactly present the best image. How you care for your hair at home greatly affects how long it lasts. Heat is damaging to the pigments in your hair dye so try to avoid exposure to excessive heat by taking cooler showers and opting for no-heat hairstyles when you can. When you must heat style use the lowest heat setting possible and apply a color-safe thermal protectant before you start. Shampooing your hair less often we'll also keep the pigment in place longer. Once or twice a week is usually enough for most people. A monthly color glaze is a great way to seal in the color as well as give slightly faded color at least to keep it looking great until it's time to color again. It's also very important to use high-quality hair care products designed for color-treated hair. Ask your stylist to recommend products that are best suited for your hair type.
The expert colorists here at Von Anthony Salon know just how important regular salon care is to maintaining gorgeous vibrant hair color and we will help create a hair care schedule that meets your needs to keep your roots from showing. Call us at 972.731.7600 to schedule your hair color appointment or take advantage of our mobile app and schedule at your convenience. Download it free from iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.