Some gray hairs -- especially coarse hairs, prematurely gray hairs and gray hairs around the temples and hairlines -- are especially resistant to color or quicker to lose color than other gray hairs.
Try the following suggestions:
· Apply color to gray areas first. (This gives resistant gray hairs more time to absorb color.)
· Leave color on longer. (Adjust your timing and try it first in the strand test. Grays could take up to 45 minutes to color.)
· Increase your hair color level. (If your grays still show up even after you've adjusted the timing on your semi- or demi-permanent color, you might consider going up a level.)
Science is also searching for a better solution to gray hair. I genuinely feel L'oreal which enables the natural process of hair pigmentation to take place biologically through a slow oxidation process. With the right proportions, everyone could get back their own natural hair color!
Researchers are using this new chemical to come up with a new way to enhance hair color or cover gray.
Color treated hair has special needs. Follow these tips to keep your hair looking great:
· Use a shampoo created especially for color-treated hair (Revlon, L'oreal, Tresemme)
· Wear hats or hair products with sunscreens to prevent your color from fading and drying in the sun
· Dampen your hair with bottled spring water before getting into a chlorine pool (it will help dilute the chlorine)
· Condition regularly
· Don't brush hair when wet -- use a wide-toothed comb
· Blot your hair dry -- don't wrap it or roughly dry it with a towel
· Avoid over drying your hair, blow dry until hair is almost, but not entirely, dry
When Should I Go to a Professional?
Technology has improved home hair coloring products, which also contain packets of deep conditioning lotion to prevent drying after coloring.
So you can probably do a pretty good job at home on your own. However, there are times when it pays to see a professional colorist. For example:
· You want to lighten or darken your hair more than three shades
· You've colored your own hair and it's a disaster
· Your hair is permed or damaged okay, You have never colored your hair and want a major change so How can I find a good hair colorist?
Your best bet is probably recommendations from people whose hair you admire.
And don't be afraid to ask a lot of questions the next time you go for a haircut.
· Getting rid of color stains on skin -- Baby wipes work well, but try to avoid getting color on the skin to begin with and make sure to wipe excess from the ears and hairline before it has time to stain.
· Coloring during pregnancy -- Some doctors advise their patients to avoid any kind of chemical service during pregnancy. While there's little concrete evidence that coloring during pregnancy is medically harmful so please avoid coloring during your pregnancy period.
· Color fading due to chlorine -- If your local water contains a high amount of chlorine, you might consider getting a filter for your shower. Chlorine can strip color out of hair and make it very difficult to re-color.
· Going back to natural color -- To avoid the two-tone effect of letting your color just grow out, have a professional use a similar formula with a highlighting method. In three to four visits, you will be able to stop coloring and not have an obvious line.
I love to experiment all the time with my hair color.