As I look in the mirror at my inch long blah brown (& gray) roots, I long for the honey blonde tresses I had forever ago. After months and months of trimming and growing my roots I’m ready to return to my happy place, safely between gold and golder. Having learned the hard way too many times, I’m going to share some tricks to hair color happiness.
When using Olaplex with your regular hair color magic happens! Usually when you color your hair you get breakage but since Olaplex has a superhero combo of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur. Read all about the the science behind it here.Mask it up Baby!
Two weeks before going in to your colorist, load up on the masks and hydrating conditioning treatments. The more hydrated your hair is the longer it will hold your color. Try the Joico K- Pak Revitaluxe Treatment two weeks before, then again one week before your appointment for healthy hair that’s ready to soak up some color!
Ixnay on the Heat Tools!
Put your hair on sabbatical and stay far, far away from heating tools such as straightening irons and curling wands and, dare I say it… blow dryers!
Ok, no blow dryers may be pushing it, but knowing that these tools dry out your hair leaving it more vulnerable to damage you may want to ease up on the the blow dries the week before your applying color.
Go In Dirty
My favorite one all around! You shouldn’t wash your hair for 2 or 3 days before you color for a few reasons.
One, the oil aids in protecting your hair and your scalp when you color.
Two, it’s always better for your colorist to see your hair at it’s darkest in order to get you the results that you want.
Three, it’s also worth mentioning that dirty hair is easier to piece out and separate insuring that there are no glaring spots of color missing when your done.
But the main reason is that the more natural oil that is in your hair the better the color will adhere. (clean hair can make it too slippery)
The rest is up to your hair guru who, once you find, you hang on to for LIFE! P.S. Check out my article ‘Olaplex – Dye Your Hair Without the Damage’ and make sure your guru uses that stuff!