What’s the big deal about Colour Correction???

What’s the big deal about Colour Correction???

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Colour Correction FAQs

There has been a huge amount of colour correcting services and big colour changes walking through our door for the last 6 months.

Understandably, many people don’t realise the amount of work, time and cost involved in this.
Here are some key points that we’d like to share
with you if you are looking at doing a
big colour change or wanting to fix a bad colour job…

The very first thing that we ask is for you to come in for a
complimentary consultation. This can take 15-20 minutes
and may even involve us taking a small sample of your hair to colour test.
Be prepared for a long appointment or multiple appointments before you get the desired result.


Going Lighter:

 

  • generally, with long hair there are multiple layers of colour built up over each other, these all need to be removed and unfortunately as your hair is longer it is older and more fragile, but this is generally the hair that is the most fragile.
  • Box dye and henna is the hardest to remove
  • If you were once blonde under all that dark colour then you will still be blonde, and therefore your hair is more fragile.
  • Red colours will never be removed in one session, nor will black colours.
  • Different colour applications will need different dye removers e.g. direct dues need a different colour remover than a developed colour molecule.
  • You will need to remove the dye off the hair as much as possible before you even start to lighten the hair with lightener.
  • Always, always use a bond reconstructor in your lightener!
  • Always have colour correction done at a professional salon!
  • Never colour your hair at home!
  • Your hair will need treatments and the correct colour shampoo and conditioners to maintain your colour.
  • It will be expensive.

 

      Going Darker:

  • The porosity of the hair will affect the colour durability
  • You need to replace the natural underlying pigments that have been removed prior to adding your base tone or the colour will wash out immediately and/or not be the right tone.
  • It will take multiple applications to get colour to staining the hair shaft,
  • Colour correction works inside and on the external cuticle simultaneously.
  • Always have colour correction done at a professional salon!
  • Never colour your hair at home!
  • Your hair will need treatments and the correct colour shampoo and conditioners to maintain your colour.

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