March 22, 2013

7 Hair Color Problems and How to Fix Them

hair color problemsEven if you have used hair color at home many times, mistakes can and do happen.  Here are seven common home hair dye problems and how to fix them.  Unfortunately, not all problems can be fixed at home.  Major problems will require a trip to the salon.

Green Hair Color

Blonde hair can turn green when exposed to the sun or from swimming in chlorinated pools.  Luckily, this is an easy fix at home.  Just wash your hair with ketchup.  The red neutralizes the green, so your hair will be back to blonde.  Massage ketchup all over your hair and let sit for half an hour.  Rinse with cool water.

Gray Roots

If your hair is growing out, but you don’t have time to hide your roots, use eye shadow to camouflage them.  Use a damp brush to lightly dust eye shadow that matches your hair color on our roots.

Dull Hair Color

Product build up can lead to dull color on your hair because it leaves a residue on the hair shaft.  Once a week, wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo to remove product buildup.  You can also rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar for the same results.  Just mix one ounce apple cider vinegar and five ounces of water in a spray bottle.  Spray on your hair and massage on your scalp and all over your hair.  Rinse well.  Follow with your usual conditioner.

Different Hair Color on Your Roots

Hide mismatched roots by braiding our hair.  Braiding makes the color difference less obvious, and it is a trendy look for every day.  For an interesting look that hides more mismatched hair, zig zag your part instead of doing a straight line.

Dull Hair

Exposure to cold, dry air in the winter and the sun in the summer can leave hair dull.  You can help bring the life back to your hair by rinsing it with cool water after you shampoo and condition.  Cool water closes the hair follicle and helps it lie flat. Also, don’t pull your hair or rub it when you dry it.  Use a boar-bristle brush because it distributes oil evenly throughout your hair.

Dry Hair

When you color your hair often, you risk damaging the hair shaft and getting dry hair.  If you have less than 50 percent gray hair, you can use a semi-permanent hair dye because they are gentler on your hair.  You can also dye just the roots to avoid damaging the rest of your hair.

Color Fading

Color-protecting shampoos and conditioners are made to prevent color fading between colorings.  They also help protect your hair from damage caused by heat tools and styling products.  Use daily to keep your color looking great between dyes.  If you are seeking to color your hair, why not let our specialist do it for you, all you have to do is contact us for a free consultation.

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