Tips For Coloring Blonde Hair
Realizing the limits of hair color can prevent coloring problems. For example, a person can successfully lift his or her natural root color by no more than three shades with single process hair color.
If you desire to lighten your hair more than three shades from your natural root color, it will be necessary to first pre-lighten your hair with bleach. This should only be done by a professional color technician to prevent breakage and uneven results.
If you have 0 to 75 percent gray hair, and you've tried to color it, your hair may have turned "brassy," golden or red. The color might have seemed to be good at first, only to fade to the brassy tone after a week or two. This is the result of the natural pigment in your hair.
If you have colored your hair blond and desire to go two or more shades darker, you must first put back what was removed! Your hair will have to be filled or pre-pigmented with a temporary or semi-permanent color before applying your target shade. Our color technicians will guide you through this extra step if it is necessary
When you complete a personal profile online or by phone, a Colour To Go color technician will review your requirements and recommend some realistic coloring suggestions. A lovely 'blond-on-blond' look can easily be achieved with a base color in a level seven, eight or nine, and then by having a professional colorist add a few highlights and/or lowlights over the base. You can maintain the outgrowth at home and have the highlights done every three to six months to provide variation, and minimize any brassy elements.
You can not use hair color formulas to lighten already colored hair. If you've recently colored your hair and want it lighter, using another hair color will not work. In fact, coloring already treated hair may drive the previous pigment further into your hair, making it difficult for even a professional to remove. Coloring hair will only lighten your natural color. You may leave the ends fade out naturally, or talk with one of our color technicians about COLORLIFT color remover.
To help you complete your personal profile for customized color, use the Colour To Go swatch kit to select your target color. The "N" series is neutral or natural, the "G" means gold, "R" cool red, "K" copper, "B" brown, and "V" violet. Some swatches are combinations of colors, some are pure. They may be intermixed with the brown shades. Examples would be: 6RB with a little more 6R, 7B mixed with 7K for some copper tones, 5RB with some 6V for a cooler blue/red tone.
Consider using our custom blended shampoo and conditioners to prevent fading or changing hair color tones between your hair color treatments. Hair Colour To Go will mix your shampoo and conditioner formula to your specifications so your hair color treatment will maintain its shiny, long lasting results. An additional tip would be to avoid excess exposure to the sun and chlorine water. Finally we recommend cool water to wash your hair to further safeguard your new color.
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