You'll Dye For This Dimensional Color!
Minerva says "I adore texture, contrast in my haircolor. Monchromatic hues bore me! Envision a child's hair shimmering in the sun. The multi -layered dimension in my hair is my fantasy fulfilled."
Adding dimension to your previously colored hair is considered advanced hair color. As such it is always a very Smart Technique to follow the guide lines below.
- Your first priority must be to visit The Strand Challenge. Then...
- After you have answered the strand challenge questionaire, Preeminent Conditioning offers important advise that assures your hair is in the best possible condition to proceed.
- Take the time to visit your hairstylist for a good hair trim.
- Familiarize yourself with the hair color that you will be using.
- Lo ammonia hair color is always a better choice than permanent haircolor when adding lo-lights.
- A hi-lighting cap is the most reliable way to color only selected strands of hair. The advantage of using this cap is that you can see the end result of the color before removing the cap. If needed, corrections can be made before taking the cap off.
- If your hair is thin and you are using a hi-lighting cap to achieve your desired contrast, pull fewer strands through the hi-liting cap. With thicker hair, pull more-and if desired, heavier strands through the cap.
- Select the amount and depth of contrast that you desire for your hair.
- Before you begin to hi-light your hair, analyze the amount of hair you have. Is your hair thin, medium or thick?
- Remember that your goal is not a complete color change-your objective is to add dimension. It's always easier to color fewer strands and add more later if desired. This also allows more time for you to become accustomed to your new hair color.
- Because of the very nature of haircolor and of porosity, the newly lo-lighted strands of color will fade in depth. With this in mind, don't be afraid to select a color that, after fade-age will still give your desired contrast. Remeber this too as you dry your hair the first time after coloring. If your hair is slightly darker than you desired, generally a few shampoos will remedy the problem.
- Your initial hair color will determine the necessary steps to achieve your desired color.
- If your hair is highly hi-lighted, a strand test should not be thought of as an extra step, but rather as the first step in this color process.
- "Filling" hair that is either highly tinted or highly hi-lighted assures a truer final color and also that that the color will last longer. ("Filling" is the process of first applying a lighter haircolor-always lo-ammonia,-always a "warm" color to replace the warmth lost when hair is highly lightened.)