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Color Correction and Fadeage
The biggest change in professional salon hair color besides added conditioning agents is the ability of the color to open the cuticle very minimally in order to deposit the colour. This is important because a closed cuticle reflects more shine, will tangle less, and will protect the inner hair shaft from environmental damage.
The cuticle layer is also a key factor in color fadeage. Two things that will affect fadeage are porosity (which is how open your cuticle sits) and color selection (certain tones will fade faster ex: reds)
Going back to your natural hair color? Keep these things in mind. If you have lightened your hair, it will be more porous. At this point, hair is in a less predictable state. If you are having it colored back to a brown shade (all natural hair color is a shade of brown), artificial hair color will show differently on porous hair. Two things you can do to make the process better:
**Keep your hair in the best condition that you can with premium shampoo and weekly protein treatments. (I suggest daily use of Redken Anti-Snap leave-in treatment). When you are ready to change your hair color, your hair will react more predictably.
**Consider that it is a work in progress. Depending on the extent of color correction and damage that we are working with, your exact desired level and tone may require a few applications and would ideally evolve over a few hair appointments.
Remember that if your hair tends to soak up the color too much, and go darker (ex: it is more porous), it will tend to let go of the color and fade faster. Occasionally with very porous hair, browns or toners will grab darker, or produce a cooler, more ashy tone than the color was designed to go. In this case it is better to let the color “wash up” over a few shampoos rather than lift it, only for it to lift too much later on it’s own. Avoid asking for ash or cool browns on bleached hair as there is more of a chance of your hair appearing more “muddy”. Remember to avoid these situations by keeping your hair in optimum health!
More of the Best Color Correction Hair Style Photos.... coming soon!