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Home Hair Colour: THE PIT FALLS,
I have been inspired to touch on this huge subject . Offer some advise and share some experiences gained from so many great years in our industry. It’s very cool.
I will try and cover some subjects from the every day challenges to the creative over the top looks oh and some of the hair nightmares we get to fix and advise on! We all need to do understand how things happen and why !
Misuse of products. Miss information. Inpatients and not following guide lines and instructions. We can all be guilty of these things at some point in our career!
I have already posted topic’s on this blog site on Bleaching. Lift deposit. Toning . Damage .Condition but have decided that as topic’s they can always be re visited. Reviewed in depth so will post more individual topics over the coming days.
In the hopes of guiding and providing information that helps avoid pit falls.
A list of topic’s that may well be added to:
Bleaching/ Decolourizer/ Lift deposit?/ Toning.
Metallic salts in hair colour.
Re dying hair/ with Drug store colour / Roots Application/colour Balance.
Removing Colour/ Stand tests/ Condition.
Using Pigment / Under tone pigment friend or foe:
Bleaching Root application.
I also think at this juncture. That it is worth mentioning that.
Not all home colours be they permanent tints or fun fashion shade are what they claim to be. It’s buyer beware. If your wondering should I colour my hair will it hold colour a very simple test.
Take a strand test. Remove a small amount of your processed hair and drop it into a glass of water. If it sinks fair chance it will not hold colour and is over processed healthy hair will float. If you have a history of colouring and bleaching it on a regular bases. It may feel slimy when wet sort of stretchy time to give it a rest!! it’s toasted! will not hold colour.
Claiming to be .Ammonia free have something else doing the same Job MEA , Grain Alcohol derivatives. Other products that manipulate the ph of the hair.
They in some cases can contain trace elements of metallic salts. This is why it’s essential to do a stand test. prior to applying bleach a chemical reaction can occur creating heat.
In worst case this heat can melt over processed hair
To determine if hair has been colored by a metallic dye, mix 1 oz. of 20-volume peroxide with 20 drops of 28% ammonia. Submerge 20 strands of hair in the solution and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. If the hair lightens rapidly, the hair contains lead. If there is no reaction after 30 minutes, the hair contains silver or bismuth. If the solution starts to boil and emits a foul odor, the hair contains copper. Hair that has no metallic salts on it should lighten only very slightly.
I hope that this information is helpful and that the topic’s covered do help with some of the issues that can happen when colouring and re colouring hair. Without knowledge of the products chemistry or formulation the risks of a chemical reaction or poor results or indeed allergic reaction can be a risk.
Although I offer sound advise. Every head is different the history on any given head is different so information and advise offered is only guidance. Although I am a qualified professional i cannot guarantee results on any given head.
If in doubt get a professional consultation it should be free and without commitment.
All of the topic’s and articles posted are to try and share knowledge and experience .Hoping to inspire and raise standards.
On a bad day you could end up like this! anyone guess how this
was done or why? Mike B2MR