Hair coloring can be a great way to do it for those looking to change up their look. But before you head off to the salon or pick up a box of dye from your local drugstore, there are some things you should know first. Here are 10 things to consider before you color your hair.
1. UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU WANT:
Balayage Oviedo is often used for balayage and ombre techniques, which involve lightening strands in strategic locations throughout the hair. Understanding what type of color service you’re looking for will help ensure you get the results you want. Please talk with your stylist about what look you’d like to achieve and make sure they have experience creating it before committing.
2. RESEARCH YOUR COLORIST:
Finding the right colorist is key when it comes to making sure your desired transformation turns out as expected. Ask friends and family who they recommend or search online for reviews on salons in your area. Don’t forget to ask if they specialize in the type of look that you want—Balayage Oviedo included!
3. SELECT THE RIGHT SHADE:
Selecting a shade can be tricky, so always bring photos of looks that inspire you when meeting with your stylist and talk through any concerns or questions that arise during this process together beforehand so there aren’t any surprises once the dye starts flowing!
4. CONSIDER YOUR LEVEL OF COMMITMENT:
If this is your first time changing your colour, you probably don’t want to do anything too drastic – which means commitment is important! When choosing a colour, think about how much maintenance it will take to keep it vibrant throughout the year (ease into lighter colours gradually). Also be aware that semi-permanent colors tend to require more touch-ups than permanent colors due to their shorter lifespan of around 8 weeks compared to 4-6 months (depending on how often you shampoo/expose yourself to the sun etc).
5. USE A MOISTURISING MASK OR TREATMENT:
Coloring can cause dryness if not done properly – so invest in an ultra-hydrating mask or treatment before coloring and one specifically for coloured hair afterward; this will help maintain moisture levels while keeping vibrancy intact between appointments! Pro tip – wait 48 hours after applying product(s) before visiting the salon, as residue can interfere with the bonding process leading up to the day of application (especially if bleached beforehand). This precaution could potentially save a lot of money down the line by avoiding unneeded corrections due to over-saturation or tonal inconsistencies caused by build-up (nobody has time for that!).
6. PROTECT YOUR SCALP:
Always apply a protective oil such as coconut around the perimeter of the scalp & partitions prior to colouring; this simple step helps to shield delicate skin from harsh chemicals found in most professional products plus prevents reactions common when exposed unprotected for long periods of time – itchy scalp aside, other related irritations are no fun to deal with!
7. KNOW WHEN TO SAY NO:
It’s important to communicate openly with stylists, and let them know what you feel comfortable doing & where the boundaries lie – for example, some people prefer to stay away from bleach altogether, while others may want to try the balayage Oviedo technique but only a few highlights added to the crown create a halo effect.. bottom line = trust your gut!
8. PREVENTION IS THE KEY:
Keep heat styling tools at low settings; use sulfate-free shampoos, and conditioners, maintain post colour treatments regularly to prolong the life of vibrant colors; even better, cut back on washing frequency altogether as oils produced naturally by the scalp can do double duty here, hydrating giving shine boost to boot!
9. BE PATIENT:
Color takes time to set order to produce desired results. Give one two washes to allow pigment to thoroughly saturate strands longer a lasting fade-free finish; second and third rounds of haircare normally required eliminate stubborn greys blend everything together seamlessly – be patient with the process!
10. ENJOY THE TRANSFORMATION
Last but not least, enjoy the whole journey! We love changing styles, and trying new trends now and then because nothing quite like having beautiful glowing locks to flaunt around proudly, whatever comes your way… just remember to keep a healthy routine in place to avoid further damage & stay happy!
Taking these steps beforehand will ensure that anyone wanting to change their hair colour will get exactly what they want, with no unwelcome surprises along the way!