Hair Coloring Gone Wrong?
Did your at-home hair coloring treatment not go exactly as planned? Before you try to correct a dye job gone bad, take a look at what you need to know about the coloring process, your hair, and the reasons to visit a salon professional as soon as possible.
Why Didn't Your Hair Turn Out Like You Thought It Would?
The answer to this question depends on the problem. If your color is dull or barely noticeable, maybe you didn't start with a light enough base. A similar type of flat hue could result from an overdone process (leaving the dye on for too long).
It's also possible the color you chose doesn't look as natural as you expected, doesn't match your skin tone and eye color, is too dark, or is patchy. While these aren't technical faults, they are issues that require correction.
Why Shouldn't You Attempt To Fix Hair Coloring Gone Bad?
Your hair didn't turn out as planned the first time around. While you may make changes the second time, it's also possible your brand-new coloring skills won't completely correct the issue. While a clarifying shampoo may wash out some of the incorrect color, it won't fix a major flub.
If you don't know why your hair color looks off, aren't sure how to fix it, or are a coloring novice, leave this job to the professionals. Not only could a second attempt result in the wrong color, it could also damage your hair.
Overprocessed hair is often brittle and prone to breakage. The more color you add to your hair (or chemical correctors), the more stress you put on the strands. Along with brittleness and breakage, this can also result in a frizzy, hard to manage mane.
Who Should Fix Your Home Coloring Job?
The obvious answer to this question is a salon professional. While many stylists have knowledge of or some experience in coloring, not all of these pros are experts in corrections. You need a salon professional who understands your hair type, can help you to select the right color, and has extensive expertise in correcting these types of mistakes.
Simply slathering on a new color won't fix every problem. The addition of extra color processes may have the opposite effect and increase the level of damage. Instead, the stylist/colorist may need to take a gradual approach to the correction or use methods you aren't aware of for your hair coloring treatment.