hairdressers and coloring. I need your professional opinion

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper

I’m not a hairdresser, but a couple of  comments from what I have been told:

In the summer, the contrast of hair lightened by the sun to hair close to the scalp  can give the illusion of increased growth.  Chances are it’s not really growing that much faster if at all. Increased  UV exposure this time of year can contribute to premature fading.

Use only sulfate free shampoos if you want to prolong color.  It made a huge difference when I switched over.  Not all are the expensive salon brands. 

 

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I know my grays refuse to hold color – so as the amount of gray increases so will color loss. I’m unfortunately also at the crossroads of lighter hair color, or letting it gray.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

I’ve tried a bunch.  Oribe and Pureology are my favorites, but they are pricey. I like Biolage Delicate and Aveeno, too.  Living Proof and L’Oreal do a good job, but are a little too perfumed for me. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

weddingmaven:  it sounds like the colour is not coming off of your hair…your hair is simply growing. I have so many clients who say this (“the colour came off my grays in one month!!”), but when I look at their hair, what I see is 1/4″ of new growth and colour everywhere else. Hair can grow anywhere from 1/4-1/3 of an inch every single month. It’s nothing the the hairdresser is doing wrong. She can only colour the hair that’s showing while you’re at the salon. She can’t prevent it from growing. And the more gray you get over time, the more noticeable that 1/4″ becomes. Most of my heavily gray (50% or more) clients are in for colour every three weeks.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

VictorianChick:  hmm well you could get a shampoo with a little bit of tint in it. Usually when my clients think their hair is growing faster then normal they usually started vitams or something. It could be they changed color lines and it’s not working with you ( doubt it though ) I would also make sure she’s using a grey coverage color. You shouldn’t have to go blonde if you don’t want to there are other things that can be done. I don’t think the water should be as big of an effect as it sounds to be. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

VictorianChick:  I like Acure Organics. You can get it at whole foods or online. It’s like $10. I actually only use organic sulfate/silicone free products. I also like Broo shampoo. It’s made with beer. L’oreal also makes a sulfate-free line that you can get at the grocery store that isn’t bad. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hairdresser here. Your hairdresser should be using a base colour with a double bass, this is ideal for more resilient grey hair. However you will find that your hair goes through phases of growing quickly. When I put my highlights in, I can barely go 2-3weeks before roots start showing,especially if I have a darker base colour.

As pp said you can ask them to put some tint in conditioner for you which will give you a similar effect as having a toner/refresher colour,although it cant perform miracles.

 

Have you considered going a shade or two lighter,maybe a caramel sort of shade? This may help disguise regrowth a little better.

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