Haircolor FAQ

Q: Can I color my hair if I’m pregnant?

Everyone has a different theory on this issue. The truth behind this is that no one really knows exactly how much (if any) haircolor is absorbed through the scalp and put into the bloodstream which may cause damage to the fetus.

However this has ever been proven, so just to be on the safe side most physicians recommend that their patients do not color their hair during the first trimester which would be the most vulnerable time of the development of the fetus.

I believe that you should do whatever your doctor tells you to do and what you feel comfortable doing. Typically if someone is very concerned about this issue then we will use a foil technique, which will allow one to color their hair without having the color lying directly onto the scalp.

Q: How Can I Be Blonde without being Brassy?

Maybe you’re trying to go too light with your single process color; one thing we can do is to make your base color a little deeper with the single process and then add highlights for your blonde. Also you may want to be a double process blonde or you may just need a toner to soften the color a bit.

Q: How Often Do I Have To Come In For Color And Highlights?

Most of the time you can do 1 or 2 single processes in-between a foiling appointment. It really depends on how fast your hair grows and you see regrowth. On average you will need a single process haircolor every four to six weeks and a foil highlighting every eight to 12 weeks.

Q: If I Start Coloring My Hair, Will It Still Be Shiny?

Yes! Haircolor done properly by a skilled professional using high quality products will keep your hair shiny and beautiful in most cases, shinier that was before.

Q: I Have Straight Limp Hair – Will Coloring Give My Hair More Body?

Yes! This is one of the side benefits of coloring your hair, haircolor has the ability to the slightly swell the outer layer of the hair thus making it feel thicker and Fuller and give you more body.

Q: What Is A Lowlight?

A lowlight is when a darker shade is foiled into hair that has been made too light or Highlighted too often. This will make the hair color look more natural and make the regrowth (roots) less obvious.

Q: What Is The Difference Between Permanent And Demi-Permanent Haircolor?

Traditional Permanent haircolor is a stronger solution then a demi-permanent haircolor. For example, traditional permanent haircolor will typically utilize 20 volume or 30 volume peroxide and has a high ammonia content (the lighter the shade the more ammonia). A demi-permanent haircolor typically utilizes about a five volume peroxide solution and much lower ammonia content. However, each one has a purpose.

For example, if you have medium brown hair and simply want to cover your gray, a demi-permanent color should work fine. However, if you are medium brown and you want to be blonde then you would need a stronger haircolor solution. In this case permanent color would be the color of choice.

Q: How Can I Get A Medium Brown Without The Red Tones?

You can’t. Whenever you have dark hair and try to go lighter, as in a dark brown brunette wanting to become a lighter brown, your hair will always pull warm tones. Thus you should keep your hair on the darker side and make sure that an ash base color is used, this will help in defusing the unwanted warm tones.

Q: How Often Will I Have To Come Back For Touch-Ups?

Maintenance depends on how many shades lighter or darker you go from your natural color. The greater the difference the sooner you will see roots and need a touch-up.

Q: Why Does My Blonde Fade And Turn Yellow?

This can be caused by one of the following:

1) A build-up of minerals in the air and water. The best thing to do is use a good Clarifying shampoo to remove any of these minerals. Since a clarifying shampoo can be a little drying, a good conditioner is needed afterwards.

2) Your blonde color was not brought up light enough to began with. Sometimes the day of the haircolor service the color will look nice and blonde but after a few days your warm yellow tones will start to return to your hair and your hair will appear to be yellow. If this is the case then ask a colorist to make your hair slightly lighter the next time.