Ever since I started coloring hair at the age of 14, it has been clear to me that the secret to a beautiful hair color is good and continuous care.
In the early 1990s, working with the Supermodels, I would change their hair colors 3 to 4 times a week for shoots. Can you imagine the damage?!
The analogy I like to make is around skin and makeup. Imagine applying makeup to a bad skin, the result will not be as stunning than on a well-cared for skin. It's the same thing for hair, a color on healthy hair will look much more natural if the hair and scalp receive proper care.
This is when I created my first two products, for my personal use. An oil that would protect and deeply nourish the hair and a shampoo that would cleanse the hair in the most gentle way all the while conditioning it.
My moisturizing hair oil with lavender and the cleansing mask with lemon became my staples to getting hair healthy and ready for COLOR!
Here are the 5 things you should do if you plan on getting your hair color-treated in the next few weeks:
- The secret to beautiful healthy hair starts with a weekly deep nourishing treatment! Do it on the weekend when you have the time to relax and get all the benefits from your mask.
- Before your salon appointment, avoid washing your hair. The natural oils (sebum) will help protect your scalp from chemicals. Before any color process, I always apply my Moisturizing hair oil with lavender - it allows the color pigments to grab onto the hair much better all the while protecting and nourishing your mane. The result? A more vibrant and shiny color!
- Don't style your hair before your appointment, let it be its natural self. Avoid at all cost going to your color appointment with styling products or dry shampoo!
- I always say that nature does a good job, choose a color that is close to your natural color and avoid changing hair colors too often. The biggest trend is individuality and finding what suits you best. Providing good care to your hair then allows you to space out the salon appointments and have a more low-maintenance color!
- A picture is worth a thousand words! Find pictures of things you like and others that you dislike all the while staying close to you and your natural color you would not want to be somebody you are not. Pictures will help your colorist understand exactly what you want in his own words.