Hair Colour Correction
Trying out different hair colours or techniques can be fun and satisfying, except for that “oops” moment when things didn’t go quite as planned and changed the desired outcome. Your dream hair colour can sometimes turn into your worst nightmare and look even worse than you could have ever imagined. What do you do now? You fix it. And it’s not as difficult as it looks. It’s time you gather some courage and fall back in love with your coloured locks by doing some colour correction. Here’s everything you need to know about hair colour correction.
What is hair colour correction?
Hair colour correction is exactly what it sounds like. Fixing the undesired result of hair colour gone wrong is known as hair colour correction. Hair colour mishaps can happen to anyone and everyone and for different reasons. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry as this disaster can easily be fixed in one of a few ways. Hair colour correction for women and men involves toning out unwanted brassiness, dying your hair darker or lightening your hair colour even more to achieve the desired result.
How soon can you get your hair colour corrected?
When a hair colour session goes wrong, you are likely to get into damage control mode as soon as possible. Though you want to fix the mess immediately, you may have to weather the storm for a few weeks to protect your hair health. A hair professional can help better to determine how much damage has your hair colour caused and how to correct it, depending on your needs.
If the damage is minor, you may be able to fix it with a quick colour job that can be done immediately. You can try the Garnier Black Naturals or the Garnier Color Naturals that has a variety of shades to choose from. This hair colour for women is ammonia-free and provides great coverage in a few minutes. However, if your hair is dry and brittle from hair colour damage, you may need multiple bleaching and toning sessions from a professional, spread out over several weeks to get the colour right. After you have allowed your hair to rest for a couple of weeks, that’s it.
• Colour correction by bleaching
Your hair is not just one colour. Many underlying yellow, red and orange pigments combine to make your hair the colour you see it. If you have ended up with an unflattering orange or yellow colour after attempting to lighten your locks with bleach, possibilities are that you didn’t leave the bleach in long enough to lift those unwanted pigments away. After allowing your hair to recover from the bleach for a week or so, you can attempt to lighten your hair further so that you achieve the desired result.
• Colour Correction with Toner
A hair toner is used to adjust the shade of brassy hair coloured tones. This turns your locks into a cooler blonde or light brown shade. You need to choose the colour toner depending on which brassy shade your bad bleach job has left you with. If your hair has become more yellow after colouring, you will need a purple toner. On the other hand, if your hair has turned more orange than you were hoping, you will need a toner with blue shades.
Ways to keep your hair healthy
- Avoid washing your hair in the sink after colouring
- Analyze the hair colour description box thoroughly
- Do not go beyond the hairline while colouring
- Look out for the right hair colour shade
- Don’t skip the aftercare
- Use a colour safe shampoo and conditioner
- Avoid heat styling tools
- Do not over wash your hair
- Protect your hair from sun exposure
Luckily, there’s always a solution to hair colour mishaps. Keep these tips in mind and pamper your coloured hair with the love and care it needs. Now, you are all set to flaunt your fabulous and renewed hair colour to the world.