Beauty Tips for Men and Women

Beauty Tips for Men and Women

3 Terrible At-home Color Mishaps That Your Stylist Can't Fix

by Vincent Wallace

If you've ever tried to color your hair at home, you know what a challenge it can be. From picking the right color and developer to making sure you mix the color correctly, at-home hair color can become a nightmare very quickly if you don't know what you're doing. Fortunately, you can call your stylist and get your color fixed if you mess it up too bad. Or can you? The truth is that there are some color mishaps that even your stylist can't fix. Following are three at-home color mistakes that are beyond repair in most cases.

Black as Night

Black hair has the most pigment of any other hair color while pale blond has the least. If you put level 1 or black color on your hair, you will have a hard time getting it out without damaging your hair beyond repair. This is the case for two reasons. First, color does not lift color, so you or your stylist will have to use harsh bleach or color remover to get rid of the black. Second, the more pigment in the hair shaft, the longer it takes to remove it. Therefore, getting rid of black requires harsh chemicals and you have to leave them on for a long time. Most hair simply disintegrates under such pressure.

Bleached Out

While it may seem like you can simply infuse color back into bleached out, white hair, you can't. Most heavily bleached hair is damaged irreversibly. The hair cuticle, the outer layer of the hair shaft, that used to lay down flat and hold color pigment in is actually wide open in bleached out hair, allowing pigment to leave the hair shaft freely. For this reason, it's almost impossible to color bleached out hair. Any color that seems to stick after a color treatment will soon come out in the wash, leaving you with white hair once again.

Fried and Falling Out

If you've damaged your hair with at-home hair color to the point that it's fried and falling out, your stylist can't do anything about it. Putting more color on your hair will just cause it to turn to mush. You might even end up losing all your hair in the process. For this reason, you cannot put color on over-processed hair—ever.

All hair color mishaps can't be fixed. In some cases, you have to just let your hair grow out and color it when it's stronger or more receptive to color. If you want to color your hair at home, you should understand that things might not turn out perfectly. And if the results are too bad, your stylist won't be able to help you—which is why it's better to have hair colored by professional stylists (like those at His or Hers Salon & Spa) in the first place.


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Beauty Tips for Men and Women

I believe that how people look on the outside can influence how they feel on the inside. Men and women of any age can face many challenges with their looks. Some people have bad skin, while others lose their hair prematurely. These are just a couple of problems men and women must contend with each day. If the problems get worse, they eventually affect the body's organs, tissues and cells by preventing them from working properly. But with the right help, people can overcome these issues. My blog provides the tips adults need to stay fit, healthy and happy. I show men and women how to meet their greatest beauty challenges head on. Happy reading.