As we’ve seen in the recent past vibrant colors are back and I don’t see them going away any time soon. These colors can be so fun, but they are a lot of maintenance. I’ve used all types of brands, but my favorite is the Pravana textile colors. They come in vivids, pastels, and neons. All of the colors are also intermixable. How cool is that? So, I can make you the perfect, custom color of your dreams. The only downside with these is they aren’t permanent. Bummer time…BUT I can give you all the tips and tricks to keep your color as long as possible.
Here’s what you gotta do:
Try to heat style less.
Yeah, I know it’s hard, but heat styling hair that has been bleached and stained with a textile color will make it fade faster. Heat opens up the cuticle of the hair, and since this color isn’t permanent it only penetrates the top layer of the strand, so when you apply heat to it you are essentially taking the color out.
Wash less and with cool water.
Same as I said above, the heat will cause it to fade faster, so if you wash your hair with cool to cold water it will help to keep that color in there. Anyone who has colored their hair before also knows that washing your hair often will make the color fade as well, so try to go a little longer between washes.
Come in for regular touch ups.
When your color starts to fade come back in for a refresh. You don’t have to do the whole shebang every time. Until your roots are driving you crazy, just do the textile color. It wont even take half the amount of time either, so that’s a plus!
Now, onto the reality and expectations of the process.
The first time you come in for the service it is going to take a while. To get these fun colors we have to lighten the hair first in order to get the color as true and vibrant as possible. What that means is it is a double process. So we would lighten everything you want to be the Pravana color(s) you choose, wash your hair, dry it, apply the textile color, wash again and style. This process (depending on your desired end result, and length and thickness of your hair) can take anywhere between 2-4 hours,so be prepared and talk it over with your stylist first. But really, have fun with it! That’s what hair is all about.