This one is for the stylist's! So at the salon the other day we had a client in whose hair had a little challenge covering the gray with her formulation. The areas that gave us the biggest challenge were around the face by the ears.
For those of you who have had these challenges we have some solutions. Here are some great tips and tricks that have worked for us in the past and some that I have learned from fellow stylists for those problem areas, especially around the face!
Often times the hair around the face and ears will get filled with salt, due to the amount of sweat a person has perspired. Salt in our sweat will cause the hair to become very dry and resistant to color. Also product, minerals and chlorine will have a major affect on our color results. The best solution if this happens is to detoxify the hair prior to coloring. My recommendation would be to use Pureologys clarifying and detoxifying shampoo: Purify, prior to coloring. If you feel that there is an excess amount of build up of product, minerals, chlorine or salt in the hair use shampoo and leave on for up to 20 min capped under neath a dryer. Follow by applying your color to your manufactures instructions.
Here are some other great tips to try if clarifying the hair does not work.
1. Prior to coloring the hair apply a small amount of the hair color pigment only (not using any peroxide) to the challenging area and after apply color throughout entire head (including the challenging spots) in normal fashion.
2. After applying color to challenging areas, cover areas with foil.
3. Pre-soften the hair by applying a small amount of 20 volume peroxide to a piece of cotton and rub the challenging areas with the peroxide.
If any of you happen to have other tips and tricks we would love to hear them. Please comment or write us at: firstname.lastname@example.org