FREE SHIPPING ON DOMESTIC ORDERS $75 AND OVER
Home Blog

5 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU COLOR YOUR HAIR

5 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU COLOR YOUR HAIR

You've decided it's time for a change to your hair. How exciting! Deciding to color your hair is a big deal which is why today we're sharing the five steps that you need to take before coloring your hair to avoid making an oopsie. Let's get into it.

Ensure your hair is in good condition

If you have dry or damaged hair, you should work on getting it back up to top health before you add color. Hair dye and bleach are harsh chemicals and will only worsen damaged hair which could lead to breakage. Moisture is key for colored hair so take the time to hydrate your hair with leave-in conditioners, steam treatments and hydrating masks before you color.

Decide 100% on the color you want

This one sounds obvious, but there is nothing worse than deciding on a hair color only to regret it as soon as the hairdresser turns you around in the mirror. Take the time to see what colors would work well with your skin tone; look at people with similar skin tones and similar colors and use an app to merge your face onto the hair color to get a better feel for it. Once you've decided, make sure you bring lots of pictures for your hairdresser so they can achieve the color you're after.

Set realistic expectations

If your hair is jet black, you aren't going to get it platinum blonde in one session. Be patient and listen to your hairstylist's recommendations. Also, be prepared for the upkeep of colored hair. You'll need to start using products designed for colored hair to keep your hair in the best condition and make your color last.

Get a patch test

Always, we repeat, always get a patch test done before you get your hair colored. A patch test is where your stylist (or you if you are dyeing your own hair) add a tiny bit of the dye to your skin, usually on your inner arm and wait at least 24 hours to see if you have a reaction. If you do, then you absolutely shouldn't proceed with using the dye as it could lead to a trip to the hospital.

Avoid shampooing 24-48 hours beforehand

Your hair and scalp have natural oils that help to protect them from everyday elements. Washing your hair washes these protective oils away and it takes a few days for your natural oils to build up again. Protect your hair strands and scalp by not washing your hair.

Good luck with your color, Queens!


Leave a comment



Get 15% off for signing up with
Beauty Empire

Be the first to know about promotions, new products
and sales. Directly to your inbox.