If you love experimenting with your hair colour, you know how exciting it can be to try a new shade or technique. But sometimes, things don’t go as planned. Whether your hair colour disastrously turns too dark, light, brassy, or patchy, there will always be a solution to fix the mistake and restore your confidence.
In this blog we aim to share tips for fixing common hair colouring problems, ways to play with colour in your hair and at-home hair colour maintenance. Also, check out professional hair colour services available at salons in the UK. Plus, we’ll recommend the best products for colour-treated hair from Salon Trusted. Sounds like what you need? Read on.
Hair Colouring Problems and Solutions
The most common hair colouring problem is getting an entirely different result than what you had expected. Did your hair colour end up too… Here’s how to fix it:
- Too dark
Try washing it with a clarifying shampoo to remove excess pigment. You can also go back to a salon so they are able to use a colour remover product that contains bleach to lighten your hair as they are aware of how far to go before your hair becomes damaged further. A simple solution can be to wait for the colour to fade naturally over time with regular washing to achieve your desired colour.
- Too light
Try toning it with a semi-permanent colour that is darker and warmer than your desired shade. This will add depth and richness to your hair without darkening it. You can also use a colour-depositing shampoo or conditioner to enhance your colour and make it last longer.
- Too brassy or orange
You can use a purple shampoo or conditioner to neutralise the unwanted yellow or orange tones. Purple is the opposite of yellow on the colour wheel, so it cancels out the brassiness and makes your hair look cooler and brighter. You can also use a toner or gloss with a blue or violet base to correct your colour.
Correcting Hair Colour Mistakes
Sometimes, fixing your hair colour mistakes at home can be tricky or risky, especially if you have bleached, damaged, or chemically treated hair. In these cases, it’s better to seek professional help from a salon that offers colour correction services. A professional colourist will be able to assess your hair condition and history and recommend the best course of action to achieve your desired result. They will also have access to high-quality products and techniques that can minimise damage and maximise results.
How to Do At-Home Colour Maintenance
Here’s how to maintain your colour at home:
- Wait 3 days before washing freshly coloured hair for better results
- Use a colour-protectant shampoo and conditioner to preserve colour and prevent fade
- Shampoo less frequently, and use dry shampoo between washes
- Condition regularly and use deep conditioning treatments once a week
- Limit exposure to high temperatures, direct sunlight, chlorine, and saltwater
- Use colour-depositing shampoos, conditioners, or masks to refresh your colour.
A Few Professional Colour Services Available at Salons
Some of the professional colour services that are available at salons in the UK are:
- Bleach Blonde
This involves bleaching your hair to achieve a platinum-blonde shade. It requires careful application and monitoring by a professional. It also requires regular toning and maintenance.
This involves adding lighter strands of colour to your hair to create contrast and dimension. It can be customised to suit your skin tone and personal preference.
- Full-Head Colour
This involves applying one colour all over your hair from roots to ends. It can be done with permanent or semi-permanent colour depending on how long you want it to last. It can be in any shade you choose, from natural to vibrant.
This involves painting colour onto the surface of your hair in a freehand manner for a natural-looking effect. It can be done with any colour. It can also be done with different techniques, such as ombre or sombre, to create different gradients of colour.
- Colour Packages
Some salons offer colour packages that include a combination of services for a discounted price. For example, you might get a balayage, toner, cut, and blow-dry for a fixed rate. These packages save money and get you a complete makeover.
Salon Trusted Recommendations for Colour-Treated Hair
Here’s the list of recommended products for At-Home Maintenance:
- Color Wow Root Cover Up series
You can use this to instantly cover up unevenly coloured or grey roots. Available in 8 shades, from Platinum to Black!
- Infuse My Colour Shampoos/Conditioners
These are colour-depositing shampoos and conditioners that come in various shades to suit different colours.
- Wella Colour Masks
The first of these from Wella is Wella Professional Color Fresh Semi-Permanent Colour Masks which are available for a wide spectrum of coloured hair. Also, check out the Wella Color Motion range which is ideal for strengthening hair structure along with a long-lasting colour shine. Additionally, you can opt for the Wella Invigo Masks series.
For Colour-Treated Hair, Salon Trusted also recommends these products:
- Matrix Biolage Colorlast range
These professional products help in maintaining colour tone, sheen and depth of colour treated hair.
- Insight Coloured range
This line brightens and enhances the colour, revitalising the hair. It preserves the colour longer.
Find a great selection of products within Colour Keepers for maintaining your colour or head to Neutralisation on our website if you are in need of a little help. As always, we are a message away for any queries you may have but we strongly suggest going to your hairdresser for advice or product recommendations as they know your hair best! Shop with Salon Trusted and let us help you keep your colour at its best until your next salon visit!