How To Do A Hair Color Correction?
One of the greatest disasters that can happen to you during a make-over is when the hair color that you chose didn’t quite go the way it was supposed to. Imagine, feeling giddy and excited that you’ll be sporting a new look only to find out after much anticipation that your hair has turned bright orange or neon green or some crazy color that you didn’t want at all. Believe it or not, this kind of thing happens whether it’s your fault for experimenting or it’s the hair colorist’s fault for not paying attention. Sometimes, it’s nobody’s fault and it just happened for a number of different reasons. What then?
Hair color correction is a bit tricky.You’ll have a better chance of improved results when you correct the hair disaster at the soonest possible time. Apparently, you only have between 48-72 hours before the color totally penetrates the hair strand and by then it will be too late to remedy the situation. The worst thing that you can do is apply another coat of hair colorant immediately after the first procedure in the hopes that it will cover the messed-up hair color.
If you had your hair coloring done at the salon, then it’s highly probable that your hair colorist will be able to correct the problem. You’ll actually have a better chance at recovery compared to when you’re doing it yourself. Most hair colorists know how to repair the damage without further damaging your hair. But be warned. Don’t expect that you’ll be able to restore your original hair color in the same day. Hair color is not easily removed nor can it be simply erased and covered over. In fact, covering it with another coating of color may lead to the two colors mixing and you’ll end up with a different and more hideous color than when you started. The best bet your hair colorist can do is dull the color, especially if it’s bright orange.Yet another way for hair color correction is just trim the hair and let the rest of the colored hair grow out.
You also need to consider the damage to your hair when you’re trying to reverse the damage of a botched up hair coloring session. Try not to apply successive hair color solutions to hair that has just been colored. This will damage the hair and make the problem worse.
While waiting for your hair to regain its natural color which sometimes is the only option you have, you may just use some natural and herbal oils to hasten the fading of the hair colorant. They also help in making the hair grow faster which is helpful if you’ve decided to cut your hair to minimize the effect of the hair color.