The Three Ways To Prep Your Hair For Your Color Appointment

March 09, 2020

The Three Top Tips to prep your hair for your color appointment|

This is one of the top questions that hair stylists receive from their clients.

so if you have ever found yourself wondering if: your hair is too dirty, if you can come fresh out of the shower with wet hair, or if your dry shampoo is going to affect the color-then read on babe!
There are only three main things to always keep in mind the day of your hair appointment to ensure that it runs smoothly so both you and your stylist can feel comfortable, happy, and efficient!



Your hair doesn’t have to be freshly washed, but if it is more than 3 days dirty, or has visible oil and separation at the root then your color *may* be affected by it. Hair color usually has about 45 minutes to do its job, and most of the heavy lifting and magic happens in the first 10-15 minutes of it being on your hair. If it spent the majority of those first few magical minutes working to cut through the oil on your hair rather than changing your color, it will result in brassy, uneven color, or less gray coverage. Most stylists don’t have the time allotted to pre-wash your hair at the beginning of the service, so if this is something you want to do you can ask your stylist beforehand if they offer it, and keep in mind it will be an extra charge!


The same thing applies if you have a lot of hair sprays, dry shampoos, or gray coverage sprays in your hair. If you have a lot of these products in your hair either wash it the day of your appointment, or let your stylist know so they can brush some of the excess products out before applying your color!


If you do feel like you need to wash your hair prior to your color appointment, try to dry it as much as possible before arriving at the salon. Your stylist will of course appreciate the precaution, however most of the time color needs to go on dry hair so this will help avoid you getting an extra charge on your ticket for the pre-blow dry.

Did you know that oil can cause your color or highlights to get brassy? This is a big a-ha moment when we talk about it in the salon. Tell us in the comments below if you learned that reading this post!

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