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Wedding Hair SOS: Banish Disasters & Rock Your Dream Do!

Wedding Hair SOS: Banish Disasters & Rock Your Dream Do!

Say goodbye to pre-wedding hair colour meltdowns! In this blog, learn how to avoid disasters, master colour correction like a pro, and confidently slay your wedding day look without worrying it’s not quite perfect. It's time to ditch the vale and shine – all hair deserves the best, after all!

Hair guru Linda Lehto shares essential tips to get you started, pronto!

Section I: Decoding Hair colour Mishaps

Hair colour correction involves fixing unwanted hues, whether they're too light, dark, brassy, or patchy. This could be due to uneven colouring, home dye mishaps, or even damage from previous treatments. Fear not, we've got you covered!

Section II: Assessing the Damage

Before diving in, analyze your hair's condition and structure. This helps choose the right approach. Hair structure, porosity, elasticity, and texture matter! Damaged or porous hair needs special attention. Consider skipping oxidative colours if your hair is brittle – Four Reasons colour Masks might be a gentler option.

 Direct dyes are your friend for damaged hair. Porous hair is naturally open, and oxidants further open it up. Think of hair like a pinecone: damaged hair resembles an exploded one, with pigments escaping easily. "Direct dyes have an electric charge and adhere better to the hair surface" explains Linda.

Section III: Consultation is Key!

Don't underestimate the power of a thorough consultation! A good stylist should be able to walk you through a series of questions to work out exactly what to do to fix any mishaps.

  • What products were used previously? Knowing the base and colours used affects technique and colour choice.
  • What do you desire? Discuss achievable goals and set realistic expectations.
  • What's the follow-up plan? They should explain the colour correction process and future appointments. They will also prescribe home care products for maintenance.

Section IV: colour Correction Science 101

Mastering colour theory is essential! The colour wheel is your guide – use complementary colours to neutralize unwanted tones or enhance desired ones.

Linda's colour theory tips:

  • Want to go from level 10 to level 7? Identify missing pigments like yellow, orange, and red to fill the gap.
  • Greenish hair? Add a touch of red pigment to neutralize it.

Section V: Conquering Hair Disasters

Start with the darkest spots! If you target the lightest areas first, achieving even colour becomes tricky. "Prioritize hair condition," emphasizes Linda.

Disaster protocol: 

  • Level the base. This evens out the canvas before lightening or darkening.
  • Tackle patches and unevenness. Apply bleach or colour only to specific areas needing correction.
  • For very patchy hair, use different bleach strengths or colours on individual strands. Remember, you can't lighten dark colour directly. 

Linda's example: Lighten overly dark roots all over first. Then:

  • Use thin foils.
  • Apply bleach only to dark spots.
  • Monitor lightening progress.
  • Adjust colour recipes based on the lightening results. "Hair with artificial pigment might react differently," cautions Linda.

Bonus: Disaster Prevention Checklist

  • Hair health check: If hair is compromised, skip harsh treatments and opt for gentler options like Four Reasons Luxima (only available from approved professionals) or colour Masks.
  • Client hair care habits: Discuss the commitment to at-home care and shade maintenance required for colour changes.

Recommend home care products: Four Reasons Professional Brilliant colour Shampoo and Conditioner to maintain shade and hair health between salon visits.

With these tips and expert guidance, you can say goodbye to wedding hair worries and achieve your dream look with confidence! Remember, communication, careful planning, and the right products are your secret weapons for a stress-free, colour-p

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