YOUR HAIR COLOR QUESTIONS, ANSWERED
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers: General Hair Color
I would like to perm and color my hair to have a new look. Can I do both on the same day, or is it better to do one before the other?
Koleston recommends that you perm first to ensure that the perming process will not interfere withy our newly applied color. If you're using a Permanent hair color which lasts until your hair grows out or you recolor, wait 7-10 days and shampoo at least once before coloring.Perms and chemical treatments can leave hair more porous and allow color to be absorbed faster.
I need some hair advice. I'll be visiting my stylist for a cut next weekend, and it's also time for me to reapply my haircolor. Should I get my hair cut before or after coloring?
We recommend cutting your hair first and then coloring it. And, of course, your color will enhance your cut.
Does the length of my hair make any difference in the amount of haircolor I will need?
Absolutely. If your hair is below shoulder length or very thick, you may need two boxes to fully saturate your hair. Also, keep in mind that the ends of long hair tend to absorb more color, so the timing may be different for your ends. So make sure you do your strand test.
If I'm going to color my hair, when should I shampoo it?
You generally shouldn't shampoo immediately before coloring because this will remove the natural oils that protect your scalp during the coloring process. It's best to shampoo 24 hours prior to using permanent hair color which lasts until your hair grows out or you recolor). But be sure to check the instructions inside the box because it can vary by product.