How Often Should You Color Your Hair?
Whether you’re looking to dye your hair for the first time, or you’ve maintained color for years, how often you dye your hair is a huge factor in its long-term health. Color too often and you could be imparting lasting damage to your locks, but wait too long between dyes and that beautiful color could fade as your roots show through. Finding the perfect balance is important, so we’ve laid out the top three things Fabio Scalia Salon considers when it comes to deciding how long to wait between dyes.
Why Does Finding the Perfect Salon Schedule Matter?
Making sure you find your perfect salon schedule is important because improper use of dyes and colorings can lead to permanent damage of your hair follicles. Especially while using products that lighten hair or bleach hair, the sensitive cortex of your hair will become exposed and vulnerable. Using quality products can help mitigate this damage and prevent any extreme breakage. Finding and sticking to your perfect salon schedule is one of the best ways Fabio Scalia Salon recommends maintaining the health of your hair.
Top Three Things to Consider When Creating Your Salon Schedule:
• Your Natural Hair
• Quality of Your Coloring Product
• Your Personal Preferences
Your Natural Hair
The color of hair that naturally grows from your head, and the speed at which it grows, is a huge factor when deciding on your salon schedule. Hair typically grows at about half an inch per month, but that speed can vary from person to person. If your hair grows quicker, you may want to decrease the time between salon visits to prevent your roots from showing too much. The texture and health of your natural hair must also be considered. If your natural hair is already dry and damaged, you will need to be careful not to overuse dyes. Using quality products on your hair will greatly increase the health of your hair and allow you to use dyes without much damage.
Quality of Your Coloring Products
If you use bleaching or lightening products on your hair, meaning you go from a darker shade to a lighter one, you should not exceed using the dye more than once per four to six weeks. If possible, waiting closer to six weeks is preferable. Using high quality products on your hair, whether going lighter or darker, will always help maintain the health of your hair. Another option to consider is using semi-permanent dyes. They tend to be more forgiving than their permanent counterparts, and often cause less damage.
Your Personal Preferences
Like we mentioned before, the speed at which your roots come through is a big factor in deciding on your salon schedule. If you don’t mind your roots showing, then waiting longer between visits works great. If you’d like to minimize your natural hair coming through, then decrease the time between visits. Taking all things into consideration, your perfect salon schedule will likely fall within the range of one visit for every four to six weeks. It’s always a good idea to consult with your hairdresser or stylist once you’ve considered our top three factors for finding your perfect salon schedule.
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