Prepping Your Hair for a New Hair Color

Prepping Your Hair for a New Hair Color

Changing your hair color is one of the easiest ways to step up your look! However, without a healthy glow, even the most gorgeous colors won’t look their best. That’s why it’s important to get your hair in its best condition before coloring, to make sure that your color lasts and that your hair is shiny and soft.

If your new look will also include a new haircut, perm, or straightening treatment, it’s best to get that done before changing the color. Your hair’s new texture and cut will change the way your hair reflects light, affecting its color tone. A fresh trim will also get rid of damaged or split ends that may affect the coloring process. With your updated style done first, your colorist can focus on the shades and design your color to best compliment that style.

Your next step is getting your hair in its best possible condition, removing any excess build-up and conditioning it so it’s ready for the coloring. Your colorist can recommend products to use at home in the week or so leading up to your coloring appointment – you may need a special clarifying shampoo and deep conditioner to get things ready. Timing is also important. Your colorist will let you know how often you need to shampoo or condition before your appointment. 

In addition to the at-home pre-treatments, your colorist has many tools at his or her disposal to help prepare your hair for coloring. These include pre-color treatments that help prevent breakage during the coloring process, as well as professional deep conditioning and restorative treatments that vary based on your hair type and its individual needs. A pre-coloring consultation appointment is an important step to get gorgeous, long-lasting color. Bring photos of the look you want and spend some time asking about pre-treatments to get your hair in its best condition to optimize your new color.

When you’re ready for a new hair color, make an appointment at Voga Salon. Our well-trained, professional colorists will consult with you about the best options for pre-color treatments and then design the perfect new look for your individual style! Find us at 13357 West 135th in Overland Park or give us a call at 913.685.1832. You can also instantly make your own appointment with our convenient mobile app, available for free on iTunes or Google Play.