Hair Color FAQ

1. I can’t make up my mind on what color I want to be! What do you suggest?

Jackie says, “When in doubt, try it out.” She recommends visiting a wig shop and trying on the colors that you are thinking about. Do try on a wig with a style close to your own hair style, so that you can get the closest to what the end result will look like. At the end of the day, “no” can come from the client or the colorist. Jackie recommends, “If your colorist tells you that she is pretty certain you are not going to like the hair color you are requesting, listen to her.” Your colorist is the best source of information when it comes to recommending hair color, but don’t expect a good colorist to “fix” a color for free if you insist on it when she is recommending otherwise.

2. Is hair color damaging to my hair?

Most hair color products are made so well today that it is virtually impossible to damage the hair. It may be a really bad look, but ugly color does not have to mean damaged hair. Bleach in the hands of an untrained person is the problem 90% of the time!

3. Can I wash my hair as soon as I get home from coloring it?

You certainly may shampoo your hair right after having it colored, provided you use the recommended shampoo and conditioner. The myth that you cannot shampoo your hair after having it colored is a misconception due to people confusing hair color procedures with a permanent wave. When you get a “perm”, you should not wash your hair right away because the hair needs time to completely neutralize, allowing the internal bond to reform. However, it is always best to follow your stylist’s directions as only they know what to expect from their color line.

4. How do I care for my colored hair?

Jackie recommends that you use a shampoo and conditioner designed for color-treated hair. Products that are offered from companies like L’Oreal or Kerastase that also make hair color are often the best to use, since companies that produce hair color would never manufacture a shampoo and conditioner that would jeopardize the hair color.