Hair Color Questions Answered!

I get asked a TON of questions about my hair so I thought it was finally time to do a post on it.  First, find a good stylist, find a good stylist, FIND A GOOD STYLIST!  Seems obvious, but with this kind of color you have to be extremely careful, it’s a fine line between ending up yellow and ending up damaged.  I went to so many salons where it was all talk and no skill.   Take your time to find someone brutally honest and really experienced.  Don’t expect to walk out with your perfect color after one appointment either, it took a few processes to get my hair this way.

FAQ’s

Q:  Is your hair blonde or gray?IMG_2688new
A:  I get this question daily.  Depending on the lighting it can go either way.  Everybody sees it a little differently.  

Q:  What’s your natural hair color?
A:  Dirty blonde.  It was platinum as a child and then hormones made it a lovely dark shade (insert sarcasm).

Q:  How often do you color your hair?
A:  On average every 8 weeks.

Q:  How do you make the color last that long?
A:  I only wash it twice a week using Pravana Pure Light Sulfate-Free Brightening Shampoo & Conditioner.  I let the shampoo and conditioner sit for a couple minutes before rinsing to really knock out the brassiness and deposit that touch of violet.  Most importantly, I do a once-a-week Olaplex treatment to strengthen and repair.

Q:  How do you style your hair?
A:  I start with Redken Extreme Anti Snap, followed by Got2B Iconic + Power Mousse & finish off with Pureology 21 Colour Fanatic.  I rough dry it 90%, smooth out the top with a boar bristle round brush, then section off, clip in my extensions and curl with the 1″ Enzo Milano Clipless Curling Wand.  If I’m getting a little greasy in-between washes I use either Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray or just regular ol’ baby powder.

It’s obviously not wash and go, but it could be a LOT worse.  And color maintenance aside, my hair is just difficult in general.  I have about three different textures going on and lots of crazy, curly, kinks right around my face.  You know those girls that can wake up and throw their hair in a bun?  Yeah, not me.  We’re talking blowouts, flatirons…the whole shebang.  For a BUN.  Compared to that, maintaining the color is a cake walk!
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