When you want to know the truth, get to the source! Clients bring hair color myths to their colorists all the time—and our Clairol experts have heard them all. Now our in-the-know pros are clearing the air with their beauty insider insights, so you’ll never be fooled by one of these hair color myths again…
Hair color needs a few days to “calm down.”
“When I get a new color, it’s really intense for the first few days. It takes a couple days for everything to even out up there.”
“With all those chemicals, the hair is very bright in those first 48 hours. But then it fades to where I want it.”
“There’s those first few days where I really notice the color. Happily, some will wash off in the first day or two. Then I’m back to looking just how I like.”
Moment of Truth:
Hair color shouldn’t change in the first two or three days. However, sometimes when using a bright red shade it will happen if you didn’t rinse thoroughly. Rinsing until the water runs clear will fix that.
Your hair color has to change according to the season/time of year.
“When it gets to be summer time, you should go lighter because it looks more natural to be kissed by the sun.”
“During the winter months, it’s best to go darker because the lighter color or thicker highlights won’t look natural.”
“I like myself as a light blonde, because I really think I should have been born a blonde. However, I was told a long time ago that you have to tone it down in the winter.”
Moment of Truth:
Making subtle changes is a good thing, but a calendar is too arbitrary. A blonde will look great as a blonde in December just as much as in July. If a color looks good on you, there’s no harm in keeping it year-round. So if you love it, stick with it! Hair color is all about your personal journey.