May 24, 2015

Strand + Allergy Test to Hair Color and Exactly How To Do Them !



Do a strand test

To avoid any embarrassing 'surprises' or weeks of hat wearing make sure you make time for a strand test before going crazy with any new changing color. It won't take long and will ensure you have chosen the fiercest color. Follow our top tips for stress free dyeing;
Rubber gloves are a must!  
Oxidative hair color and direct dyes (crazy colors) may only be semi-permanent but don't let that fool you! If you get dye on your skin it will stain, and nobody wants their hands to be the same color as their hot new hair so BEWARE!

Safety first, okay, so you have 2 options for testing.

To test the desired color of hair only

Cut off a small piece of hair (If you do choose to cut a strand to test, please note: allergies and skin reactions to dye are not being tested)

To test the desired color of hair only (recommended - color result only)

Choose a hidden section of hair to work with

Next, apply 1 tablespoon of your Crazy Color dye to your sample. Always apply the dye to wet hair for optimum results. (ps. Always evenly coat the strand to maximize full colour coverage, unless it's the tie-dye look you are after of course!)

Let the dye soak in for approx 15 minutes (ps. if your hair is thick or coarse you may benefit from leaving it on for around 30 minutes) before thoroughly rinsing the sample to reveal new color.

Ps. Remember it can take up to 24 hours for any allergic reactions to surface. If you experience no reactions you are free to go crazy and color!


Do a sensitivity test (allergies only)

  Firstly, clean a small area of skin for testing, some people often do it in the inside of the arm or behind the ears as these areas are relatively discreet.
  Squeeze a small drop of dye onto the cleaned area and leave it on the skin for as long as possible – we recommend 48 hours!

Allergies are very rare, but if during the test period you notice any abnormal reactions such as itching, redness or swelling in or around the test area,
 DO NOT APPLY THE PRODUCT
If no reaction occurs you are good to go and can color until you heart is content 

Enjoy One and All

 

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