A touch of color in your hair can drastically change your whole look. If you want to shake things up and try something new, Vivid hair coloring may be the best option. Vivid hair coloring is the term used to describe hair that is colored bright with fun colors. It’s usually described as “mermaid” rose gold or rainbow “unicorn” hair. Vivid hair coloring is a unique way to express yourself and you can drastically change your look. Vivid hair coloring provides you with a vibrant style, a whole new you!
What is the Science Behind Vivid Hair Coloring?
Vivid hair coloring is both an art and a science, requiring a deft touch and an intimate knowledge of the chemical makeup of hair. Technically speaking, Vivid hair coloring is a temporary color that is primarily attached to the outside of the hair shaft, with a few smaller pigment molecules making their way into the hair shaft. In most cases, bleach is placed carefully on the hair first in order to accept the Vivid hair color. Extra care must be taken since the natural color has been altered to prepare for Vivids. An experienced stylist focuses not only on a personalized color palette selection but also on the overall integrity of your hair.
Hair Coloring is an Art
Vivid hair coloring is an art form that should only be trusted in the hands of a professional. Your hair is a canvas and that is why you should only go to a color specialist at a salon. A specialist can examine your hair and it’s integrity to determine what options are available to you. After it’s decided that your hair can safely handle the chemical service provided, you and your stylist can decide on a color palette. Professional care is always necessary when going through any chemical changes to your hair.
Tips for Making Vivid Hair Coloring Last Longer
Once you get your hair looking bright and beautiful, it is only natural that you would want to make your color last as long as possible. With that in mind, here are some tips to make sure your color lasts.
Wash Hair in Cooler Water
Cold showers are tough. Wash your hair separately, but feel free to wash your body at a normal temperature. Indulge in a little luxury, but keep your hair out of hot water. Cool water will extend your hair color by keeping your hair cuticles closed and smooth. Warm or hot water when shampooing will open the hair cuticles, increasing the rate at which your hair color will fade.
Shampoo Less Frequently
Shampoo can strip your hair of your new color. That is why it is recommended to keep shampoo use to a minimum. Shampoo it once or twice a week using sulfate free shampoo. If you’re feeling flat or oily between washes, fluff up your hair with a little dry shampoo. Your stylist can recommend professional hair care products that are best suited to care for your hair. Deep condition at least once a week as this will help condition your hair and help you prepare for the next round of chemical processing.
Avoid Sitting in Direct Sunlight
Direct UV rays from the sun can pull the color right out of your hair. If you like sitting in the sun, make sure to wear a hat. Your hair color will thank you and you’ll extend that color at least another week or two!
By taking these few important extra steps, your Vivid color will last longer and stay brighter. Keep your perfect color from quickly washing down the drain. Have fun being Vivid!
The Electric Chair Specializes in Vivid Hair Coloring
The Electric Chair in Ocean Beach specializes in Vivid hair coloring. We are an award-winning salon, home to many excellent artists today. This legendary salon has been providing customers throughout San Diego with beautiful colors that transform for decades.
If you are interested in getting your hair colored, we are always here. Our team is experienced, knowledgeable, creative, and cutting edge. Indulge yourself in a little color. There’s truly a science and an art to color! If you are interested in learning more or would like to request a consultation, contact The Electric Chair today. Give us a call at (619) 223-1112.