Why Is It Extremely Important To Tell Your Stylist The HONEST TRUTH Of What You've Put On And Done To Your Hair?
It is important for you to share all of your information on what has been done to your hair, even if it was two years ago (depending on how long your hair is). Believe it or not, medications, swimming, hennas, temporary colors, and vitamin supplements, can have an impact on your hair color’s final result.
First things first, EXPECTING MOTHERS! Please do your research before dyeing your hair! Typically safe, hair dyes can be toxic and a small amount IS ABSORBED into your skin, hence having the potential to harm your baby, either while in the fetus or via breastfeeding. Most articles state to wait until the second-trimester and opt for the safest of services such as color process that isn't applied directly on your scalp or a henna or plant based dye rather than a demi, semi, or permanent color.
Hair can react in numerous ways; virgin hair, hair dyed once, and hair dyed numerous times can all have a chemical reaction. The products you use and have used in your hair can have a reaction to the salon chemicals which can cause permanent, irreversible damage to hair, and even hair loss or melting.
Color history and the use of medications must be divulged when consulting with your stylist. If you are currently under the care of an MD, it is your responsibility to research if color services are compatible with any prescription medication or cancer treatment which you are currently being treated with, or have used prior to your color appointment. Your stylist is not a trained medical physician.
Below is a list of items to address with your colorist prior to your appointment - as these items may cause negative chemical reactions to the hair when mixed with salon chemicals services.
Previously over-processed hair: by repeatedly layering dyes over porous pre-lightened hair
Taking prescription medication: that inadvertently alters the bonds of the hair (methotrexate, sulfa based medications)
Thermal damage: by over-use of hot tools
Use of metallic dyes, salts, or minerals: (box color) or use of "over mineralized well water" chemicals may cause negative reaction to enlightenment services
Use of henna or vegetable dyes: chemicals may cause negative reaction to enlightenment services
Permed or relaxed hair: chemicals may cause negative reaction to enlightenment services
**IT IS OUR PRIORITY TO CONDUCT THOROUGH CONSULTATIONS FOR ALL SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE SALON, HOWEVER IT IS EACH CLIENT'S PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO BE UPFRONT AND HONEST ABOUT THEIR HAIR HISTORY AND TO RESEARCH THE ITEMS LISTED ABOVE. ANY DAMAGE CAUSED TO THE HAIR AS A RESULT OF UNDIVULGED INFORMATION DURING THE CONSULTATION IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STYLIST.**