Practical Tips

Practical Tips

  • Before using any hair colorant, you should always read the instruction leaflet carefully and follow all directions exactly. The leaflet contains important tips and suggestions.

    • Use only products designed to meet your specific wishes. When choosing a hair colorant, take account of the proportion of grey hair you have and the desired degree of permanence (Level 1 [rinses out], 2 [lasts for up to 24 washes] or 3 [permanent]).
    • Do not use any hair coloring products if your hair has been colored with henna or metal dyes.
    • Mix the two components of a hair colorant well and make sure that they are thoroughly blended. Do not keep any unused mixture.
    • Take note of the recommended frequency of use (normally, no more than one coloring procedure per month) and avoid frequent color changes.
    • Always keep exactly to the stated application time, no more and no less. Any permissible exceptions will be expressly described in the instruction leaflet.
    • If you have permanently waved hair or intend to perm your hair, there are two important points to note. Firstly, always allow a period of at least two weeks between coloring and perming. Secondly, after perming, the hair takes up the active ingredients in a colorant more readily. In this case, you should therefore reduce the application time by five to ten minutes.
    • Hair colorants are intended for coloring the hair on your head and should not be used on other parts of the body.
    • Oxidative hair dyes (Level 2 and 3) should be used directly after mixing since they loose their color-changing properties after about 45  min.
    • Do not cover your hair with any polythene film or aluminum foil during the coloring procedure and do not expose it to extreme heat (sauna or direct sunlight).
    • To avoid any staining of your hands, always wear the gloves provided in the colorant pack.
    • To protect your forehead and nape from color splashes, apply a liberal amount of vaseline or skin cream. If any colorant mixture does settle on the face, remove it as quickly as possible using a mild facial toner.
    • Do not use blonding products on very grey hair, as this may produce an uneven result. Use a permanent hair colorant instead.
    • The latest kinds of blonding products make it possible to lighten the original hair color by up to five to seven shades. Repeated blonding should always be avoided, as this stresses the hair too much and could possibly cause it to break.
    • If you would like to lighten your hair to an extreme extent – from dark brown to blond, for example (up to eight shades) – we recommend that you consult a professional hairdresser who can give you all the necessary advice.
    • To achieve especially intensive color effects with red, violet and blue-black shades, the hair has to be pretreated intensively several times. This should only be done if the manufacturer of the hair colorant states in the instruction leaflet that such treatment is permissible.
    • Sun and seawater can damage the hair. After intensive sunbathing the hair should therefore be optimally cared for and the effect of a hair colorant should be tested on a strand of hair before proceeding to color the hair.
    • Avoid excessive heat when blow-drying the hair and do not use curling or smoothing tongs too frequently.