Hair color in the U.S. is quite common, and though most hair-care experts recommend that you have your hair professionally dyed, many people choose to do it at home. L’Oreal Hair Color is a popular hair coloring brand. Some formulas are designed to last longer than others; however, following the L’Oreal Hair Color advice below will assure that the color remains on the hair for at least six to eight weeks before touch-ups are needed.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are both in-salon and at-home hair dye products. The products are generally classified by their level of permanence. Their strength ranges from a rinse, which easily washes out after one shampoo, to permanent, which cannot be washed out with shampoo. The hair dye bottle normally states what type of dye it is. The FDA stipulates that you should follow all of the instructions carefully.
Preparing Hair before Coloring
If any type of coloring product has been used within two weeks, or if hair has been chemically processed or treated in some way, such as perming, straightening, or other styling process within two weeks, then at least that much time should elapse before L’Oreal Hair Color is applied. A few days before the coloring is applied, deep condition the hair. This means using a conditioning product that will remain on the hair for longer than one to three minutes. Fifteen to thirty minutes is a sufficient amount of time to obtain deep conditioning results.They will help protect the hair during the coloring procedure.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Household Products Database, L’Oreal’s Open Haircolor has isoascorbic acid, polyglyceryl-4 oleyl ether, oleic acid, oleyl alcohol, phenyl methyl pyrazolone, sodium metabisulfite, fragrance/perfume, monoethanolamine (MEA), polyglyceryl-2 oleyl ether, resorcinol, water, trideceth-2 carboxamide MEA, pentasodium pentetate, 2-Amino-3-hydroxypyridine(C5H6N2O, CAS No. 16867-03-1), ammonium hydroxide, hexylene glycol, PEG-2 oleamine, ammonium acetate, sodium diethylaminopropyl cocoaspartamide, p-aminophenol and 2-methylresorcinol. These are all used in the colorant of the hair dye kit.
Cleansing Routine after Coloring
After using L’Oreal Hair Color, hair should be washed with a shampoo that protects the color, and aids in retaining the shade as long as possible. If necessary, a color-protecting conditioner should also be used. Styling products can be used, but should either help protect the color also or should not alter the shade, nor should they strip the color from the hair in any way.