SoZo HAIR Salon Tips
There are times when overlapping hair “color” can be beneficial, BUT, let me also say that it can be very hard on the hair when not done properly, or if the right products aren’t used. Now, overlapping “bleach” on the hair is a whole different story and definitely not a good thing.
One benefit of overlapping hair color can be when doing a re-touch, (root area) on gray hair for instance. A slight overlap of approximately a half inch can give a residual benefit of better coverage. Pulling the color all the way through ends of the hair every time (unless of course the hair is very short) creates deeper and darker color on the mid-shaft and especially the ends.
Bleach on the other hand should not be overlapped on the hair except for the occasional slight overlap, in highlighting situations if the hair is strong enough to handle even that little bit. The picture below is what can happen when overlapping bleach causes breakage. This is what we in the business call a “chemical haircut.” Hair in the front hairline is especially fragile.
A good rule of thumb is, only put hair color where it is needed, never where the hair is already a satisfactory color. Application is key to great looking hair color, it can make or break a beautiful head of hair.
With hair color moving toward a more natural look, we should be seeing much healthier hair in general.
I’m a fan of “healthy” hair, so ALWAYS keeping the condition in tact is a priority. When consulting, coloring and designing a client’s look, communication and education on the right technique and products are vital.
Have a HaPpY HaIr DaY!
SoZo Salon Tips is a blog about beauty salon tips, tricks and hints. SoZo HAIR by Bajon Salon & Spa serves the greater Cincinnati area. We are located in Olde West Chester at the corner of Cincinnati-Dayton and West Chester Rds. We’re just a short drive from Mason Oh and Fairfield Oh….a big city hair salon without the big drive and big traffic.
Karen Welch has 30 years of experience in the Hair Fashion Industry and is considered an expert in hair design and hair color.
SoZo HAIR by Bajon Salon & Spa is located at 9069 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd, Olde West Chester, OH 45069. Call 513- 874-9999 for appointment.