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Cosmetology School Lee’s Summit

Tips and Tricks | Cosmetology School Lee’s SummitDebunking Popular Hair Color Myths That May Be Damaging Your Hair

If you don’t love the natural color of your hair, a quick trip to the salon and a new color treatment can make you feel like a brand new person. But for many, hair coloring misconceptions have propelled clients to think twice before coloring their hair and have actually been known to cause further damage. Thankfully, our stylists at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Lee’s Summit, Kansas, have experience with all kinds of coloring services and are debunking some of the most popular hair color myths that may be further damaging your hair. Learn more below!

Darker Means Healthier

While many clients believe that covering their bleach blonde hair with darker shades will heal their damaged strands, that is simply untrue. If your hair is already damaged, it is damaged, meaning that although darker hues may help it appear healthier and shinier, the color will eventually fade, and the shine will wear off. If you love your blonde locks, really weigh the extent of the benefits that a new low-maintenance style will provide you, and consider matching your new color to your roots. This way, you can maintain your lighter color, with additional regrowth time for the rest of your hair to grow in!

Clean Hair Is Perfect for Coloring

If you regularly wash your hair directly before a color appointment, stop! Neither freshly washed hair nor dirty hair is optimal for coloring services. Going days without a wash can cause excessive buildup that affects how your color develops! Additionally, washing your hair within a few hours of your appointment isn’t optimal either, as natural oils and trace amounts of product create a barrier between your scalp and any chemicals being applied, which helps to prevent burning and itching. At the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Lee’s Summit, our stylists recommend arriving at your appointment with day-old hair to allow some friction between your hair and your stylist’s hands or tools.

The More You Wash, the Better

While you may think it’s beneficial to wash your hair each day, the more you wash your hair, the more often you are going to need to wash your hair. If you cleanse your hair of its natural oils frequently, your hair will begin to overcompensate with increased oil production and become greasy rather quickly. But wait—before you grab for the dry shampoo, remember that overusing any product can lead to scalp buildup, increased oiliness, and even hair damage. Our stylists recommend implementing a washing routine a few days each week, planning around your workout days and social schedule, to help give your strands a few days off!

Color-Treated Hair Is Thinner Than Non-Treated Hair

Are you amongst those who believe that color-treated hair is thinner than non-treated hair? Don’t worry, it’s not uncommon rhetoric in the beauty community, but good news for you—the process of coloring your hair actually causes strands to become larger in circumference! While color treatments themselves can cause hair to become dry, dull, or damaged, after excessive chemical treatments, the cuticles in the hair shaft actually open up to soak in the color, which will last until your next salon visit if properly cared for. Forget about thinning hair, and take the leap toward your favorite hair color this season!

Are You Passionate About Hair?

If you are passionate about hair and desire to be successful within the beauty industry, the Z Hair Academy cosmetology program is the perfect fit! At the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Lee’s Summit or one of our three other locations, you can start your education right away on a schedule that works for you. Get started today by speaking with a member of our Admissions team!

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