Debunking the Dirty Hair Myth
Guilty of showing up to your hair appointment with dirty hair because you've been told it'll help protect your scalp? Well, I'm sorry to break it to you, but that's actually a myth. Dirty hair won't help anything. In fact, it could actually cause your color to not process correctly!
First, let's talk about the myth. Many people believe that not washing their hair before their appointment will protect their scalp from the harsh chemicals used during color process.
The truth is, when you come into your hair appointment with dirty hair, the natural oils and product buildup on your hair create a barrier that prevents the color from penetrating the hair strand. This means that the color may not process evenly or may not be as vibrant as you were hoping for.
Clean hair, on the other hand, is like a blank canvas for your hair stylist. When your hair is clean and free of any product buildup or natural oils, it allows the color to fully penetrate and distribute evenly. This means your color will come out looking more vibrant and true to the desired shade.
Coming with clean hair also helps your colorist to properly assess the condition of your hair. When you come in with dirty hair, it's difficult for them to see if your hair is damaged or if you have split ends. This could result in a less than optimal haircut or color outcome. Plus, clean hair helps your stylist to see your hair's natural texture and how it falls, making it easier to determine the best cut and style for you.
I hope now you know why the dirty hair myth is just that - a myth. Clean hair is the way to go for your next hair appointment, and will actually help your color to look better than ever. So go ahead and wash your hair, let it air dry, and show up to your appointment with confidence knowing that your hair is ready to be transformed!