We would generally recommend not colouring your hair directly before going on holiday as your colour will lift and fade in the sun. It is important that you protect your hair when you are away by covering with a hat or scarf when in the glare of the sun and washing your hair with shampoo after swimming. You should also condition your hair daily - the Jo Hansford Intensive Masque is perfect for this!
One of the best ways for improving the condition of your hair is to have regular trims with your stylist to keep your hair looking fabulous and free from split ends! If you have coloured hair, using a specialist colour shampoo and treatment masque such as our new Jo Hansford Colour Care range will help to keep your colour looking fresher for longer as well as healthy and shiny. Colour Care, contains a miraculous, sustainable ingredient from the Amazon called Castanha do Brasil which aids hydration, improves condition and boosts shine. We also incorporated Keratin Amino Acids into the line as they penetrate the hair to promote increased moisture levels, keeping your hair and colour in optimum condition.
Keeping a balanced and healthy diet can also be an important factor, eating oily fish, fresh vegetables and drinking lots of water all add up to healthy looking hair.
There are so many options with grey and you really don’t need to lose any of your glamour! If you are just starting to see a few grey hairs, you could opt for a few low-lights to blend the grey hairs in as opposed to starting with an all over permanent tint. Softer shades such as tortoiseshell are perfect – avoid harsh heavy shades. A short, sharp cut is essential to prevent your style looking too ‘mumsy’. When your hair is more than 50% grey, you can think about other options such as an all over colour with highlights around your face to soften the look.
With any colour disaster it is imperative that you seek professional advice as quickly as possible and do not ever try to correct colour yourself at home! At Jo Hansford we are the experts in our field when it comes to correcting hair colour and we constantly deal with clients who have had hair disasters. We have a team of 10 colour specialists who can advise you and consult with you on the options available. There is nearly always something we can do to make your hair look better and make you feel more confident! The first thing you should do is book in for a consultation so we can assess your hair and speak to you in detail. To book an appointment please call our reception team on 020 7495 7774.
The key thing to keep in mind when colouring your hair for the first time is the level of maintenance that you can commit to following on from your first appointment. An all over, statement colour will need to be refreshed every 3 - 6 weeks to avoid obvious root growth and highlights will need to be re-done approximately every 12 weeks. Depending on how often you wash your hair and the product used, a semi-permanent colour will fade after about 6 – 8 weeks. If you have dark hair and you would like to try a slightly warmer or darker shade, opt for a vegetable colour initially to see how the colour looks. This will wash out after about 6 washes.
When booking your first appointment for colour, you should always book in for a consultation. The consultation gives you a chance to discuss your requirements with your colourist and gives your colourist the chance to see your hair and recommend the best colour for you. If you have never had your hair coloured before, it will also be necessary to have a skin test at least 24 hours before your colour appointment, to ensure that you are not allergic to the products that are going to be used and a strand test to check that you are happy with the colour.
After any chemotherapy or radiotherapy, we would always recommend a 3 month sabbatical from colouring your hair to allow the drugs to come out of your system so that your scalp is fully de-sensitized. It is always advisable to seek advice from your specialist before booking an appointment.
Yes – colouring your hair will not affect your pregnancy but some people do worry about the consequences. If you are concerned and currently have an all over tint, you could revert to highlights as they do not touch your scalp. Alternatively you could have a colour gloss that will add more depth and tone to your hair as well as enhancing the shine and condition. We would always recommend seeking advice from your specialist before booking an appointment.
In the colder winter months your hair can start to feel more dry and dehydrated. This is partly due to the weather but also other major factors that can affect the condition are things such as central heating. The best thing you can do is start using shampoo and conditioners with nourishing and conditioning agents in them that will aid rehydration. Also start using a deep conditioning treatment once a week which will keep the hair moisturized, healthy and radiant. All Jo Hansford colour care products contain a miraculous, sustainable ingredient from the Amazon called Castanha do Brasil which aids hydration, improves condition and boosts shine. We have also incorporated Keratin Amino Acids into the line as they penetrate the hair to promote increased moisture levels.