How do I prep for color?

EfrizzabethEfrizzabeth Registered Users Posts: 8,792 Curl Neophyte
I'm going to do a temporary or semi-permanent non-ammonia non-bleach hair color that I got from Sally Beauty Supply (Cream Soda, by Jazzing I think).

What do I do & when before I color? Or what do I not do & for how long?

Thanks!

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  • buffiebuffie Registered Users Posts: 184
    I'm not a stylist but I do color my own hair and get good results. I color on clean dry hair. I will also try to be as gentle to my hair as possible for 2 or 3 days after. I will then do a DT on the 4th or 5th day to put back some of the lost moisture.
    "How can I control my life when I can't control my hair?" - from a t-shirt my brother gave me years ago. I loved it!

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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Registered Users Posts: 10,573 Curl Connoisseur
    I usually clarify the day before coloring, don't use any conditioner or styling products. After coloring, I avoid glycerin and oils for 3-4 days. Try not to wash for 3 days afterward either, to let the color settle. I don't DT for at least a week. You can DT a few days before, but I would still clarify before coloring. Strand test! :D

    Good luck! Take pics of the new color. :)
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
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  • EfrizzabethEfrizzabeth Registered Users Posts: 8,792 Curl Neophyte
    Thanks for the info you two!

    I think I'll do it after hubby's Christmas party this Sat. ;)

    Curli,

    I live dangerously & don't strand test. :lol:
  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Registered Users Posts: 7,135 Curl Novice
    I usually do a protein treatment a few days before and a few days after. I do permanent color, though, so that might not be necessary for semi-permanant color.
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  • EfrizzabethEfrizzabeth Registered Users Posts: 8,792 Curl Neophyte
    If it matters, if I'm doing temporary color, I don't use heat, but if I'm doing semi-perm, I do use heat. I don't have anything to apply heat with, so I guess I'll be doing temp.
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Registered Users Posts: 10,573 Curl Connoisseur
    lazy loops wrote: »
    If it matters, if I'm doing temporary color, I don't use heat, but if I'm doing semi-perm, I do use heat. I don't have anything to apply heat with, so I guess I'll be doing temp.
    You don't have a micro heat cap? If not, just use a shower cap or plastic bag to cover your hair. Then dampen a towel, throw it in the dryer to heat, and wrap around your head. :) Great for DTs too.

    Just keep an eye on the color as it processes, since you refuse to strand test. :cwm10: ;) Seriously, one curly got green tinged hair last week, good thing it was only a strand. :shock:
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • EfrizzabethEfrizzabeth Registered Users Posts: 8,792 Curl Neophyte
    Green! That's a perfect color for this time of year. :santa:
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Registered Users Posts: 10,573 Curl Connoisseur
    Now you're just being sassy! :p :alien:

    I want to see pictures of that green hair then!
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • EfrizzabethEfrizzabeth Registered Users Posts: 8,792 Curl Neophyte
    psych.gif LOL

    OK, I'll do a strand test.
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Registered Users Posts: 10,573 Curl Connoisseur
    :sign5: :hello2:
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • EfrizzabethEfrizzabeth Registered Users Posts: 8,792 Curl Neophyte
    Uh, wait a tick! The bottle doesn't say a single thing about a strand test. It is only a temp to semi-perm color. You're sure I need to do this? :?
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Registered Users Posts: 10,573 Curl Connoisseur
    I'm surprised, as most colors recommend a strand AND allergy test (legalities). Maybe not then, but just keep an eye on the color as it's processing so you can rinse if it gets too dark or funky colored. Good luck! Have fun! :)
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • EfrizzabethEfrizzabeth Registered Users Posts: 8,792 Curl Neophyte
    How would I do a strand test otherwise?
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Registered Users Posts: 10,573 Curl Connoisseur
    I'm not familiar with that product. What comes in the box, to mix together? Is there a color and a processor? Or just color and you mix with water? Usually there are directions for testing, telling you how much to mix. Or is it just one bottle that you apply and it's all set to go? I need more info, then maybe we can figure this out.

    As far as the actual strand, you don't have to cut off hair-- just choose a good-sized strand in an inconspicuous area, clip to separate, apply color and wrap with plastic wrap if you want to keep it off the rest of the hair.
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • EfrizzabethEfrizzabeth Registered Users Posts: 8,792 Curl Neophyte
    It's just one small bottle, there's nothing else that came with it & nothing that needs bought separately & mixed in.
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Registered Users Posts: 10,573 Curl Connoisseur
    OK, I've used something like that once. You can just apply a little to a strand to test for timing then, if you want. Or just apply and watch it.
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Registered Users Posts: 10,573 Curl Connoisseur
    I googled Jazzing and found info. It should be fairly safe if you don't strand test; but it wouldn't hurt if you did a strand, wrapped it in plastic wrap, and hit it with a blowdryer to heat it a little (and took note of the time). Then you'd really see what would happen. And if you liked it, you could apply to whole head and use the hot towel method. :)
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • EfrizzabethEfrizzabeth Registered Users Posts: 8,792 Curl Neophyte
    Thanks, I'll give it a try this coming week sometime, if I'm still not so busy with decorating ornaments that I can't even take a break to pee! ;)

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