Can't Resist Coloring Your Hair at Home? At Least Consider These 6 Expert Tips First
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"We're about three weeks away from seeing everyone's natural hair color," read the meme that circulated on Instagram and Twitter at the beginning of the pandemic. When social distancing rules were first implemented, this level of lighthearted #relatablecontent was equal parts true and hilarious. Since then, many people have stocked up on a few box dyes and root touch-up creams, but if you're considering doing the same — not so fast. Hairstylists are urging you to proceed with caution.
If you already have color-treated hair, their first recommendation is to maintain what you have as best you can. Special shampoos, temporary sprays, and masks can all help you do that. But if you absolutely must opt for DIY hair dye, at least take a few suggestions from colorist Karissa Schaudt of Chicago's Maxine Salon.
Ahead, she's sharing six helpful tips that will ensure the health of your hair remains a top priority until you can book your next appointment.