READ ABOUT SWITCHING YOUR SHADE

DO'S & DONT'S OF
SWITCHING YOUR SHADE

You came, you saw, you colored. Now it’s time to color again, and you’re yearning for a new shade. Before you up and grab any old color, note that previously colored hair needs to be treated a bit differently than virgin hair. Fortunately, the KolorSquad has put together these do’s & don’ts to help you get that new, unstoppable color you crave.

If you’re going lighter:

DO check out the shade grid on the back of the pack to find a lighter shade that is feasible based off your current shade. Simply hold your hair up to the grid to find your color and see which shades you can shift to. Doing so will help ensure your new color will turn out simply stunning. For tips on how to go from Brunette to Blonde, check out this section.

DON’T switch to a brunette or blonde shade if you’re currently red. Red shades can be stubborn and tough to cover up, so we suggest sticking to a lighter shade within the red family.

If you’re going darker:

DO look at the shade grid to find a darker shade that is feasible based off your current starting color. This will help insure your new color will come out as you hoped and will be as gorgeous as you are!

DON’T color if you already colored less than a week ago. It’s best to wait at least 7 days before colors to avoid excessive damage.

Before you color:

DO follow the two-step process in the instruction leaflet and conduct a strand test to insure you’ll get the color you desire. A strand test will help you determine how long to keep the dye in your hair before washing out to get the perfect color for you.

DON’T skip the allergy test even though you’ve colored in the past. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your health.

When you’re coloring:

DO apply ¾ of the mixture to your roots and wait 30-40 minutes before applying the remaining mixture to the rest of your hair. Since you’ve colored before, the dye needs to sit a bit longer to soak into those roots before you apply all over.

DON’T color on wet hair. When your strands are holding onto water, the color won’t be able to penetrate through. Start with dry hair and all will be right with your color.

Is it #TimeForAChange? Find your new shade here, and get more tips for how to color previously colored hair.

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