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Long Island Hair Salon- Tips And Tricks For Covering Grey Hair

Staying home, quarantining or being on in the house constantly due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic doesn’t mean your hair has to suffer! The gray is peeking through, and it looks unsightly, if you agree with us, here are some tips and tricks from Long Island Hair Salon, to cover all the grays at home without any hassle.

Pigmentation:

The more pigmentation, the better the color, that’s how hair coloring works. If you are looking for perfection as well as a beautiful outcome while coloring at home, use a professional hair color product rich in pigmentation. Gray hairs are super resistant; hence you will need plenty of pigmentation to color them correctly.

Start With the Most Stubborn Areas:

For most people, the most stubborn area is their roots and around the face frame. So that’s where you start first. Start with the front hairline and progress to the natural parting of your hair. Your lengths and ends may not need coloring every time you are covering your grays, so better not touch them. Excess coloring can damage hair, only use root color on your “new growth” and a toner on hair that has already been colored.

Check While Processing:

The most common mistake people do is apply the color and forget about it until the alarm goes off, and without checking whether the color has penetrated their hair or not, they wash it off. Checking halfway will help you know whether the color is pigmented enough, whether the color is coming just the way it should or not. You can also check for any missed spots and reapply color there as well while reviewing the progress. Color heats up while it is processing, once your hair feels cold to the touch processing is finished.

Application Technique:

You can color your hair in a variety of ways; however, practicing the application technique matters a lot. You can use a brush, stick, or spray to color your hair, all of these are good methods to cover the grays. However, make sure you are familiar with the technique, if not practice beforehand. Time to test the technique, color consistency are ways to save you from disasters while coloring the hair. Efficiency of the application will allow for the most even and consistent processing.

Parting:

The most crucial step while coloring the hair and covering the grays is parting the hair. The right parting ensures that you have even coverage, and the color is covering the most needed areas. Use a tail comb to part your hair and take your time; don’t rush while parting. Also, have banana clips handy, they help section the parted hair and make the application process hassle-free.

And there you have it, the easiest tips to cover the grays from the experts of Long Island Hair Salon.

We are offering professional hair color mailed to your home, free facetime or skype consultations and we are happy to help you with any questions along the way! 516-621-4100

First Up… Products!

  • Choosing the right type of shampoo and conditioner for fine hair

The biggest problem with fine hair is lack of volume and how quickly it can get greasy. To cope with this problem, we typically recommend using a volumizing shampoo and no conditioner… ( if you feel you MUST use conditioner, just a tiny bit of a very light conditioner on the ends!) It is always better to choose a shampoo that is sulfate and paraben free. 

  • Styling Products

Before brushing your hair, apply a very small about of styling cream or hair serum.

*** FINE HAIR TIP! Never brush fine hair when it is wet. Fine hair is fragile to begin with, and is MOST fragile when wet. Remove moisture with a blow dryer before brushing it!

Use hairspray to hold the volume… a little bit of hairspray both before and after styling with give your fine hair volume.

How we cut fine hair 

  • At Tomy B. Salon, we ALWAY cut fine hair dry. We can see how the hair falls and give a precise haircut.
  • Don’t Layer- too many layers will make your hair look finer. Fine hair needs weight to hold it in place and give a finished look and style
  • Keep it short (…unless you wear hair extensions!) Fine hair looks fuller, thicker and livelier when it is on the shorter side. We recommend shoulder length and above
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