Long Island Beauty School Hempstead
Long Island Beauty Schools offer educational courses in Hairdressing & Cosmetology, Nail Technology & Waxing.

Reversing Damage to Color-Treated Hair

In beauty school, you’ll learn more about health and science than you probably thought you would. One of the topics you might study is the effect of dye on hair, and how to reverse the damage. The outer layer of the hair is the cuticle. The chemicals in dye products have to lift up the cuticle, break down the natural pigment, and then deposit the new color onto the hair shaft. The longer the cuticle remains lifted, the more the hair strand is damaged. When you graduate from hair design school, part of your job will be advising clients about protecting and restoring their hair.

Minimal Coloring

A fresh new hair color can renew a person’s mindset. When it starts to grow out, it’s best to treat the hair gently by applying most of the dye just to the roots. During the last few minutes of coloring, comb through to distribute the dye to the ends before rinsing thoroughly.

Styling Changes

Regular coloring and heat styling will do more damage to hair than coloring alone. Advise your clients to take a vacation from aggressive heat styling techniques like straightening and curling. Drying hair can also be problematic. It’s preferable to blot the hair gently with a microfiber towel or even a cotton T-shirt, rather than a terrycloth towel. When there’s no time to let hair finish drying on its own, recommend that your clients apply a spray or serum labeled for thermal protection. Then, use a high-quality, ionic hairdryer with at least 2,000 watts. A high-quality dryer should dry the hair too quickly to do much damage from overheating.

Hair Masks

At least once weekly, clients with dyed hair should treat their strands to a deeply hydrating mask. There are plenty of options available commercially—look for a protein mask treatment. It’s also easy enough to whisk together an egg with a cup of olive oil for a DIY hair mask.

Looking for cosmetology colleges near Long Island? Call (516) 483-6259 to find out how Long Island Beauty School can get you on track toward a fulfilling career. With our hairdressing courses, you’ll learn how to help your clients look their best.

*All services are performed by students under the supervision of licensed instructors.