3 Common Problems with Color-Treated Hair

  • Problem: Color fading too much between visits.
  • Causes: 1. Too much ammonia in color that is used to refresh your ends. Bad shampoo and conditioner choice for after-care.
  • Solution: At Vince Smith Hair Experience, we go to the extra expense to ensure that your color looks and lasts its best. We use a non-ammonia demi-permanent color (Shades EQ by Redken or Imprints by Logics) to refresh your ends so your hair is much shinier and it barely fades at all.
  • Problem: Poor grey coverage.
  • Cause: Resistant grey hair. Wrong formulation. Poor quality color product
  • Solution: Correct formulation to get maximum grey coverage is extremely important. You can’t use demi-color and expect 100% coverage. You must include certain key ingredients in the formulation.
  • Solution: You need to use permanent color with 20-volume peroxide. You need to have some gold in your formula (even if you want no warmth in the final result). At Vince Smith Hair Experience, we use Redken Color Fusion, which has a specific line of colors to address this issue called “Cover Fusion”. It contains 2 times the dye as normal color so it works to cover 100% of the greys. And it leaves the hair really shiny.
  • Problem: Dry hair
  • Cause: Too much ammonia, bad shampoo and conditioner choice for after-care.
  • Solution: Always choose shampoo and conditioner based on a recommendation from your colorist. It makes all the difference in the world. At VSHE, we recommend Redken Color Extend shampoo and conditioner as well as L’Anza Healing Color Care. We notice a vast improvement in our clients’ hair quality and color last-ability between visits when our clients use great products like these.