Top Hair Colouring Mistakes


1. Going Too Dark or Light 2. Murky or Green tinges 3. Skipping a Patch Test 4. DIY Colour Corrections 5. Neglecting Hair Care

Hair colouring is a fantastic way to revamp your look and express your personal style. However, it's essential to approach the process with care and avoid common mistakes that can lead to less-than-desirable results. In this blog, we'll explore the top hair colouring mistakes to avoid, ensuring that your journey to a stunning new hair colour is a smooth and successful one. From choosing the wrong shade to neglecting proper maintenance, let's dive into the dos and don'ts of hair colouring.

1. Going Too Dark or Light:

One of the most common mistakes is choosing a hair colour that is too dark or light for your natural shade. To find your perfect shade, you want to match the colour you’re trying to create (the colour swatch on the box) to the roots of your hair, not your ends. And to get the best result, your root colour should be as close as possible to the colour you’re trying to achieve. 

Opt for shades that complement your features and enhance your natural beauty, rather than overpowering or washing you out. Read our blog here on how to find your perfect shade. 

2. Murky or Green tinges 

While it can be tempting to make a dramatic change, it's crucial to remember that Josh Wood Colour is not transformative in nature so you should pick a shade close to your natural shade to avoid undesirable results. For example, going from blonde to brunette will always lead to a green tinge on the hair so please always attend a salon for such a transformation. 

3. Skipping a Patch Test:

While allergic reactions to hair dye are rare, it can happen, so an Allergy Alert Test is the best way to know if it's safe for you to use the product. Always perform a patch test at least 48 hours before applying the colour all over your hair. Read our patch test tips here. 


4. DIY Colour Corrections:

Attempting to fix a hair colour mishap at home can lead to further damage and disappointment. If you're unhappy with your hair colour, it's best to attend a video consultation with us. You can book in to speak with one of our experts here.

Top Hair Colouring Mistakes

5. Neglecting Hair Care:

Proper hair care is essential to maintain the vibrancy and longevity of your hair colour. Avoid using harsh shampoos, excessive heat styling, and over-washing, as these can strip away the colour and leave your hair looking dull. Invest in colour-safe hair care, including the Josh Wood Colour Miracle Shampoo and Conditioner and weekly deep conditioning Miracle Mask and follow a regular maintenance routine to keep your hair looking vibrant and healthy.

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