Strip The Color Hair Advice: What Ask The Pro Stylist Says About At-Home Hair Color

Strip The Color Hair Advice: What Ask The Pro Stylist Says About At-Home Hair Color

Strip The Color Hair Advice: What Ask The Pro Stylist Says About At-Home Hair Color

Strip the color is often a question that lands in my inbox. It also happens to be the one that frustrates the life out of me. Find out why in this week’s Q&A with Ask the Pro Stylist! And, look for a quick hair tutorial to achieve Danielle Fishel’s cream-soda tresses with texture.

Whoop, whoop it’s Hump Day, which means welcome to Ask the Pro Stylist’s Q&A of the week. Once again, a reader wants information on how to strip the color.

My hair is keratin-treated.  My friend made my hair too dark with (brand name removed) an at-home hair color. Is there something I can use to strip the color, but not the keratin? Thank you in advance for any advice you can give me.

In response, I explained that only lightening agents can remove hair color. In addition, I need the brand name of the smoothing treatment. Some keratin treatments will lighten color. My only legitimate advice is to visit the professional that provided the smoothing service and ask him/her. It might be time for another treatment.

Additionally, there are also a few important things to note. Hairstylists do not like to use the words or term strip the color. It is too vague. Because strip means to completely remove, it provides a falsehood. What the reader needs is the color lighter. The starting point and desired result will determine what to use. Therefore, I never recommend at-home hair color.

What’s more, the brand name in the email is often mistaken as professional. It is not. Just because it is available at Sally’s doesn’t mean it is any good. Sally’s does not sell TRUE professional hair color.

The moral of the story is to leave the chemical services to the salon professionals. As a result, this reader might ruin an expensive smoothing treatment because she wants to save money on hair color.

Moving on to Danielle Fishel. Ironically, she recently lightened her hair to the very trendy “cream-soda” blonde.

Strip The Color Hair Advice: What Ask The Pro Stylist Says About At-Home Hair Color

Danielle Fishel

Celebrity hairstylist Laurie Heaps is responsible for her beautiful hair color. To accent this creamy shade, added soft layers to frame Danielle’s face. In addition, a bit of length was also cut.

Olaplex was administered to maintain the hair’s integrity and condition, along with Unite’s 7 Second Leave-in Conditioner. Follow her hair how-to below to add texture.

  1. To begin, add White Sands Orchids Oil for beautiful shine and condition.
  2. Next, blow dry the hair with a wide paddle brush.
  3. Section the hair into 4 parts (top, sides and back).
  4. Staring at the nape, take 1-inch sections and spray with Virtue Finale Shaping Spray.
  5. Wrap them around the outer barrel of the BioSilk Titanium 1 ½” Curling Iron.
  6. In addition, leave the ends free for soft textured look.
  7. Finally, to smooth the ends even more, use the BioSilk Titanium Styling Iron.

If you have a question like today’s strip the color query, please email at DeirdreAHaggerty@gmail.com. Until then, happy styling!

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