Root Touch Up & Hair Color Maintenance ~ Dellaria Salons

Root Touch Up & Hair Color Maintenance

Yes…Roots, or more technically speaking Maintenance. Eventually, they begin to show. Depending on how fast your hair grows, roots typically appear two to three weeks following color service. How often you should touch up your root color depends on the difference between your dyed and natural color.

When to Get a Root Touch Up

Roots are the first thing you notice about someone’s hair. Harsh contrast naturally draws the eye. Furthermore, nothing ruins perfect blonde highlights like showing roots. If you’re naturally dark but have lightened hair, roots show quicker. Most people schedule root touch ups four to six weeks apart.

If you’ve asked your colorist how to go about breathing life back into your dull strands, your colorist may have recommended hair glaze/gloss/balancing.

It’s About The Ends Too

Color dulls. Especially at the ends. Root and end touch up often go hand in hand. When your stylist touches things up top, sometimes they will refresh your ends too. The combination keeps your color looking new.

See the Same Stylist for Perfect Color

Seeing the same stylist that did your original color is essential for the perfect touch up. Matching another stylist’s color can be tricky, most notably if the new stylist uses a different color line. For best results and seamless touch up, stick with the stylist who did your initial color.

What is the difference between a glaze/gloss and color balance?

There are several factors that would dictate whether to glaze/gloss/balance or not depending on the hair’s porosity, density and desired outcome.  Glaze/gloss will provide more transparency to the overall look, so if you are a blonde and want to “juice” up your tired ends for over styling or sun exposure there are shear options so that you don’t lose the brightness in your blonde.  Color balance means that you are going to marry the root, middle and ends so that they are seamless.  Both options have fluctuating degrees of durability and color contrast with increased reflections and light movement.  All glaze/gloss and color balance services provide an added condition and shine to the hair, (these are very different than toners) Glaze/gloss/balance should never be done with left over retouch color just for the simple fact that re-growth color is designed for virgin hair, with or without gray, and glaze/gloss/balance is designed for already colored hair (previously colored treated).

In the beauty world, glosses and glazes are both hair treatments that add shine back to your hair, but they do have some small differences that are important to consider. Which one you choose depends on what your specific hair needs are.

Glaze/Gloss

Glazes can be clear to just add shine, or they can have some pigment to complement the tone/reflection of your hair color. Glaze/Gloss does not contain peroxide or ammonia (but in Framesi World Mix-color can turn ammonia-based color to non-ammonia). It simply coats or sits on top of the hair. Incapable of deposit permanently or lift color.

How long do they last?

1-4 weeks.

Why should you get a hair glaze/gloss?

A glaze/gloss is used when the objective is primarily to give the hair that extra shine or give the color a slight boost. It fills the hair, closes the cuticle, and create a smooth surface that light bounces off for immense shine. It’s like the energy drink of hair color.

How often should you get a glaze?

A glaze should be a part of your salon regimen. You should get one on every hair color appointment. Most colorists work this into your treatment—you might be getting one without even knowing.

Balance

One or more tone/shade lighter than the root application. This service will replenish the previously colored treated hair with the pigment loss/fade since the last color visit. Balance might contain a developer (oxidation) and no ammonia (but in Framesi World Mix-color can turn ammonia-based color to non-ammonia). As a result, the hair color will re-acquire its richness, luminosity and the vibrancy in tone/shade, commonly lost with oxidation from the elements. 

How long do they last?

1-4 weeks.

Why should you get a hair balance?

A balance is used when the objective is primarily to give the hair that extra shine or give the color a slight boost. It fills the hair, closes the cuticle, and create a smooth surface that light bounces off for immense shine.

How often should you get a glaze?

A balance should be a part of your salon regimen. You should get one on every hair color appointment. Most colorists work this into your treatment—you might be getting one without even knowing it.

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