Root of the Problem

Longtime hairstylist and Salon Sixteen owner Rhonda Pilarski offers tips for style and sanity

Rhonda Pilarski

Trust me: I know the frustration you’re feeling, ladies! We’ve been couped up inside for too long — and worse than that, our hair color is taking on a life of its own. I know you’ve been tempted to give it the old college try, but please hang in there a little while longer and wait for your local salon to reopen. You’ll be glad you did. In the meantime, here’s a few ideas for you:

Change your part. By moving your part, you will be able to hide some of your out-grown color while adding body at your roots. Try masking those roots, too, by creating a deep side part. You will redirect the focus of any regrowth.

Box color and bleach will leave you spotty and botched up, which will leave you worse than where you started — and potentially risk the integrity of your hair. If you use these, you may face a corrective color when the salons reopen. That will certainly be more money than if you had waited just a bit longer for your traditional touch-up and highlight. 

Please don’t overdo the heat on your stylers. Let your hair dry naturally and see how it looks. Scrunch it to find new added body and curl that you never knew existed. Break out those scarves or hats sitting in your closet. Who knows? You may have a whole new look to share when this
is over.

Now is the time to rock a new style, so grow out your hair and experiment with new looks.
Try some braids and play with your curling iron and flat iron.

Use the right hair products. We recommend TIGI Copyright Custom Heat Spray with UV protection, as well as all TIGI Copyright shampoos and conditioners that offer built-in UV and
color protectant.

Reach for a root-concealer spray. A good choice is L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up. Select a shade close to your colored hair and then go one shade lighter. Spray color will last until your wash it out and it will not affect future salon touch-ups.

Try not to wash your hair every day and always wear a hat while you’re out in the sun. This will ensure your existing color remains truer longer.

Please do not cut your own hair! But if your bangs are too long, remember, less is more. Just a pinch can make all the difference! Trim ever so lightly and try to wait this out to see a professional. I know that is the last thing you want to hear right now.

If you just can’t stand it any longer, opt for a temporary pigment color that washes out
over time. If what you purchased provides two bottles to mix, do not use it! It is permanent color… as in permanent!

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