STELLAR PROMOTION: Schwarzkopf LIVE colour ambassador Lyndell Mansfield answers our burning questions about DIY hair colouring!
We’re all spending much more time at home right now, which means it’s the perfect time to pick up a new skill. But if you’ve ever feared colouring your own hair at home, then let us ease your mind with some expert answers to the most frequently asked questions by first time colour users. And having worked on the tresses of Florence Welch, Kate Moss, Beth Ditto, Jess Glynne and Paloma Faith to name but a few, who better than Schwarzkopf LIVE colour ambassador Lyndell Mansfield to guide us through the process?
A: Apply your own life philosophy to it!
“You don’t have to be a wonder person. Some of us are afraid to cook and some of us can’t even put on makeup, but a lot of us are willing to give most things a go, at least once. Let’s face it, doing anything for the first time can be daunting or exhilarating. If you are someone who lives by the idea that you would try anything once and you’re prepared for the consequences, then go for it!”
Retouching roots? Schwarzkopf LIVE has a range of permanent colours from blacks to browns, to reds and blondes helping you find your perfect shade match!
A: “These are my top three pointers you can use to make it easier!”
“Once you have an understanding of these points, it is a matter of you then being realistic and following guidelines on colour boxes or taking advice from the experts.”
A: “If you’re isolating with someone, of course, it would be great to get them to lend a helping hand. However, if you’re on your own, then there are a few things you could do to refresh or brighten up your existing colour without going for anything permanent that you may find to difficult to do yourself.
First, decide if you want to Brighten it up or Retouch just the roots.”
A: “Semi-Permanent colour can last anything from 8 washes to 15 washes. It all depends on the colour you use; the condition of your hair; what heat you use on your hair; even the quality of water and shampoo you use will affect how long they last. Schwarzkopf Ultra Brights last 12-15 washes and come in a variety of great vibrant shades. The Pretty Pastels shades last for 8 washes.”
A: “Most semi-permanent colours recommend washing your hair before using the colour. Always follow the instructions.”
A: “Take your time. Use a hand mirror to check and make sure you have plenty of colour to get a even result when you are topping up your roots.”
A: “Coloured hair is much more sensitised than natural hair. So always use products that are designed for coloured hair to clean and care for it at home.”
A: “My top tip for keeping your hair looking lovely at this time is – take some time to treat your hair and give it a break from day to day heat damage. Why not use a hair treatment masque like the one from Schwarzkopf Color Expert? Just leave the heat tools in the cupboard unless you really need a fix.”
LIVE is available nationwide at selected Dunnes Stores
For more of Lyndell’s tips, check out the video below and follow @livecolouruk on Instagram!
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