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Hair color prep 101.

If you’ve decided on a new DIY hair color, you’re probably curious about your pre-dye job prep.  Before you break out the color, it’s always crucial to review all the at home hair color kit steps. While instructions will vary based on the hair dye, there are a few questions that are easy to address. And of course If you need more in-depth hair color advice, the L’Oréal Paris Haircolor Concierge is a go-to for professional tips and expert colorist advice. But to get you started we’re answering one of the most common hair color questions: should I wash my hair before dyeing it? 

Should You Wash Your Hair Before Coloring?

As it turns out, most hair dyes are designed to work better on hair that is not freshly washed. So essentially, you shouldn’t wash your hair before dyeing it. it’s best to skip the shampoo and conditioner the day of coloring, but feel free to wash your hair the night before. And if you’re trying to get a few more days out of your style, just reach for a dry shampoo instead. 

The Best At Home Hair Color Kits

Once you’re ready to try a new hue, you may be overwhelmed with the number of hair color products out there. To help you sort through your options, we’re breaking down the different types of at-home dye options.

L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray

If you want at-home hair color that will easily wash out, use a temporary hair color spray. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a quick, one-day change or want to test out a shade before committing to it. This hair color spray washes out in just one shampoo, so getting back to your natural shade is easy.

L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color

A semi-permanent hair color is a great option if you don’t want to change your hair color for good but you’d like your new color to last longer than just one day. If you have blonde or bleached hair, this semi-permanent hair color lasts four to ten shampoos and it comes in a range of fun shades like pink, blue and purple. If you have darker hair, check out the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray.


L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color

If you’re sold on your hair color and want to have it for as long as possible, opt for a permanent hair color. This hair color offers a fade-resistant option that lasts up to eight weeks and is available in mire than 50 shades that will keep your strands looking vibrant for months. 

L’Oréal Paris Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color

For a permanent color that stands out from the mix. This fashion inspired hair color offers a twist on the traditional and gives edgy hair color - from bright red, platinum blonde, rose gold, metallic brown, to blue black hair color, these hair dye kits will transform your hair.

L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up

Whether you’re looking for a retouch before hopping on a call or are just trying to make it a few days before your next salon appointment or full at-home color session, a root cover up spray is the best quick-fix. This temporary root cover up hides overgrown roots and gray hairs with just a spritz.

L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss
When you’re in between colors and need a pigment pick-me-up boosting shine and enhancing your new color is one shower application away. This toning gloss works on all hair colors and textures and even comes in a clear formula for virgin tresses that just need a color tone improvement.

Next: Can You Dye Wet Hair?

Written by: Lauren Paige Richeson, Photo Credit: L’Oréal Paris