Frequently Asked Questions

How is Color&Co different?
Color&Co is unlike any other at-home haircolor. We provide salon-quality personalized haircolor, created with an exclusive L'Oreal formula and professional-grade color pigments, rich conditioners and shine-boosting ingredients. Our formulas are free of Parabens, PPD and resorcinol. Not only do we create personalized shades for each client, we also provide custom developers, applications, and instructions to bring the salon experience right to your door.
What is customized haircolor?
Customized haircolor is the only at-home color that can take into account all of the unique details of your hair-including length, texture, density and chemical history. All of these components will affect your end result, which is why Personalized Haircolor by L'Oreal guarantees that the color you want is the color you get!
Why should I consult with a colorist?
Speaking to a colorist gives you the full salon experience from the comfort of home. You can express all of your hair goals and concerns in order to ensure the most accurate hair diagnostic. Your colorist will ask you questions about your hair and provide expert tips to make sure you can apply your haircolor at home like a pro. Plus - it's totally free!
How long does a consultation take?
Your professional consultation is quick, easy, and totally free. Consultations typically last about 10 minutes depending on your hair goals and concerns.
How do you tell wether you have dry or greasy dandruff ?
If your hair is too dry, it might need a reset in the form of a fresh cut. Even if your hair isn’t very long, split ends can make hair hard to style and contribute to it feeling dry or coarse. Visit your stylist and trim off hair that’s unhealthy and weighing down fresh hair growth. While you’re there, ask the stylist if they have any tips for your particular hair type and length. They may recommend a new styling routine that can keep your hair from being damaged.
What can I do to get the best results from shampoo products ?
Shampoo removes dirt and sweat from your hair, but it also strips your hair of sebumTrusted Source. Sebum is the natural oil that makes your hair easier to maintain and, when you have the right amount, shiny. Too much sebum leads to a greasy hair appearance. But you probably don’t need to be stripping your hair of sebum every day — you can most likely wash your hair every other day and see your hair appear healthier as a result. If you can’t go a day in between washing, at least use a shampoo specifically for dry hair or even try a baby shampoo. Both are mildly cleansing without stripping hair completely of its natural oil.
Are there factors that encourage the appearance of dandruff ?
Dandruff may have several causes, including: Irritated, oily skin. Not shampooing enough. A yeastlike fungus (malassezia) that feeds on oils on the scalps of most adults. Dry skin. Sensitivity to hair care products (contact dermatitis) Other skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema.
How can I maintain healthy hair?
Your individual routine ultimately depends on a few factors From the feel of your hair to the styles you prefer, these elements will all alter the routine you end up choosing. Your natural hair texture or type Hair types tend to be fine, thick, or coarse and fall into one of four categories: straight wavy curly kinky Each has its upsides and downsides. For example, straight hair usually looks and feels greasy quicker than curly hairTrusted Source due to oil speedily making its way down the hair shaft.
My hair is bleached, what type of Hair Care are recommended ?
Whether your hair has been bleached, dyed, or otherwise chemically processed If your hair has come in contact with dye, bleach, or chemicals, you may have to think extra hard about your routine. People with dyed hair are advised not to wash it every day to prevent premature color fading and dryness. And bleached hair may require some extra nourishment in the form of conditioner or hair masks.
I want to change conditionner, what does L'Oréal Paris recommend ?
Conditioners have myriad benefits. The main one is moisturizing, but others include detangling, shininess, and frizz reduction. The main ingredient of a conditioner is called a cationic surfactantTrusted Source. When hair is wet, this sticks to it, coating the strands to replenish the moisture that shampoo may have removed.
I feel like my hair has a lake of hydration, what can i do ?
To add further hydration to the hair, you may want to embark on a two-step process known as moisturize and seal. This can be particularly useful for kinky or coily hair that tends to be dry. The aim is to seal in moisture, not to lock in dryness, using a hydrating product and sealing oil.
Which Loreal shampoo is best for damaged hair?
Try the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo. UV rays, water, and heat styling can affect your color.
Should I Get Highlights or All-Over Color?
There's no easier way to brighten a face than adding face-framing highlights. All-over color can look gorgeous on women who want to go light or want to cover up gray. You can do a mix of both, but never try that on your own. A professional will know how to double-process your hair without damaging it. And if you are opting for highlights, consider balayage, which is my hair color vehicle of choice and looks more natural than foils on my hair. And keep in mind that highlights aren't only for blondes.
Should I Do My Hair Color Myself?
Natural hair color can be a bit blah and could be enhanced a bit either by lightening or darkening your color a shade or two, adding face-framing highlights or covering up grays. You can do some of these yourself, while others are better left to the pros. The best candidates for DIY are people who aren't going for dramatic changes and just want a simple over-all single-process color. You are a good candidate if you can check these off: Are you going a shade or two lighter or darker? If you're covering up grays, you are less than 50% gray. You want to do single-process color (meaning one color rather than highlights).You have a friend or relative you can enlist to help. If you're aiming for highlights, covering up a full head of hair or you're trying to go from dark to light or vice versa, your head is better off in a professional's competent hands. But if you're looking to stay simple, you absolutely can DIY. While most colorists will advise you never to do your own hair color, it's most likely because they see a parade of people who have messed up their color and need it fixed. The fact is more and more women are doing their own hair color, either to save time or money or both. And their hair looks great and costs them a fraction of the price a salon job would.
How do I pick the perfect red lipstick?
Women are always on the prowl for this. Choose cooler "true" red tones with a bit of blue if you have pink in your skin or are super fair-skinned. A warmer orange-red tone works best for olive-skinned women. —Lori Taylor-Davis, Smashbox Global Pro Artist
How do I contour my face?
Contouring seems like a daunting task if you've never done it. The reality is it's easier than you may think. The simplest way to understand contouring is to imagine a light over your head. The areas of the face that the light will illuminate are the highlights and the areas cast in shadows are the contours. Finding the right products is easy, and may already be in your makeup collection. Use a foundation or concealer one shade darker than you skintone (the one you purchased after that last beach vacation), or a bronzer can do the trick.
Which foundation works best?
Foundation creates the illusion of a flawless complexion. First, you need to determine what type of coverage you want to achieve: sheer, medium, or full. Next, decide on the finish: matte, natural, or dewy.
I feel my skin is so deeply cleaned just by using a $2 soap bar, so why do I need to spend $20-50 for a men’s cleanser?
It really comes down to finding the right product than going for what’s cheaper because if you should invest on anything, it should be on your skin. So while facial cleansers may generally be more expensive than soap bars, using a facial cleanser is healthier for your skin and provides better results. Soap bars have higher Ph levels which will cause dryness to your skin, strip away all the necessary nutrient natural oils that your skin actually need for recovering and growing and you might also notice tightness to your skin. Experts have also questioned the harm and damage caused by the ingredients in face soaps. Facial cleansers on the other hand, are designed to accommodate different skin types, conditions and needs. Solutions: I’ve been using Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser, which by the way is for unisex use, is good for sensitive skin as this is a mild cleanser which gently cleanses my face without over-drying or stripping my skin’s natural oils. It’s always a good idea to use essential oils or repairing serums in the evening before moisturisers and bed, the repairing agents and essential oils can help to give your skin a signal: “hey we are taking care of this ( the health of your skin), you can stop releasing more oil here to help.
Sometimes my work requires me to wear makeup. Am I just able to clean it off with a men’s facial cleanser?
Unfortunately, just using only a facial cleanser will not completely remove the makeup from your skin. You will need to use a makeup remover, oil or wipe to first get rid of that top layer of makeup but if you have run out of your makeup remover products, then use coconut oil with a cotton pad as an alternative. If you are not using a wipe, then a cotton pad will allow you to remove makeup which won’t be picked up from washing with your cleanser and will also allow you to remove the make-up around sensitive areas like your eyes. All you have to do is to press the wipe or pad against your eye gently (make you don’t scrub it against your eye). After trying to remove as much makeup as possible, then you can use your cleanser to get rid of the rest of your makeup and carry on with the rest of your skincare routine with a toner and moisturiser.
What products should everyone have in their skin care routine?
Your lineup varies between morning and night. In the morning, the ideal basics of skin care are "a gentle wash, an antioxidant serum, hydrating moisturizer, and sunscreen," says Dr. Nava Greenfield, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in Brooklyn, NY. The antioxidant serum helps repair and defend skin against DNA damage throughout the day (read: it's anti-aging).At night, she recommends repeating your cleanse, treating skin with a topical retinol or retinoid—which speeds cell turnover and spurs collagen production—and following with moisturizer.
How often should you exfoliate?
While there's no hard and fast rule on how frequently you need to exfoliate — as it depends on the exfoliant, how powerful it is, and what else you're using — you definitely need to do it, says Dr. Deanne Robinson, a dermatologist at Modern Dermatology of Connecticut in Westport, CT. "As a general rule of thumb, I would advise one to two times per week," she says.
Do you need different products for morning and evening?
There are a few important tweaks for your evening routine. At night, "cleanser may need to include a makeup remover in it," says Greenfield. "And moisturizers should be thicker and more hydrating at night." Once a week, you should also use a face mask at night.
Can diet really affect acne?
Short answer? Sort of. "It does not in the sense that most people talk about it — for example, chocolate doesn't cause acne," says Robinson. "However, foods with a high glycemic index, such as refined sugar, can increase hormone levels in the body, leading to inflammation, and exacerbate acne." So if you break out after eating a late-night plate of fries, it's not because of the grease. It may be because potatoes are high on the glycemic index scale.
What ingredients are in skin care?
Ingredients in today's skin care products include alpha-hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, hydroquinone, retinol, kojic acid, copper peptide and more. Learn their effects on wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and other skin problems.
How do you read beauty labels?
What you'll usually see on a cosmetic label brand name and product name. product type/purpose and description. ingredient list. symbols. the product weight or volume (net contents) usage/storage directions. manufacturer contact details.
How do I check my skincare ingredients?
Visit Enter the product name using the search field. ... Select the most recent entry to make sure you're getting the most up-to-date ingredient list. Look at the “Acne” column. ... Look at the “Irritant” column as well if you're seeing signs of irritation (e.g, dryness, flaking, redness, etc.).
What are the best natural ingredients for skin care?
Coconut oil. Possibly the most famous natural skin care product, it is also the most versatile. ... Tea tree oil. ... Grape seed oil. ... Rose water. ... Argan oil. ... East Indian sandalwood. ... Apple cider vinegar. ... Sea salt.