Ever Wondered the Truth About Going Light In the Winter? Us Too!

A L'Oréal Professionnel colorist answers our burning hair questions about how to color your hair in winter.

Ever Wondered the Truth About Going Light In the Winter? Us Too!

A L’Oréal Professionnel colorist answers our burning hair questions.

-Sarah Polonsky

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Many of us have been getting our hair colored haphazardly for years, never quite knowing how to make it last or what color to go that will be best suited to us. L’Oréal Professionnel Colorist and Sahag Workshop Color Director, Doug Macintosh set the record straight by answering a few hair questions that have always been secretly lurking at the roots.

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What should you consider before making a major change to your color?
Be sure your color choice suits your eye color and skin tone, as well as your lifestyle. Be careful about loving and wanting a celebrity’s color that has different eye color and skin tone.

What are some techniques you can use to making color last?
-Use a color safe, low sulfate shampoo.

-Avoid chlorine and the sun.

-Get a Keratin treatment.

Is it true you should go dark in the winter and light in the summer or does it really not matter?
It doesn’t matter. In fact, it is an old fashioned idea especially since no one really tans anymore.

Who is your favorite person to work on and why?
My favorite client is a big correction that really allows me to do whatever I need to fix the color and make her hair beautiful and healthy.  When I ‘m done and we are both satisfied it’s a great feeling!

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Sarah Polonsky is a senior editor at BettyConfidential.


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0 thoughts on “Ever Wondered the Truth About Going Light In the Winter? Us Too!

  1. artchic3 says:

    I still like to go with a color that looks like you’ve gotten a few highlights from the sun (even in winter)…

  2. lovesbetty says:

    I agree artchic3. I love some highlights during any season.

  3. princesstracy says:

    well i still tan i live in ca so evean though i wear sunblock and stuff i still have color year round

  4. quilligan says:

    I don’t color my hair yet, although I think I could use some highlighting.

  5. lydia66 says:

    I’m getting my hair colored in a few days, after wearing my natural (very dark brown) color for a year. Good to know that it’s ok to go lighter in the winter because that’s what I was planning on doing!

  6. juliereuter says:

    I’ve always subscribed to the theory of going lighter in the summer and darker in the winter. I guess it just sort of fits the mood as well – darker is cozier and warmer whereas ligher is just that – lighter and a little more fun.

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