Hey Hair Color Fans,
This week I decided to treat myself to a new straightening iron – I’ve been using the same “salon professional” flat iron for near enough the last decade but with my superlong, superstraight hair extensions it quickly became clear that technology has moved on some! So I started searching for a replacement and came across a selection of color lock flat irons. Wait, color lock? Straightening my hair can cause the color to fade? Why did no-one tell me this before!
According to the experts, exposing colored hair to heat is one of the main causes of color fade, because it causes the hair shafts to open and damages the cuticle.
I’m throwing the question out there – has anyone used one of the specialist color lock flat irons? Are they worth the extra bucks? If you can help me with this one then get in touch at [email protected] with your opinions/recommendations/warnings!
Just For Fun…
Which teen idol pulled off one hell of a costume change this week, transforming her locks from blonde to blue during an award ceremony?
Answer next week!
Hair Color News
- Exciting news from L’oreal Paris, who are helping to take the guesswork out of choosing the right hair color shade with the launch of “My L’Oreal Colorist,” a mobile app that serves as your own personal color consultant. Check it out here
- That’s not the only hair innovation this week with the launch of Redken’s Intra Force, a scientifically-tested solution to combat hair thinning with comprehensive treatments for both natural and color-treated hair. The color-treated system has UV filters for color protection and also provides additional conditioning benefits.
- Finally we are loving the fabulous ‘Mediterranean Espresso’ makeover by IT&LY Hairfashion International Creative Director Pasquale Caselle on firstchair.com this week, for the full how-to (and to see for yourself just how much of a difference hair color can really make) check it out here.
Celebrity Hair Color of the Week – Katy Perry
We are so used to seeing pop princess Katy Perry sporting outrageous shades on her head that it’s almost a surprise when she steps out with regular colored locks, as spotted this week in a Hollywood nightclub.
That’s not to say her new jet black hair didn’t look fabulous, frankly the girl can’t help herself, which is why she is a true celebrity hair color icon. Rock on Katy, we can’t wait to see what you do next!
If you want to know more about the hair color history of the lovely Katy Perry, read our article here.