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Coloring Your Hair for the First Time?: What to Know


Are you planning to dye your hair? Go for it! It’s one of the easiest ways to give yourself a brand new look. There’s something for everyone if you want to change your hair color. But be careful! There are a lot of things you need to know before you call your favorite stylist. The last thing you want is to mess up your hair so badly you have to waste money and time.

But don’t worry. Zoraida Dominican Salon and its hair care services in Lanham, Maryland, have you covered. We offer our insights on what first-timers should know about coloring their hair.

  • What is permanent and semi-permanent?These are the kinds of hair coloring you can choose and are based on the amount of hydrogen peroxide needed.

    Semi-permanent doesn’t use hydrogen peroxide at all. It can only be used to darken hair. Since it only sets the dye on the outermost surface of your hair, it’s a good pick if you’re unsure about your color choice.

    Permanent uses enough hydrogen peroxide to penetrate your hair’s inner layers. It makes colors that last for 12 to 26 washes. It’s also the perfect choice for dying gray hairs at our hair salon in Maryland.

  • Shampoo or no shampoo?
    You have to hold off shampooing before and after the coloring. Your hair and scalp need natural oils for protection. Also, dye will come off from shampooing, so skip using it for 24 to 48 hours.
  • Should my hair be bleached?
    It will have to be if you’re going from a darker to a lighter color. Don’t worry about damage; our expert stylists use the right amount of solutions to give you the results you want without compromising your crowning glory.

Do you want a color that makes a statement? Or do you want something more subtle and natural? Visit our salon, talk to our stylists, and sit back while we get it done.

Talk to our Peruvian blower if you have more questions about our styling services.

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