Planning a New Spring Color For Your Curls?

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 by Ouidad-The Curl Experts


Thinking about refreshing or getting new color for Spring?

Ouidad Creative Color Director, Ian Dorey Scott shares his expertise for maintaining healthy, vibrant curls.

Steps you should take at home prior to getting a color treatment.

Prior to your color appointment, I recommend using the Ouidad Melt-Down Mask after you cleanse. This will dose the hair with extra moisture and lipids, providing a healthy canvas to take the color. Do this a couple of days before your appointment. I recommend not washing the hair the previous evening before a color service to avoid any scalp irritation.

How to keep your color vibrant and your curls healthy until your next appointment.

A healthy at home regimen is the key to keeping your color fresh and long lasting. I recommend the entire Color Sense line to all of my clients. This line contains a sulfate-free shampoo, conditioner and the incredible Shine Boosting Color Extender. The shampoo and conditioner both contain UV filters as well as ingredients that fight free radicals and other environmental agents that can cause color to come out of the hair. After cleansing and conditioning, apply the  Shine Boosting Color Extender for ten minutes, and then fully rinse.  This post-conditioning serum seals the cuticle of the hair to lock in your color and also contains plant-based, broad spectrum sun filters which protects your color in all conditions!

How often should you be getting your color touched up?

In general, I recommend a root touch up every 6-8 weeks and a gloss to refresh the ends. With painted highlights, my clients generally get a touch up every 3 months.

What if you did a home box color or got a bad dye job, what are some things you can do to heal your hair?

Our Curl Recovery Cleansing Oil, Whipped Curls and Meltdown Mask are the first step to reversing the damage. These products all contain our proprietary CR-4 Repair Complex which coats the hair with healing concentrated fatty-acids. You will see healing results instantly! I also suggest to make a consultation with a stylist who can help put you on a personalized recovery track and will give you exact product recommendations.

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6 Comments for “Planning a New Spring Color For Your Curls?”

  1. 1Amanda Thomas

    Hi, I just wanted to say that I believe that this new Color Sense System that you are introducing will be perfect for my color-treated, wavy-curly hair. I haven’t found any hair products for both colored and curly hair, that actually work. I color my hair a light auburn shade and as everyone knows, any red colorant doesn’t last very long so it’s important to have a good maintenance system after you color your hair. I can’t wait to try this new formula in hopes that it will make my colored, wavy-curly hair stay true to color and form. Thank You

  2. 2Diane Brown

    will you please certify a salon in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens or Jupiter area? We definitely could use a Ouidad salon in the northern Palm Beach County. I can’t travel to Boca Raton,Florida – too far to drive.

  3. 3Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Diane! Definitely something that we are working on! If you have a favorite salon currently, you can nominate them to become Ouidad Certified for a chance to win a year supply of your favorite products.

  4. 4Avril

    I have been reading all your blogs, are you intending going international with you salons I live in New Zealand and the hair salons only do the keratin softener. Do you perhaps sell the softener as well.

  5. 5Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Avril! We are expanding currently but unfortunately we are not available in New Zealand yet. None of our salons perform Keratin treatments but we do have a softening treatment available at our NYC and LA Flagship salons. Until we are in New Zealand we encourage you to keep following Curl Talk or check out our how-to videos for everyday styling tips.

  6. 6Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Amanda- The Color Sense System is formulated specifically for curly/color-treated hair. It absolutely is the perfect solution for you! For more information visit-

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