Hair length can play a major role in any coloring process. You can apply streaks of bright colors to
your hair extensions. Lace hair extensions work really well. Besides, you can also test the color on
your hair strand before actually applying it on your hair.
Overall application for Hair color
The length of the hair can affect the processing time of the hair color overall. Long hair can pose a
challenge for even coloring processing as the ends are more porous than other sections of the hair
next to the scalp and absorb the color more quickly. This allows for faster development of color.
The portions of scalp can process can absorb quickly because of the warmth of the scalp. The middle length takes the longest to process. If not done right, the hair color can be brighter or darker at the scalp and ends and less in the middle which gives it an uneven result.
When coloring long hair, apply the hair color, starting from about two inches from the scalp, halting
at about a third of the way from the end. After you have gotten the middle lengths covered, start
back over the head and apply the color to the scalp. You can give your mid sections about 10
minutes from head to the ends. Make certain that all the hair lays flat against the scalp when the
color mix is applied as the temperature remains consistent. It is better to wrap the hair in plastic or
use a cap.
Short hair presents a challenge in hair color processing as very short hair means hair is going to rest against the scalp. This can dramatically quicken the processing time and is significant when using high lift color or a bleaching process. If the hair is plied with color mix and is away from the scalp, the ends of the hair will be cooler than the portions at the scalp. The process will also be slow which could also result in the hair that is brighter (or darker) at the scalp than at the ends. It also means that during the lightening process, by the time the ends of the hair are properly lightened, the hair at the scalp could be over-processed and damaged.
Special Techniques for color
When indulging in highlighting and low lighting coloring, the length of hair matters. There are
certain techniques that are best suited to certain lengths of the hair. There are numerous techniques, but there are some basics that can be adapted and should be monitored.
Burnishing the Hair
When you add color to your short hair, most of the conventional techniques are unsuitable. When
the hair flows beyond a certain length, the use of foils or highlighting caps does not work. Besides,
those who prefer short hair, a technique called burnishing comes in handy. Be careful not to overdo colors on damaged hair. If your hair is undergone lots of chemicals lately, go to a good hair loss clinic and receive the right hair loss treatment.