How to Use Elumen Hair Color: 15 Steps
Step 1: Choose the right Elumen shade
Start by selecting the perfect shade of Elumen hair color for your desired look. The wide range of colors and intensity levels offered by Elumen provides ample choices for both subtle and bold results.
Step 2: Test your hair
Conduct a strand test on a small section of your hair to assess compatibility and ensure you’ll achieve the desired result. This will also help determine how long the color should be left on your hair.
Step 3: Prepare your hair
Ensure your hair is clean and dry before applying the hair color. Shampoo and condition your hair as usual, then towel-dry. Avoid using leave-in conditioners or styling products before coloring.
Step 4: Protect yourself and your surroundings
Wear gloves to protect your hands from stains, and cover the area around you with newspaper or plastic sheets to prevent accidental spills.
Step 5: Mix the color
Dispense the required amount of Elumen hair color into a non-metallic bowl. If necessary, mix shades together to customize the hue according to your desired results.
Step 6: Apply color to roots
Using a tint brush, carefully apply the Elumen color starting at the roots. Work in small sections to ensure even coverage.
Step 7: Distribute color through hair
Using a wide-tooth comb, spread the hair color evenly throughout your locks, focusing on areas where you want the most intense pigment.
Step 8: Monitor processing time
Refer back to the strand test in order to determine how long you should leave the Elumen color on your hair. Most shades process between 30-60 minutes.
Step 9: Keep an eye on development
Keep an eye on the development process by checking on the colored strand periodically. This will ensure proper processing and avoid over-processing of hair.
Step 10: Rinse hair
Once the color has developed for the recommended time, rinse your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water. Avoid using shampoo during this step.
Step 11: Apply Elumen Lock
To seal in the color and improve longevity, apply the Elumen Lock treatment to your hair. Leave it on for five minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Step 12: Wash hair with Elumen-specific shampoo
Use an Elumen-specific shampoo to gently cleanse your hair post-coloring. This will help maintain color vibrancy and prevent fading.
Step 13: Condition your hair
Condition your hair using a color-safe conditioner to keep it soft and manageable.
Step 14: Style as desired
Once your hair is dry, feel free to style it as desired. Remember to use heat protectant products if you’re using heat styling tools to prevent damage and maintain the longevity of the color.
Step 15: Maintain and refresh color
To keep your Elumen hair color looking vibrant, touch up the shade every 4-6 weeks or as needed. Use Elumen-specific maintenance products, such as shampoos and conditioners, to prolong the life of your color.
Follow these 15 steps to achieve stunning, vibrant, and long-lasting hair color using Elumen products. Always remember to follow safety procedures, such as strand tests and protecting surrounding areas, to ensure safe and successful coloring experiences.