The Best Balayage Starts With Metal Detox



If you’ve been struggling to achieve perfect color results with your clients, we hate to break it to you, but your salon’s water quality — or more likely your client’s water quality at home — could be the reason why. Water that contains high levels of metals like copper—aka hard water —can seriously impact your client’s hair color and texture. No lie, it can leave hair feeling dry and brittle as well as cause hair color to fade, look duller, and, in some cases, lead to inaccurate color results — and it’s not even in your control!

Believe it or not, it’s not just clients with blonde or platinum hair that fall victim to these negative effects. Brunettes undergoing a balayage service also run the risk of unreliable coloration.

As we all know, the key to a beautiful balayage is a smooth, blended finish. However this becomes hard to achieve when there is an excessive level of metal in your client’s hair. It’s important to note that when you wash your client’s hair with hard water, not only are there metal particles deposited on the surface of their hair fiber, but also inside the hair fiber as well. The metal particles inside the hair fiber pose the biggest problem because they can interfere with your coloring process and affect your client’s final hair color results. 

Just imagine your clients wanting a cool, ashy brown balayage, but thanks to heavy metals, they end up with a warmer tone on the ends of their hair. That can really wreck their whole look — as can breakage, another negative effect of metal particles in the hair fiber. So as a good stylist, you then take the extra steps to either reformulate or use a toner on the hair and make it perfect. Well, what if it was perfect the first time, every time?

Thankfully, there is a way to remedy this issue and improve your client’s balayage experience at the salon:  L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Metal Detox. This hair service is capable of neutralizing excess amounts of metal in your hair thanks to a patented, active ingredient called glicoamine that’s able to penetrate inside the hair fiber. Using Metal Detox will dramatically improve your balayage service — or any color service for that matter — allowing your client’s color results to be purer. Not to mention, it will help their hair look shinier and be less prone to breakage (87 percent to be exact).

Be sure to stay tuned for just how mind-blowing the science behind this service is. And if you want to see the magic for yourself, make sure to learn more and shop Metal Detox over at SalonCentric

Balayage requires reliable coloration and consistency in results — but it doesn’t always seem to happen that way. Let us know in the comments if you’ve faced these issues yourself!

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