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March 26, 2021

7 Hair Experiments To Try In The Salon

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Try These Science Experiments In Between Clients

Remember those fun school science projects like erupting volcanoes and fake tornadoes? Well, who says the experiments have to stop as an adult! Hair hacks behind the chair can save you time, money and anxiety when you’re in a pinch. Keep scrolling to check out the different tips to make your life easier, PLUS help visually explain hair health and color concepts to clients. Try them out and report back!

 

1. 20 Volume Vs. 40 Volume Developer

Ever wondered what the difference between 20- and 40-volume developer was? Here colorist @jacobhkhan demonstrates how 20-volume can actually provide more lift that 40-volume.

 
 
 
 
 
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2. Test New Haircolor With This Hack

Do this strand test by @hairbykristingrip every time you try out a new haircolor or color line. Results in less than a minute!

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Quick Cutting Cheat For Angles

If you’ve ever forgotten what holding the hair at a 90 degree angle looks like, this tip from @thebalaywhisperer is for you!

 
 
 
 
 
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4. Hot Vs. Cold Water For Preserving Color

When explaining to your client’s the importance of washing their hair in cold water, show them this test from @jessicascotthair in the salon. Nothing drives the point home quite like a visual!

 
 
 
 
 
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5. How Light Affects How Haircolor Appears

If you have a client who always sees yellow once they get home, send them this video by @jaymz.marsters

 
 
 
 
 
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6. Virgin Vs. Color-Treated Hair 

Before you grab the lightener, make sure your curly clients know that haircolor is a chemical service and will change their natural curl pattern.

 
 
 
 
 
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7. Why You Should Always Use Soap

This one is self explanatory, but the experiment is pretty cool!

 
 
 
 
 
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Want To Learn More? Here’s How The Hair’s pH Level Affects Haircolor!