Frequently Asked Questions

How often should you wash your hair?

Different people have different opinions when it comes to how often you should wash your hair. Some people say once everyday, whereas others find that once a week is more effective. The truth is, we are all different, and you need to find what works best for you.

How often should I have my hair coloured?

The short answer is when the roots start showing - usually about every 4-6 weeks, the long answer is that again everyone is different, if you are unsure about colouring your hair, please contact me.

Does it cost more to have more than one colour?

Yes, as multiple dyes need to be used.

Is it okay to have your hair coloured when you are pregnant?

Over the years, people have conducted animal studies trying to shed light on this matter. Some, but not all, studies have shown a few of the chemical compounds in hair dyes to be teratogenic (causing birth defects). However, in many cases the animals were exposed to extremely high doses of these chemicals, doses in no way equivalent to the exposure of the woman who colours her hair every month or two.


Clearly, the chemicals in both permanent and semi-permanent hair dyes are not highly toxic. These chemicals have been around a long time, and no research shows they cause defects in newborns, so colouring your hair during pregnancy is probably safe. Plus, I apply the dyes safely (using gloves in a well-ventilated room, and not leaving solutions on for excessive periods of time), you don't really absorb much of the chemicals into your system.

Why do I need a patch test before my hair is coloured?

New health and safety guidelines state that 48 hours before your colour application a skin allergy test must be carried out. This applies if you are a new client or if it has been 12 months or more since I last coloured your hair. This is because an allergy can develop suddenly, even though you may have previously applied any other colourant. Once you have had your test I will keep it on record for you. Without a skin allergy test we cannot perform your colour service.

How long does a semi last?

Semi-permanent colour washes out over a period of time (six to twenty four shampoos, depending upon the formula), so if you don‘t like the colour you don’t have to live with it for too long. Another benefit of semi-permanent colour is that because the colour is temporary, you won't have to deal with noticeable roots.