It’s not uncommon for clients to bring various myths related to hair colour, to their hair colourists; and very frankly, we have heard a large number of them. But like we said at the start, these are nothing more than myths. Here are some of the most common ones and some insights from our insiders:


It’s important to use only permanent hair colour

This is what clients say

The only way to get the best and long-lasting results is to use a good permanent hair colour every time I colour my hair. If I use anything else, it’ll just wash out.

I’ve tried demi-permanent colours in the past, but I just feel that permanent colours will work better now.

My original hair colourist always uses permanent hair colour (or at least I think she does), as it lasts for at least a month. All the other types of colours just come off.

Here’s what our experts have to say:

Most of the desired hair colour looks are achieved using a demi-permanent hair colour. While your hair colourist might not reveal that she is actually using a demi (because you might feel the colour won’t last), the fact is that these colours give your existing hair colour a very subtle enhancement, without really loading it in any way; since colour is applied on top of colour.


It takes hair colour a few days to calm down.

This is what clients say

I typically need to let my hair colour calm down for a few days before I actually like the final result.

Whenever I get any new hair colour, it looks extremely intense for just a few days and after that it evens out well.

Since so many chemicals are being used, the hair looks very bright in the first 48 hours. However, before long it starts to fade at certain points as it settles down.

It’s just for the first few days that I actually notice the colour. Luckily, some of that brightness gets washed-off within 1-2 days; and after that, it starts looking the way I want it to.

Here’s what our experts have to say:

Ideally, hair colour shouldn’t change in any way within the first 2-3 days; chances are you have just grown used to it. Our colourists believe that whenever you colour your hair, it only takes a few days for you to get used to, regardless of whether you have coloured it in a different shade or the same that you used to previously have.


It’s important that you change your hair colour as per the time/season of the year.

This is what clients say

It’s best to go lighter when its summer time as it gives you a more natural look.

In the winter months, you should opt for darker hair colour shades as the thicker highlights and lighter colours won’t really look too great.

I think blonde hair colour looks really great on me and I’ve been told that it suits me very well. However, someone told me that am it’s important that I tone it down in the winters.

Here’s what our experts have to say:

Hair colour is something very personal and you shouldn’t let the season dictate this to you. You can keep the same hair colour, right round the year. However, it’s a good idea to have an end-colour in your mind and then slowly and steadily work towards that colour, instead of changing it a few times over the course of the year. Its good thing to make some subtle alterations to your hair colour shades, but it’s not really necessarily important that you follow a calendar.

At Voila Hair and Care, we have highly qualified and skilled colourists who will help you achieve the look you want. We’re located at Church Street in Brighton and the number to call is (03) 9593 1260. You can get in touch with us via this online form too.

Thanks for reading,
Voila Hair & Beauty Team
(03) 9593 1260