how to step by step and dye your hair
Uniform monochromatic coloring has long given way to more complex techniques, involving either a combination of several shades (coloring), or stretch color… And this is not surprising: modern techniques allow you to emphasize the structure of the strands, give them visual volume and at the same time make it possible to look absolutely natural – this is especially important given the fashion for nude makeup and naturalness in everything.
Shatush also belongs to the category of complex stains that give curls a gentle play of color.
Shatush is a hair dyeing method that involves adding light shades with an indent from the roots, a soft stretch of color and a preliminary pile of strands. Actually, bouffant is the fundamental difference between shatush and ombre and no less spectacular balayage.
The effect is amazing: thanks to the bouffant and neat stretch of color, the colored strands shimmer gently in the light. The transition from the main shade to the additional one turns out to be so delicate – sometimes it is even impossible to guess what the colorist has just conjured over the hair.
That is why shatush is very often chosen dark-haired girls, who have long wanted to “change religion” and join the clan of blondes, but somehow they all did not dare. Shatush gives them a happy opportunity to make the transition as gently as possible, without seriously injuring the strands.
The shatush staining technique has both advantages and disadvantages – the latter, however, are very few. Let’s start with the absolute merits of the method. These include:
- versatility: can be performed on any shade of hair, with the exception of bright red (why – we’ll talk a little later);
- naturalness: the curls look as if it was not the colorist who conjured over them, but the sun, sea and wind;
- convenience: coloring is not done from the roots, so you often do not have to refresh the color. True, once a month or less, a shade correction by toning will be required.
We found, perhaps, only one drawback in the shatush, but it is significant: unfortunately, this is a rather complicated method of staining that requires experience and skill. To reproduce all the actions of a colorist at home, if you first decided to paint yourself, you are unlikely to succeed.
One of the most important steps in any staining is correct shade selection, the final result will largely depend on this! After all, even if the procedure was performed absolutely precisely, and the original and additional colors do not match with each other, you are unlikely to like your reflection in the mirror. Therefore, we asked SalonSecret stylists for their professional color recommendations for each specific case.
For brown-haired women, shatush is a real salvation! This technique allows you to gently move into the blondes’ camp and not think too often about regrown roots. It seems that the shatush was invented specifically for the owners brown hair.
Therefore, it is not difficult to choose a shade for coloring: for dark-haired beauties, the whole range of wheat, honey and amber tones… If you need a cold undertone, pay attention to the light coffee palette and the palette of ashy brown-haired.
Recipe for keeping the shade at home. After leaving the salon, it seems that this beauty will remain with us forever! Unfortunately, everything goes away – and the effect of the colorist’s work will also fade over time. In order for light highlights on dark hair to look like on the first day and after a few weeks, enter into the care a special range for brown-haired women and brunettes Redken Brownlights… It neutralizes yellowness on lightened strands, and gives dark ones a hypnotic versatility. And don’t forget that shrinking will accelerate the color fading. It is beautiful to get out of the situation when there is nowhere without forceps, spray will help Matrix Miracle Creator.
Black hair usually comes with dark eyes and very light skin (this is sometimes called porcelain), that is, we are talking about a pure “winter” color type of appearance.
Which dye subtone to choose in this case: cold and warm? Of course, only icy overflows! Eggplant, platinum, ash, ripe cherry – all cold saturated shades are suitable for dyeing black strands in the style of shatush.
SalonSecret’s recipe for shade preservation at home. You will need a preliminary lightening of the strands, but even the highest quality brightening compositions at least a little, but they injure the hair. Add a resveratrol mask to your treatment L’Oréal Professionnel Vitamino Color, in just a minute it will restore hair, return it silkiness and super shine. Bonus – color brightness preservation up to eight weeks! And to neutralize yellowness, mix the mask with a purple shot Iridescent Powermix… It also doesn’t hurt to go back to a pigmented shampoo a couple of times a week, for example Matrix Brass Off.
Wait, why do you need shatush? Okay, okay, we understand that sometimes you want to dilute the blond too!
Blond girls should pay attention to ultra-light cold shades – mother of pearl, pearls or white ash. The coloring will turn out to be gentle and soft, as if the curls have burnt out in the gentle southern sun.
SalonSecret’s recipe for shade preservation at home. So, a capricious cold blond – how to care for him? The gamma will cope with the task Kérastase Blond Absolu… Pay attention to shampoo Ultravioletneutralizing yellow halftones, mask Ultraviolet with violet pigments, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid and thermal protection Cicaplasme… For a dazzling shine of hair, you will need another shampoo – Light.
Light brown curls can be both warm and cold, so when choosing a shade, you must first decide on the main undertone.
It is important to ensure that the selected color is not too light compared to the original, otherwise the coloring will turn out to be too contrasting. Not everyone is to face.
SalonSecret’s recipe for shade preservation at home. How to care for light brown hair after dyeing using the shatush technique? There are only three rules: delicate cleansing (sulfate-free shampoo Matrix Keep Me Vivid will come in handy), protection from external influences (we recommend a spray Matrix Color Obsessedsealing the cuticle together with the pigment) and deep restoration, for example with a concentrate Biolage ColorLast based on orchid extract.
As we already noted above, there is one problem with red curls: on bright red hair, the shatush will not look natural, no matter what shade you choose. You can experiment with midtones and color saturation, which requires a very subtle taste from your colorist.
But if you have light red or auburn hair, everything is much simpler – you have all the warm brown range at your disposal: from cognac to chocolate tones.
SalonSecret’s recipe for shade preservation at home. As soon as the hair color starts to change, use any suitable mask Serie Expert with added pigment in shot format. So, for a shatush in brown tones you need Powermix Marron, and for the copper shatush – Powermix Copper… Do not give up oils, care Matrix Oil Wonders with Egyptian hibiscus oil guarantees 75% more gloss and protects stains from fading.
And finally, we come to the most important question: where to paint? We do not recommend experimenting at home, and especially in the case of a shank: this dyeing technique involves a pile of each strand and a soft stretch of color, which is quite difficult to do for yourself using only a mirror in the bathroom. And it’s easy to make a mistake with a shade: it is enough to choose, say, not a warm, but a cold undertone, and all the staining will go down the drain.
Another “contraindication” for performing shatush at home, like any other highlighting procedure, is the need pre-discolor strandsif they are dark. Working with brightening compounds also requires some experience, the lack of which can harm hair health.
In addition, sometimes it is desirable to combine two techniques in one coloring – for example, shatush with balayage – to create a unique pattern. See how a colorist does it: aerobatics not available at home.
Therefore, if you have not tried using the shatusha technique before and feel insecure, do not risk it – trust the skill of an experienced colorist in the salon. Even the color mixing guru and the lord of bouffants can make the mistake of choosing a dye or assessing the quality of their own hair. Our quick step-by-step tutorial for shatush-style staining will give you an overview of how this process works in the salon.
For shatush you will need:
- thin comb;
- hair clips;
- paint brush;
- container for the brightening composition;
- container for paint.
The execution technique looks like this:
- Each strand intensively combed using a fine comb.
- If necessary, each strand must be lightened for the required number of tones (this depends on the original hair color and the selected shade for coloring).
- Discoloration is carried out indented from the roots at least 7-10 centimeters (the indentation may be less if the strands are of medium length or short). The ends are carefully treated with a bleaching compound or a lightening dye, and only the outer layer of the hair is affected in the fleece.
- Master distributes the composition towards the roots.
- After lightening hair it is necessary to rinse and comb gently.
- The last stage is toning in the chosen shade. As a rule, the master applies the dye above the lightening line to make the color stretch smooth.