Ready To Go Lighter For Summer? Do This First.

So it’s that time of year again. Where everyone is getting ready to rock out for the summer. Whether you’re staying home, traveling abroad, or planning a fabulous summer in the Hamptons, everyone wants to look summery, fresh, and new. Whenever my clients want to change their color, even if it’s not drastic, I recommend they do a treatment a few days before their color. My favorite treatment, at the moment is the Shu Uemura Moisture Velvet Nourishing Treatment. It is fantastic! Lightweight, smells great, and really works.

Here’s what you want to do. 3- 4 days, before your color, you want to shampoo your hair. The trick is to leave your shampoo on for 2 minutes, that way your hair is really clean. Rinse. Apply a small amount of Shu Uemura Moisture Velvet Nourishing Treatment, you seriously shouldn’t need more than a dollap the size of a quarter. Work it through your hair starting at midshaft  to your ends. Comb through. Now leave this on for 10 minutes. if you can do longer that would be amazing. Rinse. Style as usual. DO NOT wash your hair until your colorist does. Well their assistant that is cause I ain’t washing your hair.

What most people don’t realize is that dirty hair is so GOOD. 1) Dirty hair has less fly aways, so it’s easier for us to work with and get more precise with your highlights. 2) When color open your cuticle layer your natural oil seeps into the hair giving it the best conditioning treatment ever. 3) Clean or Dry scalp gets really itchy when color is on it.

Now you are ready to go into the salon and get summerized! You can also use Shu Uemura Moisture Velvet Nourishing Treatment post color to really help close that cuticle and lock your color in.


  1. Donna

    Can I use this on fine hair without weighing it down? Xo see u next weekt

    1. Marko

      Yes you can! It’s lovely.

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