What is Hair Polish and How to Apply?
Hair polising is a technique which is commonly used by hairdressers to fix the matte hair colour and paleness.It is possible to do it at home by mixing hair dye with warm water (without oxidantion) and applying directly to hair.
It is the application of water instead of oxidant in hair dye process (in some cases oxidant and conditioner can be used). The texture of the hair polish should be liquid.
It doesn’t harmful for hair since it doesn’t contain oxidant,and can be applied for short periods.
When should you use hair polish
When your hair dye fades
For the color differences after dying your hair.
When your hair turn’s brassy
When your hair lost brightness or gets matte after dying.
If your hair is ombre and you didn’t like the result you can use it to conceal color transition.
If you have colorful hair you can use it to make it more bright.
Concealing the orange transition shade when you’re bleaching your hair to get platinum blonde.
When the shade is too bright after getting highlight or balayage.
To keep your hair color healthy and long lasting ,especially red,copper hair dye fades so quickly, you can use hair polish.
It’s applies the same for extreme colors purple green orange etc.
After the hair polish, the color on the hair base is equalized or gets close to it.
Hair Polish Recpies
I’ll give you four hair polish recipes,you can use the one fits your hair condition the best.
Water Based Hair Polish
Hair dye ( Quarter tube for short hair / Half tube for medium length hair/full tube for long hair
3-4 teaspoons of warm water
Dye container, brush and bonnet
Hair Cream Mixture
This hair polish is especially applied to dull,fragile hair
4-5 Tablespoons warm water
Olaplex Conditioner No5
Hair Polish with Oil
It can also be used for damaged hair, but it will not be as effective as conditioner.
Coconut oil ( It must be high quality solid as butter
5-7 Tablespoons warm water
Things to Consider When Making Hair Polish with Oxidant
Oxidant is an active substance that weakens hair and lightens hair color (peroxide). Therefore, you need to determine why you should use the oxidant when polishing.
Reasons for using oxidant in hair polish;
If your hair is darker than the color you want
When you want to change the color from brown to black.
When you want to change the color dark brown to light brown.