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Schwarzkopf Keratin Color Tutorial

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I love coloring my hair at home. It gives me the chance to cover up gray whenever I want, plus experiment with some fun colors. Which is just what I did with the Schwarzkopf® Keratin Color. Since my hair is so long, I want to be sure it looks great. The K-BOND PLEX™ repairs inner hair structure with its salon inspired anti-breakage technology. I get strong and healthy looking results with up to 80% less breakage.

As I said, with my hair being so long, I always pick up two boxes. So I decided to get two colors this time, and I easily found both colors I wanted at Walmart. It’s professional quality hair color at home that is easy to use and produces beautiful color results that last!

I chose Cappuccino (brown) and Ruby Noir (red).

Here’s how my hair was looking before. A little dull, and roots that were super obvious to me.

hair color before

How to use Schwarzkopf Keratin Color

I mixed up both colors according to box instructions.

I applied the protective Pre-Color Serum to achieve a more even color result. 

Then, I started with the brown on my roots.

I then worked the brown color down more through my hair. I separated several sections and added the red. I used my gloved fingers to blend where the two colors met, and then the red through to the ends.

To help keep the colors separated, I wrapped the sections in foil. For some of the sections, I applied the brown all the way to the ends.

When I was finished, I let the color continue to process on my hair for 20 more minutes.

In the shower, I thoroughly rinsed my hair until the water ran clear. Before applying the conditioner, I towel dried my hair. Then I combed the conditioner through my damp hair with my fingers and let it sit for 2 minutes. With a final rinse, my color was complete with extra long lasting color intensity.

I dried and styled as normal, and here’s the result!

Pretty, right? And great for holiday pictures and parties. And look, 100% gray coverage! I even found some rare Northwest sun to show off the shine.

brown hair with red highlights

Here you can see how it was still looking 3 weeks later! Still shiny and feels great.

So if you’re looking to update your color a bit before the end of the year, or just want to cover up those grays (I won’t tell!) go try the intense color of K-BOND PLEX™ infused Schwarzkopf® Keratin Color in your favorite shade.

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Thursday 10th of September 2020

Thank you for posting this. I am about to try two colors for the first time and wasnt sure how to go about it. Thanks! Also, this dye always covers my greys too.

Mary l Skokowski

Sunday 30th of December 2018

Tried it this past week, Did NOT cover the grey.

Caili West

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

That's a shame, and surprises me. I have a lot of gray solely on the very top of my head (right where it shows most, meh). Schwarzkopf, with their health-boosting K-Bond Plex and lovely lack of chemical smells, has been my go-to for several years now. My hair is not quite waist length, thick, but fine in texture, *except* the gray - it's more coarse. Some tips for making gray coverage work better and last longer:

First, prepare your hair in the days before you color. The last few washes, use only shampoo if possible (if not, use as little conditioner as you can). Limit to only the styling products you can't do without. The very last shampoo before you color, use a gentle clarifying shampoo (it's a good thing to have in your routine anyway, and this is an easy way to rotate it in).

Then *don't* wash your hair - not even with dry shampoo - for a minimum of 24 hrs before coloring; 48-72 is better but I know tolerance varies based on hair type, length, and personal comfort.

Obviously skipping products prevents the hair from already being too full and/or covered up to accept color. The reason for skipping the wash is that the natural oils in your hair will protect your scalp and hair's cuticles. Color also reacts better and more predictably with natural oils, than with a bunch of other chemicals.

When rinsing the color from your hair, use *cool* water. We tend to equate hot, steamy water with clean, but it's not good for hair at any time, and it's definitely counterproductive when coloring as it will strip out much of the color you just put in. Cool water will help close the cuticles of your hair over the color, making it brighter, shinier, and more likely to look like it's supposed to - and last that way. I usually rinse my hair in the sink after coloring, because it's easier for me to control the temp and tolerate it much cooler than I prefer for showers.

In terms of longevity, using shampoos specifically for preserving color is definitely a good idea. My hair grows fast enough that I'm usually at the point where I have to touch up my roots long before fading is a problem, but I also don't wash my hair daily. I use Briogeo Blossom & Bloom, which is gentle enough to not strip color or health out, but obviously YMMV.

There are so many factors that go into deciding a hair care routine, there's certainly no one right product for everyone, but I've been impressed enough with Schwarzkopf that I ended my 12-year relationship with a professional colorist to use their color exclusively (and for me, that was a BIG step, as I'm really OCD about my hair's health). If any of these tips sound like they might help, I hope you'll give them another chance... they've been a huge help to me in terms of convenience, time, and money and might also work for you.  Good luck!


Sunday 30th of December 2018

Bummer - Certainly some brands will work better on some hair types and not on others. Hope you find your winner!

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