To find out which common hair color assumptions are actually true, I went to the woman who keeps Julianne's red vibrant, Jennifer's cocoa rich, and Drew's blonde believable. Gina Gilbert is Hollywood's go-to hair color guru, and as of late she's available to all on both coasts at Serge Normant at John Frieda in NYC and their new salon in Los Angeles.
See below for a selection of hair color facts and myths. Can you tell them apart? Keep track of your answers, then click through to see what our expert has to say.
1. Each hair color requires its own special maintenance.
(If you dye your hair blonde it requires different care than if you go red...)
2. Grays can only be covered with permanent color.
3. Coloring hair during pregnancy is harmful.
4. Blond hair can go green from the chlorine in swimming pools.
5. Your hair must be colored every four weeks.
6. Professional products designed for color-treated hair help maintain color between salon visits.
7. Celebrities and magazines are most influential in what new service/technique a customer may want to try.
8. In most cases, when going lighter, it's better to opt for highlights than to lift your entire head of hair.
9. Lemon juice is a natural alternative to bleach for highlighting your locks.
10. Virgin root hair should be handled differently than the color-treated ends.