How to Dye Hair Roots Without Irritating the Scalp | Hairdresser Advice

Understand The Client's Scalp Before Coloring

I always say finding out why your scalp is irritated will help find the right remedy. There are many factors in scalp health and here’s a list of some common situations affecting your scalp

  • Stress
  • Chemicals on scalp
  • Altered PH level
  • Weather changes
  • Hormonal changes

Scalp care crosses between hairdressers and doctors. We generally try to help clients. Stress and hormones we cannot advise you on as it’s not in our training we can’t check if clients lacking in something etc. However, we can help keep scalps soothed and protected while we get to do hair.


Here Is My Client’s Scalp Before Coloring

As you can see, it’s dry with flaky and skin redness on her scalp and neck.


Always Test the Product First

Good scalp care protects your clients from uncomfortable appointments and aftercare. I tested this scalp care product: juliArt Scalp Protector out, this is also a good customer service, instead of assuming the client just has scalp issues and continuing.


Impressive! A Scalp Treatment That Actually Worked On Sensitive Scalp

She had tried many things for after color itchy scalp issues. She wanted to color her hair still and has experienced ongoing scalp itchiness after color. It was so bad it kept her awake at night, and I felt awful that her color made her scalp so irritated she couldn’t continue life normally. She hates her natural color so we needed a treatment for dry sensitive scalps that will help us continue to color her hair. So, after much research, I decided to try the Scalp Protector

The Anti-sensitive treatment kept her scalp healthy.

The results were amazing. The anti-sensitive scalp protector kept her scalp calmed and soothed during and after coloring. The ingredient Glycyrrhetinic acid is the key to the reduction of irritation.

The product needs to be applied as a pre-treatment. This is not only because of the PH level gets balanced out, but also because it acts as a scalp barrier.

I wondered if this ‘barrier’

  • Would it affect my color result?
  • Would it stop the color from taking on the roots near the scalp?

To my surprise

  • The finished result was perfectly even
  • No problems with coverage on the roots

The color I used on the root was a permanent, so the harsher chemical to apply on scalp. Testing the treatments capabilities for irritation from hair dye.




Head Massages Are Great For The Scalp Too

I took the opportunity to make this a relaxing scalp treatment adding a little luxury to her experience. I always think this is a nice touch for all clients. The stimulation of a scalp feeds follicles it also relaxes your client.

I dotted the product along the scalp sectioning the way we do our root colors. I blended it in with my fingers for a full scalp coverage and gave her a little scalp massage with the treatment on. It’s a creamy consistency and kind of dries quick before you apply the color. The scalp massage stimulates the blood flow to your scalp which encourages a healthy scalp and hair growth! Also, it’s a nice little touch I have always practiced in salon – Relaxing stuff.

The Prevention Is Better Than Cure

The best way for avoiding an irritating scalp after coloring is to deal with it at the root of the problem – pardon the pun.

No more “After fix”

We have so many products on the professional hair market that is an ”after fix”, it’s time to look after the scalp while coloring.

The Best Treatment For Hair Dye On Sensitive Scalps

Now maybe you have been searching for home remedies for dandruff on color-treated hair? Or you have an itchy scalp when you use relaxers or perms. I personally think this scalp treatment is a fantastic idea. The pre-application and protection during service rather than after is genius.

Please remember to always patch test before color, this is to ensure it isn’t an allergy you have. Allergies are ‘triggered’ by an outside factor. Sensitivities are an ongoing issue. So, you could be sensitive, and coloring roots will not help your sensitivity.

Use A Scalp Protector On An Itchy And Dry Scalp Before Coloring, Perming or Any Chemical Processes

Scalps need protecting when coloring, perming, and relaxing. Even if you don’t have sensitivities. This is because these chemicals are disruptive to your scalp. You need to think about stopping the disruption before it creates a scalp issue.

Naturally, we have a PH level on our scalp of 6-6.2. This is a healthy scalp PH level. This Scalp Protector acts as a PH balancer. meaning when you put high alkaline products like bleaches, color, or perm solutions on a scalp, it raises the natural PH level too high, causing irritation. This is why you get itchy clients or those ones that dread the aftermath of chemical processes.

Gentle Semi/demi Isn’t Always An Option For People With Dandruff Or Tight Scalps

So, you want a gentle color on your scalp? There are some with lower PH levels. Considering different colors doesn’t resolve the issue though. Personally, I feel working on the actual scalp issue is best. Here’s why –

Changing color can be restrictive of what you can do and we need the freedom to cover grays, lighten hair on scalp, give a longer lasting tone and please hard customers. So gentle semi/demi isn’t always an option for people with scalp problems like dandruff or tight scalps. We need a better solution for these clients. And with our world booming with color and chemical work I really think we need to think about the effect of color treatments on the scalp.

Why Do You Need To Use A Scalp Protector For Your Client

  • It stops the problem before it occurs
  • it’s recommended for all ‘on scalp’ chemical treatments
  • It’s recommended for all scalps
  • It has ancient natural ingredients that have worked for 1000s of years.
  • It’s met with modern science and in-depth scalp care knowledge.
  • It doesn’t disturb color results
  • I had half a bottle left after a full scalp treatment application
  • It brings a solution for people with scalp care issues
  • Reduces staining on scalp

The list goes on.

A Gentle Herbal Formula For Dry Scalps

Glycyrrhetinic acid is the key ingredient I mentioned earlier. It is natural and derived from a licorice root. It’s an ancient herbal that has been used as an anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredient. Learn more about this licorice root (Study: A history of the therapeutic use of liquorice in Europe) 

So, this natural ingredient has stood the test of time and been passed through generations for healing properties. That is not the only natural ingredient in this awesome scalp treatment. Also, we have organic aloe vera, to restore scalp irritation, sweet almond oil for anti-oxidation and Capryl hydroxamic Acid which is for anti-bacterial properties AND it’s derived from coconut oil. Great stuff for natural product lovers.

Taking Care Of Our Clients Shows Professionalism and Care

A good scalp product gives me the confidence to work on those difficult clients. I feel at ease that I’m caring for my guests and not only creating great hair but keeping their scalp safe from chemicals.

The product is aimed at people needing help. juliArt uses natural herbal remedies. This company is also a B Corp certified for sustainability and committing to use their business as a force for good. The added benefit of it being an extra service in the salon creating more revenue for us hairdressers. If you want to buy something that ticks all these boxes, I would recommend the Anti-sensitive Scalp Protector.

Meet The Writer

Evelyn Davies
Evelyn Davies
A hairdresser, a content writer and like to share a professional treatment that works.