First of all you have to determine your current hair color. If you have difficulty identifying it, have a look at the SYOSS Color packs and compare your color with the images. Then, decide whether you would like to completely change the color of your hair color or accentuate your natural hair color by for example, applying a warm gold glow.
For natural looking results, we recommend that you change your hair color gradually, no more than 2-3 shades from your current hair color each time until you achieve the desired result. The SYOSS numbers system is a great additional tool to help you find your dream hair color. The color you choose should take into consideration the tone of your skin. Skin with pink or red undertones will suit 'cool' shades such as those with a blue tinge, such as lilac, white, aubergine or turquoise. Skin with peach, yellow or golden undertones are 'warm' and need colors with underlying red like orange, aubergine and dark brown tones). Use our SYOSS Shade Selector to find the perfect color for you. Additionally, you can get in contact with our customer service.
EXTRA TIP: If you are wavering between two shades, we recommend choosing the lighter one. If you are not satisfied with the result, it is always easier to darken rather than lighten your hair.
Each SYOSS color shade has 2 numbers.
The first number indicates the “level” or darkness of the hair defined on a scale of 1 to 10. First, select your desired base color level here:
- 1 – Black
- 2 – Brown Black
- 3 – Dark Brown
- 4 – Middle Brown
- 5 – Light Brown
- 6 – Dark Blond
- 7 – Middle Blond
- 8 – Light Blond
- 9 – Ultra Light Blond
- 10 – Special Blond
The second number after the hyphen represents the Color Tone. Hair color tones can be warm, cool or neutral and indicate the underlying color of a shade. Select your Color Tone here:
- 1 – Nature
- 6 – Gold
- 2 – Red
- 7 – Copper
- 3 – Violet
- 8 – Chocolate
- 4 – Blue
- 9 - Intensive
- 5 – Ash
This SYOSS system offers you an incredible range of shades and tones allowing you to obtain the exact depth of color you want.
First of all you should determine how much gray hair you have. 1. Examine every part of your head and evaluate it separately. 2. If more than half of your hair is gray, your hair is medium gray. 3. If you have predominantly gray hair and your natural hair color is hard to define, choose a product that fully covers gray hair.
Expert tip: if you are not sure how gray your hair is, choose your shade based on the grayest area of your hair. This will ensure you select the product which offers sufficient coverage.
Once you determine the amount of gray hair you have, look at the back of the SYOSS product or at our website to see which shade is suitable for your level of gray. You can also use the SYOSS shade selector to find out which SYOSS shade is suitable for your hair.
Expert tip: If you have a lot of gray hair, we recommend starting the application of the color mixture at the section of your scalp with the highest concentration of gray hair.
This really depends on the amount of gray hair you have. Each SYOSS Color shade gives you information about its gray coverage. You can find this information either on the SYOSS Color product or on this website.
A big change in your hair color can make a big difference to the way you look and feel. Therefore we recommend a gradual change from blond to brown. Darken your color by two shades every two weeks until you reach your desired color. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact our SYOSS customer service.
A. TOTAL APPLICATION
Apply the prepared coloration mixture directly from the application bottle on dry, not pre-washed hair. This application is recommended if
- you are coloring your hair permanently for the first time, or
- your previous hair color has totally grown out, i.e. no re-growth can be seen.
Apply the prepared coloration mixture strand after strand on the whole hair, then massage it in thoroughly. Allow the coloration mixture to work for 30 minutes.
For shades 9-1, 9-5: Leave in for 30–45 minutes.
B. RE-GROWTH APPLICATION
Apply the prepared coloration mixture directly from the application bottle on dry, not pre-washed hair. This application is necessary if
- your hair is already colored permanently and a re-growth is visible, or
- your hair tips are darker or in poor condition.
Apply about 2/3 of the coloration mixture only on the re-growth area. For this, make a parting with the top of the application bottle and apply the mixture along the parting by massaging it into the roots with your fingertips (leave supplied gloves on). Repeat this procedure for the whole re-growth area. Allow the coloration mixture to work for 20 minutes. Apply the rest of the mixture in the whole hair and allow it to work for a further 10 minutes.
For shades 9-1, 9-5: The processing time of the coloration mixture to the new roots should be 30–40 minutes. Apply the rest of the mixture in the whole hair and allow it to work for further 5 minutes.
Before coloring your hair, apply some cream to the nape of your neck and your ears, but not to the roots of your hair. However, if despite doing this unwanted stains appear, they can be easily removed with some tonic or a gentle shampoo.
If you have damaged or very porous hair ends, we do not recommend applying the mixture on the ends (about 1-2cm). Cover these only 5-10 minutes before the exposure time finishes.
The coloration result may become darker. On top as the coloration result cannot be foreseen, your color result cannot be guaranteed anymore. Therefore please follow the specified exposure time in the instruction leaflet and always have a watch nearby in order to monitor the application time.
The result of your color can become more intensive than it is shown on the SYOSS packaging, if your hair color is grayer or lighter. Also if your hair color is darker than recommended your color result can be less intensive than on the picture of the SYOSS packaging. Have a look at the SYOSS packaging to define your current hair color or use the SYOSS shade selector. Moreover you can seek for advice at our customer service.
Immediately after coloring your hair, use the specially developed SYOSS Color Seal Conditioner. It rebuilds the hair from the inside out and creates healthy shiny hair and longer lasting color brilliance and shine. For best results use with SYOSS Color Protect range. It is specially formulated for colored hair and prolongs the color intensity and shine.
Scientifically, there is no reason to stop coloring your hair during pregnancy, since the safety of hair colorants during pregnancy is already considered at the product development stage. However, you should remember that, during pregnancy and breast feeding, the body may react more sensitively to external influences. If you are in doubt about your own personal situation, please consult a dermatologist before using a hair colorant.
Please do not use SYOSS colorations if your hair has been colored with henna or metallic dyes. Wait until your hair has regrown and the colored parts have been cut off.
In general you can wear contact lenses during SYOSS Color application. If any product gets into your eye, remove the contact lens first, then flush immediately with a large amount of lukewarm water and seek medical advice.
If you have permed hair we recommend waiting at least 2 weeks before and after perming before using a SYOSS coloration. Moreover reduce the exposure time to about 10 minutes.