Having naturally curly hair that is coily and wavy one day and straight the next, is awesome because it’s so versatile but let’s face it; even that gets boring after a while. Sometimes we want to add color! Before you call your stylist or head to your local beauty supply store, make sure you understand the process and take it serious. If done right, your hair will be as gorgeous as you envision and healthy. Do it wrong and you will not be happy!! Dry, damaged, breaking, hair is SO NOT CUTE, natural or not…… .. BE CAREFUL.
TYPES OF HAIR COLORING: There are three main types of processes for coloring: permanent, semi or demi permanent, and temporary. Permanent color requires the hair cuticle to be lifted. It alters the proteins that give us our natural hair color. Temporary color, on the other hand, puts a layer of color on top of the hair strand. These are usually sold as “rinses,” and will fade with several shampoos. Demi-permanent hair color is permanent hair color that contains an alkaline agent other than ammonia and, while always employed with a developer, the concentration of hydrogen peroxide in that developer may be lower than used with a permanent hair color. Demi-permanents are much more effective at covering gray hair than semi-permanents, but less so than permanent.
Here a few quick tips if you are ready to take the plunge:
Make sure your hair is in good overall condition before you do anything!
Test a strand of hair to see how it responds.
If you are going to a much lighter shade than your natural hair color, SEEK the help of a PROFESSIONAL.
After you hair has been colored, deep condition it regularly.
Have fun!! Remember, colors fade but healthy hair is always in style.
BONUS:: Check out this video of an alternate to going all the way right now… 😉
Enjoy Your Journeys. ~ Kristi