5 Things You May Not Know About Coloring Your Hair
Have you thought about coloring your hair? If this is the first time that you are doing it, chances are that there are things about hair color that you don’t know. Below are five things that you may not know about hair coloring and the reasons why.
1. It’s More Damaging to Go Light Than Dark
If you want to change your hair, but you don’t know which way you should go, think about making your hair darker, particularly if your hair’s damaged or dry. When you go lighter, you’re stripping the color from your hair. This procedure is much harsher and it includes bleach. Even though blond highlights are great, think about cocoa or caramel shades when you color your hair.
2. Healthy Hair is Better for Coloring
When your hair is healthy, it’s going to look better colored. The hair that will look best is when you color it for the first time. Even if you don’t like the color, it’s at its healthiest since it hasn’t been colored yet. Before you color your hair, use a treatment for deep conditioning during the weeks before your appointment. This will help your hair be as good as possible.
3. Your Hair Shouldn’t Be Washed Beforehand
Before you color your hair or head to the salon, don’t wash it. You should color your hair while it’s dirty. Remember to do nothing before coloring your hair or having it colored. If your hair’s colored after washing or after being stimulated, your scalp might end up burned.
4. Don’t Go Home and Condition
You should give your hair three days or so before doing deep conditioning on it, since that could make your color fade. This is true unless you bleached your hair. Then you should condition much more quickly. Based on your hair’s dryness and type, it’s good to do deep conditioning once each week. If your hair’s really damaged, you can do it each day and think about having it done at your salon.
5. It’s Very Important to Use Products to Protect Color
You may be wondering if the styling products, conditioners and shampoos which say they’ll protect your hair’s color really do the job. The good news is that they do. They’re much more gentle and they often contain fatty acids that help with stripping your hair of the color. A lot of times they don’t have sulphates or surfactants that often strip sebum or color. It’s also a good idea to use products that offer your hair UV protection.
Whether you are coloring it yourself or you are going to a salon, keep these bits of information in mind. For the first time, it’s often better to go to the salon since they have the expertise and can give you suggestions about the color that you want. But many at home coloring treatments are also handy and easy to use. It all depends on your budget and what you want to do.
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