Wanting to take your hair to a whole new and exciting level, jazz up the boring puff, and add life to locs and twistouts with hair color? Well, you really can. Not to mention that such idea can turn heads or catch attention.
Despite the fact that going darker, adding lowlights or highlights, or coloring your natural hair won’t cause you major hair problems, the radical color leaps upward which used more than 3 hues beyond your natural color, can really take a toll on your naturals.
So, prior to get hooked with any hair altering experience, you must first understand and think about the risks. Here in Heaven on Earth Beauty Salon, we don’t just help you achieve your dream hair but we also give out tips and things to ponder. We suggest that you should never ever color your hair on a whim or without a gameplan for aftercare.
The best thing to do is ask yourself if you really know what you are doing. Asking what if this color is a failure or if you’re prepared for possible effects like breakage, or be ready for a weird color result, are just few of the many thing you should consider before taking the color plunge. No worries, we got your back.
Be Ready For The Curl Pattern Changes
One of the most common results when you color your hair is the unpredictable curl pattern change. With the texture of our natural hair, the changes can sometimes be permanent.
It’s all because the hair’s protein bonding arrangement that occurs when applying the color on your hair can cause a slight hair relaxing effect.
There’s an exception to this occurrence though. That curl pattern changes are less likely to happen in coarse hair textures and more likely to be experienced by those women with fine to medium hair textures.
When we say coarse, we’re referring to the diameter of the hair fiber, and not the feel of the fiber. Well, using a protein re-constructor after coloring may help some lost curls find their way again.
Hair Color Affects Your Hair’s Ability to Absorb and Maintain Moisture
Hair products that are involved in coloring your hair always require direct access to the hair’s cortical layers. And when the hair’s cuticle is infringed in this manner, the hair’s normal porosity increases, thus leading to a dryness that hardly ever lets up.
As the hair porosity increases, dryness becomes a major complaint. It’s because your hair fiber can hold enough moisture. What happens inside is that your hair becomes like a bucket with holes poked in the sides. Most women find color-treated hair as an unforgiving favor to do with your naturals. When you miss a regularly scheduled deep conditioning, you’ll more likely to find yourself parting with strands prematurely.
If you want your hair to thrive in this condition, a strict, moisture and protein-focused treatment is utterly essential. Well, if you never cared before, now is definitely the time to learn how to balance protein and moisture sources in your hair color treatment.
Expect Loss of Elasticity When You Color Your Hair
There’s too much risk on your hair’s natural moisture when you go for a color-treated hair.
This also means that the hair may lose some of its elasticity. The ability of our hair fibers to stretch gently and return back to their usual shape and nature without causing damage is referred to as elasticity.
Our hair’s elasticity is what makes putting them in a ponytail or drawing a puff, quite effortless. Otherwise, you’re hair will become stiff, and frizzy, and more often can’t recover when pressured like healthy hair does – it simply gives up under pressure and breaks in its fragile condition.
Remember, moisture and protein stability become key factors for establishing elasticity because it’s that cautious mix of moisture and strength that gives our hair the strength to defy breakage from being stretched and handled day to day.
Awful Color Result
Hair dye is really unpredictable and all the swatches, box comparisons and focus groups in the world can’t set you up for the end result you will be able to expect. It is simply because final color result is reliant on a number of factors such as your hair’s current shade, texture or strand size, and hair’s ability to absorb and maintain moisture.
For this matter, it’s always best to have a skilled hairstylist (preferably those experts in black women’s hair) to take color treatment of more than three shades out of your natural color range. Remember not to let your color job be the first time you are sitting in the stylist’s chair – especially if the color change is drastic.
Another thing to consider is using a sulfate free shampoo to maintain the freshness of color and you hair’s texture. Pravana Shampoos are recommended by yours truly. This will help you manage your color-treated hair minus the worry of getting a faded hue. Simply visit Heaven on Earth Beauty Salon at 330 Central Avenue, Albany, New York. Or simply set an appointment – (518) 432-4302 – prior to going to the shop. Meanwhile, feel free to like our page on Facebook to get more updates.