Colouring your hair can be a nerve-wracking job. Your mind may be packed with questions like whether the colour will suit you well or whether the colouring will cause hair fall or even whether colouring your hair affect its natural texture and volume. The list of such puzzling questions goes on and on. But the answers are even more puzzling than the questions themselves. We present to you BB's hair colouring guide, to help you sort your way out of this quandary and to get your hair all attention it deserves.
Get what you see

Get what you see

The model's hair colour on the advertised section of the hair colour box that you are buying will only match to yours if you haven't ever dyed your hair previously. The results will also differ depending on the natural colour of your hair. To get the exact hair colour that you desire, your natural hair colour must be lighter than your preference.

Eliminate the green tones

Eliminate the green tones

Colour grabbing, colour staining or green tones are some of the most common problems faced by brunettes, which often surface months after colouring the hair. By the time you realize that the base tonal quality of the colour is unevenly absorbed by the overly porous or damaged sections of your hair, it is already too late. It turns the ends of your hair ashy or green, leaving them looking dull and dry. Covering it up with another colour that contradicts the green is the easiest option to clean up the mess. In order to ensure that this doesn't happen to you in the first place, use bleach pink shampoos and conditioners.

Increase the life of your hair colour

Increase the life of your hair colour

To make the colour stay on longer, you should use sulphate-free shampoos. Sulphate-free shampoos are gentler on your hair and help the colour to be retained for a longer duration. They won’t strip the colour out like other harsher, detergent-based shampoos.

Say no to heat treatment

Say no to heat treatment

Styling tools often use heat treatment to get you the desired hair texture. Using curling irons, straighteners and high-power hair dryers can prove to be disastrous for your hair colour. So keep the styling tools as far away as possible from your hair if you’ve coloured it.
 
Bonus tips

  1. Oil your hair with coconut oil before taking a dip into the pool as chlorine might damage your hair colour.
  2. To protect your hair colour, condition it first, followed by shampoo.
  3. If you are re-dyeing your hair, take care that you don't put too much dye on your hair tips. Applying too much on the tips will make your hair look heavy and inky.
  4. Use a gloss of a slightly different shade for better shine and consistency.