Want to know the easiest way to transform your look? Colour your hair! It is a great way to express yourself and flaunt your unique sense of style. Don’t you agree? But taking this plunge if you are a hair colour virgin can be quite difficult. I mean, you have only always heard about how it negatively affects your hair leading to frizzy hair, hair loss and what not.

If you have never coloured your hair before, these apprehensions are quite normal. But sit back and relax as we are here to help. We have listed down all the things that you need to keep in mind before booking yourself an appointment as this will make the process a lot easier.

Use a clarifying shampoo before your hair colour appointment
 

Use a clarifying shampoo before your hair colour appointment

Since clarifying shampoos strip your hair of build-up, using it on colour-treated hair will make the colour fade faster. But using it before dyeing your hair will ensure that the colour is applied to freshly washed hair and on a clean scalp. This little trick will ensure that your colour lasts a lot longer.

Choose a colour that complements your skin tone
 

Choose a colour that complements your skin tone

Yes, the process of picking a hair colour is just like choosing a foundation that’s closest to your skin tone. Choosing a hair colour that is right for you will make all the difference in the world to your final result. When deciding on the right colour, use your natural hair colour as the basis and don't go more than 2 shades darker or lighter to ensure that you get a hair colour that will flatter your skin tone.

Red colour is the hardest to maintain
 

Red colour is the hardest to maintain

We know you’ve been wanting red hair since high school and we are really sorry to burst your bubble, but red hair colour is the most difficult to maintain, especially on natural Indian hair colours. It not only fades the quickest, but it also leaves behind hair that looks extremely brassy and unhealthy.

Protect your hair from the sun
 

Protect your hair from the sun

Sun causes damage to your hair, burns your scalp, and effs up your colour, so make sure you protect your precious strands throughout the year. Hats or head scarves and a sun protectant spray are absolute necessities if you want the hair colour to last.

Always get reference
 

Always get reference

Last but not the least, look for ideas and bring a picture of the kind of hair colour look you’re looking to achieve with you. Your idea of a blonde balayage could be different from your colourists and to bring the two of you on the same page, it is important to always have some sort of a hair reference so that there is no heartburn later.

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