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
- Choose a colour that complements your skin tone
- Red colour is the hardest to maintain
- Sun damage is real
- Always get reference
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
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
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.
Sun damage is real
Just like your skin, your hair needs sun protection too. Sun causes your hair colour to fade faster, and that's definitely not good. If you can't get your hands on a hair sunscreen, at least wear hats or scarves to delay the fading.
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. This will ensure that your stylist knows exactly what you have in mind and will give you that without any hassle.
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