If you are a hair colour virgin, then taking the plunge can be legit scary and we totally understand. There are a lot of things that you need to consider before and after you colour your crowning glory. And while we trust you to do the basic research on what colour you want, there are a few things that might not occur to you.
Here is putting our beauty expertise to good use and giving you a few questions you need to ask your colourist if you want to colour your tresses.
- 1. What should you do when your hair gets frizzy and dry post colouring?
- 2. If you have thin or scanty hair, what is an ideal way to colour your hair?
- 3. Which hair colour works for you?
- 4. How do I pick my hair products post colouring my hair?
1. What should you do when your hair gets frizzy and dry post colouring?
BB: Whatever your hair type, once you’ve coloured your hair, you will have to care a little extra for it. Dryness and moisture loss are common after-effects of hair colour and one way to deal with it is to keep your hair hydrated and nourished with conditioning and protein treatments.
While there is no dearth of hair nourishing and hydrating spas and treatments available, you can always opt for a hydrating hair pack at home. For a nourishing hair pack, opt for conditioning ingredients like avocados, bananas, honey, mayonnaise et al.
Here is a hair pack you can try:
Blend in a half-cut avocado, a ripe banana, a tablespoon of honey and olive oil each into a bowl. Once you’ve blended all ingredients together into a hair pack, work it through your hair and apply it generously from root to tips. Leave the hair pack on for about an hour and then shampoo as usual.
2. If you have thin or scanty hair, what is an ideal way to colour your hair?
BB: You can use hair colour techniques to add volume to scanty, thin hair. For example, the darker your hair colour the better it is to cover thin hair. Darker browns and blacks that match your eyebrows can create an illusion of making your hair appear denser than they are.
Another way to colour your hair such that it adds volume to your mane is by going for highlights instead of global. Gentle highlights add volume to your hair and give you that perfect volume.
3. Which hair colour works for you?
BB: The answer to this depends on multiple aspects of your personality and on how willing you are to take risks.
However, the most ideal way to pick your hair colour is to go by the colour that compliments your skin tone. If you have a warm skin tone then, hair colours in cooler tones will complement your skin. However, if you want to opt for a darker hair colour against your warm skin tone, then choose a red in a cooler shade. We think a rich black-brown or a dark red will work for you.
4. How do I pick my hair products post colouring my hair?
BB: For coloured hair, we suggest you use products that will hydrate and nourish your hair.
So, if you have frizzy and dry hair, you need the Dove Regenerative Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. Enriched with the power of Red Algae and Keratin Nutri Complex, its formula will fortify the structure of your hair and replenish lost nutrients so it looks healthy and strong.
If you are happy with your hair quality and want to focus on making your hair colour last longer, we suggest you go for the TRESemmé Color Revitalize Shampoo. While it will protect and moisturize your hair, it will also help your hair colour last and maintain its vibrancy.