ARE YOU ADDICTED TO COLORING?
I admit it, I'm addicted to coloring my hair! I have been coloring since I was 13. I have been red, pink, brown and blond. I love the fact that in thirty minutes you can change your entire look. It's silly, but it always makes me feel brand new.
It is ideal if you can get you color done at a salon, but for many of us, that is a pricey prospect. I've done both.
Dye does take it's toll on your hair so it is recommended that you treat those tresses to a deep conditioning beforehand. Because I dye my hair every six weeks or so, I give myself a Coconut Oil Mask once a week. I just douse my hair in Coconut Oil for two hours.
Although it says on the box to dye clean hair, the opposite is true. You should color at least one day after washing. The color takes better after your natural oils have built up somewhat. Truth is, you don't need to wash your hair every day for any reason. Washing also strips color, so you want to space out shampooing by a few days as a general rule. It's also better for styling. Avoid using shampoos that contain Sulfates.
One thing you cannot do is make hair lighter with dye. You have to remove the dark color first. Bleach can be very damaging. I love Color OOPS by Clairol. There is no bleach and it works well.
A more natural method is mixing Baking Soda and Anti-Dandruff shampoo. That method does take several applications.
There are so many hair dyes to choose from. I like Feria if your buying from the store. There are two sites online that offer excellent color. Esalon is a website that is reasonably priced and has a membership option. You send them a picture and they mix the color for you.
If you're looking for a more natural option, you should try Madison Reed. They use natural softening ingredients like Argan Oil and are gentle to the hair as well as great smelling.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Applying with a brush delivers more even color in my opinion, I also use a root brush. After you initially color, only color the roots (new growth) to keep the damage to a minimum. The sun fades color, so cover it up if your out in the sun for any length of time. Limit the use of heat styling. It also strips the color.
What are your coloring tips?
ARE YOU ADDICTED TO COLORING? I admit it, I'm addicted to coloring my hair! I have been c...