By Kinky Roots | Nov 04, 2019
Hey ladies, raise your hands if you love a good pop of colour within your curls! Yup, we thought so.
Between our love for expressing our true selves and our fear of damaging our curls with permanent colour, most women, ourselves included, tend to look for a middle ground so that we can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Lucky for us, this middle ground exists in the form of temporary hair colour. Yes, you heard it right! Temporary hair colour exists in the form of hair chalk, shampoo, gels, and spray-ons. The colours add the extra bit of oomph that your curls need to look amazing while simultaneously absolving you of any commitment – sounds too good to be true right?
Temporary hair colours are direct dyes that are created using large colour molecules. These dyes rest on the cuticle layer of the strands and don’t penetrate any further, the way that semi-permanent and permanent hair colours do. These colours only last until your next hair wash and would then have to be reapplied.
1. But Is It Safe?
Ahhh the million-dollar question. The answer to that one is not as simple as one might think. On one hand, if you compare temporary hair colour to semi-permanent, demi-permanent and permanent hair colour, then yes, these products are definitely better for your tresses. That being said, it is important to remember that you are still adding chemicals to your curls and therefore still need to show them some extra love and attention.
2. How Do You Go About Doing That?
The answer is simple – moisture, moisture, and more moisture. Hair colour tends to break down the molecules present within your strands and dry out your perfect curls. It is important that you make use of leave-in conditioners and oils when applying temporary colour to your hair. African Pride Moisture Miracle Coconut Milk & Honey Leave-In Conditioner is a great product to use after applying a temporary hair colour. Enriched with hydrating ingredients like coconut milk and honey, this condition performs the dual role of nourishing your curls while also adding an extra layer of protection between your strands and the direct heat of the sun. While any oil could work, if you want a recommendation from us, we highly suggest that you go with African Pride Black Castor Miracle Hair & Scalp Sealing Oil. This bay is specially crafted to lock in hydration with your curls and improve its ability to retain moisture. We tried this product when we first coloured our hair and were simply amazed by the results.
Looking for some colour inspiration? Check out Stylish Hair Colour Highlights For Natural Hair.
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