Everything looks better in colour, so why should your hair be an exception? Hair colours are fun to experiment with and even more fun when you want to switch your look up. As long as you take the necessary precautions and aftercare, don’t fret about the colour, sister. Here are 5 things you should know before you go wild with the reds or rock purple hair!
1. Light Or Dark?
Although, there is nothing like going to an expert you can always DIY too. Light hair colours require decolouring or bleaching your natural hair and then applying the desired colour. It is complex and requires professional expertise. However, colouring your hair with dark or not-so-drastic colours can be done within the luxury of your home.
2. Skip The Shampoo Before You Dye
Your martini isn’t the only thing that should be dirty! Unwashed hair produces essential oils and the hair colour tends to hold on to that. Even better, it acts as a buffer between your scalp and the colour formula.
3. Conditioner Works Every Time (We Swear)
While you may not be born with it, you can definitely manoeuvre it. Deep condition your hair 2 days before colouring to strengthen and moisturise your hair. Your hair will soak in the colour better and definitely feel nourished. We also recommend regular conditioning to giving your dry strands a good dose of TLC.
4. After Effects Pro
Most shampoos for coloured hair are more gentle and do not contain harsh chemicals. In fact, they are designed to protect the colour and texture. Also since hair colours lead to brittle ends and splits add some moisture by using African Pride Shea Miracle Moisture Intense Bouncy Curls Pudding. The intense hydrating formula contains the goodness of shea butter and will give your hair instant moisture.
5. Your Stylist Is Your Hero
Great hair doesn’t happen by chance, it happens because of a good stylist! An expert will help you understand the exact formulation needed for your kinks and curls and how to achieve your desired colour. Now, you don’t want to lose your amazing coils because of a hair colour mishap, do you girl?