Our hair reflects our personalities. And sometimes, it can be fun to change things up a little.
Whether you’ve always wanted a different shade or you love the idea of bold rainbow colors, dyeing your hair can be exciting. But it’s also a major decision. Here are five things to consider before dyeing your hair.
Dyeing Takes Time
We like instant gratification. We want to go to the salon or open a box of dye and see an instant transformation. And that idea is reinforced when we see dramatic transformations in movies or on celebrities.
But the truth is properly dyeing your hair can take a long time, especially if you want to go from dark to light. So ask lots of questions before committing to dyeing your hair. And be prepared to wait for hours and possibly need multiple salon visits to get the color you want.
Dyeing Changes More Than Your Color
There’s no way around it–hair dyes are not gentle on your hair. It takes some strong chemicals to change your color, particularly if bleach is involved. And the longer you continue to color your hair, the more damage it sustains.
You should be aware that dyeing your hair may change your hair’s texture and volume. Ask your colorist what to expect so you aren’t blindsided by the changes and be sure you’re OK with them before committing to dyeing your hair.
Dyeing Your Hair Is Expensive
Sure, you can pick up a cheap box of hair dye, but it’s difficult to get accurate results with home dye kits, and they are often harsher on your hair than the color you receive at a salon. But you pay for the time and expertise your colorist gives you. Dyeing your hair can be expensive!
Plus, you need to consider upkeep. Your roots will begin to show soon enough. If you want to keep your new color, you’ll need regular visits to the salon. So be sure you understand the financial investment your new color will require.
Getting the Right Color Isn’t Easy
It’s tempting to color your hair at home. The instructions on the box make it look so easy! But you should be aware that if you choose to dye your hair at home, it’s probably not going to come out exactly like the picture on the box. And if you hate it, you have to grow it out or pay a pro to fix it.
Remember, everyone’s hair is different. Your own particular shade, highlights, lowlights, texture, and porosity will all affect the end result when you dye your hair. So if you have your heart set on a particular shade, discuss it with your colorist. Show photos of the color you’d like, and ask what you need to do to achieve it. Then, you can make an informed decision.
Dyed Hair Needs Extra Care
Whether you dye your hair at home or at the salon, it’s going to need extra care. And the way you care for your colored hair will determine how healthy it is and how quickly your color fades.
So space out your wash days to help your hair retain moisture and reduce fading. And be sure the products you use are safe for color-treated hair.
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