Hair colouring is one of the most popular types of chemical treatments done for the hair. It offers plenty of benefits such as creating the illusion of thicker hair and also varying up your look. If you are an avid fan of hair colour treatments, you probably think you know all there is to know about hair colour treatments and what it can do for your hair.
Below are a few more information you need to know:
1. Do NOT shampoo hair after treatment. You should wait between 24 to 48 hours after you get a hair colour treatment before you wash it. This is a common FACT but more women should be reminded of it. You want to give the colour pigments the opportunity to be absorbed by your hair follicles and immediately washing it off with shampoo will only cause the pigments to be washed off as well.
2. Hair colour can make your hair dry and brittle. This is true to some degree – the chemical formula that introduce new colour pigments to your hair can be harsh on your strands, making it dry and brittle. However, it can only become dry and brittle if you do not give your coloured hair the proper care and treatment it deserves. The first step is to evaluate your hair’s current condition. If you have limp and weak hair, you might want to put off the idea of colouring your strands as it can further weaken an already vulnerable hair. Furthermore, you need to double your efforts on caring for and maintainingg your hair after colouring it. Use intensive and nourishing hair treatments to keep strands moisturised. Also, you should never skip the conditioner.
3. No – your eyebrow colour shouldn’t have to match your hair colour. This is another common misconception that women have about their hair colour. The only thing that should be properly matched is your eyebrow colour and skin tone. Your hair colour is rarely a big deal.
4. Hair colour could be high maintenance. The level of care required for your hair will vary based on the hair colour technique you used. Ombre is one of those hair colour trends that are low maintenance. Thus, when you book for an appointment at the salon for a new hair colour, always ask your hairdresser about the maintenance requirements.
5. You don’t need to change your hair colour every season. In fact, if you can rock your hair colour and are confident with it, there is no need to change it constantly. Moreover, hair experts advise against constantly subject your hair to colour treatments as it can be highly damaging.
6. Colouring your hair is a no-no during pregnancy. Every pregnancy is different. Therefore, you can talk to your doctor if it would be safe to undergo hair colour treatment. Just to be safe, use ammonia-free hair colour formula.
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