Hair Colouring – All You Need To Know About It!
There are all kinds of questions constantly running at the back of our minds when it comes to hair colouring. Does the colour change/deteriorate the quality of hair? Does it require extra care after the hair colour? Can the colour cause irritation to the scalp? Well, we have an answer to these all. Let’s start by knowing what exactly hair colour is and later jump on its pros and cons.
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What is hair colouring?
It is the practice of changing the colour of your hair to a more desired hair colour. There are chemicals and natural forms of hair dyes used for the process. Get hair colour services at home with Yes Madam.
How does hair colouring work?
It works by coating each strand with colour (non-permanent colour) or by penetrating each hair cuticle, entering the hair cortex, and bonding with the hair (permanent colour). While non-permanent hair colour can be shampooed out eventually, permanent colour, as the name suggests, permanently stays on the hair. However, since hair constantly grows, the colour will eventually grow out.
Customers considering a change in hair colour have a choice of colouring agents to use. What distinguishes them is how long they last and how they colour their hair. There are quite a few options available ranging from non-permanent to permanent hair colours.
But before doing anything, you must once acknowledge all sorts of pros and cons of hair colouring.
Hair colouring – before and after tips you should know
Investing in hair colour, you should also invest some of your precious time in learning these necessary pre and aftercare tips. True, hair colouring is one of the appropriate choices that give you a trendsetting look.
But if this gorgeous look fades after some days, it will devastate your mind. To help you achieve maximum and long-lasting results bringing these before and aftercare tips into action is compulsory. So, let’s get started.
Pre haircare tips
- The first thing is your hair should be in healthy condition if you are planning for hair colouring.
- Before 3 days of hair colouring, you should take hot oil treatment, so massage with the heated oil as it will ready your hair strands to take colour smoothly.
- Wash your hair only after the hot oil treatment rather than washing your hair the day your hairdresser is coming home
- Always choose the appropriate hair colour instead of picking up the trendy choices or the colour that matches your skin tone. But the hair colour that suits your natural hair is the best option, don’t go for anything else
- Talk to the professionals if you don’t understand a lot about your hair colour as their advice will be more efficient and fruitful for your hair.
- If you are allergic to some ingredients, then you should discuss it with your hairdresser first before scheduling your hair colouring appointment
Aftercare hair colouring tips
- Avoid washing your hair for 48 hours as the colour takes time to settle in your hair roots.
- Find those shampoos that are UV Protective and best matching with your hair colouring shades, such shampoos are easily accessible from the market.
- Use a deep hair conditioner weekly as it will keep your hair shades vibrant and fresh.
- Avoid washing your hair with hot water as hot water or any heating is not a correct choice after hair colouring as it fades the colour.
Pros & Cons of hair colouring
Here are some benefits of trying out hair colouring that overshadow the cons, and make us want to book an appointment right away!
Gives you a different look
The thought of adding a touch of colour to your hair is always exciting. Hair colour is a completely painless way to give you and your hair a new viewpoint. Going through a breakup? Going to a new University? Have a grand family function? It’s just the right time to try out that colour you have always been afraid to try. There are endless shades literally, name it and you’ve got it. Go dark, go light, go ombre, go balayage, go highlights, there are infinite options, and when you have a talented colourist right behind you, hair colour can never go wrong.
Adds volume and strength
Adding a subtle colour to your hair can make it look thicker than it really is. Colouring your hair causes strands to expand: thus giving it an illusion of thickness. Colours put a coating on your hair that can help make it stronger. Even if you have weak or slightly damaged hair, semi-permanent hair colour can help to build up your hair strength. A lot of women actually feel more texture in their strands after colouring their hair.
Compliments with your features
The right hair colour can enhance your facial features. It can make your eye colour pop and brighten the colour of your skin which will naturally add a glow to your face and give you a youthful look.
But it’s not always sunshine and rainbows and as it is very famously said: “Everything comes with a price to pay”. Despite the advantages, there are some disadvantages to it as well.
Damaging of hair
One of the most noticeable issues is the damage to the hair due to the usage of hair dye and hydrogen peroxide, a chemical compound that is a combination of water and hydrogen that acts as a bleaching agent by breaking down the melanin pigment of hair and colouring the hair. If the right products are not used, it will not only make your hair dull but also make them brittle and dead. This issue can be prevented by using the right products and by getting the conditioner and the protein treatment required to use, after the hair dye.
It can be expensive
Having a truly intricate hair colour might cost you a lot. Though the price of any hair colour is not too high, the hair dyeing process is quite expensive especially if you are getting it done by a hair specialist. But it’s definitely worth every penny if coloured evenly.
Moreover, hair colouring for women can be a little bit more expensive than for men because of their hair lengths. And if you cannot afford it, there are plenty of cheap drugstore alternatives as well.
Maintenance of your coloured hair
After getting your hair coloured, it is not easy to maintain that shade because after a few months the colour starts to fade and the hair will start to grow out which means that the roots will be of a different colour than the rest of your hair. To avoid this, you will need to get touch-up treatments to maintain the new colour. Also, don’t forget to get a hair spa every once a month to keep your hair nourished and hydrated.
If you have made up your mind to colour your hair, then the last and million-dollar tip is to never go for cheap products, whether you are buying hair colour, oil, shampoos, or anything. Choosing a branded colour is immensely important if you want the results to be perfectly durable.
A branded product is not enough for the results to be reliable, you will have to take care of hair colouring personally. Thus, we have already shared the tips above.
And now, people who hate using chemical dyes on their hair, don’t be sad, you can still disperse the magic of your beauty. Even your hair shade will be more perfect and natural as that option is Henna (Mehandi). When you add some items to it, the henna can give you an exceptional shade on your hair.
And if you don’t feel like spending hours sitting on the salon chair, you can always call Yes Madam‘s expert at home for hair colouring. Get the professional experience at your home’s comfort and flaunt your beautiful hair that you got done at very reasonable pricing.
Hair Colouring FAQs
Is hair colouring safe?
Chemical dyes are never safe for your hair, even if you are going for expensive ones. They cause irritability to your scalp and are responsible for hair thinning and even hair loss in many people.
Which hair colour is safe for hair?
If you want to colour your hair but do not want to face the consequences, then considering natural dyes like Henna will be the righteous choice. Find out the tips on ‘how to apply henna at home.
How long does hair colour last?
The permanent hair colour will look dazzled every day, like your hairdresser just finished the work yet, till the roots begin to grow. Still, you can’t expect the hair colour to last more than 8 weeks, and it will start fading after 6 weeks.
What are different types of hair colouring for women?
Permanent Hair Shades
Temporary Hair colouring
Even men can try these wonderful shades, these shades are trendy and suit both men and women.
What are the side effects of colouring your hair?
It makes you feel confident when you look in the mirror and compliment yourself after hair colouring, but it does come with side effects. Chemicals in dyes are responsible for causing rashes and skin diseases. It might also lead to allergic conditions, but natural hair colours are free from harm.