Dare to do the big chop


Dare to be bold this spring and go for the big chop. Short hair is a fresh clean and care free hairstyle which perfect for the woman on the go.  Knaomi Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 11.43.11 AM Go a step further and colour your hair platinum blonde for extra sassiness like Amber rose, Eva Marcille and K naomi. Bleached hair however still needs to taken care of it will have difficulty in growing. What to do before colouring your hair Eva Marcille Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 12.01.18 PM Before dyeing your hair, you’ll need to do a sensitivity and a strand test. This involves applying a small amount of the dye behind your ear. After 24-48 hours, you can proceed with the colour application provided you have not experienced any adverse reactions. Some hair cannot withstand bleaching or permanent hair dye. Speak to a pro if you can try a temporary colour. Going from dark to light Bleaching your hair to a very dark colour (e.g black) to a very light colour (e.g light brown or blonde) in one go is not recommended. A good hairstylist will colour your hair gradually. Hair bleach is generally not kept on the hair for longer than 10-20 minutes so as to reduce damage to your scalp. More processes can be done over a weeks until your hair is strong enough to withstand more colour. Dj Zinhle Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 11.49.55 AM Permanently dyed hair or bleached hair tends to have compromised cuticles. As a result, it may be difficult to maintain moisture. Semi permanent dye also fades with every wash, which further impacts moisture levels. It’s important to do regular conditioning with a product intended for coloured hair. Protein treatments also help to both strengthen cuticles and retain moisture. 

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