What you should know before colouring your hair

woman with colored hair
woman with colored hair

What should people know before colouring their hair?

It’s important for the hairstylist to understand what was done to the hair previously, if it’s in a good condition to colour and for the client to explain what their hair regime is.

Before colouring, you need to consult with the hairstylist, know your hair type, your natural hair colour, if the colour you want is achievable and the consequences that come with it.

Which is better, temporary or permanent dye?

Temporary dye is better, but it’s important to know if the choice of colour will complement your skin tone and the best way to maintain it because sometimes colour fades quickly.

What are the dos and don’ts of colouring your hair at home?

It depends on what colour it is. You’re less likely to encounter problems when colouring your hair into brown, black and a red because these shades aren’t too bright or too harsh.  

The blonde colours are harsh and require a professional to assist. The best trick is to know how to treat the hair and make sure you moisturise it, because dying does dry out your hair.

How long does colouring last?

Some colours, if applied well, will last four to six weeks. The sun and other hair products can affect the colouring and it might start to fade. When you wash your hair it will gradually fade over time.


How can you maintain dyed hair?

Have a suitable colour care shampoo and conditioner, and an appropriate moisturiser that you can apply to your hair on a daily basis.


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