Before You Dye Your Hair
Thinking about dyeing your hair? Whatever reason you have for changing the color of your hair, we want you to know a few things. While dyeing hair it’s incredibly common in our society, there aren’t many people talking about what you should know before heading into the salon. By now, you know we’re all about keeping you as informed as we can, and this topic is no different. So even if you have your appointment booked, keep reading to make sure that you’re in the know about what you should know before you dye your hair.
The Healthier Your Hair, The Better The Color
Hair that isn’t healthy can be difficult to get a great color on. Experts stress that keeping your hair as healthy as possible before you dye your hair needs to be a top priority. When your hair is healthy, it’s much stronger and much better at being able to take on the coloring you’re choosing to dye your hair. Naturally, hair that’s never been dyed is typically the healthiest. But even if you have dyed your hair in the past, there are steps you can take to keep your hair healthy between coloring appointments. One of the best things to do is use deep conditioning treatments regularly.
Darker Dyeing is Healthier For Your Hair
It may seem like darkening your hair is more drastic…so it should be harsher, right? As it turns out it’s actually the exact opposite. Experts in the hair industry often discuss that lightening your hair in any way is much more harsh and damaging to hair than going for a darker hue. The reason? When darkening hair there’s product being deposited onto the hair strands. On the flip side, when lightening hair it’s being stripped of color to accommodate the color change. This isn’t to say that you can’t lighten your hair, but having a solid understanding of the process is key to ensuring that you’re taking care of your hair properly after you do dye it.
See Your Colorist With Dirty Hair
Ok, we might be being a bit extreme here but many colorists do suggest not doing anything to your hair before heading in to get your hair dyed. That does include washing your hair. Of course you don’t want hair that’s super dirty, but it’s actually advised not to head into the salon with hair that’s freshly washed. When your hair is freshly washed it tends to be more sensitive and can leave your scalp feeling much more sensitive to the dyeing products used. Plus, hair that’s just been washed has just been stripped of the natural oils leaving it with less natural moisture than normal. So just…don’t do anything to your hair before you go into your appointment.
Get The Necessary Products Ahead
As often as it may seem like a marketing ploy, using hair care products specifically designed for color treated hair are valid. They’re formulated to work with hair that’s gone through the dyeing process so your locks will be protected and help to repair them properly.