I am a box color junkie, at least I used to be, but I was never the type do anything outrageously different from my natural hair color, I always bought black or shades of black.
Since going natural I have been more aware of my fine hair and how different things affect it especially chemicals and that means color too.
But every now and then like a moth to a flame I cruise through the box color isle at the drug store hoping to strap on a pair this time round and pick up something fierce.
What actually happens is after taking a long look I end up convincing myself that color is just not for me. The fear of coloring your natural hair is real ladies!
I wouldn’t want to ruin all those years of growth and time spent on wash days, prepoos, DC’s and protective styling for some blue streaks that I will probably be bored of in a month?
If you happen fall into the ‘I’m scared as heck’ category then move swiftly on, I promise I won’t judge you.
But if you are feeling brave then maybe we can ease your pain with some things that could make the decision a little easier. Here are 8 things to consider before coloring your natural hair.
1. Get a color trained stylist to do the service for you. It’s the best way to guarantee safe effective color results
I mentioned box color earlier, but what I failed to mentioned was the horror stories that come with using box color at home. Some things are just not meant for DIY, no matter how tempting it looks on Pinterest.
Go to the salon and get your hair professionally colored if at all possible. A trained stylist will be able process your hair to get the best color result in the shortest time to preserve hair’s strength.
A stylist will know things about hair that you will never acquire from reading the directions in the box so just take the plunge and make an appointment, you will not regret it.
Make sure your stylist comes with credentials though; going to a rinky dink salon is just as bad as DIY.
Originally posted 2013-08-28 15:00:00.