8 Things To Consider Before Coloring Your Natural Hair

Dark and lovely blonde color2. Can your hair handle it?

Let’s be real, you know the state of your hair. If you have super fine hair that breaks easily or is easily damaged then bleaching your hair platinum blond might not be such a smart idea.

If you are using a pigment deposit system of color to your hair or making it darker then maybe you can get away with a little color, however, if you have super fine hair with sparse thickness then applying peroxide to your strands to lighten it is probably not worth it.

If you have very thick resilient hair then go ahead but as always, be cautious.

3. Can you pull it off?

Yes! Would that color actually fit your face? One great way to figure it out is to go for a trial run with a wig. Sometimes it is hard to find your exact match but wigs are so versatile these days you will probably find something suitable.

If you put on the wig and you do not like the look, then chances are you will not like the color on your own hair either.


4. Virgin’s have the most fun – virgin hair is best for coloring

Don’t double process unless you are planning on keeping your hair short. This means, if you have a relaxer or any other chemical that raises the cuticles do not go raising them again by lifting your natural color. Period.

There is no getting around the fact that double processing leads to damage and lower length retention potential. Double processing can also mean coloring your hair twice over the same hair.

For instance, you go to the salon lift and deposit your color, it fades too quickly for your liking and you go back to the salon within three weeks to do it all over again.

Even if your hair is healthy you run the risk of literally frying your ends, uneven bleaching and just a really bad situation. Touch ups should just be for your roots.

Just remember though once you finally color your hair once that’s it! You are officially not a virgin anymore.

Originally posted 2013-08-28 15:00:00.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Olivia Thompson read where it says how bad it is to double process the hair.

Olivia Thompson

Diamond Unique Doss so you think my hair wont grow because I had color?

Diamond Unique Doss

No. I was just reintegrating about the double procession of chemicals with u saying Ur mom wanted u to get a perm. I was pointing out how damaging it could be. Ur hair should be fine. Just wanted u to see some tips on maintaining and what to look for in products, etc.

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Ohhh okay. Gotcha!! Diamond Unique Doss