With spring here and with the warmer weather approaching, it’s the perfect time to add some color to your luxurious locks! Warm tones like auburns, reds and copper* tones are common colors for hair this coming season. But how do you spark some new color to your hairstyle without the damage?
Here Are Three Ways to Add Color to Your Hair Without the Damage.
1. A Henna Treatment – Henna is a natural herb that you can use to add a nice color accent to your natural hair color. Make sure that you carefully check the label first to make sure that what you are purchasing is natural henna*. The packet that you’re purchasing must say “lawsonia inermis”. This name ensures that what you’re purchasing is indeed real – pure henna. If you notice any other name like “compound henna” or if you see color varieties like blond, black or brown, it is not pure henna. Those henna mixtures most likely contain metallic salts which can cause skin reactions. Although the pure henna can also cause a reaction as well so it’s best to do a skin patch test first to ensure that you don’t have any reaction prior to its application. Remember, pure henna is orangey-red only. Any color other than this is not pure henna.
Once the henna* is applied, the hair is washed throughly and then styled. If your hair was originally dark brown or black don’t expect any major change, your hair will have a new red henna tint that will be noticeable in well-lit areas and in the outside sun.
2. A Sew-In Weave – Adding a sew-in weave to your hair is an excellent way to add new color without the chemical damage of color treatment on the hair. Simply cornrow the area of your natural hair where you plan to add the color. Then take your hair extension weave and sew it in around your natural cornrow hair braid. Once you’ve sewn it into the areas you would like the color, comb your hair and style as usual. This technique is an excellent way to blend in new colors to your hair without the risk of damaging your natural tresses! You can even add more than one hair color for an even more unique look. Simply decide where you want your second color to go. Then part and section your hair. Then again, cornrow the area where you want the second color placement and voila, you’re done!
Tip: It’s best to purchase your extension hair weave slightly longer than your natural hair so that it shows the color on the ends. So, if your relaxed hair is 10 inches in length, why not get an extension weave that’s 12-14 inches in length. That way, the color will be visible after styling!
3. Clip-in Color Extensions* – If you want lengthy color strips, why not opt for clip-in color hair extensions*. These are often worn by young teenage girls in bright blues, pinks and purples. But you can still have a sophisticated and classy look just by choosing a warmer more conservative color like a subtle red, auburn or brown tone. Clip-in color extensions* are a great color fix because they do not pull on the root of your hair. So, you don’t have to worry about damage or breakage and they are easy as pie to apply! It’s just a simple clip-in color accent that will have heads turning every which way you turn!
If you want to change up your style as the new season approaches, why not consider these no-risk color options for your hair! You’ll have a wonderfully new and chic look without the damage! Can’t get any better than that!
Originally posted 2012-04-19 01:37:16.