Even though I’ve only been natural for a little over a year now, I’ve been a color virgin my whole life. My hair has always been 50 shades of 1b.
I’ve contemplated color when I was getting my hair relaxed, but always decided against it because I thought my hair would fall out. Now, as a natural, I’m considering trying some color. Currently, I’m still in the research stage, and haven’t fully decided to do it or not, but here are some of the things I’ve learned so far!
1. Permanent or temporary?
Little did I know, I was telling just how inexperienced I was when I walked in and told my stylist that I wanted to get my hair colored.
She looked at me like I just said a sentence fragment or something. I didn’t know that I had a choice as to making the color just temporary or permanent. Permanent color requires the hair cuticles to be lifted, whereas temporary color is just laying the color on top of your hair color, and not removing it all together.
2. Do it yourself.
I also didn’t know that it’s not uncommon for women to do their own color. I thought that if you wanted it to look really good, and to do it the correct way that you had to go to the salon.
I’m not saying that I would buy store bought color as a newbie, but for someone who just wants to touch up their roots, or play with some temporary color, than store bought is a budget friendly route to go.
3. It cost how much?!
Based on which salon you go to, and the type of color you are getting, the price could range from 50 dollars, to upwards 300 dollars or more, and those are just averages that I’ve seen with minimal research and price quoting.
You should definitely ask around, and look at some client reviews before deciding on a stylist to do your color, and then decide if you are comfortable paying their price.
Have you colored your hair before? What did you learn the first time around.