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Hair Colouring Dos You Should Know

Updated: Oct 13, 2021



You're probably nervous about making such a serious decision about your appearance, and you should be. There is a lot to think about, but there is also a lot to be excited about. Preparation, hair colouring, and aftercare are all critical to the success of your hair colour changes, and it is critical to carefully consider each area before going all-in on a brand-new look.


If you’re planning to change your hair colour and don’t happen to do it often, there are some hair colouring rules that you have to follow to ensure that your new hair transformation turns out as good as, if not better than you expect it to be. Read on to learn more of the dos and don’ts that you should know before colouring your hair:



Hair colour Dos

a) Preparation


There are some things you should do to prepare your hair for whatever colour transformation you have planned for it. Hair dyes and bleaches contain harsh chemicals that can be extremely damaging to your hair, especially if you are not cautious beforehand. Starting with healthy hair may not be the most glamorous or enjoyable part of the colouring process, but it is critical to achieving the desired look. Therefore, you should always begin with prepping your hair:


1. Invest in a high-quality conditioner and hair serum

The amount of damage done when colouring can be reduced by making wise choices in hair dyes, but at the end of the day, hair colouring necessitates the use of chemicals. If you start with damaged hair follicles, the harsh effect of these chemicals can be amplified. Achieving a proper moisture balance can help strengthen and revitalise any damage done to your hair prior to stressing it out with bleaches and colours.

2. Be patient!

Try your hardest to be patient with your hair. I know you can't wait for your exciting new colour transformation, but hurrying things can lead to disappointing results. Being in a rush may cause you to damage your hair to the point where it will take months or even years to recover properly. It can be difficult not to skip ahead to the “fun” part, but it will be worth it when the end result looks just as good as you hoped.



b) Colouring


Try your hardest to be patient with your hair. I know you can't wait for your exciting new colour transformation, but hurrying things can lead to disappointing results. Being in a rush may cause you to damage your hair to the point where it will take months or even years to recover properly. It can be difficult not to skip ahead to the “fun” part, but it will be worth it when the end result looks just as good as you hoped.

1. Choose a hair colourist you can rely on

This may appear difficult if you do not already have a dependable hair colourist. It can be difficult to trust someone you've never met with such a dramatic and immediately noticeable change in your appearance. You can get recommendations from other cosmetology professionals, ask friends for advice, and read online reviews to help you feel more at ease with the idea. Make certain that the hair colourist you select is certified in their field and works out of a licenced salon.


2. Decide on what you want before making an appointment

In some areas of cosmetology and beauty, having a general idea of what you want can help, but hair colour is more specific. Simple colour changes can make a big difference in how a look comes together.


Having a hazy idea or acting spontaneously can result in fantastic looks, but they can also result in disappointment, regret, and some serious rejuvenation treatments. Being certain about your decision is the best way to ensure you'll be happy with it in the long run, so don't be afraid to take your time and think about it if necessary.

3. Communicate with your hair colour specialist using pictures

Words fail us at times. You try to explain the specific look you want to achieve, but it's difficult to know if you've succeeded. As a result, it is always a good idea to have multiple visual references of the colours and effects you want to show your hair colourist. This gives them the opportunity to ask you questions and express any concerns they may have about your hair colour goals. It will also allow you to discuss potential alternatives and solutions to any problems that may arise.


A clear understanding between you and your hair colourist about what you want will help you get an end result you love and will help your hair colourist give you that.




c) Hair after-colour care


The best part begins after the hair colouring is completed! You're all set for the rest of the world to see the stunning new you. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind if you want to keep the look you want for as long as possible:

1. Invest in good quality leave-in treatment

Of course, you'll want to show off your new look right away, but make sure you protect it. A conditioning treatment that does not need to be washed out will aid in the maintenance of a protective barrier against the impact of brushing, twisting, and tying. It will also keep moisture in your hair if you want to curl or straighten it.


2. Include dry-shampooing in your hair care routine

As you know, your hair colour will fade with every wash. No one, however, should forego hygiene for the sake of colour, no matter how truly epic it is. Dry shampoo will help you keep your hair clean without compromising the colour with a traditional shampoo's scrub and rinse. Shampooing with lather will still be necessary, but using dry shampoo will help you keep your colour as long as possible.


3. Make regular touch-up appointments

Touching up your exciting new look after hair growth or fading will help you keep it looking as vibrant as the first day. The more dramatic your look, the more frequently you'll need to touch up. Maintain your stunning new look and continue to turn heads!

Now that you know the dos of hair colouring, check out our next blog post about the don’ts of hair colouring!

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