Hair colouring is now a well-established trend. Whether it is Hollywood, Bollywood or K-pop, the entertainment industry has already created a movement out of it, and people have been quick at adjusting to the requisites of the movement. Today, it is extremely common to get your hair coloured.
While all of this sounds easy and tension-free, there are many things which you should consider before you actually hit the salon for getting your hair done. Hair colouring is no rocket science, but it is still not simple. It can go wrong or not up to your expectations if you do not take it seriously.
There are a handful of things you can do or should consider before getting your hair coloured. I have written down 5 of them for you to take a look at.
- Hair Colour And Skin Tone
Our first instinct is to choose a colour which is catchy and good-quality. However, amid all the excitement, we forget that the hair colour must complement the skin tone. Many people do not consider at all the skin tone before deciding hair colour, and this often causes blunders.
It is always recommended that you study the catalogue of hair colour intently. You can wear wigs of the desired colour to double-confirm that that is the colour you want. Your family and friends can also help you out as they would know what colour suits you best. Remember that contrasting hair colour and skin tone will attract unwarranted attention—and nobody wants that!
- Hair Colouring Is Not Low Maintenance
I am not saying that it will kill you, but the money involved is big enough. So, before you jump on to the whole “I want to get my hair coloured” bandwagon, prepare yourself for months of hair-maintenance routine.
Getting hair coloured is easy, maintaining it can be tedious. Hair stars growing by at least half an inch every month, meaning you will have to hit the salon every 4-5 weeks to get roots done. You will have to apply a particular class of shampoos and conditioners which have been specially designed for coloured hair.
Just in case you do not have enough time or want to invest a lot of money into hair colouring, it is advised that you choose a hair colour which is close to your natural hair colour.
- Go For Simpler Hair Colouring
What could be easier than getting all your hair coloured? Well, I say, it is getting highlights. Frankly, highlights are easy to do, cost way less than full hair colouring, and are relatively easy to maintain. You do not have to worry about hair roots and can save a lot of money by not having to hit the salon every now and then.
But, of course, it is a decision you have to make. Full-hair colouring is cool too. It just depends on how much you are willing to handle for the maintenance of your hair.
- Do Not Shampoo before Colouring
The scalp has many healthy oils which keep your hair strong and good. Hair colouring is a process which may not go easy on your hair if you lack healthy oils. Shampooing before colouring will lead to the loss of these oils. Hence, you should not wash your hair at least 24 hours before getting your hair done.
To supplement your efforts to strengthen your strands and roots, you should consider hydrating yourself. Hydration will moisturize your hair which makes it easier for the colour to settle. The best way of hydrating yourself is by getting a hydrating hair mask which will pump in the required amount of moisture to your strands and make them ready for colouring.
- It Takes Time
Hold your horses once you get done with hair colouring. It takes time before the colour gets settled on your hair. You should avoid the temptation of taking a quick shower because doing that might just ruin all the hard work and money you put into your expensive hair treatment.
Your stylist will tell you how much you should wait before you decide to conduct any experiment with your hair. My advice is to follow the instructions word-by-word.
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