YOUR HAIR: TUTORIAL
Start your hair colour journey by joining the cool hair gang with these easy tips. By Grace Mantjiu
Start your hair colour journey with these easy tips
Gone are the days of people being conservative with their hair colour. Celebrities such as Babes Wodumo, Somizi and Rihanna have been experimenting with colour and setting trends for a while. If you are ready to step into the craze this festive season, then these tips and tricks will help you choose your popping hue. The process is not as easy as washing and blow-drying. So, if this is your first time, do it at a salon. Your hair might not come out looking like the colour on the box. And, that’s because the model’s original hair colour might have been different to yours. Always do a strand test before putting dye on your whole head.
Limit the use of heat
Frequently blow-drying or straightening your hair on high temperatures can damage it. The results can be severe for colour-treated hair as heat also causes colour to fade quicker. So, rather use non-heat straightening methods such as bantu knots.
Use proper haircare products
Frequent colouring, chemicals and UV rays can leave your hair feeling fragile. Sulphate-free shampoos and those specifically for colour-treated hair are gentle, and help protect the colour and hair.
Do your research before DIY
If you already have colour on your hair, research how light or dark you need to go to get your desired colour. For example, changing from black to grey then red involves drastic changes where red tones might turn the grey into orange. Get professional help if it goes completely wrong.