A quick guide on getting the best out of your hair-dying experience.
1. Dry withered hair
Let’s face it. Stripping your hair of its natural colour comes at a cost and it’s inevitable that your hair will suffer some damage from the offensive bleach. Without some intense moisturizing, some of us get withering comments such as “Your hair looks like grass” or “Your hair is sucking the moisture from the air”.
Solution: Do away with such disparaging comments by treating your hair to an intense conditioning session. Try Kerastase’s line of hair masks to water your locks.
2. The Fade
No, we are not talking about the popular fade cut for men. We have a real problem on our hands – your prized locks are losing its new colour at an alarming rate. With every shower, you see your new colour going down the drain, literally, in the form of coloured shower water.
Solution: Grab a bottle of sulfate-free colour protecting shampoo. This will save your hard-earned bucks in the long run and delay your next hair appointment. You might want to try Loreal Paris’ EverPure Sulfate-Free Colour Care System Smooth Shampoo. Now, that’s a lengthy mouthful.
3. The dreaded roots
Do you want to treat yourself to a dye job but you are afraid of the exponential cost that comes with retouching your roots every few months? Fret not, there are other dyeing options other than going for a full head transformation.
Solution 1: Go for a dip-dye ombre style.
Take a look at these ombre styles on Pinterest and get inspired!
Solution 2: Request for a balayage.
Balayage is a highlighting technique whereby the hair is dyed to create an all-natural graduated effect. This can delay your next hair appointment for quite some time.
Solution 3: Join the underlights hair colour trend
Now you see it, now you don’t. Underlights are hidden in the depths of your hair and are not visible on the outside. It requires very little maintenance since your hair regrowth will not be visible. Simply magical!
After getting your dream dye job, you might just be the new star in the movie remake of Tangled, only that it’s titled Tangled: Hair That I Just Can’t Comb Through. After showering, there’s a high chance that your hair feels like melted cotton floss and is slightly mushy to the touch. It becomes almost impossible to separate the strands without causing breakage.
Solution: Grab one of these detangling combs. They work wonders.
5. Greasy hair days
To keep your dye job looking as fresh as possible, you are generally advised to drag the time out between washes. This means that there are days when you wake up disgruntled, with greasy hair that has not been washed for days.
Solution 1: Invest in dry shampoo
For a little pick-me-up, spritz a generous amount of dry shampoo into the roots of your hair. Try Percy & Reed’s No Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo.
Solution 2: Wear a hat or a cap
While this solution might not be the best, on days when you just don’t have the time to freshen your hair, this allows you to get through the day with minimal fuss. Out of sight, out of mind. Hopefully.