by Kelsey (pictured above) of Lifewithcoco2
If you’re anything like me, then you loveeee hair color! Ive changed my hair color 7 times since Ive been natural and I’ve always been asked a lot of questions. From picking a hair color to maintaining the health of your hair, there are a couple of things you should think about when deciding to dye your hair:
Will it be appropriate for your particular working environment?
Depending on what your daily life consists of, you want to make sure your hair color goes with that. For example, you probably won’t want to have bright green hair working in corporate america.
Will you be able to take extra time to care for your hair?
Having colored hair means that there is no room for slack. You must be able to keep your hair moisturized and you must have a consistent hair regimen in order to avoid breakage or your hair being damaged.
Does the color I want compliment my skin tone?
There is no rule to who can wear what color; but it is important to make sure that you are going to love how it looks on you. I personally look at various types of hair color on women who have skin tones similar to my own to get an idea of how it might possibly look on me. I then tweak the color a bit to fit exactly what I want.
Keeping your hair healthy
When coloring your hair, it is important that you go into it with already healthy hair. I do not recommend coloring your hair if you do not have a healthy hair regimen or if your hair is chemical treated (permed) or damaged. Even though color is not as harsh as a relaxer it is still a chemical and it is important to keep your hair very hydrated when adding a color to your hair, especially if it is a lighter color. You can keep your hair hydrated by doing the following:
- Drinking lots of water
- Deep conditioning regularly
- Wetting your hair frequently
- Staying away from heat
After asking yourself these questions, do you think you’re ready to make the jump to color?
About Kelsey: I’m Kelsey Janae aka Lifewithcoco2, I love all things natural hair. I seek to inspire and educate using my knowledge of all things hair, health, and beauty. My goal is to encourage women and men to always be the best version of themselves.