Colouring & dry hair
Does dyeing curly hair dehydrate it?
With the right product, it's perfectly possible to colour your curly hair and keep it healthy. Dive in and find out how.
If you have curly hair, you've probably wondered whether colouring is a good idea or not. There's probably a lot of uncertainty underneath those curls: will colouring damage my hair? Will I lose my curls? Well, you should know that with the right care, you can protect your hair structure and have the hair of your dreams.
Before making any changes, make sure your hair is healthy. Ideally, you should seek advice from a qualified professional. The more radical the change, the more important your daily maintenance and care is. The good news is that it's worth it to get great hair.
Tip 1: Touch up the roots
Contrary to popular belief, you don't always have to dye all your hair. Frequent colouring damages hair and in extreme cases can lead to hair loss (the so-called "chemical cut"). So always remember to only touch up the roots and spread the rest of the dye over the lengths in the final moments of the application time recommended by the manufacturer.
Tip 2: Regular care
Curly hair is more sensitive and, because of its natural structure, it reflects light differently from straight hair. If you want to colour your hair, you need to follow a routine to keep your hair looking beautiful. This includes regular hydration, nourishment and repair. Discover some tips to moisturise your curly hair in article: hydrating curly hair.
Tip 3: Scissors are your friend
By trimming the ends regularly and choosing the right haircut for your curl type, you'll make your hair colour look even better. Don't skimp on vitamin C (C for cutting)! This will eliminate split ends and encourage healthier hair growth.
Tip 4: Make the most of your time
A busy schedule shouldn't stand in the way of your colour. If you don't have a lot of time for your hair, swap your usual conditioner for an intensive care mask, like Ekos Murumuru Care Mask, and apply it in the shower. If you use curling tongs or a hair dryer, choose a heat-protection treatment that creates a film to protect your hair from artificial heat.
Tip 5: Take care of yourself
You know the saying: beauty comes from within? More than just a state of mind, this also applies to the health of your hair. Drinking lots of water and having a balanced diet will ensure your hair that is more resistant to all kinds of aggressions.