There’s nothing more exciting (and slightly terrifying) than dyeing your hair for the first time. Apart from deciding which hair peg to go for, there are a few more things you should know before you hit the salon, as taking the colored hair plunge comes with both dedication and care!
1. Manage your expectations
Before choosing a shade from the salon’s hair chart, keep in mind that the result won’t look exactly the same as the sample, especially when you have never processed your hair. Unless you decide to bleach your strands (which can be damaging, btw), the result is often darker than what you wanted. So here’s a pro tip: always choose a shade that’s lighter than your ‘ideal’ color.
2. Trust the experts
When they suggest that you should get a treatment, go for it. Chances are, your locks will be a little damaged so it’s best to bring back the moisture right away. We recommend trying Keratin treatments as it helps seal in the pigment and moisture, naturally leaving you with a vibrant new ‘do that lasts.
3. Change your lifestyle
Once you’ve colored your locks, it’s essential to fill your shopping carts with special shampoos and conditioners for colored hair. This is to ensure that you keep the shade from turning brassy for the months to come. Try ones that are Sulfate-free (it’s the ingredient regularly found on most hair products which can strip down your hair color) like L’Oreal Paris Ever Sleek.
Ever Sleek Keratin Caring Shampoo, PHP 383*, L’Oreal Paris