This Is My Experience With Hair Coloring
People give me compliments for my long hair. But, just like any other girl, I have my own hair issues and dissatisfaction. Huuh my only complaint is that they are thin. Since they are thin, I don’t really take the risk of getting a nice hair cut. Because thin and short hair ,can give a tough competition to a tail of a tiny animal.
So, just to add some fun to my hair style, I opted for a hair color an year ago. Which color?? Well, it was bright red. (Bright red for a hair color vi*gin, is a big deal) 😉
Now that my mind has fell in love with the color blue, coloring my hair blue is something which is on my mind. Before that, I want to share certain things which I experienced while I went through this hair coloring process. Which, people who got their hair colored, might or might not really share with you… 😊
Coloring is done on clean and damp hair:
You know how pricey a hair wash can be at some salons. If you want to save some money, wash your hair on or before the day you want to get your hair colored. Make sure its non greasy or non oily.
Make sure the brand of the color is a good one:
As you might already know, cheap colors can give you a major nightmare of hair issues. Hence, make sure that the color used is of good brand.
I had asked the guy at the salon, about the brand. Even though I had heard about it, to be safe, I googled it immediately.
The color you opt might or might not suit you:
It happens because of the excitement of getting your hair colored. That too, if it’s for the first time, ahh chances are way more.
The hair dressers usually show you the catalog or list of hair colors. You can choose the colors.
Here is the important tip. Some people at the salon do suggest which color would go with your complexion. But some may not and some just for the business purpose, suggest you some out of the world colors (yes it happened with one of my friends. Her head was looking like a butterfly with so many colors.)
So, you got to be very specific:
In my case, I had confusion with honey or brown color. But the hair dresser out there suggested me bright red which he thought would suit me the most. Out of excitement I said ok. Phewww once it was done, only person I remembered was – mummy…!!!
Color is too bright when it’s fresh:
Or may be the fact that you are not used to the new hair, it might take some time to get used to the color of your own hair.
Yelling from family and friends:
Haha even though there are plenty of people who would give you tons of compliments for the color of your hair, I’m pretty sure your family and friends have something else to say.
This solely depends on the type of people around you so I don’t comment much about it. I got good amount of scolding from mommy… 😂 No complaints. She loves her children’s hair. (Just like most of Indian moms).
It’s an amazing feeling:
No matter what people say, getting that fun factor added to your tresses makes it a good feeling. Something new, something fresh. A new look, a new you.
You got to use products which are specifically made for colored hair:
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Yes, if you want to maintain the color for long, make sure you use the shampoo and conditioner which are meant to protect the color for long time.
I didn’t use those specific products. I did use normal ones. Let’s see what happened after that.
PS: I have seen people who used specific products to protect their hair. But they also went through almost same phases.
No matter what color or brand you use, some hair types are not meant for chemicals. They just react and give us this nightmare called hair fall. I had faced this problem post hair coloring. I had to try out some homemade masks and stuff to keep it in control.
Hair turns into golden color:
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Honestly, this fact I was totally unaware. No matter which color you opt for, the hair strands which you have colored, turns into a golden color at the end. 😒 Only thing to hide that is to color again. 😂
At one point of time, the colored part of hair becomes so rough, it just reminds you of a dish wash brush.
Haha. Hence a good moisturizing hair mask or a good oil massage is something must for your hairs.
Duration of color on your hair depends solely on you:
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Yes, it depends on your hair type and the care you are taking. Mine lasted for 7-8 months. Then it started fading. Right now, they look like I have applied henna on them.
Ya, this is pretty much about different phases post a hair coloring, according to me.
Have you colored your hair??? If yes, let me know about it. Color you chose and the experience of yours.