As seasons continually change, you may choose to dye your curly hair using more vibrant splashes of colour. Colour can also give your natural hair its personality and help you find a more unique style. However, it can be scary to dye your natural hair without knowing how the colouring process will affect it. So here are six simple pre- and post-dyeing tips that can continue to keep your natural hair healthy.
Before Dyeing Your Natural Curls
Seek Advice From A Stylist Pre-Colour
Before dyeing your curly hair, you must check whether your strands and scalp are in good shape. Seek professional advice from a stylist who will ask questions about your current hair regimen and previous hair treatments you have had. This information will help your stylist decide the best way to colour your natural curls. You might also be asked to do a strand test before colouring and can also ask for recommendations on the best products to prevent hair damage.
Build A Moisturising Routine For Your Natural Hair At Least A Month Or Two Before
As a colouring service can make your curls drier than usual, you can improve the health of them by starting or building on your hydrating haircare routine at least a month or more before. Then, after washing your curls, use a water-based conditioner like our Moisture-Rich Conditioner With Manuka Honey & Avocado, which can lock in moisture to allow your curls to thrive after you dye it,
You can also use a wide-tooth comb to apply this mixture evenly from your scalp to your ends before rinsing. Then, follow this up with our Leave-In Conditioner With Manuka Honey & Avocado Oil to seal the moisture in your curls after your wash day. You can also use this mixture to touch up your natural hair during the week to keep your natural hair hydrated for longer.
Clarify Your Natural Hair At Least A Week Before
Your hair does not need to be freshly shampooed before a colouring service. The natural oils on your scalp should be preserved to protect your curls from the chemicals used when colouring them. Instead, opt for a clarifying shampoo to eradicate build-up and product residue at least a week before
After Your Hair Colouring Service
To allow the new colour to set in your curls, you could co-wash your hair instead of shampooing it. Deep conditioning with a shower cap or a hooded hair steamer would also be helpful when it comes to protecting and hydrating your curly hair. Then, after the initial week, use a sulphate-free shampoo like our Hydration Shampoo With Manuka Honey to avoid any damage to your curls during this time.
Limit Heat Styling Or A Higher Level Of Heat
As dyed curly hair can be weak, use a heat protectant before applying heat to your curly hair. Ensure that when you do use heat it is on the lowest setting and not too close to your strands to prevent heat damage.
Continue Trimming Your Curls & Coils
Trimming your ends every 6 to 8 weeks will continue to be as important as before you dyed your curly hair. This process will continue to minimise breakage, frizz, and split ends while improving your curls' bounce.
Any curly hair type can be damaged by the colouring process. But, the results are better if you follow an essential maintenance and preparation routine for your curls before the dye job. So, follow our simple tips to keep your curls healthy after colouring it.