Last September, I found myself wanting to do something new with my hair. I had done everything from protective styles to a hair cut and I just felt it was time for another change. I became intrigued by colored natural hair. I loved the look of color with beautiful curls and kinks. After thinking about it for a month, I took the plunge and colored my hair. Now that I have had my hair colored for almost six months, I have started receiving questions about coloring hair and what advice I would give.
Below are my thoughts as well as facts regarding coloring your hair:
- Hair color is fly!
- Having a unique, customized color made for you is amazing. Plus, it automatically spices up your look.
- Hair color is drying.
- The downfall to hair color is that either way you slice it, it's drying. You have to moisturize often and make weekly deep conditions a new requirement in your weekly wash routine.
- Hair color can change your curl pattern.
- The scariest part for many is that hair color can change your curl pattern. For some, it can relax the curl pattern. For me, it did make my curls a bit wavier versus my tighter curls I had before color. However, with this, keep in mind that heat styling can also change your curl pattern so it's no different.
Overall, I love my hair color, but once it has grown out, it may be some time before I get it again. The amount of moisture needed for colored hair is more than I personally have time for. Deep conditioning your hair is a weekly requirement as well as moisturizing some days throughout the week.
I say only go for color if you have the time and patience to care for it!
Sounds like what people say when you go natural, huh?
What has been your experience with coloring your hair? Do you have any tips to share?