- Stand out by adding color
- Brighten our complexions by framing our face with color
- Experiment at the BC stage which can be viewed as the easiest stage to deal with on our natural journey
- Add color to simply not look as boyish or childish as we ma perceive ourselves with such short hair.
I have decided that I don't want to well, at least I am not ready to jump into the chemical color arena just yet. I am not prepared to risk damaging my hair. However, through research I have found that they are several things that I should do when and if I decide to bite this coloring bug:
- The process of coloring takes place in the inner part of hour hair strand, better known as the Cortex. This it changes the physical and chemical makeup of our hair. This could result in a texture change that may be permanent or just last a few weeks or days. To attempt to correct this problem it is important to make sure and incorporate protein treatments into our regimen. It might also help if the styling products that we use while dealing with color treated hair contain protein
- Before diving into any chemical color we should consult a natural hair stylist and if at all possible have the stylist do the coloring process.
- If you don't have "time" to spend with your hair now forge the color. Because laziness and color treated hair do not go well together. Once your hair has been color treated it is imperative for its health that you never skip a deep conditioning treatment and that you try to stay away from sulfate shampoos or shampoos all together which can be drying to the hair. The chemically colored tresses need the tender loving care of moisture, moisture, moisture, thus co-washing will be ideal for this hair.
- Make up your mind that in the best case scenario you should only color your hair once a year and just deal with the darker roots. Over processing the hair with chemical color by doing it every 6 weeks or every 2 months can most certainly affect the health of your hair.
Have any of you tried this process? If so please leave comments on how it worked or not under this entry. I would also love to hair from you naturals that have always used chemical coloring and what did you do to make sure your hair stayed healthy. As always I can't wait to hear from you guys on this topic.
Blessings and thanks for reading :)