Having naturally curly hair means that you have to take more care of it than a person with straight hair has to take off their hair. As beautiful and versatile as curly hair is, the maintenance of it is sometimes unbearable.
One of the most difficult things to do when you have naturally curly hair is to dye your hair without damaging your curl pattern. Damaging your curl pattern can ruin your hair for life, which is something you definitely want to avoid.
That’s why we’ve compiled a guide on how to dye your naturally curly hair safely.
Dirty Hair Is Best
It might seem like an odd thing to do, but when your hair is dirty is the best time to try and dye it. It might be a little embarrassing if you’re going to a salon to do this, but they are experienced and know this fact to be true.
Leave your hair for around a week before you try to dye it. It will help the color stick in your hair better and make it so that it will absorb into your hair fairly quickly, speeding up the dyeing process.
Use Bleach… Carefully
When dyeing your hair, using bleach is pretty much inevitable. You will have to use bleach to lift your natural color out of your hair and ensure that any color you put on after comes out as the true color.
However, you should not use too much bleach too often, as it will damage your hair immensely. Make sure that your hairstylist only uses the recommended amount of bleach and if you are dyeing your hair at home, make sure to use the bleach sparingly.
Consider Temporary Dye
An excellent idea when you are toying with dyeing your curly hair is first to try out the temporary color in your hair. Doing this will give you all the benefits of color without any of the commitment.
The only downside to this is that if you want to test the color over an extended period of time, you will have to redo the dye quite a few times to ensure that you know whether or not you want the color in your hair.
If you can get your hands on it, either privately or from a salon, do a pre-color treatment on your hair that will deep condition and treat your hair at the same time so that your hair is better prepared for the bleach and dye that will be used on it.
Doing this will ensure that the damage that can be done to your hair by the dye is minimized. It is an excellent idea to do this so that your hair is in the best possible shape to receive bleach and dye when applied to your hair.
Naturally, curly hair is usually a drier type of hair. You might find that you have to deep condition your hair quite often. Once you have committed to bleaching and dyeing your hair, you can expect a deep condition far more often.
You will need to deep condition your hair at least once a week once you have dyed it because your hair will only become drier once you have dyed it. You can either have deep conditionings done at a salon, or you can buy the products and do it at home.