Don't get bored with your hair. Add some flavor to your tresses by coloring your hair and livening up your look. But before you decide to lay down the dye, create a foolproof plan to protect your hair from breakage, stress and severe dryness. Discover which hair dyes won't damage black hair and allow you to rock your colorful mane without worry.
Redken's Shades EQ
For ladies looking for color that keeps hair looking rich and vibrant, New York celebrity hair stylist Nadia Vassell recommends Redken's Shades EQ, a semi-permanent hair color which has a no lift, no ammonia formula also great for covering up greys. With any type of color, Vassell strongly advises that you follow your new look with lots of moisture and products to keep your hair healthy. "It's not the color itself that damages your hair. With knowledge, your hairstylist and proper home regimen, your hair can be colored and not be damaged," says Vassell.
African American hair textures are tightly curled and tend to be dry to begin with. If your hair is relaxed, you could be adding a double whammy of potential breakage, dryness and brittleness to your hair, if you decide to color it. Hair stylist Bianca Lyder from Federico Hair Salon in New York City recommends semi-permanent hair colors by Optimum, which tend to be more moisturizing and best at preventing breakage.
Don't rely on colors that loose their luster after a few shampoos. Chose a color that will last without losing its vibrancy or causing too much damage to hair. Vassell recommends Majirel by L'Oreal Professional. This permanent color helps to restore, protect and continuously condition the hair, for color that will last without being too harsh on your tresses.
Keeping the Peace
To keep your color from wreaking havoc on your hair entirely, Lyder recommends maintaining a home hair care routine that consists of using moisturizing shampoos and conditioners on a weekly basis and doing a protein treatment once every three weeks to restore and strengthen hair. To maintain the health of the hair after coloring, refrain from a lot of heat like blow drying and flat ironing on a regular basis.