Debunking common hair dye myths
From the damage it causes to yourÂ hair, to the correct aftercare and treatment, some of the most commonÂ hairÂ dyeÂ myths have been debunked by the experts at Hairtrade.com to help your customers better understand how to useÂ dyes and look after their colouredÂ hair.
Colouring strips awayÂ hairÂ density
On the contrary, the product deposit on yourÂ hairÂ gives the appearance of a thickerÂ hairÂ shaft and there an illusion of denserhair. Bleaching, however, does reduce yourÂ hairÂ volume so give it a miss if you have fineÂ hair.
Colouring hairÂ will automatically damage it
Dying hairÂ can damage it a little in the sense that it opens up theÂ hairÂ cuticle to allow the colour to deposit. However, this is nothing that canâ€™t be reversed. Professional or home remedy style oil massages,Â hairÂ spas and damage repairing treatments can restore hairÂ to its original condition. Semi-permanent colour or a gloss formula can actually condition locks and be quite good for it.
Pregnant women shouldnâ€™tÂ dyeÂ theirÂ hair
As only a tiny amount ofÂ hairÂ dyeÂ is absorbed by the skin when applying it to your head,Â hairÂ dyes are actually perfectly safe to use when pregnant. However, semi-permanentÂ dyes and highlights might make better sense for pregnant women, as the ammonia in permanentÂ dyes can trigger nausea.
Hair shouldn't be washed before colouring
HairÂ colour contains chemicals so itâ€™s actually wiser toÂ dyeÂ hairÂ that has been washed around 24-48 hours before, instead of right before you apply theÂ dye. The natural oils that build up in the scalp will help to protect it from the chemicals in theÂ dye. However, hairÂ also needs to be free of any built-up product so customers should try not to use anything in their hairÂ on the lead up to dying it.
Hair should be shampooed straight after colouring
Customers need to allow the colour some time to sink into the cuticle, so they should shampoo their locks only 24-48 hours post colour to make it last longer. This way, they can avoid more frequent touch ups.
If you colour yourÂ hairÂ once, you have to keep colouring it
Dying hairÂ once doesnâ€™t mean it can never return to its natural colour again. Bleaching can cause a slight loss inÂ hairÂ pigment which may lead to premature greying, but besides this, if good qualityÂ hairÂ colours are used, customers wonâ€™t be dependent on them for their entire life!Â
Coloured hair shouldn't be straightened or curled
Coloured hair can be straightened and curled as long as a heat protectant product is used beforehand.