Happy Wednesday everyone!
I am adoring my hair so much after coloring it last week! I love how it has refreshed my look. Thank you all for the lovely comments and emails. Today, I am going to share with you 3 common myths (and truths!) related to coloring your hair! The word hair color scares many woman because of such myths (Of course I find them a bit overrated – especially among middle aged women) . I wanted to break them and explore the truth behind – so that you can get some confidence in coloring your hair without fears (as I got!)!
So Coloring Your Hair..
1. Turns Your Hair GREY!
Myth : This is the most funniest myth out of all that I USED to believe! I was 13 and wanted to color my hair brown! (Strange?!) When I told my aunt about it (She used to get me cosmetics and stuff!) she warned me that using hair colors at younger age would give me grey hairs before I turn 30. I was hell shocked and never even dreamed about coloring my hair for so many years then! I thought coloring my hair would kill the natural black color and give me grey hair strands.
Truth : Coloring your hair actually doesn’t turn your hair GREY or white or whatever. Some colors, if used in a wrong method (or the ones with too many bad chemicals in it) may fade out your natural hair color! But no hair color on the earth would cause you permanent grey hairs! Your hair grows from the root and hence, coloring your hair is not going to make your hair grey at all.
2. Causes Split Ends and Dry Hair:
Myth : People say that hair coloring makes hair dry, lifeless and causes too many split ends in a short span of time. I’ve literally received a ton of emails from girls worrying about their dry hair after coloring. So is it true? Check the truth below!
Truth : I am being honest here. Hair colors can of course turn your hair dry and cause split ends – but NOT if you use the right hair color, the right way. Did you use a not-so-familiar hair color just because you got it from somewhere/or someone suggested? Does your hair color contain ammonia? Did you leave your hair color stay on your hair for MORE time than instructed on the pack? Then there are chances for hair damage!
However, hair colors from trusted brands, if used in the exact way instructed on the pack, doesn’t turn your hair dry at all. I am a living example! Coloring hair with the new Casting Gloss from L’Oreal Paris actually made my hair shiny and glossy. Not DRY! And wait.. my split ends are less visible now!
3. At Home? – A big NO!:
Myth : A beautician told me this – Coloring your hair at home (no matter what brand/color you use) is going to cause hair fall, bad hair.. and every BAD thing possible that could happen to your hair. bla bla..! (Any similar experience?)
Truth : Coloring your hair at home is of course a good thing! There’s nothing to worry about it if you have that bit of patience and practice. I personally feel it is a more safer way. You know what you put on your hair and how you want to get it done – fully colored, ombre, highlights etc. It is not always possible for everyone to peek into what you hair dresser puts on your hair. With tad bit of practice, you can color your hair at home – in a super easy way and yes, touch ups as well. It is not going to harm you at all when you use the right product!
So that’s it! Don’t get fooled by the myths! Believe me. Coloring your hair is not the scariest thing on the earth. Being a girl with long hair, I’ve always been extra cautious about what I use on my hair. And at last, I found out that doing things in a right way is not at all going to harm your hair in any way.
No grey hair, no split ends and definitely no hair fall if you do it the right way – either at home or parlor. After all, the product and the method matters! Always choose ammonia free hair colors and do not leave them on your hair for more time/minutes than mentioned on the usage instructions!