Hair coloring is a really exciting experience. However, before you color your natural hair, you need to know the negative effects.
1. Loss of Elasticity
Color-treated hair may lose some of its elasticity because it has lost much of its natural moisture. Once the elastic limit of the hair has been passed, it cannot move, bend, and it cannot recover when pressured like healthy hair does— it simply gives up under pressure and snaps in its fragile condition. For establishing elasticity, moisture and protein balancing are very important because they can give hair the ability to resist breakage from being stretched and handled day to day.
2. Curl pattern changes
Sometimes, coloring textured hair will change your hair’s curl pattern, and the changes are permanent. A slight relaxing effect can occur whenever you alter or manipulate the hair’s protein bonding arrangement. You may not see these curl pattern changes in coarse hair textures. Conversely, curl pattern changes are more likely to occur in fine to medium hair textures. After coloring hair, you can try using protein reconstructor to get some lost curls back.
3. Horrific Color Result
Color is very, very unpredictable. Color uptake is dependent on your hair’s current color, porosity and texture, thus all the swatches, box comparisons and focus groups in the world can’t prepare you for the end result you will be able to expect. Sometimes, to get your color right, you need to take multiple steps. You can ask an experienced professional for help, and he may take color more than three shades out of your natural color range.
4. Increase in hair porosity.
The products you used to lighten the hair always will directly access to the hair’s cortical layers. The hair’s natural porosity increases which will lead to a dryness that hardly ever lets up when the hair’s cuticle is breached in this manner. You will complain about dryness when porosity increases because moisture is next to impossible to hold securely within the fiber. Color-treated hair may be unforgiving. You may find yourself parting with strands prematurely after missing a regularly scheduled deep conditioning. If the hair is to thrive to this condition, you need to strict control of moisture and protein-focused regimen.
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