Many people across the world have beautiful black hair that doesn’t go grey until they’re well into their 50s, but for others, dyeing is the only way to get this gorgeous color for their hair. If you are one of the unlucky few who have fallen prey to premature grey hair, you can do an instant hair dye at home by using a black hair color shampoo. The following are a few things you need to know before you take the plunge and dye your hair black. Regardless of your original hair color, if you apply permanent deep-black colorants to your hair, it will color every single hair strand deep-black.
1. Do your research
By reading this article, you're already making a right start. Whether you color your hair at home or in the salon, it’s best to know and understand everything before you take the final decision to color your hair. It is very important to find the right tools and the right information for your particular head of hair.
2. Know your hair texture
Textured black hair will be more fragile and dry due to its high porosity. The good news is that there are many moisturizing products in the market that can keep even the most fragile kinds of hair healthy. For example, we recommend Advance Black Natural which contains the moisturizing properties of a conditioner. Experts suggest that you use a gentle shampoo along with conditioners that are rich in proteins. When you use chemical relaxers, it is particularly crucial to follow a regular hair-moisturizing regimen.
3. Know the difference between coloring straight or curly hair
Whether your hair is curly or straight, hair coloring requires a lot of maintenance. If you have curly hair, you will need significantly less hair color because curly hair is more voluminous, there is a lot more light reflection, so it’s really easy to see added color.
4. Never skip the patch test
Dark dyes have a molecule known as p-phenylenediamine (PPDA or pPD). It is used in most dark-colored cosmetics and for some people it can cause a nasty skin reaction in the form of swelling, burning, itching, and redness. Though it is rare to have full-on allergic reactions, they can happen. There’s no way you can know in advance what effect PPDA will have on you. The smartest thing you can do is to make sure that you do a patch test before applying the color on your hair. In case of any undue burning or itching, rinse it off immediately and contact a doctor.
5. Your choice of color
If you do not have naturally dark hair, then make sure that you choose a shade that goes well with your complexion. There are many shades of black hair, and not all go well with every skin type. Consult a professional colorist to know the right shade.
6. Be extra careful while dyeing your own hair
If you are dyeing your own hair at home, it is important to practice good hair care. Wear an old towel or t-shirt around your neck, and apply Vaseline to your forehead, temples, and ears, to avoid dark, colored spots on your forehead.
7. Practice good aftercare habits
If you get your coloring done by a professional, this is obviously the best case scenario. They will suggest the right hair care products for you to use to maintain the shine and colour for several weeks. Use the right shampoo, conditioner and other hair care products that can give shine to beautiful black hair.
As long as you keep the above points in mind, you are well on your way to have a successful hair coloring session. Finally, don’t be too afraid and just take the plunge! Happy coloring!