Altering the hair's protein structure through permanent and demipermanent dyeing can cause side effects that include: loss of hair strength. less ability for your hair to handle heat styling. reduced hair thickness.
Not only can hair dye potentially cause allergic reactions and hair loss (because it aids in weakening your hair shaft and, if you lighten your locks, that can result in dry brittle tresses), but it's linked to breast cancer risk—especially among Black women—too.
2. And your hair might feel healthier. While hair dyes and techniques have come a long way since their follicle-frying beginnings, they do still leave some damage. Taking a hiatus from color will help your hair return to its previous state--especially as dyed ends get chopped off.
In milder cases, permanent dyes can cause itching, skin irritation, redness, or swelling on your scalp or other sensitive areas like your face and neck. Another thing to keep in mind when using these dyes is that not having had an allergic reaction in the past does not mean you won't have one in the future.
Are salon hair dyes better? Simply put, when it comes to salon color vs. box dye, it's always best to get your hair colored at the salon by a professional. Salon formulas better for your hair, and having a pro colorist apply it also ensures the best results.
Typically, white people start going gray in their mid-30s, Asians in their late 30s, and Blacks in their mid-40s. Half of all people have a significant amount of gray hair by the time they turn 50.
"The best way to grow out your natural color, especially coming from a highlight or balayage look, is to have your colorist gloss down your hair back to the natural level of the roots to allow the natural root to blend as it grows," says IGK Hair Care founder Chase Kusero.
Standard time in between appointments is 4-6 weeks, since your hair grows on average 1/2” a month. Of course you can stretch this out to 6-8 weeks if you don't mind the roots. Being able to stretch it out usually depends on what your natural hair color looks like compared to your artificially “sweetened” hair color.
Many hair dyes can damage both the inner and outer parts of the hair shaft. Both natural and synthetic dyes may weaken hair, but permanent dyes may cause more damage as they penetrate deeper into the hair shaft.
The reality is, the more often you color your hair, the greater the potential for hair shedding. Hair dye does not stop or even slow down hair growth, but it can cause hair loss by damaging the color-treated hair. The chemicals in hair dye can cause some of the damage.
Since semi permanent hair color simply coats the strand of your hair, it results in lesser damage. If you are someone who colors their hair to cover their greys, this type of hair color is perfect for you. Even with regular usage, non-permanent hair color doesn't damage your hair as much as permanent hair color.
All-over color is usually cheaper than highlights because it takes less time and work. Highlights also are more likely to damage your hair. Many of the formulas for highlights contain bleach, which dries out your hair.
Generally, it's safe to re-dye every 6 to 8 weeks. Permanent hair dye lightens the hair and deposits color.
Clip-In Extensions. If you don't want an all over color but feel like a little change, clip-ins are a great way to add highlights to your natural hair, without the use of harsh chemicals. They come in a variety of colors and textures, to complement different hair types.
Grow Out Your Hair
It may seem obvious, but another way to get back to your natural hair color is by growing your hair out. It can be a useful and low-maintenance strategy if you do it right and it can save your hair from a lot of damage.
As a general rule, Mike Liang, advanced colorist at Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa in New York suggests going gray when you reach 80 percent non-pigmented or white hair. If your hair starts to feel increasingly dry, brittle, or damaged or you experience scalp irritation, it might be time to ditch the dye.
The hair follicles contain melanin. As people age, these follicles begin to die off, and there is less melanin in the hair. As the follicles die and melanin decreases, the color of the hair fades to silver, gray, or white. This process happens with hair all over the body, including pubic hair.
Vitamin B-12 is the most common culprit, with folate, copper, and iron deficiencies increasing your risk, too. Dietary supplements may help these deficiencies and you might see your natural hair color start to grow back after several weeks.
Adding a subtle color to your hair can create more varied hues that pick up and reflect light in different ways, making your hair appear more vibrant and interesting. It can also help tame frizzy hair by conditioning your hair and adding more weight, which really helps keep your hair smooth and tame.
Bonvit Henna Herb Hair Colour Tint
This henna-based dye is chemical-free and made from plant extracts. Tints are a great way to add a hint of colour without fully committing, which is why we love this product.
In GH Beauty Lab testing, experts found that Clairol Nice 'n Easy was the best pick for light hair and has a gentler, more conditioning formula.