According to studies, 2 out of 5 American women dye their hair regularly. They do this not just to cover up signs of aging, but also to change up their looks.
A few years ago, a lot of women would visit the salon and ask their stylist to dye their hair blonde. Today, however, it seems like it is brunette’s time to shine. Dark-colored hues are on trend this season. In fact, almost every woman who comes to our salon asks us to dye their hair a darker color.
Here are 4 things you need to know before going brunette.
The health of your locks is key
Going darker isn’t just about dropping by the salon and then asking your stylist to color your hair. It’s not. The process usually begins with a consultation. Here, the stylist will assess your and determine if it is in good shape. If your hair is already dry and damaged to begin with, it will be prone to fading. Plus, your hair will be susceptible to breakage. You need to consider the health of your hair before doing any form of treatment.
It will be hard to go light again
Going dark is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Remember, once you go dark, going light again is unlikely. You will have to bleach your hair in order to achieve a lighter hair color. Not only is it a long, difficult process, it will definitely damage your locks. Make sure that serious about going dark before you push through with such a drastic change. If you’re just looking to change up your looks, we suggest that you choose a color that is one to two shades darker than your natural hair color.
Regular upkeep is key
If you are going a shade or two darker, then you won’t have a problem with maintenance. But if you are a blonde and you’re considering going brunette, then you need to make time for touch-ups. Remember, going dark is a commitment. To keep your roots concealed and your color fresh, you need to re-up your color every three to four weeks.
Your hair may feel damaged
Going darker is much less abrasive than bleaching it. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not going to have an effect on your hair. Remember, you are chemically altering your hair, so you are likely to see the difference in your locks.
If you dye your hair regularly, then you are probably aware that it can dry out your hair. If you don’t take proper hair care measures, you may end up having dry, brittle, and frizzy hair. Condition your hair regularly to prevent breakage.