Ready to color hair this summer Lovelies? Changing your hair’s color is one of the best ways to embrace a new season and a new you without drastic changes. Summer is upon us and so is the desire to experiment with some color but who needs the headache of working with harsh chemicals or even damaging your natural strands?
It is possible to keep your curls healthy while looking for gorgeous hues that won’t break the bank? It can be done and it can be done by you and not a professional. It just takes a little know how and some great products.
Hair Color Wax
One of the most popular ways to color hair on IG, YouTube or anywhere has to be color wax. Hair color wax is a fun and simple way to safely color your hair because it is a temporary water based hair coloring solution that is easy to apply, and wash out. Also, many brands were created just for natural hair! Some popular brands are Hair Paint Wax , Mysteek Naturals and CURLS BLAST by Curls Unleased.
Color Hair Chalk
Hair chalking is an easy, inexpensive and quick way to add amazing color temporary to your strands. All you need is a water bottle, protective gloves and chalk. Hair chalking is highly effective at achieving a dramatic color change within minutes without the long-term commitment of a chemical dye.
Color Hair With Eye Shadow
Simple to use and another inexpensive tool to hair color. Very similar to hair chalking, eye shadow for hair color is a temporary tool to amazing colors that looks even better when added to the tips of hair like on Mahogany Curls. To remove just wash your hair.
No natural is a stranger to henna and has at the very least heard about how great it is for coloring as well as conditioning your tresses. This all natural powder can be used alone or combined with other powders. There are not a range of colors for your hair when using henna but to rid grays and go darker it is often used in conjunction with Indigo (which is mentioned next). This is much more time-consuming than chalking or using eye-shadow but it will last much longer and all natural.
Indigo is a powder from the ground leaves of the Indigo plant that has a deep blue dye. It is just as safe as henna and used by naturals in conjunction with Henna to create a darker color eliminating the red color that Henna can give you. Just like henna, indigo can be time-consuming but it will last much longer than chalking or using eye shadow. Both are a tad bit messy but users truly love using the combination.
These products are becoming increasing popular among naturals as it is a semi-permanent vegan hair color known for its vibrant colors. It fades gradually with each shampoo and ready to use with no mixing required. Popular brands are Manic Panic, Lime Crime and Punky.
Now, understand that the darker your natural hair color, the harder some colors will be able to achieve so some lifting of your color may be needed. In a nutshell, that means bleaching. If that is not what you want, try some of the above mentioned choices as this can (and probably will) weaken or damage your strands.
So, if you are itching for something new this summer then you have a great list to choose from that won’t cause your hair any damage. While everything above may not be for you, I know one is perfect. Have fun and embrace the vast array of hues to choose from.
Take care Naturals,