I don’t know if it’s the fact that spring is here and soon summer will be here as well, but lately I’ve been tossing around the idea of coloring my fro. First you need to understand that I’m not a daring person when it comes to hair color. I’m daring when it comes to cutting off all my hair. I’ll do that in a heart beat without blinking! Color scares me. I’m always afraid that I won’t like the finished product. What looks good on someone else may not look good on me, and I feel this way even though I’m in the hands of a licensed, experienced beautician!
The two colors I’m interested in doing are a burgundy red or a golden brown. I’ve had a burgundy rinse before many moons ago, and it barely showed because it was a rinse, and my hair is so naturally black that it drowned out the burgundy color. I know a more permanent color will show and hold better. I’ve done gold/blonde highlights in my early 20’s when I was rocking my short hair, and once I did an all over gold permanent color. That didn’t last long because I kept my hair short and the color eventually got cut out of my hair.
Now that I’m letting my hair grow and do it’s own thing, I know whatever color I choose is going to be there for quite some time. I’m going to have to commit to this color. What I plan on doing is setting up a consultation with one of the beautician’s at a great shop that I know of. I’m going to let her know what I want, let her know my fears, and ask her what would be a good color to compliment my skin tone and then go from there. I know it’s very important to keep your hair well conditioned and moisturized when its colored, so that is already on my “better do regularly” list.
I have some questions for my readers: Have you colored your natural hair? Did you do it yourself or did you go to a beautician? What is the best advice you can give for taking care of color treated natural hair?
I don’t know when I’m going to take this plunge, but I want to be well informed before I do! As always I’ll keep you posted with updates and pictures. 🙂