Should You Dye Your Hair Black?

dyed black hairJet black hair is chic and sexy, but is it the right choice for you? Before you take the plunge and opt for jet black tresses, read on for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about hair coloring, provided by our Marietta hair salon.

How long will you keep your hair black?

Permanent black hair color is hard to remove, so if you like to change your hair color with your mood, black may not be the best choice for you. If you want to try out the look without a long-term commitment or the risk of damaging your hair through stripping the color later, you can opt for a semi-permanent dye. This is where communication with your stylist is key!

Why are you dyeing your hair?

If you are just dying your hair for the sake of personal style, you may want to opt for semi-permanent color for the reasons above. However, if you are trying to cover white or gray hairs, a permanent color will provide longer-lasting performance.

Is dyeing my hair black more damaging than going lighter or opting for another color?

Clients are often concerned that changing their hair color will result in dry, damaged, stressed-out hair. It’s a valid concern, but mostly for those who take matters into their own hands with home hair dye out of the box. Don’t worry- professional colorists are trained to provide a wide range of colors without damaging your hair.

Furthermore, since black dye does not require lifting color from the hair shaft, it is far less drying than the process of going lighter. Colored hair does require specific care, like extra moisturizing, but your stylist will be able to advise you on exactly how to care for your new do to both preserve the color and retain the strength and beauty of your mane.

How can I maintain my dark-colored hair?

  • Avoid washing your hair in hot water. Just as hot water fades the dye in your clothes, it will also fade the dye in your hair. You don’t need to take ice cold showers, but using warm water as opposed to hot will make a difference in the longevity of your color.
  • Use sulfate-free shampoo and keep your hair soft and shiny with a moisturizing conditioner. For optimal life of your color, you should use products designed especially for colored hair. Color-boosting shampoos and conditioners can help you keep a rich, deep color.

Ready for a new look? Contact Levell’s Salon today to make your appointment at our Marietta hair salon!

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