Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hair Colour Myths Busted! Say Yes to Colour!!!

Have you been wanting to colour your hair for a while, but are scared to do so because of the multiple myths about hair damage due to hair colour that you hear from time to time? Well don't be scared :) I've been colouring my hair for the last 15 years, and nothing scares me from continuing to do so. The world will talk! You decide for yourself what you wanna do after I bust some of the myths on hair colour in this post.

Myth 1: Colouring my hair will damage it, no matter what product I choose.
False: If you are careful in choosing the hair colour by checking on its ingredients, you can save yourself this worry totally. Use ammonia free colours. Also keep in mind that the colours being developed now are formulated to be extremely gentle on the hair as compared to the past. Some even have special ingredients meant to condition your hair and so your hair looks even healthier and shinier than before. In case you are colouring at home, follow the instructions carefully so that you don't over-process your hair.

Myth 2: Products made for coloured hair actually have no benefits.
False: Well it's obvious that the colour in your hair won't stay forever, even if you use products for coloured hair but they surely do help in preventing the fading from UV rays and water and in maintaining the colour longer. Use a colour preserving shampoo and conditioner which seal the cuticle and lock in the colour along with moisturising the hair thus preventing dryness and frizziness.

Myth 3: Colouring the hair will lead to greying of hair
False: Hair colour only penetrates the outer surface of your hair and not your follicles. If the hair inside your follicle is grey, it stays grey within regardless of colour. So basically hair colouring helps to cover grey rather than cause it.

Myth 4: Only a salon will give you best results
False: In case you are wanting to get lots of highlights done or a fashion colour not available off the shelf, then yes, its best to go to a salon. But if you are planning an even colour all over, then you can get great results at home too with the numerous products available in the market. Either ways keep a check on the ingredients.

Myth 5: Hair colour during pregnancy is harmful
True: Well why I say is true is not because the colour will enter your system if it touches your scalp or any of that crap, it's basically because of the inhalation of the strong chemical odour during colouring. Any sort of chemical exposure should be avoided especially in the first trimester.

Hopefully I will have helped those of you who have been contemplating about this to get onto my boat i.e. of those who colour their hair without any fear :) According to me, hair colouring in today's world is totally stress free if care is taken. If you don't want to take the efforts to take the minimum care also required then please don't colour your hair!

For me this time, I'm gonna be colouring my hair at home since I am planning an even colour all over and I am gonna be using the L’Oréal Paris Casting Crème Gloss It is a no ammonia hair colourant that gives your hair rich, visible tones and a stunning glossy shine. Enriched with Royal Jelly, a naturally occurring substance known for its rare nutritive and rejuvenating quality, Casting Crème Gloss ensures that post colouring hair is left revitalized with a glossy shine. Its crème formula contains a special patented conditioning complex that helps protect the hair fibre inside and out for exceptionally soft voluptuous hair. It is easy to apply, takes just 20 minutes and comes in a do-it-yourself kit which saves unnecessary trips to the parlour. I'm looking forward to trying it out!!

I've chosen the colour Chocolate for myself! What do you think about it?

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  1. i am always scared to do something to my hair.
    Thanks for the inputs!
    Love from Bindigasm

  2. I am pretty brand conscious. When it comes to hair coloring, L’Oréal Paris is my preferred choice. I don't mind it being a bit costlier than the other products in the market as it is a quality product. But the problem with me is that I do not like to experiment with colors. I am pretty boring that way. For me... it's only Burgundy and no other color.

  3. Great read. very interesting points covered here

  4. I will try out this, I never colored hair. I am scared to do. Thank you for pointing out the potential points. Check it out here Wedding Makeup Delhi


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