Your hair is a canvas for self-expression, and what better way to make a statement than by experimenting with different hair colors? Whether you’re considering a bold transformation or a subtle enhancement, coloring your hair can be an exciting adventure.
However, before you dive into a world of hues and shades, it’s crucial to understand that frequent hair dyeing can lead to hair loss.
Does this mean you’re doomed to sticking with the hair colour you were born with?
Not always. In this article, we share how to dye your hair safely, what kind of dyes to avoid and look out for, and ways to save your damaged hair from excessive colouring.
What to consider before getting your hair coloured
While changing your hair colour can be a fun and exciting way to transform your look and express your personal style, it’s important to consider a few key factors before taking the plunge and getting your hair coloured. Here are some essential things to keep in mind:
Chemicals that can cause hair breakage and shedding
One crucial aspect to consider when colouring your hair is the potential impact of chemicals. Some of them can cause hair breakage and shedding if used incorrectly or excessively.
One common culprit is ammonia, often found in permanent hair dyes. Ammonia helps open the hair cuticle to allow the dye to penetrate deeply. However, frequent exposure to ammonia can weaken the hair, leading to breakage and increased hair loss. It’s advisable to opt for ammonia-free hair dyes or alternatives like semi-permanent or demi-permanent colours, which are gentler on the hair.
Another chemical to be cautious about is hydrogen peroxide. While it’s a crucial ingredient for lightening hair, excessive use or leaving it on too long can cause damage and breakage, too.
Hair dyes contain various substances that can trigger allergic responses in some individuals. One of the most common allergens is paraphenylenediamine (PPD). It is a permanent dye that gives a natural look to your hair and will not fade easily when you shampoo or perm your hair.
To avoid allergic reactions, it’s recommended to perform a patch test before colouring your entire head of hair. Apply a small amount of the hair dye behind your ear or on your inner elbow and leave it on for a few minutes. If you experience any itching, redness, or irritation, it’s crucial to avoid using that specific hair colour.
Because of people’s varied hair needs, TrichoLab offers organic hair dyes as a colouring treatment in our salons. These dyes are formulated with natural ingredients that are less likely to cause hair breakage, shedding and allergic reactions.
Henna is a natural plant-based dye that has been used for centuries to colour hair. It offers a range of shades from red to brown. Henna not only imparts colour but also conditions and strengthens your hair.
Mix the henna powder with warm water to create a paste. Apply the paste evenly to your hair, ensuring all strands are covered. Leave it on for a few hours, allowing the colour to develop. Afterwards, rinse your hair thoroughly. The longer you leave the henna on your hair, the deeper and more vibrant the colour will be.
When exploring these natural alternatives to hair dyes, it’s important to remember that the results may vary depending on your hair’s natural colour and texture. Conducting a strand test beforehand can help you gauge the outcome.
How can TrichoLab help with hair damaged from colouring?
We offer several scalp treatments to help with hair damaged from colouring
1. Moringa Seed Oil treatment
Moringa seed oil is a powerful natural ingredient that offers many benefits for hair. It acts as a hydrator, moisturising dry and brittle hair and strengthening it to make it more resistant to breakage.
Furthermore, the proteins in moringa oil protect the hair from potentially damaging factors like sun heat. Moringa seed oil treatment is ideal for those with colour-treated hair prone to damage.
The treatment has several steps:
- We’ll conduct a scalp analysis to determine the best treatment plan for your hair.
- We’lll then wash and condition your hair, providing a relaxing scalp massage in the process.
- Next, we’ll apply moringa seed oil spray to your hair to moisturise, strengthen, and protect it.
- After leaving the oil in for a period of time, we’ll rinse it thoroughly.
- Finally, we’ll apply an anti-hair loss ampoule to prevent hair breakage and promote healthier hair growth.
2. Signature TCL Customised Restore treatment
Another option for those with dry and damaged hair after colouring is the Signature TCL Customised Restore Treatment.
- It begins with a thorough scalp analysis to determine the best approach for your hair’s needs.
- The next step involves washing and conditioning your hair with a relaxing scalp massage.
- Afterwards, a cuticle sealer is applied to protect your hair from further damage.
- After rinsing, a customised TCL ampoule is applied to your hair to address specific concerns such as hair damage, breakage and hair fall.
- Finally, a post-treatment scalp scan is conducted to assess the treatment’s effectiveness and determine if any further action is needed.
The treatment promotes healthier hair by strengthening hair follicles and roots to prevent breakage, moisturising the scalp and nourishing hair follicles. It also helps restore damaged hair and promote hair growth.
3. Hydra Moisture treatment
As the name suggests, the treatment is intended for those who want to hydrate and moisturise their damaged hair due to colouring and other chemical treatments. The treatment includes:
- A scalp analysis.
- Wash and condition with a scalp massage.
- Applying a hydrating hair mask.
- A rinse
- An anti-hair loss ampoule application.
All the steps mentioned above will ultimately nourish both the scalp and hair with essential vitamins and minerals, helping to maintain a healthy moisture balance. This treatment effectively restores dry strands and increases their shine.
4. Caviar treatment
Who says caviar can only function as a luxury food item? Incorporating it into your hair care treatment to ensure healthy hair is now possible.
Its main benefits include strengthening and hydrating your hair, repairing split ends and increasing hair elasticity. Therefore, anyone with dry, dehydrated, brittle or damaged hair can benefit from caviar treatment.
5. Microneedling for hair loss
As stated above, dyeing your hair can increase the chances of shedding and hair loss. If that happens, microneedling can be a viable hair loss treatment.
It’s a non-surgical technique that uses a pen with tiny needles to create minor injuries on the scalp. Doing so stimulates hair growth. Microneedling also enhances the effects of topical treatments for hair loss, like minoxidil.
The microneedling treatment is done in four steps:
- Scalp Analysis: A pre-treatment in-depth scan of your scalp to assess its condition and requirements.
- Anti-hair loss mask & shampoo: Our series of specialised hair care designed for boosting scalp circulation.
- Microneedling with hair growth formula: A formula, consisting of herbal and peptide complex and growth factors, is delivered into the follicles.
- Add-Ons: From a multivitamin serum to an LED light therapy, we will give your treatment a boost where necessary for better results.
Dyeing your hair can be great when you’re looking for a fresh look, but it’s essential to consider the potential drawbacks, especially when no precautions are taken. If you have to do it, do it safely with the necessary treatments to restore your scalp and hair health.
At TrichoLab, our scalp specialists provide personalised solutions and ensure that your hair not only looks better but is healthier. Contact us today!