Changing our hair colour is easy, and it is something more and more of us are doing every year. Whether it’s giving those highlights a simple touch-up, energising your tired locks by dyeing them a slightly different shade, or rocking your look with a full-on multi-coloured explosion, modern hair dyes are as limitless as your imagination. But how much do we know about the process and science of dying our hair, what are the alternatives to hair dye, and how can we be sure our new hair colour will be a success?
The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy’s new guide ‘What to consider before you commit to dying your hair’
explains all that and much more, deciphering the mysteries of colouring our hair in a breezy easy-to-read style and letting us in on the secrets of hair dying dos and don’ts.
Some of the advice might seem obvious, but it’s often the obvious that’s overlooked in our eagerness for change. For example, the LHAA suggests that it is always worth having a conversation with your stylist before you begin so that you can properly be aware of the colours that will work best for you. Many people don’t know that your natural hair colour can still have an influence on how your new hair colour will look.
There are also other factors to consider – what kind of shampoo should you use to make sure your fabulous new hair colour is preserved for longer, what can you do to avoid the damage caused by hair dyes, and what does hair dye actually do to your hair? The guide takes us through the entire process and allays a lot of our fears along the way. There is also a handy Frequently Asked Questions section and thoughtful advice about natural alternatives to hair dye, along with the important reminder that it is worth thinking long and hard before you commit to any kind of hair colouring because the effects can be difficult to reverse. Taking the time to be absolutely certain about the colour you want will ultimately pay dividends.
But one thing is guaranteed - if you are contemplating an eye-catching new look, the LHAA’s handy guide will make your hair colour adventure effortless and worry-free, and ensure that you have the stunning locks that make you stand out from the crowd.