The spontaneous things a lot of people do while on quarantine due to the pandemic. Some decide to cut their hair shorter or in other styles they have not tried yet. Others decide to dye their hair unconventional colors that will surely catch attention. These need careful consideration because once you do it, there’s no turning back.
Just because a lot of people are at home most of the time due to the pandemic, doesn’t mean we have to ignore our regular beauty regimen. It might take time before people can visit a Brazilian blowout salon anytime they want. Or to have straightening treatment in a Japanese hair straightening salon or color your hair for a change.
Potential risks of hair dyes
For one thing, you can color your hair in a hair salon or at home, whichever is more convenient for you. There are a lot of hair coloring brands that allow you to color your hair at home as you please. Popular celebrities endorse some of the most popular hair dye brands, which is why it is enticing to try these out at home.
However, you should exercise extra caution when using hair coloring products. For one, many of these popular hair dye brands contain harsh ingredients and toxins. Not only can these chemicals potentially damage your hair but also cause health issues like allergies or even cancer.
These hair dye brands are the easiest ways to enhance your looks. You don’t have to visit a Brazilian keratin salon that also offers hair coloring treatments. Instead, you can do the coloring in the comfort of your home. However, you should be wary of the following ingredients contained in most hair dyes.
- Ammonia – can cause skin, eye, and lung damage
- Parabens – said to be linked to breast cancer and hormonal imbalance.
- Formaldehyde – also used for embalming(!)
Safer hair dye alternatives
Fortunately, there are safer alternatives out there if you want to dye your hair. It is up to you if you want to have it done by a keratin treatment salon that also offers quality coloring services. Or try to do the job by yourself at home.
Nonetheless, you can check out these hair coloring alternatives if you want to explore a refreshing look for yourself.
Aside from temporary tattoos, henna can also be used to dye hair. It is natural and non-toxic, although it won’t last longer than commercial hair dyes. Using henna is ideal for covering up gray hair or if you want to color your hair a darker shade. Henna dyes can be combined with plant-based dyes to lessen the “redness” of the dye.
Did you know that coffee can also be used as an alternative hair dye? Its brownish-black hue can do wonders to your hair if you want to make it darker. Mix half a cup of coffee (the coarser variant) with leave-in conditioner and apply on cleaned and damp hair. Leave it on for at least an hour before rinsing.
This one is good if you want to have a reddish tint with cool undertones. Combine beet juice and a carrier oil (ex. coconut oil). Next, apply it on your hair, wrap it and leave it for about an hour before rinsing off.
If you want to have a reddish-orange hair, you can try carrot juice. It can last for a couple of weeks depending on your hair’s natural color. Using carrot juice to dye your hair is a similar procedure to that of beet juice. The only difference is you should rinse it using apple cider vinegar. Repeat the procedure if you are not satisfied with the color.
Tips to make your hair dye last longer
Before using these toxic-free and natural hair dyes, you can consult a hair expert from your favorite Brazilian keratin straightening salon. More so, if you are planning to use these dyes on your clip-in hair extensions.
But you should also consider how you are going to make the color last for longer. Here are tips that can help.
- Do not shower your hair with hot water.
- Lessen your shampoo days, say, make it every other day.
- Lessen, if not completely avoid, the use of hot hair styling tools like flat irons and curlers.
- Use shampoo and conditioner that has natural ingredients (no parabens and other harsh chemicals).
You don’t have to avoid hair coloring unless if it contains harsh ingredients that can be detrimental to your hair and overall health. If you are planning for a salon appointment, make sure to visit a trusted and reputable Brazilian keratin salon in Rockville. Contact one today!