Whether you need to hide some grey, add highlights, or change up your entire look, coloring your hair can be a great investment for your appearance and self-esteem. Unfortunately, many people are fearful of coloring their hair or using various treatments because of common myths that circulate among friends and family members. Learning the truth behind these common myths will help you determine when and if coloring your hair is right for you.
You Can't Color Your Hair When Pregnant
One of the most common myths people believe is that you cannot color your hair while you are pregnant. Thankfully, this is not true, so you can look good while having a healthy and happy pregnancy.
Most experts believe the chemicals and dyes in hair coloring are not toxic, so there are no health hazards to you or your unborn baby.
It is important to note that some of the dyes can be absorbed by your skin. The dye that will enter your skin is such a small amount that there is no risk to your health or your unborn baby's health. In addition, the dye will not affect your ability to breastfeed your baby once you give birth.
Once you Go Dark, You Can't Go Light
Another common misconception people believe is that once you go from light to dark, you cannot go back to a light color of hair. This, also, is not true.
During the coloring process, an actual layer of molecules is placed on/in the hair. When changing light hair to a dark color, the layer of molecules will be even thicker and darker.
Even though it is possible to go back to the lighter shade, it will require some time. Do not expect to go light to dark and then reconsider and go back to your original light color of hair the next day.
You Can Wash Out Hair Coloring
Finally, many people reduce the number of times they wash their hair after dying because they worry it will wash out the actual new color. This is partially true, depending on what type of dye is used.
Permanent dye does not wash out, but your hair will grow out, showing some of your original color.
Semi-permanent does fade over time, so you may notice the color fading depending on how many times you shampoo your hair.
If you are considering coloring your hair, do not fret over these common myths. If you have any concerns, discuss them with a stylist at a beauty salon such as Divine Hair Design.