Want to colour your hair at home? Here are some myths and facts you should know
Today, we debunk myths and facts that will make things easier in the long run and help you colour your hair at home
It’s unnecessary to colour our hair to hide the grey hairs, as we might do it to make a bold statement. Nevertheless, it is always a tricky affair. First, we need to identify which colour complements the look of our face best and then we need to ensure that the colour does not cause any allergic reaction.
Once these concerns are sorted via hit & trial, many prefer avoiding the so-called hassles at home and go for colouring hair at a salon. This is primarily because of the various myths associated with hair colouring at home. Now is the time to debunk these myths and get apprised about some facts that would make things easier in the long run. Clelia Cecilia Angelon, Founder & CEO at Surya Brasil, gives us some expert advice on the same.
Is there a recipe?
Before applying hair colours at the salon, the beauticians or colourists can often be seen mixing multiple things in a bowl. The mixture thus readied is ultimately used on your hair, leading us to believe that it is mandatory to know about the composition of the mixture while doing it yourself at home. Whereas most new hair colours in the market are ready to use and require no mix. For instance, our all-natural henna cream does not require any mixing with any external ingredient or substance.
Experts know the best?
Another prevalent myth about hair colouring is that people in the salon know what’s best for your hair and scalp. It is believed that what they choose would be the best possible alternative. While their recommendations are welcome, we aren’t much in a position to choose a salon. However, when we buy our hair colour, we can check for ourselves which ingredients it contains, whether there are chemicals or toxins and whether the hair colour contains natural ingredients like Ayurvedic herbs and plant extracts.
Touching the roots?
The colourist in the salon does not require extra flexibility to reach the last strand of the hair or the top of the scalp while colouring your hair. But if you look at it, as long as you can comb your hair, you can also apply the colour wherever necessary. Unlike the common perception, a salon or home does not make much difference in the colour reaching every portion of visible hair on the scalp. But for hair colour to be effective, it needs to penetrate through the cuticles of the hair fibre to reach the cortex. The colours used in salons mostly comprise Ammonia or its sub-products like Ethanolamine, Diethanolamine and Triethanolamine. While if you choose your own vegan hair colour, they consist of organic compounds such as Aminomethyl Propanol to do the job without causing any harm or side-effect.
In the prevailing pandemic scenario, when we are working and children are learning from home, it is always wise to minimize heading outside. And the points mentioned above definitely suggest that we can at least avoid salon visits for hair colouring. We can choose the right hair colour with natural & organic ingredients and colour our hairs comfortably at home without bothering about mythical complications.