Do you want to colour your hair at home? Here are some myths and facts to be aware of

It is not necessary to colour our hair to cover up grey hairs, as we may do to make a bold statement. Nonetheless, it is always a tricky business. First, we must determine which colour best complements the appearance of our face, and then we must ensure that the colour does not cause an allergic reaction.

Once these concerns have been addressed through trial and error, many people prefer to avoid the so-called hassles at home and colour their hair at a salon. This is primarily due to the various myths surrounding at-home hair colouring. Now is the time to dispel these myths and learn some facts that will make life 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 for this?
Before applying hair colours at the salon, beauticians or colourists are frequently seen mixing a variety of ingredients in a bowl. The mixture thus prepared is ultimately used on your hair, leading us to believe that knowing the composition of the mixture is required when doing it yourself at home. Most new hair colours on the market, on the other hand, are ready to use and do not require any mixing. For example, our all-natural henna cream does not need to be mixed with any other ingredient or substance.

Experts are the most knowledgeable?
Another common misconception about hair colouring is that the people in the salon know what is best for your hair and scalp. It is assumed that whatever they choose will be the best option. While their recommendations are appreciated, we are unable to select a salon. However, when we buy hair colour, we can inspect it for ourselves to see what ingredients it contains, whether it contains chemicals or toxins and whether it contains natural ingredients such as Ayurvedic herbs and plant extracts.

Getting close to the roots?
While colouring your hair, the colourist in the salon does not need extra flexibility to reach the last strand of hair or the top of the scalp. However, as long as you can comb your hair, you can apply the colour wherever it is needed. Contrary to popular belief, whether the colour is applied at a salon or at home makes little difference in reaching every visible hair on the scalp. However, in order for hair colour to be effective, it must pass through the cuticles of the hair fibre and reach the cortex. Ammonia or its byproducts such as Ethanolamine, Diethanolamine, and Triethanolamine are commonly used in salon colours. 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.

When we are working and our children are learning from home in the current pandemic scenario, it is always prudent to avoid going outside. And the points raised above strongly suggest that we can, at the very least, avoid going to the salon for hair colouring. We can choose the right hair colour using natural and organic ingredients and colour our hair at home without having to worry about mythical complications.

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