Am I Changing My Hair Color Too Often?
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Am I Changing My Hair Color Too Often?

Here’s What You Should Consider!

When I was in high school, I had changed my hair color for the first time. I remember the day my mom said “yes,” to me finally getting color added to my hair. It was exciting because so many people in school had changed their hair color. I’m sure you’ve thought about changing your hair color before too! But how often should you change it?

Many people in my school had considered hair color to be a refreshing and quirky thing. The one thing that I did notice was that people in my school changed their hair color often. I didn’t know that hair color could be changed so often, mainly since this was my first time. When it came time to make a decision about dying my hair again, I decided not to.

The main reason was that I felt that my hair wasn’t healthy enough to undergo another color treatment, and I just wasn’t sure what kind of color to get the second time around.

For those of you that get a new hair color every so often, you’ll need to make sure that you’re keeping an eye on your hair before jumping to the next hairstyle.

Here are some things to pay attention to when figuring out whether you’re changing the color of your hair too often.

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Talk To A Hair Stylist!

The best way to figure out whether you’re dying your hair too often is to talk to a hairstylist. A hairstylist will be able to let you know when your hair needs a break from getting another color treatment.

It’s important to check in with a hair professional because they’ll be able to see the things that you don’t understand. A professional will be able to give you the proper instructions before you decide to get another treatment.

Also, if you notice a big difference in the texture of your hair since your last dye experience, it is time to see a hair professional. You don’t want to risk damaging your hair further. Let’s get into the different changes in your hair that can indicate damage.

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Are You Changing Your Color Too Often?

Different indications will tell you that you’re overdoing it when it comes to coloring your hair. It’s vital that you follow the standard regimen when it comes to coloring your hair. The recommended time between treatments is four to eight weeks.

You need to ensure that you stick to this timeline. Any chemical process takes its toll on your hair and coloring it can be extremely damaging to hair. Exposing your hair to hard chemicals is not something you want to do too often. Check on the health of your hair, even after the recommended time has passed.

Is your dryer than normal? If your hair is dry and brittle after a color treatment, then you don’t want to think about changing your hair color until that issue is fixed.

It’s essential to keep your hair moisturized while your hair is colored because color is known to dry out natural moisture.

The upkeep and health of colored hair play a huge factor into whether you’re doing too much or changing your look too often.

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Are You Maintaining Your Hair?

Let’s talk about the importance of hair maintenance when it comes to changing your hair color. Maintaining colored hair can be difficult, especially if your hair has had issues in the past. Colored hair requires a lot of upkeep.

You’ll need to moisturize your hair regularly. You’ll need to make sure that you’ve bought the best products for your hair type and the color. You don’t want to use anything that will strip your hair of its color, but you also don’t want to forget to shampoo and condition your hair.

Also, be mindful of how much heat you use on your hair while it’s colored. Heat combined with color is a deadly combination and create every dryer hair than average.

What Colors Are You Choosing?

Every time you change your hair, you have to go through a particular process. Each process varies depending on the color that you’re transitioning from.

Most stylists, bloggers, and experts will tell you that changing to a darker color each time is safer for your hair. If you opt to change your hair color to a lighter color, you risk damaging your hair.

When you choose to go darker, you are depositing color rather than stripping it out of the cortex. To remove it out of the cortex, you’ll need to go through a much harsher treatment which usually requires bleach.

If the color you’re changing to involves change, then you may want to reconsider changing your hair color again.

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Have You Let Your Hair Grow Out?

When it comes to changing the color your hair, experts say that you should let your hair grow out completely. The process of growing out of your hair is necessary for the health of your hair and the vibrancy of your new color.

This is especially true depending on the color that you’ve decided to change to. If you mix the old color that is still in your hair with the new one, especially before your hair has fully grown out, you’ll be left with an odd color.

If you mess up the process, you risk having to grow out your hair color altogether.

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Colored Hair Is Fun But Be Mindful

Everyone loves a splash of color, but it’s essential to understand how it can affect your hair. When you want to change your hair color, you should think about the aspects mentioned above.

Don’t overdo it with your hair. Even though there are healthier options, you don’t want to color your hair too much. Hair color can strip the hair of its nutrients and moisture.

You’ll need to ensure that you keep your hair as healthy as possible when it comes to changing your hair. Also, keep in mind that the color you’re adjusting to will be a huge factor as well. You want to avoid bleach as much as possible.

Try choosing colors that are close to your natural hair color or darker so that the color isn’t being stripped from the cortex. Try to grow your hair out as much as possible before doing another treatment.

If you follow these steps, you should be able to be able to tell when your hair needs a break and when to keep the color party going!

About Simi Muhumuza

Simi is an undergraduate student at GSU. She is studying psychology, and is an avid black mental health advocate. She is also a poet, and is working on a book that will be released next year. She DJ’s on her spare time, and can be reached on all social outlets as @simimoonlight.

6 thoughts on “Am I Changing My Hair Color Too Often?

  1. Jamika says:

    Hair coloring is like a defining moment of your hair!

  2. Jamika says:

    At this moment I have my blonde section at the middle section of my head. I did not use any bleaching products for it though. I just went to the store and got a simple box of color. I have never bleached my hair and don’t know of anyone who has done it either. Is it normal for black girls to bleach their hair? Haven’t heard of anyone doing it, is it the standard to do so, better than to just go to the store like I did?

    1. Private Label Extensions says:

      It is ok and normal to bleach your hair, but keep in mind to keep track of the health of your hair. Make sure you are not over-doing it. If your hair has changed over the course of your coloring, make sure to talk to a professional so they can give you pointers on how to maintain your set of hair.

  3. Tiffany Halll says:

    Yes it’s important to check your hair texture, I’m not a professional but I do dye hair a lot and especially when it comes to bleaching you have to extreme precautions and in between get hair treatments.

  4. Erika Davies says:

    I’ve never colored my hair, but it’s always been in the back of my mind. Though I’m curious I’m also hesitant as well, only because of the maintenance. I know when your hair is colored it is more fragile and requires more upkeep in order to keep it healthy. What I’ve done is colored my extensions and my wigs, that way I’m able to play with color without it being on my natural hair permanently.

  5. Crystal Medina says:

    I used to bleach and color my hair a lot but it damaged my hair. So I let it grow out and focusing more on keeping my hair healthy.

    If I do color my hair again, I will let my friend who is a hairstylist do it. She knows exactly what colors will blend with my skin tone and what products I should use to keep my hair moisturized.

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