6 Things to Know Before Dyeing Your Hair
Getting your hair coloured can be exciting as you’ll be taking on a new challenge – to rock a hair colour that you’ve been wanting to try. Dyeing your hair a different colour has also been proven to change your appearance, especially if you’ve maintained the same colour for years.
Some celebrities or local influencers in Singapore make it look easy to have different hair colour every other day of the month but it requires your utmost dedication and effort. If you’re ready to make the change, here are six things you need to know before changing your hair colour.
Know what you’re getting into
It’s no secret that changing your hair colour requires you to invest in time and money. For you to have a healthy and beautiful coloured locks, you may have to return to the salon every once in a while to refresh your hair colour.
Meanwhile, if you’re thinking of going for lighter shades of colour, you’ll have to bleach your naturally dark hair colour. Take the colour blonde as an example. You’ll be required to undergo extensive bleaching to strip your hair colour. So, the lighter the shade, the more bleaching rounds you’ll have to go.
At Kimage, we don’t recommend bleaching your hair for more than twice in a single session of your hair service. So, if regular visits to the salon doesn’t sound appealing to you, you may want to opt for low-maintenance colouring styles such as ombre, balayage or highlights.
Bring along your inspiration
Having a rough idea of your ideal hair colour might not get the message across to your hairstylist. Instead, you can try bringing along some pictures to help your hairstylist understand your expectations.
Bear in mind that the result may differ based on your hair type and original colour. Nothing ever comes out the same when it comes to a hair dye.
Consider your skin tone
Most people don’t realise that their skin tone plays a great role in changing their hair colour. When you look at a hair colour on someone, you’ll notice that it looks a certain way due to their skin tone.
Knowing your skin tone is one of the secrets to achieving a look that looks best on you. If you have fair skin with cool undertones, warm or golden hair colour will balance your skin tone while giving you a flattering look. For those of you with fair skin and warm undertones, dyeing your hair in cool, ashy hues will give your skin a natural-looking flush.
For those of you with dark skin and warm undertones, coppery shades will bring out the shine in your skin. If you have dark skin with cool undertones, rich colour like red-brown will make your facial features look more defined. Your Hair Stylist will be able to help select a correct shade for you through a detailed consultation process with you to bring out the best hair colouring for you.
Invest in the right products
Maintaining your hair colour will require proper aftercare along with the use of the right hair products. There are special shampoos or conditioners that caters for colour-treated hair. The right hair products will ensure that your locks look healthy and moist at all times.
Not only that, you’ll also be caring for your scalp which may have been affected during the colouring process. If you’re unsure of which type of hair products to get, try asking for some advice from your hairstylist. They may advise you to protect your hair with L’Oreal Smartbond if you intend to bleach and colour your hair.
Brace yourself for textural change
Hair dye can alter your hair’s natural texture due to the chemical used during the colouring process. If you’re thinking of bleaching your hair i.e. stripping your natural hair colour off the strands, you should brace yourself for any textural change caused by chemicals.
Your hair may also lose its elasticity and porosity during the bleaching process, resulting in split ends and weak strands. In general, changing your hair colour will require the use of chemicals that ultimately change your hair texture. Just be sure to use a suitable hair conditioner and limit your usage of hot styling tools to keep the damages at bay.
DIY or professional hair colouring?
Hair colouring should be done by professionals to get the best results. Don’t try to DIY your hair bleaching or colour as it may turn out differently from what you had expected. If the bleaching is uneven, it’ll cost you more time and money to fix and tone out the bleaching.
Meanwhile, many and very often DIY colouring can’t be removed with bleaching as the colours work by staining the hair. If you used a staining DIY colour, you’ll need to wait for your hair to grow out before you can cut it off and try new looks. Some DIY colours can contain metallic contents which can cause your hair to melt during future chemical processes such as perming, rebonding or bleaching. After all, your hair is your crowning glory, the professionals at Kimage know best.
Hair colouring services available
There are various colouring services available at Kimage. Among them are the single shade, technical colour (balayage) and Ecaille colour. The following list is a rough estimate of the costs for hair colouring services at Kimage.
Single Shade ($90 – $130)
Technical Colour/Balayage (without bleaching) ($150 – $230)
- Add-on bleaching (each round) ($30 – $50)
Get your hair dyed professionally at Kimage
At Kimage, our hairstylists are trained to give you the best services and quality treatment. Before they proceed to dye your hair, they’ll first assess your hair’s condition and then advice you on your desired hair colouring treatment.
Kimage Salon is a highly reputable name in Singapore with a reliable presence and many loyal returning clients. With ten locations around Singapore, we remain convenient and accessible for many people to meet their hair needs. We also have a hairdressing school that is certified by the Singapore Committee for Private Education with the EduTrust certificate to ensure that our staff is constantly updated with the latest trends and skills.
Kimage Salon specialises in expressing every customer’s unique individuality with their hair and hopes to be hair professionals that anyone can turn to. If you are looking for a mid-range hair salon that ensures excellent quality service and cuts without breaking your budget, book your next hair appointment with us by calling (65) 6883 2700 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.