What You Need To Know About Colouring Your Hair For The First Time

Top Tips For First Time Hair Colour Clients From Afrotherapy Hair Salon in Edmonton, North London

Are you bored with your natural hair colour? Have you got some grey hairs that you want to be rid of? We understand it can be daunting when considering colouring your afro or multi textured hair, especially for the first time, which is why we try to answer any concerns you might have about first time hair colouring… 

A Skin Allergy Test Is Essential Before Your First Hair Colour Appointment

At Afrotherapy Hair Salon in Edmonton, North London we are only able to offer hair colouring services to men and women over the age of 16. You must come in for a quick skin test at least 48 hours prior to your first colour appointment to test for allergies to the hair colour that we use.

First Time Hair Colour – Which Hair Colour Is Right For Me? 

There are many reasons why people decide to colour their hair, whether you’re fed up with your natural hair colour, want to cover grey hairs or want a bold hair colour statement. The colour you choose depends on what your reasons are. We would recommend that you book in for a complimentary hair colour consultation with us by calling us on 0208 345 5621.

Sunkissed Hair Colour – Balayage or Ombre Hair

If you would like a natural-looking hair colour, you should ask your Afrotherapy colour expert for a balayage colouring service. Balayage is the most popular hair colouring technique around! It is a hand painted technique designed to make hair look sun kissed, your roots are “stretched” out, with a brighter colour towards the ends. 

To achieve the lighter look that you want, it may take two or more hair appointments. This is because we will need to pre-lighten your hair before applying your desired lighter shade.

Our black hair colour specialists will need to assess the condition of your hair before deciding the best way to proceed. 

Fashionable Bright or Pastel Hair Colours

More black women, and increasingly men, are deciding to make bold statements with brighter colours on their hair. If you are new to hair colour and want to turn heads, why not try a bright hair colour yourself? Multi-coloured shades including bright pinks, smoky blues, lovely lilacs and sunset corals, can be used alone to make a statement or mixed to make a unique palette! Don’t forget that your hair will need to be lightened before we can put these colours on, so speak to your Afrotherapy colour expert about a conditioning treatment for your freshly coloured hair. 

The Best Ways To Care For Your Newly Coloured Hair 

Afro hair types are usually dark in colour and hold a lot of warm pigments, which are exposed when hair is lightened. This could lead to brassy or orange tones, so we would recommend the use of an ash toner during your salon visit to counteract any warmer tones. Speak to your Afrotherapy colourist about the products you can use at home to keep the warm tones at bay.

Afro or multi textured hair that has been lightened may feel dry afterwards as the cuticle has been opened during the lightening process. We would recommend lots of sulphate-free conditioning treatments, masks and oils to keep your hair in good condition. Make sure you really massage these in to ensure moisture gets to those dry cuticle. 

Book Your First Hair Colour Appointment at Afrotherapy Hair Salon in Edmonton, North London

Book in for your beautiful hair colour transformation now at our North London salon by calling us on 0208 345 5621 or book your afro hair appointment securely online here.