Tips From a Colorist for Dyeing Curly Hair at HomeMay 25, 2023
Tips for Dyeing Curly Hair at Home
“Curly hair tends to always be on the drier side, which is often one of the biggest challenges when color processing it,” says Colombini. “I recommend [choosing a dye] that’s going to be gentle on your hair to avoid dehydration and damage.” Once you’ve chosen your dye, be sure to follow the instructions on the box to ensure the best results. It’s also a good idea to have all of the supplies you’ll need in front of you before you apply your dye to eliminate the risk of leaving the color on for too long.
He also suggests following the dye job with a moisturizing mask. We love the Redken All Soft Mega Curls Hydramelt Leave-In Treatment and the Carol’s Daughter Goddess Strength Cocoon Hydrating Hair Mask. Then, to maintain your color and the integrity of your curls, Colombini recommends using a color-safe shampoo and conditioner like the L'Oréal Paris EverCurl Hydracharge Sulfate-Free Shampoo.
How to Choose a Hair Dye for Curly Hair
“It's important to look for a hair dye that has a nourishing formula, such as the L'Oréal Paris Excellence Creme Permanent Hair Color,” says Colombini. The dye contains a pro-keratine complex that he says protects hair as it colors. Another option is the Dark and Lovely Reviving Colors line, which has moisturizing shea butter, vitamin E and avocado oil and is free of ammonia and peroxide.
Because bleach can be damaging on any hair type, Colombini recommends leaving the process to the pros.