At some point in your natural journey you may want to experiment with hair color either for fun or to cover up some grays. Thankfully there are a few options besides permanent hair dye that will allow you to do so without it taking a huge toll on your hair.
#1 Hair Rinses
Rinses are best for adding a tint to your hair. They are not as drastic as a permanent hair dye, but the benefit is they aren’t nearly as damaging. So if you naturally have dark brown/black hair don’t expect a rinse to transform you into a honey blonde. When you are no longer interested in using rinses in your hair the color will simply wash out over time.
In addition to being a more gentle way to change up your color, Henna can also has the effect of being a protein treatment for your hair. Which means be sure to follow up with a moisturizing conditioner afterward. Again, it won’t give you a drastic transformation but it can be used to help hide grays or give you a nice red or light brown tint/hue change. Want to learn more about Henna? This is a great article by Curly Nikki that you should check out here.
Recommended Products: Henna
#3 Hair Chalk
Okay so this method is super temporary, but it is great at giving you a drastic transformation in minutes. Hair Chalks come in a variety of colors, are simply smoothed onto your hair, and by the next day will dissipate. It’s a great way to experiment with fun and funky colors without the commitment.
Recommended Products: Hair Chalks
#4 Eye Shadow
Have some eye shadow to waste? Well, this technique essentially is much like using hair chalk only you are using what many of you probably already have at home. See the video below to see how it works!
#5 Hair Extensions
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This is a more longer term way for you to enjoy color without actually altering your natural hair color. Of course when you are done rocking your extensions all you need to do is remove them, return to back to your natural color or try another!
When doing a permanent drastic color change this often requires either bleaching, lifting or stripping of the hair. This will without a doubt take a toll on your hair and will require more work to maintain healthy color-treated hair. For those who are looking for other options I hope you enjoyed this list!