I know I’ve been debating whether I should colour my hair or not for awhile. But it’s now March 2012, and I still haven’t done it! I’ve heard way too many horror stories about other naturals colouring their hair then having to chop it off again because of damage etc. etc. Truth is, I’m scared. I feel like I’ve come a long way and I’m happy with my hair atm and I don’t want to rock the boat. But then another half of me thinks, life’s too short, why not just colour it?! I feel like there are quite a few considerations…eg.
Firstly, what colour? I’m torn between my fave go to extension hair colour of red. But not soda red, more like a reddish brown and also like a light brown. I see natural girls online who are rocking some gorgeous colour but I don’t know how I might end up looking with it.
Then, there’s the fear of damaging my relatively healthy curls. My hair, as it is, gets dry dry dry. I have to spritz it twice a day and braid it/twist it nightly. ATM, I’m using just normal shampoo mixed with some aloe vera juice and avo oil. So if I dye it, I probably will have to moisturise it more often and also be careful about which products I’m using on it. Although I’m more comfortable with my hair now than last year, I’m still not a 100% connaisseur yet. And things can change, especially with winter coming up soon. Then if I dye it, how long am I going to show it off before I put braids in for a protective style??
Sigh. Maybe I should try a semi-permanent dye and see if I like it or not. Then when summer comes around again later this year, after my protective styling, I jump in and dye it and show it off for the rest of the season. It’s a thought…