This year, I’ve been experimenting with hair color on my natural hair. I’ve never, ever, ever entertained the idea until recently. The first couple of times I colored my hair, I used Shea Moisture’s Hair Color System. I made sure that doing it myself would be an easy process so I didn’t try a hair color shade that was too light. Once the seasons changed and the temperature began to rise outside, I felt the need to go even lighter. However, I did not feel comfortable using a box hair color to lighten my hair. Since I colored my hair twice before, I felt it would be appropriate to seek professional help. Without hesitation, I set up an appointment with my go-to stylist “Q” from Parlour Salon in Washington, D.C. Q was the stylist who gave me my original tapered cut and I knew she would be able to help change my hair color.
In this video, I share my experience of correcting my existing color with a light brown and adding golden blonde highlights. I chose golden blonde highlights instead of a drastic blonde because Q made me aware that my curl pattern would change if I went too light. I’m still thinking of taking my hair lighter than it is now in the future. But I just wasn’t ready right now to experience texture alteration. The process was lengthy and was similar to a hair relaxer process in a salon. Overall, I was happy with the outcome of my hair color. I also learned so much from my stylist as she explained the different processes and why she applied specific hair color treatments to my hair. This video is pretty informative for anyone considering getting their 4C hair colored.
Have you tried a blonde hue in your hair before? Or are you considering it? Let us know in the comments below.