Saturday, March 6, 2010

To color or not to color....


that is the question.

A few weeks ago a few coworkers and I were talking about hair color. One friend was talking about how she wanted to get her hair colored but was scared to because of the damage. Thus, began my thoughts on coloring my hair.

I am thinking that I would like to do some multicolored highlights in my hair something similar to this:
since I am natural it will look similar to this as well, although my hair is longer. I am wondering the financial costs of coloring ones hair. I know for a fact that I really want it done by a professional so I will probably go to an Aveda Salon.

I am also wondering about damage and maintenance.

What is your experience hair coloring? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

until next time, think prosperous thoughts

YBP

10 comments:

TeacHer said...

Color! I love, love, LOVE the hairstyle in that picture. I color my hair (my natural hair color is a totally unacceptable shade of mouse brown), but I do an all-over color, not high lights. All-over color is less expensive to keep up with because it's easy to do yourself, but I love the way high-lighted looks.

I'm all about experimenting with my personal style recently, even if it costs a little extra. I say go for it!

Broke by Choice said...

I have thought about highlighting my natural hair as well but never took the plunge. I say go for it.

If it isn't something you want to keep doing, I am sure it will look cool as it grows out.

Chitown said...

All over color isn't too bad. I had highlights for about 8 years and by the end, my hair was pretty dry because it literally pulls color out of the hair. I don't think lowlights are as bad as highlights.

I get a dark brown semi permanent rinse and it really makes my hair a lot stronger. I have natural hair too and my hair is naturally curly but straightens nicely with a professional flat iron.

Overall...there is more maintenance with highlights because you have to make sure you condition really well.

Aaren said...

I love the color!! I say if you're going to do highlights be prepared for the upkeep, which isn't cheap. Keep the hair well conditioned, yada yada yada, we're all natural and that part goes without saying! I don't have color because I'm lazy and wouldn't want to do the upkeep for it, and I go to a salon for a trim exactly once a year. But if you like it, I say rock it!!

ShellyShell said...

I say color. I've been coloring for 15 years and up till two years ago I had a relaxer. I have a rinse on my entire head then I have highlights similar to the picture.If you work out you make want to make sure they highlight the back to incase you want to put your hair up in a bun. Just make sure you have a good moisturizer. I've never had any breakage with the relaxer and color. Moisturize moisturize moisturize!

fallingintofavor said...

I've been having this same debate for years! Have you considered getting a rinse done first to see how well you may like it? And if you do then go all the way with color and highlights!

YBP said...

thanks for all the great comments everyone. I think I may start out with a rinse and see how that goes!

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Velvet Jones said...

My hair is natural as well. I used to get a base color with highlights in the crown. It looked fantastic however I went a little far and get it blow dried straight one time on top of the color. My hair couldn't take it and eventually a big patch in the back broke off at the new growth. Also there were some areas that never got curly/kinky again. So the lesson for me was that I can do color, but color AND heat is a huge no-no. I don't color my hair anymore because I've got financial goals I'm focusing on. But yeah, I'm on Team Color. :)