: Layout with 4 Images (2 with old color + curls, 2 with new color + straightened style) Photo Furnished by Ashley Hall

Coloring your naturally, curly hair can be one of the most exciting things to do, but there are several things you want to consider as maintaining healthy, colored, naturally, curly hair is no joke!

Finding a Color

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[untitled photo of women with blonde, curly hair]. (N.D). Retrieved February 21, 2016 from http://www.uptowngrrl.com/blog/2015/9/14/blonde-ambitions
There are tons of colors to choose from when you decide to color your hair. Researching various colors and finding inspiration are great ways to start, as they allow you to explore the options that are out there. Keeping your complexion and undertones in mind are key aspects as well. This helps you choose a color that will not only be flattering to you, but work well with your skin as it changes. Yes, color changes over time!

Seek Professional Help

Photo has my stylist Reece in it before services were started. Photo Furnished by Ashley Hall
Photo has my stylist Reece in it before services were started.
Photo Furnished by Ashley Hall

Seeking professional help when considering coloring your hair is one of the most important steps in my opinion. When colored incorrectly, you can end up with an unflattering color and/or damage to your hair in the process. Color correction services are quite costly, so it’s best to seek a professional who understands curly hair and understands how to achieve the look you are going for in the healthiest way possible. This may mean multiple sessions over a mapped out period of time.

The Health of Your Hair in its Current State

Texture Shot Photo Furnished by Ashley Hall
Texture Shot
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Coloring your hair is a chemical process that is best done on strong, healthy hair. This way, you are less prone to damage and your hair will be able to hold up under the process, especially if you are considering lightening your hair. Make sure you are up-to-date with your treatments and trims before your service to ensure that your hair is in the best shape.

Caring for Your Hair After the Service

 Caring for Your Hair After the Service Photo Furnished by Ashley Hall
Caring for Your Hair After the Service
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After your color service, you may have to change a few things in your regimen to take care of your newly colored tresses. This may include incorporating more moisture and strengthening treatments into your regimen, or using shampoos and conditioners that protect and redeposit color into your hair to prevent fading. Bleached hair may also need to be trimmed more often to ensure that your hair remains as healthy as possible.

I enjoy my colorful curls. Doing research and giving your hair the professional attention it needs when considering color is a sure way to enjoy yours as well!

Written By: Ashley Hall

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