EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAIR DEVELOPER!

With the changing fashion statements every other day, we all love to experiment a little, right? Be it the latest clothing trend or the quirkiest hairstyle in town we understand that there’s always an urge to try something new and add a bit of spice to our daily looks. Styling blue hair for college and red hair for post-college life can be really satisfying but can cause damage to your hair that will last longer than the hair dye itself. So, if you won’t take good care of your hair while dyeing it with the color you love, your hair will lose all its bright colors and will fall dry. Hair coloring might look fun, but it comes with a lot of risks to your hair health as well.

So, girl, gear up with your favorite hair dye as we’re about to tell you some ways to take care of your hair if you want to color it or just play with it a bit!

A] HAIR-DYE: HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT IT?

Every hair-dying journey kickstarts with the right hair products, and a proper developer is an essential component! If you want to make it a successful hair dyeing session and achieve amazing results, you'll need to be picky about which products to use and, more importantly, which ones are ideal for your hair. Always mix your hair color and developer in a plastic dish rather than a metal one.

B] THE PROCESS

1. Let’s Get Started!

Mix your developer and dye/bleach in various quantities depending on the results you wish to get. As these hair-dyes have chemicals that can either make it or break it for your hair, you need to be sure of the components of the product you’re going to use. And you need to also ask the important question: How much hair developer is too much?

2. The Right Amount

Choosing the right volume of the hair color developer is a vital component of coloring your hair at home. So, if you all didn’t know, hair developer is mixed with bleach or dye to lighten or color the hair. It’s creamy in texture and contains Hydrogen Peroxide as a component. It is very important to choose the right amount or volume of the hair developer as it decides the intensity of your hair color. The developer aids in the penetration of the color into the hair shaft, allowing it to become permanent. The cuticle layer of the hair is lifted by a hydrogen peroxide developer, and the cuticle lift varies depending on the intensity of the activator.

3. Choosing Developer Strength

Depending on how many levels you need to lift, choose a hair dye developer strength accordingly. For 1-2 levels, use 20 Vol developer, 30 Vol for 2-3 levels, and 40 Vol for 3 levels. If you are going more than three shades lighter, you will need to start with bleach. We strongly recommend sticking to the color and developer mix guidelines. You'll need a greater volume developer while bleaching your hair. This is because you must expose the cuticle sufficiently to allow the natural color pigment in your hair to be extracted.

C] THE PROBLEM

1. Side effects of hair-dye and developer:

No matter how pretty that red, blue, golden hair looks, hair dye and developers also cause huge damage to your hair if handled a bit carelessly. Every strand of hair is unique, and it should be colored accordingly. Because there are many hair types, each one has its own set of benefits and drawbacks when it comes to bleaching and coloring. Ammonia is commonly found in permanent hair coloring. The ammonia penetrates your hair shaft, while the peroxide neutralizes (or bleaches out) your hair's natural pigment, removing color.

2. The Coloring Problem

Opening the cuticle, which is a necessary step in hair coloring, can certainly weaken the hair and cause breaking. Hair colors, on the other hand, might weaken the roots of the hair by draining moisture from the scalp. We understand that you are all set to have the perfect makeover with all those streaks but all the chemicals in the developer and hair dye can cause extreme dryness and lack of shine in your hair. Many people have also faced an increase of split-ends post the application of hair dye.

3. Multiple Touch-Ups

Once you have your entire hair colored, you may need multiple touch-ups, which can be damaging to your hair. Not to mention that if you don't like your hair color, you may have no choice but to go through the time-consuming and harmful procedure of recoloring and bleaching your hair, causing twice the damage.

D] THE SOLUTION

1. The Right Haircare Routine

Well, if you’re coloring your hair, just do it right. From the right hair developers to the right hair products for the perfect care, it is important for you to make sure that your dyed hair meets the perfect haircare routine to maintain healthy hair quality. To reduce hairfall and dryness, you can try using Pantene Hairfall Control shampoo and conditioner from the Pantene Advanced Hairfall Solution range. The shampoo and conditioner not only nourish you but also help in controlling hair fall

2. Wash It, Nourish It!

Just take a walnut-sized amount of conditioner in your hand and apply it to your colored hair after every wash. Not just that, proper hair wash will help in damage control and will maintain your colored hair. Having the right haircare routine helps it and you’ll not feel anxious about hair damage every time you decide to color your hair!

3. The Right Hair Dye

Also, while you’re choosing your hair color, make sure to choose them wisely. Many hair dyes tend to fade really fast and that just leaves you with a dry, damaged and off-shaded hair color. If you go to a salon to get your hair colored, then well and good but if you’re doing it on your own or just helping your bestie, make sure to take all the precautions and good care of your hair post the application of the dye.

So, the next time you’re coloring your hair, don’t stop yourself from making that bold move just because you’re scared. Go color that hair and hop on to every trend you like girl but don’t forget to take good care of your hair’s health as the same time!

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