Bleached + Colored Hair

Double Standard? Why is It Considered “Hood” When Black Women Experiment with Color?

by Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl Justine Skye (left) Katy Perry (right) I’ve had a thing for colored hair for as long as I can remember. In middle school, all the skater chicks and alternative girls dyed their hair every color of the rainbow after seeing celebs change their hair color on a weekly... Continue Reading

True Life: I Chose Hair Color Over Length And I’d Do It Again

by Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks (pictured above)   For years when my hair was still relaxed, I begged my mother to allow me to get highlights, but she stressed that coloring my relaxed hair would damage it beyond repair. So when I decided to grow out my perm to see how my natural hair looked,... Continue Reading

5 Things Every Natural Should Know Before Choosing a Hair Color

by Alondra (pictured above) There are some of us curly girls who prefer to keep it 100% natural. You know, no chemicals, no heat, no styling utensils…no anything! On the other hand, there are many of us who actually prefer to experiment with our natural hair. Some of us rock it straight at times. We... Continue Reading

Is It Safe to Dye Natural Hair After Using Henna?

When I began henna-ing my hair over two years ago, I did it for one reason: to help thicken and strengthen my severely heat damaged strands. Over time, henna proved to be effective at not only that, but at helping to ease the flaking caused by my scalp psoriasis. But as with all treatments that... Continue Reading

3 Key Things to Consider Before Dyeing Natural Hair

 by Kelsey (pictured above) of Lifewithcoco2 If you’re anything like me, then you loveeee hair color! Ive changed my hair color 7 times since Ive been natural and I’ve always been asked a lot of questions. From picking a hair color to maintaining the health of your hair, there are a couple of things you should think about... Continue Reading

5 Great Products for Coloring Natural Hair and Maintaining Shine and Vibrancy

When it comes to coloring your natural hair and the initial aftercare, there are many great, consolidated sources out there. However, when it comes to specialized products for color… not so much. Ideally, this article will serve as your go-to source for these products and make your search a bit easier. 1. Shea Moisture Hair Color... Continue Reading

5 Natural YouTubers Who Rock Vivid Color

It’s no secret, that I love color in my hair. Ever since I first went turquoise last summer, I’ve had a love affair with hair color. Bring on the Manic Panic, Special Effects and Sally Ion Color Brilliance! Despite the extra commitment required to maintain it, I love rocking blue and aqua hair. Below are... Continue Reading

3 Bold Natural Hair Trends for Spring 2014

Content Provided by Klassy Kinks Crayola Color Your Curls Lots of people (myself included) go lighter with their hair color during the spring & summer with brown, auburn, copper, and blond hues. The more bold and fearless naturals are using all kinds of colors we haven’t seen since Kindergarten art class in their hair. Think pastel... Continue Reading

Two Ways to Do Safe, Wash-Out Hair Color

Now that we’re in the second half of October, the Halloween parties and events are in full swing. Costumes and wigs are fun, but why cover up your gorgeous mane when you can add fun pops of color to your own tresses? I know, I know. Generally speaking, wild out pinks, purples, blues, and greens... Continue Reading

How I Foil and Color My Natural Hair…At Home!

By Maria Antoinette of  TheMariaAntoinette.com It’s almost my two year hair anniversary, so that means time for a celebration!!! First off I haven’t cut my hair , second I haven’t colored my hair in two years!!  So with that being said I needed to add some pizazz to my locks ASAP!!! Before you view this video... Continue Reading

True Life: I Went to the Salon for Copper Highlights and Came Out with Yellow-Orange Hair!

By Christabel of ChysCurlz.com You know how you get an itch and you just have to go through with whatever it is? Well I had this “itch” to color my hair a couple of weeks ago. So what do I do? I walk in to a random salon that said “walk-ins welcome”. Well they said... Continue Reading

How to Care for Bleached/Permanently Dyed Natural Hair

Style Icon Denisio By Jc of The Natural Haven Click here for part 1. *Editor’s Note: The British spelling of the world color is used throughout this article. In the first part, I discussed what is actually in bleach and permanent hair dye that allows hair to change colour. The next step is to understand theprocess and why certain tests are... Continue Reading

The Natural’s Guide to Bleaching and Hair Color, Part 1

Style Icon Ayan By Jc of The Natural Haven There is a world of possibilities with hair colour and natural hair is the ideal base for it given there is no additional chemical process (e.g relaxing) which can greatly weaken hair. Here is your guide to what is in commercial hair colour. There are three... Continue Reading

5 Tips on How to Color Your Hair

Style Icon Samantha   Via The Beauty Brains If you’re having your color done by a professional stylist, he or she should give you good direction on how to prepare your hair. But if you’re doing it yourself at home, or having a friend do it for you, here are some tips that should ensure... Continue Reading

How to Moisturize Color Treated Hair

By Audrey Sivasothy, author of The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair Care When it comes to maintaining healthy hair, most folks will tell you— moisture is the key. In fact, “moisture, moisture, moisture” is one of the first things we learn as hair care newbies in this big strange world... Continue Reading

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