"I don’t want to stop dyeing my hair, but it’s drying it out. How can I combat brittleness that comes with coloring?"
One of the most common questions I'm asked when meeting a new client is, "Will this damage my hair?" The honest answer, depending on what you plan to have done, may be yes.
Here is a list of hair coloring options that do not damage hair:
The latest technology is oil-based permanent hair dyes, like INOA by L'Oreal. These dyes use an ammonia substitute called monoethanolymide, which isn't damaging to the hair at all and actually leaves the hair in better condition. This technology is currently only available for professionals, but the exciting news is that it will be available for at-home hair coloring this January with the release of Olia, also by Garnier. The only limitation between oil-based and water-based dyes is that you can only lift three shades.
Unfortunately, when doing highlights or a drastic color change, ammonia and peroxide are necessary and can be damaging. Here are some tips to keep hair healthy while using these types of stronger chemicals:
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