A couple of months ago, I had come up with an infographic as suggested by a dear friend to summarise some points that I feel my friends who were enquiring a lot on halal hair dyes would benefit from knowing.These are just basic information on hair colouring and hair dyes to give you a clearer idea of what’s being applied to your hair during a colouring process. In case the image does not appear clear on your screen, read them below!
10 Things To Know About Hair Colouring [Muslim- Themed]
- There are 3 main types of hair dyes: Permanent, semi-permanent and temporary.
- Depending on the type of dye used, peroxide may or may not be necessary.
- Peroxide is a developer that is used to mix with colour and bleach to help open up the hair cuticle during colouring process.
- Bleaching is stripping off natural and artificial colour pigments from your hair.
- Highlighting, balayage, ombre are some of the technique hairstylists use in hair colouring. They are not a kind of colour.
- Henna is a vegetable hair dye(herbal) and does not require developer. Yes, it coats the hair.
- Permanent dyes do not coat hair. Semi-permanent dyes coat partially while temporary dyes coat fully.
- Halal hair dyes do not necessarily mean it will not coat your hair.
- Halal hair dye simply means there are no ingredients in it that comes from animals. It still has alcohol. Therefore, be mindful of the type of dye when choosing a hair colour.
- Colouring your hair black after you damage it only makes it look healthy but does no make it healthy enough for another chemical hair job.