// When working with textured hair up will need to take extra care as it tends to be very fragile and prone to breakage.
Kiyah Wright talks us through the real expectations when colouring textured hair.
// LEVELS OF LIFT
In terms of levels of lift, when colouring your natural hair, you should take it easy and start out slow by going up 4-5 levels. Textured hair is coarse so you need to get there slower. You should also colour your hair in 2 rounds.
If you have relaxed hair, you have to take it a lot easier. Try going up 4 levels first to see how well hair responds.
// HOW TO KEEP IT HYDRATED
When colouring textured hair, you have to constantly keep your hair hydrated. Keeping your hair hydrated is key! I love to use products like Clairol Professionals, iThrive Keratin Rescue System. It’s great for sealing cuticles and making hair feel shiny, strong and hydrated. It is also easy to pick up at your local Sally Beauty Supply store.
Another tip for keeping hair hydrated is the steamer. The steamer is a great conditioning treatment. Any conditioners you use in a jar, are considered deep conditioning treatments, so when partnered with the steamer, you really get good hydration and the hair feels smoother vibrant and shiny.
// BEST WAY TO MAINTAIN
To maintain textured hair you do not want to use too much heat on it because the hair tends to be more fragile. In this case, protective styles play a key role for this daily regiment.