06-10-2013, 09:54 PM
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Join Date: May 2013
Hair color fades, the end. If you put on a long flowing purple wig one day and thought to yourself that you just have to have hair exactly like that, thatís going to be a very difficult dream to achieve, and you will possibly never be happy with how your hair looks. For a variety of reasons, I keep my hair in a pretty short haircut, but one of those reasons is most definitely that I donít want my hair color to look dramatically different at the roots than at the ends. Even so, different strands of hair pick up color differently, and itís been my experience that the idea of ďuniformĒ color is not very practical.
Another thing to consider is how old your hair is. Returning back to the hairdo, since I have very short hair, I got a much more even lift when I did the full head oí bleach. (ďLiftingĒ is when you lighten your hairís natural color.) In case you donít know how hair works, I always compare it to scales on a fish or snake. Thatís the cuticle of your hair. When itís healthy, all the scales are flat against each other, which makes your hair shiny and more difficult to break. (When you apply tension to your hair, sometimes it breaksÖyes, even when you brush it.) This gets more complicated for curly hair, which is not a long tube like straight hair but is instead flat, but I donít have curly hair and thus Iím going to shut up about something I donít really know. Bleaching aka lifting your hair works by prying all of those scales up and pulling all the color out of the hair follicle itself. Itís really fucking rough on your hair, (literally). But anyway, my point is, Iíve been told by stylists that part of why I donít have to worry much about bleaching my hair is because Iím always bleaching new growth aka my roots, which are generally hardier and healthier than the ends of longer hair. So if youíre reading this and thinking about bleaching your head in one way or another and youíve got long hair, please consider deep conditioning the hell out of it first.
Thanks! Human Hair Extensions