Natural hair can be a great canvas for color, but if you're considering Coloring your hair for the first time, there are some precautions to take. You have to consider the color you're going for, how it will affect your curls, and the upkeep associated with your choice. Here are a few things you need to know for before and after you dye your natural hair for the first time.
1) Apply color to hair that is healthy- If hair is dry, brittle and damage and hair color is applied it will only increase and lead to more damage.
2) Go slow and steady with the dyeing process so as not to affect your curl pattern- Lightening your hair extensively in one session can cause hair damage that could affect your coils. The bigger the difference in your natural hair color and your desired shade, the more likely it is that you'll experience a (temporary) loss of elasticity and loosened curl pattern.
3) Use a color-preserving shampoo to protect your hair after you dye it.
Most color-preserving shampoos are free of stripping chemicals like sulfates, and they have a lightweight layer of protection that will prevent your color from bleeding out.
4) Deep Condition- After hair coloring always follow up with a deep condition, this will replenish any protein and keratin lost during the coloring phase, so with that being said give your hair a custom blend treatment, which is a protein treatment and a moisturizing treatment and mix together. By doing so you get the best of both in one treatment.
5) Keep hair moisturize- Hair color tends to make the hair more prone to becoming dry, so in order to combat the dryness. Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize! Increasing moisture will ensure that your hair does not dry out and remains balance.
When coloring your hair no matter the shade or level of lifts does not have to be damaging if done correctly and cared for properly your curls should remain intact, and it will save you a lot of stress and help in the long run of having healthy color treated hair.
If your desire color is blonde, I recommend seeing a professional,This is where the expertise of a stylist comes into play. He or she can establish a specialized regimen designed for your hair porisity and type to eventually lift you to your desired color.