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5 Struggles Only Women with Dyed Hair Will Understand

Dyeing to know what it’s really like to color your hair? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Yes, ladies, a lot goes on behind-the-scenes of a beautifully colored hair you see on Instagram. Needless to say, with great balayage and highlights come... great hair struggles.


Dyeing to know what it’s really like to color your hair? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Yes, ladies, a lot goes on behind-the-scenes of a beautifully colored hair you see on Instagram. Needless to say, with great balayage and highlights come... great hair struggles.


Behold, the five realest struggles every woman who dyes her hair has to deal with:


Your hair can feel like straw.

According to cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson, coloring your hair requires having to break through your hair cuticle (this is made possible by the ammonia in the hair dye). Unfortunately, your hair cuticle is actually what protects your hair from damage. That cuticle damage can explain your walis tambo feels! 


Bleach, please!

If you want lighter colored hair (unicorn hair, anyone?), you’ll first need to remove your natural hair color. This is what we commonly refer to as bleaching. Bleaching makes use of peroxide, which contains a highly drying agent. As you keep bleaching and coloring, your hair can become weaker and drier! Yikes!

Breakage prone hair.

The strength of your hair may also be compromised whenever you lighten or color it. Why? Your hair has disulfide bonds that are weakened by coloring chemicals. And the more color you put in your hair, the more these bonds get damaged. 


Split ends galore.

Like we said, to really get that gorgeous hue, chemicals will need to break down your hair cuticles first. And with your hair at its most vulnerable, this can lead to split ends. Follow your hair dresser’s advice and don’t wash your hair after you dye it--best to wait for at least 48 hours! 


The ruthless roots.


Once you see a hint of your black hair showing, you rush to your bank account and see if you could afford to get your roots covered ASAP. Trust us; we know how it feels. But now, you also have another thing to think about: coloring your hair can damage your roots. Your roots are found inside hair follicles, which provide nutrition to your hair. If you don’t take good care of your hair follicles after you color your hair, your strands may be damaged from root to tip!

If you love colored hair as much as we do, you’ve most likely accepted these struggles as a part of your life. But there are products that can help you protect your hair while keeping its dreamy new color!


We recommend using Palmolive Expertique Coloriste Shampoo and Conditioner to give your hair that long-lasting, healthy-looking vibrance! For a more effective “colored hair-protection combo”, use this product with Palmolive’s Beautifying Hair Oil, Serum, Anti-Frizz Serum, and Hair Mask so you can nourish your colored hair from the inside out.


You can now flaunt your true colors with no fear—and we are living for it.