I hope y’all had a wonderful weekend, today I’m going to answer another FAQ I get concerning the Max Hydration Regimen, today’s topic has to do with hair dye.
So let’s get to the questions:
1. Is it ok to dye your hair when doing the Max Hydration Regimen?
2. If yes, at what point in the regimen should one dye their hair?
3. Will the regimen affect my hair color? This is for the ladies who already have color treated hair.
Ok so before I answer these questions, let’s take a look at the effects Hair Dye has on hair. Chemical hair dyes do alter the cuticle layer of the hair by breaking down the protein in the hair and making it porous.
As a result, chemically color treated hair has a hard time retaining moisture. In order to counteract this effect, synthetic protein treatments which include ingredients such as Hydrolyzed Wheat Proteins and PVP are done on the hair in order to fill in the “gaps” and repair the damage.
For those of you who are doing the regimen or plan to do the regimen with hair that has been treated with chemical hair dye, the clay in step 3 of the regimen will detoxify the synthetic protein that has been deposited on the hair.
This detoxification process will strip your hair and make it feel dry, straw like, stiff, brittle, sticky or oily. For this reason you may not like the feeling of your hair after rinsing the clay. This process usually takes 3 to 4 weeks.
This process will also happen to hair that hasn’t been chemically treated but has build up due to consistent use of products with synthetic protein ingredients.
If you’re simply trying to dye your hair to get rid of grays, then you may want to consider Blackstrap Molasses. Blackstrap Molasses is known to be a natural remedy for reversing grays. Because graying of the hair is due to a decrease in melanin as a result of copper deficiency, taking molasses as a supplement helps reverse the graying due to its rich copper content.
It’s recommended to take 1 tablespoon of molasses daily first thing in the morning. It takes about 3 to 6 months to start seeing the results.
Taking molasses as a supplement is also beneficial to overall health, because it’s a significant source of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium and selenium. Ever since I found out about the many health benefits of molasses, I have personally been taking it as a supplement, especially to help boost my iron levels.
If you’d still like to dye your hair while doing the Max Hydration Regimen whether you want to touch up some grays or would just like a change, it’s recommended, to use Natural/Herbal coloring alternatives.These do not chemically alter the cuticle layer of the hair or require use of synthetic proteins to counteract damage of the cuticle layer.
Some natural hair dye options include Henna, Honey, Chamomile Tea, Calendula Tea, Rhubarb Root, Coffee, Lemon, Nettle leaf, Rosemary, Sage, Hibiscus flower, Black walnut powder and Indigo.
Some things to be cautious of especially when using Henna is to make sure you’re purchasing 100% chemical free pure Henna vs Compound Henna. This is because Compound Henna may contain other chemicals which may affect your hair.
When coloring your hair as part of the Maximum Hydration Regimen, you may opt to dye your hair either before starting the steps of the regimen or after the clay step. The clay will lift your cuticles which may result in better penetration of the hair dye.
Have you tried any herbal natural hair dyes or blackstrap molasses as a natural remedy for gray hair reversal, share your experience in the comment section below.
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