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any wavies color their hair?

greytmommygreytmommy Posts: 125Registered Users
I want either highlights or maybe ombre hair to add some dimension.

I have pretty healthy hair, no split ends, ect. Will doing this mess up my curl pattern? I worked hard to bring out my curl pattern and I am finally a solid 2b, sometimes 2c.

What tips can you give me for before and after for minimizing damage?

Thanks!
CG since 6/2012

Hair type: 2a/2b, normal/high porosity, fine, normal density
Lo: Organix Coconut water shampoo
Co: Suave Naturals, V05 kiwi lime
RO: Loreal Total Care
LI: KCKT, V05
Style: AIA Curling Jelly, KCCC, Noodle head curling mouse, LALSG, AG Re:Coil
Methods: icequeen, scrunch n pump, smathers, diffusing

Currently dealing with learning how to style shorter wavy hair...

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  • seamelody14seamelody14 Posts: 282Registered Users
    When I colored my hair it really did mess up my curl pattern :( Especially highlights, they turned my 2b/c/3a hair into 2a
    2a/b
    medium/thick
    high porosity (from coloring)

    Shampoo: Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
    Co-wash: Chistophe Robin Lemon Cleansing Cream
    RO: CJ strengthening, Kenra moisturizing
    LI: Jessicurl Aloeba
    DT: CJ rehab, Christophe Robin Prickly Pear Mask
    PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 minute
    Stylers: Jessicurl RR, SS Firm Hold Gel
    Oils: caudalie, sweet almond
  • dannegerousdannegerous Posts: 70Registered Users
    IME, it depends on what you do, what products you use and your hair properties.

    There's a bunch of threads on the topic here: Coloring your hair - CurlTalk
    CG since May 2012
    Curl Pattern: 2c, Texture: coarse, Porosity: low, Density: thick, Elasticity: low
  • Mimee03Mimee03 Posts: 190Registered Users
    I color my hair but always have so I don't know if my pattern would be different if I stopped or not :/
  • greytmommygreytmommy Posts: 125Registered Users
    I checked out the coloring forum, but not finding a lot about results on wavies.

    I think I am going to try it. I am going to sombre just the ends instead of highlights, so if it screws up the curl it won't be as long to grow out.

    I am going to PT this week to prepare, and will do major DT and PT afterward. I got the ammonia free bleach and 10 and 20 developer. I am going for subtle so it won't be in long. The very tips will be processed the most, so least likely to mess up the curl pattern.

    Wish me luck!
    CG since 6/2012

    Hair type: 2a/2b, normal/high porosity, fine, normal density
    Lo: Organix Coconut water shampoo
    Co: Suave Naturals, V05 kiwi lime
    RO: Loreal Total Care
    LI: KCKT, V05
    Style: AIA Curling Jelly, KCCC, Noodle head curling mouse, LALSG, AG Re:Coil
    Methods: icequeen, scrunch n pump, smathers, diffusing

    Currently dealing with learning how to style shorter wavy hair...
  • morningloriemorninglorie Posts: 23Registered Users
    I've been getting mine highlighted lately, and my stylist concentrates most of that on my canopy/top layer--its definitely less curly/wavy than the hair underneath, but the canopy tends to be more fried anyway, so its hard for me to say if its because of the coloring or not (I would guess it doesn't help, though!)
    2c-Dry climate
    Slightly Coarse/Low to Normal Elasticity/Varied Porosity (low at roots, higher at ends)
    High density
    Mod-CG since 2012

    Current Routine (Mod-CG):
    Cleanser/Co-wash: Oribe The Cleanse / AIA Coconut Co-wash
    RO: GVP CB
    LI: Yes to Carrots Pampering Conditioner
    Super Soaker
    Styler: Homemade FSG with a small bit of coconut oil and LALSG
    DT/PT: CJCR / Ion Reconstructor
  • bookgirlbookgirl Posts: 128Registered Users
    I've been using permanent dye on and off for years with no effect on my curl pattern. My hair gets a bit more porous and dry, but that's to be expected.
    2c, fine, extremely dense, color-treated, high porosity.

    CG since 10/12

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