Coloring my curly hair

aburrows37aburrows37 Registered Users Posts: 2
I want to color my medium brown hair to a strawberry blonde or just put highlights in it. My hair is 3A. What would you suggest? What would be less damaging to my curls?


  • GLITTERGALGLITTERGAL Registered Users Posts: 2
    If you are going lighter you will have to lift your natural color up a few levels - to keep the damage to a minimum do not use more than a 20 volume developer. A 20 volume will give you two levels of lift on virgin hair
  • CurlyCarmenCurlyCurlyCarmenCurly Registered Users Posts: 118
    I used a prelightener, I have dark dark brown hair. It made my hair this colour, and I can't see or feel any damage:


    So you could probably use it on your hair and get the colour you want..


    BSL stretched (longest it's ever been and growing rapidly!), past shoulder curly. Hair goal is hip length.

    3a-b/f-m/ii. Soft and silky texture and prone to tangles. Can't get second day hair, even if I kissed the feet of fairy's :neutral:

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  • etosetos Registered Users Posts: 221
    I think highlights will be less damaging, because they need less touch ups, and you're not bleaching your whole hair, just parts of it.

    But, you have to consider if the colour is worth all the damage to your hair. Your hair will be likely to be more porous and dry and you can also suffer from breakage.
    highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

    Pre-poo: coconut oil
    wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
    RO + LI: different every time
    Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

    dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

    (modified) CG since june 25, 2012
    Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

    SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)

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