10 Commonly Asked Questions About Hair Colour

Hair is one of the most important aspects of your personality. A good hair day makes you feel radiant and confident from within. On the other hand, a bad hair day can spoil your day like anything. Hair is such a vital part of our lives that we think a million times before trying the latest hair colour or a new hairstyle. The fear of going wrong with the hair products, hair spa, re-bonding, the hair color, or the haircut is so deep-rooted that we all speculate a million times before experimenting with our hair. Many postpone chopping off their hair just because they aren’t confident of the end-results. The same fears hold true for hair colouring too. For people struggling with such fears, covering the greys with natural shade of hair colour is the safest option. 


If you are also one of those who is yet to take that leap of faith and start colouring the hair, then this article is for you. We will be sharing everything you should know before you start colouring your hair. Here we answer a few commonly asked questions about hair colour.


  • Instant hair colour at home or salon?


The answer to this question depends on the hair color shade you want to try. If you want to do hair colouring just to conceal the greys to get a natural look, then you can easily and safely colour the hair at home. Ammonia free hair colors are available in a variety of natural shades and vibrant colours which you can try at home..

Also, booking a salon appointment for a hair colouring session means reserving at least half the day for it. Not to forget, how it drills a hole into your pockets. On the contrary, hair coloring at home is easier and cheaper too. Godrej Expert Rich Crème comes in pre-measured sachets which makes the hair coloring process really easy, even for beginners. In just 30 minutes you can get 100% grey hair coverage and beautifully coloured tresses at home. What more can you ask for?

  • Can ammonia in the latest hair colour damage your hair?

Ammonia free colour is safe and helps to maintain your hair health. But, the presence of ammonia in their colour is responsible for hair damage. Repeated usage of ammonia in the hair colour makes the cuticles weak which makes the hair brittle and frizzy. So, we suggest to use a ammonia free hair colour like Godrej Expert Rich Crème hair colour. It is a hair colour without ammonia and has the goodness of 10x aloe vera which makes the hair soft and shiny. 

  • Which is the best hair colour for Indians and why?

Ammonia is very harmful to the hair and should be avoided in hair colour. Over the years, scientific research has found safer ways of hair colouring at home. Now all the hair colour shades from natural to bright are available without ammonia.  Hence, you can easily colour your hair repeatedly without worrying about the unwanted repercussions. No ammonia hair color like Godrej Expert Rich Crème is the best hair color in India.

In fact, a colour enriched with natural ingredients should always be preferred as it strengthens the hair. Godrej Expert Rich Crème hair colour has goodness of 10x aloe vera which makes the hair soft and shiny. Aloe vera promotes the healthy growth of hair and conditions the hair naturally. So, choose the right colour for your hair to keep them lustrous and healthy.


  • How long does the best hair colour last? 


Godrej Expert Rich crème is a lasting hair color that gives 100% grey hair coverage. It lasts anywhere between 4-6 weeks. This period varies from person to person and the environmental factors that his/ her hair are subject to. It depends on a lot of factors as stated below:

  1. Frequency of washing your hair: Colour of hair fades quicker if you shampoo your hair every second day. After hair coloring, you should wait for at least 24 hours to let the colour settle properly and then shampoo the hair. You must also use a good conditioner after rinsing the hair colour. This will make the hair colour last longer.
  2. Quality of shampoo: As a habit, one must not use shampoos that are laden with harsh chemicals. Use gentle shampoo that doesn’t rip off the shine of your hair and keeps your scalp healthy at the same time. 
  3. Exposure to sun: UV rays can adversely affect, not just the natural colour of your hair but also the hair colour. The colour of hair alters and soon starts fading. 
  4. Hair Styling tools: The heat styling tools should not be used a lot on coloured hair. Unnecessary and repeated usage of heat styling tools make the hair colour fade faster. 
  5. Using hard water to shampoo the hair: Hard water doesn’t produce lather when you shampoo your hair. Using hard water to wash the hair can fade the hair colour faster and result in dull, lifeless tresses.


  • The hair cut should be done before or after the hair colouring session? 


You can do hair cut any time before or after the hair colouring. Do as your heart desires. But if you have to get a haircut and hair colour together, then you can get a haircut before you get your tresses coloured. This would give you a smoother shine.

 Even the best hair colour when done on damaged hair gives an uneven crinkled look. So, for smooth finish, first get your damaged hair treated and split ends removed before hair colouring. This will ensure smooth, shiny and silky tresses.


  • How much does hair colouring cost in India?


The cost depends on the hair coloring technique you chose. Getting hair coloured in a salon can cost you anywhere from INR 1300 – INR 9000 depending on the city of the salon and the services you avail. However, colouring hair at home is value for money. It will cost you almost the same everywhere across the country. Hair colouring at home will cost you just INR 33 with Godrej Expert Rich Crème Hair Colour. It is the best hair colour in India as you can effortlessly and quickly colour your hair at home. It requires just 30 minutes of your time from the comfort of your home. The best part is that even a beginner can professionally cover the greys at home without any hassle. And you can easily get a pack of this hair colour from your nearest chemist or kirana shop, the leading online stores or even the retail stores.


  • How to get 100% grey hair coverage at home?


Sectioning your hair properly is the key to proper grey hair coverage. Ideally, you should detangle and properly comb your hair before sectioning. Then part your hair into 4 quadrants and secure each one of them with a clip. Next, open one section at a time and take thinner sections to apply the best hair color on them. Once done, clip this section and move on to the next section of hair. 

Once you are done with all the sections, try this hair colouring tip of ours. Open the clips and run your fingers through the hair or use a wide-toothed comb for the same. This allows the colour to give proper coverage. Godrej Expert Rich Crème hair colour is crème based and hence, gives 100% grey hair coverage in the first session only. 


  • Is it possible to lighten the hair colour without bleaching or using ammonia?


Yes, there are a number of natural ways in which you can lighten your hair colour. Using concentrated lemon juice, vinegar, chamomile tea or cinnamon are some of the popular ways of lightening the hair. While everything looks natural, there is a flip side. 

First of all, you have to use these natural agents repeatedly for many days till you achieve the desired results. It is a time-consuming process. Secondly, these methods make your hair dry and crinkled. So, you need to deep condition your hair before and after employing these natural ways of lightening your hair.

Apart from these natural ways, you need to use ammonia to lighten the hair in a go. It is impossible to lighten the hair colour in a single sitting without bleaching or using harmful chemicals. 


  • Can we test the shade before hair colouring?


Yes, you can definitely check the shade of the colour before getting all the hair coloured. One of the easy ways is to check the pack of hair colour. The picture shows an indicative shade of the colour. But the actual shade depends on the texture and the base colour of your natural hair. So, the best way is to colour a strand of hair that is not too visible and check if you love the shade. Godrej Expert Rich Crème is the best hair colour as it offers a variety of 5 natural shades – Natural Black, natural brown, black brown, dark brown and burgundy hair colour. It is almost impossible to go wrong with natural shades of hair colour. All these shades beautifully complement the Indian skin tones and you can pick any one of them. So, choose one of the 5 shades of Godrej Expert Hair colour and transform your look. 


  • Can hair colour cause an allergic reaction?


Every person’s body reacts differently to different products.. Hence, it is always recommended to do a hypersensitivity test at least 48hours before the hair colouring session. 

Mix a little colour and apply it behind your ears. If you don’t experience any redness, inflammation, burning sensation or itching even after 48 hours, then the hair colour is safe to use for you.  Still, we advise you to read and follow all the instructions on the hair colour pack for a safe hair colouring experience.

Hope you enjoyed reading this. Did you find answers to all your queries regarding the best hair colour and how you should choose one for yourself? If not, leave your questions in the comments and we will answer them for you.

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