Hair Color Tips For Curly Hair



Whether natural or color treated, curly hair is always beautiful. And sometimes we all want a bit of a change. Maybe you’re considering changing up your curly hair with highlights or balayage, or trying a brand new hair color altogether. While you may think that trying a new hair color will disrupt your curl pattern or cause damage to your curls, there are professional solutions that will give you beautiful hair color results (while ensuring that your curls and texture stay strong and healthy looking!)

Read on to learn more about two professional hair color services that will give you the hair color result you want while also providing nourishing benefits to your curls.  

Easy Hair Color Gloss Services For Curly Hair


You may have heard about hair gloss services, and you might be wondering what a hair gloss service can do for your curly or wavy hair.  Redken’s Shades EQ Hair Gloss is an excellent option to consider if you’re looking to color your curls at your next salon visit. Shades EQ gloss is an acidic demi-permanent hair color, which means it does not lighten the hair. Because Shades EQ does not lighten the hair, you can rest assured that your curls will stay strong and healthy-looking. In just 20 minutes, a Shades EQ gloss will give your hair a beautiful touch of color and illuminating shine.

Shades EQ’s formula features an acidic ph and is known as the hair color that thinks it’s a conditioner. This acidic formula and conditioning benefit is especially important for curly and textured hair.

“Moisture retention is key for textured and curly hair!” explains Redken Ambassador Rachel Redd, “Different hair textures produce different levels of moisture – for example, finer hair textures produce more natural oils, while thicker textures produce less natural oils. This is why it’s so important to use hair color products that give moisture back to the hair during a hair color service. Shades EQ is the ideal hair color for textured hair and curls!”

Shades EQ Gloss is available in more than 100 shades, so your stylist can customize a hair color that is perfect for you. And if you are not ready for a color change but are looking for a hair color service to add shine to curly hair, ask your stylist for a Clear Gloss service. This will give your hair the ultimate boost of shine.

Hair Color For Blonde Curly Hair


There truly is a blonde hair color for anyone- as long as you have a great hair stylist and the right professional products! Textured and curly hair can benefit from different types of blonde and lightening applications depending on the desired result.  Ask for balayage if you’re looking for a more subtle, sun kissed look on individual curls, or go with traditional highlights for a brighter result from root to tip Let’s break down the process of creating a beautiful blonde look for your curly hair.

First, your stylist will lighten your hair in order to bring the hair to the right level for accepting color. How light your stylist will lighten your hair will depend on the color, or tone, you are looking to achieve. During this process, ask your stylist about Flash Lift Bonder Inside. Flash Lift Bonder Inside is a lightener that can help protect the bonds of your hair as it is being lifted and lightened. This is important for curly hair as these type of products can help protect your curl pattern and promote the strength of the hair during a highlighting service. This means: less damage and beautiful, strong curls!

Next comes the toning process. Your stylist will then use a toning hair gloss, such as Redken Shades EQ Gloss to add incredible shine, while helping achieve the cool, warm, or neutral blonde shade you desire. Following your highlighting hair color service, using a toning purple hair mask like Redken’s Color Extend Blondage Express Anti-Brass Mask can help remove brassy tones, keep blonde hair color bright, all while moisturizing and strengthening your strands.

The Best Way To Care For Curly Color Treated Hair

Once you’ve gone to the salon for your hair color service, you’ll need a strong haircare regimen to help you to hydrate and care for your hair. Maintaining your hair color at-home is crucial for both your hair color and caring for your curls and texture.  

Opt for a toning haircare product such as Redken’s Color Extend Blondage, a purple shampoo that features violet pigments to help counteract brassy tones. These type of toning shampoos will help to keep your blonde hair color bright, but also moisturize your curls. With curly hair, it’s essential to give back to the hair the moisture that can be lost during a bleaching or lightening service. With Color Extend Blondage, you can keep your blonde hair bright while giving it the moisture it needs.