How To Tell If Your Hair Is Too Damaged To Be Dyed

It's an easy trick...

Half of the fun of going to the hairdresser is deciding what colour, shape and style we’ll go for next. But hold on – maybe you shouldn’t dive, gung ho, into the next platinum shade or bronde dye. Because your hair might just be too damaged for dye.

According to InStyle, however, there’s an easy way to tell if your hair is crying out for a colour – or crying out for a nourishing mask.

Elizabeth Maloy, stylist and color specialist at New York City’s Paul Labrecque Salon, told the magazine: ‘Pull a section of hair smooth and very taut between your fingers.

‘Add a drop of water onto the surface of the section, counting how long it takes to disappear. If the water is absorbed by the hair in less than ten seconds, the cuticle is compromised and strands are too damaged to be dyed properly.’

**Reaches for water bottle**


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It’s an easy trick to stop yourself damaging your hair even further – and if your hair does end up absorbing the droplets, make sure you deep condition your hair twice a week and use nourishing products.

Your hair will start resisting the water in no time.

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