Hair dye has been around for thousands of years. As trends shift, stylists are finding more uses for permanent coloring that go beyond the basic foils. Highlights, balayage, root shadowing and écaille are just a few of the many coloring techniques offered both at salons and with do-it-yourself drugstore kits. Despite its widespread popularity, many people wonder if hair dye can cause thinning or shedding. For most, dying your hair a new shade does not directly cause follicle damage and hair loss.
When administered by a professional and experienced stylist, hair coloring is relatively safe. Regular treatments may cause some damage, particularly to your ends, but this can be easily resolved with routine trims.
Dyed hair holds different properties compared to natural hair and behaves differently depending on your level of care. The upkeep required to preserve shine and health on dyed or highlighted hair is more complex, which is why permanent hair coloring is regarded as a serious commitment and not a chance decision.