After sustaining my brown crowning glory for close to a year, I recently made a decision to head back to black. Part of the reason was because my hair quality require more attention having to through regular perming and colouring. As a result, I decided to ease back to my natural hair colour – so that I could still hold on to my favorite wavy hair style!

Additionally, looking at hair trends this year, there seems to be a preference towards darker hair colours!


Badgley Mischska and Alexander Wang Spring 2014 shows, featuring natural black hair beauties.

1. The technique to ease back to your au naturel shade: to select a hair dye similar to your actual shade but take note not to colour your roots. You could also choose to add some mild highlights so that your new black hair doesn’t look too stark.

2. The product used should not affect hair quality further. My hair stylist, Justin from Shunji Matsuo, chose the L’Oreal Dialight (Colour No. 4) – this product is ammonia free and demi permanent,  but is ideal for easing back to natural as it gives the hair luminous reflects with ultimate shine and condition. The application is also very quick as it takes a mere 20 minutes for the colour job.

3. To further improve the quality of the sensitized hair, Justin recommended the Aveda Damage Treatment, which helps to conserve the colour while keeping the hair silky and shiny.


Current hair colour/do – au naturel colour with tousled waves. Happy to see that the ends are no longer frizzy and dry!

The easing back process would take a while and during the period, it is advisable not to subject your hair to other harmful chemical treatments – eg. perming. I might have to live with this lightly wavy look for a while although there are times when I miss my curlier mane dearly!

All readers can enjoy 10% off chemical services (perm, straightening and colour) with Justin at Shunji Matsuo Hair Studio (Ngee Ann City) when you quote “MsGlitzy” while booking the appointment.

Shunji Matsuo Hair Studio
Ngee Ann City Podium B #05-22
Opening Hours: 10am to 8pm
Tel: 62381522 / 62381514

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