Have you ever wondered how does someone get their hair a cool pink or grey or any crazy color that doesn’t naturally belong? Well there is a process behind it. As someone who has been dyeing their hair for years I have come to realize something is on what to do and what not to do. You may recognize me in class as I am the only person in Sc200 with pink and blue hair. So what happens when someone wants their hair colors such as mine? You have to bleach the hair first. Naturally the hair particles are made up of blue and red molecules. When bleaching happens the hair cuticle needs to be open in order let the dye go in and develop into the hair. The harsh chemicals that usually scare people away from dying their hair is ammonia, peroxide and alcohol. These are the chemicals that can damage the hair. Ammonia allows the hair color whatever hair color it may be to deposit into the hair. Peroxide is the chemical that is used to break down the chemical bonds that were previously in the hair to lighten the hair to a blonde color. The specific thing that is being messed with in the hair cuticle is the melanin which is the reason why your hair is the color it is. One common thing most people do not know is that there are dyes out there that do not contain many of the harsh chemicals in the hair. It is possible to dye the hair without completely damaging the health of your hair. Doing simple things like sulfate free shampoo helps keep the color in reducing the amount of times of having to re dye the hair. Hair conditioning masks help keep the hair healthy and taking hair vitamins and putting oils specifically for color treated hair helps keep the hair alive. Overall the task of dying hair is actually a long process and affects the cuticle, the melanin and the cortex of the hair. With the process of bleaching and lightening these things are compromised in order to let the new hair color develop and set in. Would you want to dye your hair after reading this? Would you not want to dye your hair after this?