Even application isn't a breeze Here's why dyeing curly hair is tricky: it's difficult to get an even wash of color to hit every angle of those spiral-y curls and curly hair tends to be more porous, which means it's more fragile, dry and prone to breakage after coloring. Curl expert Morgan Willhite of Ouidad also points out that oils from the scalp don't distribute evenly down to the ends of coily hair, making dyed ends even drier.
Adding more chemicals, aka dye, to your hair can also cause your curl pattern to change if your hair has a soft, fine texture (it's less of an issue on coarse hair). "Whenever you alter or manipulate the hair's protein bonding arrangement, there's a slight shift in curl texture which can change the hair cuticle, making it less elastic," says Dellinger.
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