When you color natural hair the hair cuticle is lifted to allow the color in and needs to be flattened properly. A fair amount of protein is also lost during the color process.
To ensure minimal damage to the hair after it's been colored:
Making the color last:
How Often Should You Color The Regrowth
Due to the curly nature of our hair, you can wait a while before the regrowth starts to really show, probably as long as 6 to 8 weeks. If you're not bothered by having two colors of hair then I would wait as long as 3 months before coloring your hair again because dyes, even the natural ones, are a chemical that can cause hair damage.
The whole process of lifting the cuticle and flattening it again happens whether or not the hair dye is derived from natural or synthetic sources. As such you will always lose protein in the process thereby weakening the strands.
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