This quarantine has brought about a lot of at-home experiments with hair, whether in the form of haircuts or hair dyeing. If you are also attempting to dye your hair at home because you don’t want to go to a salon, or because you want to try it out for yourself, we’ve got some tips for you that can make your at-home hair coloring look good, and very close to a professional dye.
However, we should mention that going for a DIY dye is not the best decision if you’ve recently permed or relaxed your hair, as it can be damaging.
1. Buy 2 Boxes of Hair Dye
It’s common to run out of hair dye midway in the process of dyeing one’s hair. Just to be on the safe side, buy 2 boxes. If your hair is longer than shoulder length, this will most likely happen so having another box on hand will be very practical. Thicker hair will also need more dye. You can always use the leftover hair dye at another time.
2. Apply on Dry Hair
Experts, as well as the directions on the packaging, recommend applying hair dye on dry hair because applying on wet hair can dilute the hair dye. This produces a different result from what the box shows or from your expectations. There is also a possibility that with wet hair the hair dye may not take to the hair strand. So, in order to avoid such a mishap, it’s best to dye on dry hair.
3. Begin at the Roots
Sectioning your hair will come in handy here because that will ensure an even distribution of color. You should start at the roots because this is where your hair first experiences regrowth, and is hence the least damaged part of a strand. It will take longer for the hair dye to color your roots. According to the time mentioned on the packaging, let the hair color sit, and then comb it through the rest of your hair evenly.
4. Don’t Mix Shades
Leave mixing shades to the professionals. Combining shades as an amateur is strongly not recommended. Even hair color companies have refused to take responsibility for the resulting color because there is no way to guarantee what color your hair will be at the end. In fact, the color that shows after washing can be unpredictable even if only one dye is used, so using two have even more unpredictable results.
5. Avoid Water for a Lasting Dye
Many believe that it’s the shampoo that’s the culprit behind your hair color fading, but it’s actually water. The chlorine in swimming pools will likely quicken the fading process even further, as well as salts and minerals in beach water. Dry shampoo is a solution to this problem. Also, wear swimming caps if you’re likely to go to the pool or the beach.
Dyed hair looks stunning and helps you stand out amongst the crowd. Hairstyles look even cooler, and you feel more confident. Although dyeing your hair at home is possible, going to a professional will always give you the best results, and you won’t have to worry about messing up.
If you’re looking for hair coloring services in Springfield, MO, schedule an appointment at our Student Salon.