If you are looking for a fun thing to do and are willing to experiment, you can color your own hair at home, instead of seeking professional hair stylist. In this article we will give you some tips on how to dye your hair by yourself.
The first step to applying a new color to your hair is the preparation process. It is important, if you want your new color to last as long as possible. Make sure your hair is healthy and well hydrated before you start applying chemical products of any type. Also keep in mind that color takes on better if your hair is not previously chemically treated. Wash the hair with a balanced shampoo that will not strip the natural oils from your scalp. You may want to avoid moisturizing shampoos right before the color application, since they tend to create a coat that will block the color absorption. Various styling products may also prevent the color from being properly absorbed into the hair.
Before you start the procedure put on a T-shirt you no longer want, because things can get pretty messy. While applying the color, you are going to divide the hair into 4 to 6 areas and fix it securely with hairpins. Start the application from the bottom area and work your way up gradually. Apply a sufficient amount of the hair dye, the massage gently to distribute it evenly. A fine-toothed comb with a tail would be very useful. After the whole hair is dyed, start timing according to the instructions on the package. After that rinse with warm water until you see no color in the water.
It is a good idea to wait for at least 48 hours after the procedure, if possible, before you wash your hair with shampoo. The longer you wait, the better chances you have of preserving the color fresh for a more extended period of time. Shampoo and condition with products, specifically designed for colored hair. Avoid using very hot water, because it will fade the color almost instantly and try to shampoo less frequently.
Choosing to dye your hair a different color can instantly change the existing hairstyle and your general appearance. With proper care and maintenance, you can keep the color bright for many weeks. Choose the products that fit best your style and needs.