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An impressive study by Byrdie shows that estimated 70% of women in the U.S. use hair-coloring products. This means U.S. woman are fond of dyeing hair.
But more often than not, you’ll need to spend several of your hard-earned dollazzzz ($$$) for a salon appointment. In this case, it would be helpful if you knew how to dye your hair at home like a pro.
Mastering basic coloring techniques is necessary to know if you decide to dye your hair at home on your own.
In this guide, you’ll learn the process of dyeing your hair at home, fuss-free.
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Items You’ll Need to Dye Your Hair At Home
- Boxed hair color
- Bowl and color brush set
- Wipes for removing makeup
- Not reusable shower cap
- Handheld mirror
- Disposable gloves (latex-free)
- Lip balm (Clear and solid)
Now let’s begin the process.
How to Dye Your Hair at Home Like a Pro – A Step by Step Guide to Dying Your Hair on Your Own
Step 01: Best Shade Selecting
Before you get Ito the nitty gritty fun stuff (i.e. dye your hair at home) you’ll need to do some groundwork research first.
To find out the best shade, visit your nearest store. Generally, boxed hair colors are displayed according to the color order on the store shelf.
Grab a bunch of hair and hold them over the box to match the nearest shade.
Find 2 nearest shades and choose 1 from them.
Step 02: Get 2 Boxed Shades
Depending on your hair length and thickness, the number of required hair colors will be more or less. If your hair is longer or the same length to the shoulder, 2-box is mandator to properly dye your hair at home.
To be on the safe side, buy a 2-box of your selected hair color. Coloring blue hairs can be tricky, for example.
In this case, you must buy the best color to dye over blue hair to avoid complications.
Step 03: Don’t Mix Multiple Shades
Never think of mixing 2 different shades.
The mixed shade may not give you the expected color; even the top-notch manufacturer can’t guarantee you.
Moreover, mixing is only recommended for professionals.
Step 04: Do Strand Test
The strand test will give you an idea of the shade you will be achieving.
Apply the color over a few hidden or trimmed hair, follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and see the result.
People who don’t consider doing this test when dyeing hair at home are bound to have purple or orange hair.
Step 05: Apply Solid Lip Balm through the Hairline
Save your skin from the boxed color by applying solid lip balm through the hairline.
Step 06: Organize Your Required Items
Every item must be placed within your hand’s reach area.
It is necessary because you shouldn’t search for the required items when you are in the middle of the dying process.
Searching for an item will lead you to BIG mistakes.
Step 07: Mix and Prepare the Color
Get a bowl and prepare the dye as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Wear disposable latex gloves when you start working.
Step 08: Start Dying
As per the hair experts, when you dye your hair at home, keep your strands completely dry before starting the dyeing process. The undesirable result will be achieved if you dye wet hair.
Don’t hurry when applying the color. Also, don’t think that spreading the colors on the hairs will make the process easy.
This is a misconception. Use a color brush such as these to get a professional result.
It would be best to begin from the root of the hairs. Roots are the area where minimal damage occurs. Also, roots need more time to get the expected shade.
Avoid applying the color in so many hairs at once. Grab a small number of hairs and apply carefully. Slowly apply the dye to the end of the hairs.
Step 09: Let the Color Develop
You will find the required information like how long the color needs to stay in the hairs for the required shade, hair washing procedure after dying, etc., in the box of the color. Follow the instructions meticulously when you dye your hair at home without professional help.
Once the required time is over, get a comb and start combing.
This will help the color to distribute in your hairs evenly. Work in 4 – 6 sections like the pros to get 100% coverage. In this case, you can use hair clips.
Step 10: Wash Your Hair
You must buy shampoo that is specially formulated for color-treated hair. Use it while washing your dyed hair.
Scrub the scalp to get the color off. Don’t stop washing until you see clear water. If required, apply shampoo for the second time. After washing, use a conditioner for the color-treated hair.
Step 11: Let Your Hair Dry
Once your hair is dyed and thoroughly washed, allow it time to dry.
Important: don’t use a hair blower for drying (natural air dry is the best option at this point). When fully dried, look at the mirror, and surely you will have a smile on your face.
Pro Tips to Dyeing Your Hair at Home on Your Own
- Keep an additional pair of disposable latex gloves.
- Check your hair if any portion is missed to apply the dye. Use a toothbrush to apply the color.
- Sweep away the spills immediately using wet wipes or makeup remover. Remember, dried dye is difficult to remove.
- Wear a shower cap when waiting
- To get long-lasting hair dye, always use color-treated shampoo for washing your hair. You can avoid premature fading by washing twice a week.
- Stay out of the sun. Don’t let your hair get exposed to the sun by wearing a hat or cap, or scarf when you are outside.
Isn’t the hair dye application process effortless?
We believe the result is outstanding too. You don’t need to visit the nearest salon or take an appointment from a pro always to get your hair dyed.
With the above-discussed steps, now you can dye your hair yourself with less mess. Impress your family and friends, also give yourself a gift.
About the Author : Lisa H Cooley
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