Women generally loves to change the color of their hair especially during special occasions which gives them an opportunity to let their beauty be shown. However, doing this frequently could have a bad effect on the hair, more over when the instructions are not followed properly. This article will give tips on how to color your hair properly.
First off, allow one to two days before dyeing your hair. In this way, the natural oil secreted on your hair will help bind the dye during application. Avoid the use of conditioners during this time since it can remove the oil being secreted. While waiting, you may want to use the free time to choose what color you really want to use. For first timers, it is preferable to use colors lighter or darker than the original so it won’t be much distinct when the application does not turn out well. You should also decide on the duration of the dye: temporary ones wash out for about 10 shampoos; semi-permanent rinses off for 30 shampoos and permanent dyes last for more than half a year.
Depending on the product specification, whether it is a natural hair dye or artificial have instructions written on mixing and applying to your hair. Test the color of the dye by applying to only a part of your hair like behind the ears so you can compare it between your skin colors. Cover the area in your home where you will perform the dyeing so that it will not make much blotch. Protect the areas of your body that you don’t want to be stained.
Once you achieved the correct color, then you can start dyeing your hair. You can divide your hair so that it would be easier to apply without having to miss any part. Start from the roots to achieve a more uniform gradient of color. Doing otherwise will result in a zebra-like pattern which is not good. And of course, do not forget to count the time. It will always be mentioned in the product package the required time to complete dyeing your hair.
Use a paper towel or a wet cloth to rinse off excess dye. The shower cap must never be removed until the exact time to achieve maximum result. If time is up, then you can rinse your hair by using cool water initially. Observe the rinsed water until it gets clear, this suggests that you have completely washed off the dye. After that, wait for another 1-2 days to wash your hair again. You can follow it with dyeing conditioner (provided or purchased separately).
Naturally dried hair is much better than blow-drying it. Also, avoid being exposed to the sunlight for at least one day, especially if its freshly dyed. You can already rinse your hair after two days, and apply the dyeing conditioner. After a month, check on the root of your hair because growth will be evident there and can have an effect on the color of your hair. You can retouch those areas with the dye.
Dyeing your hair is a complicated task for beginners, but eventually you will get used to it and master the art of dyeing. You can have any hair color you wish to achieve without putting much damage on your hair.