Tricks to Dyeing Your Hair

Jun 19, 2022 ByLaura Lee

With so many hair colour products, colour options, and procedures available, it’s difficult to know how to get it perfect when dying your hair at home. We have expert secrets for obtaining (and retaining) the head-turning hair colour of your dreams, whether you’re thinking honey blonde, dark brown, red, platinum, highlights, or beyond. What are the three keys to success? Check that you are comfortable, buy what you require, and are not stressed.

Do not believe the image on the hair dye package. Admittedly, the woman smiling above each package is lovely, but her hair colour is a delusion. Look at the small swatch at the edge of the box instead; it’s a better depiction of how the colour will look on your hair. You don’t want to exhaust the dye in the process. Depending on the thickness of your hair, you may need two boxes to cover your entire head if your hair is shoulder length or longer. If you have an extra box, you can always preserve it for the next time.

The dyeing rule is as follows: Due to the obvious strong developer, choose a colour slightly deeper than what you desire for permanent dye. However, lean on the lighter side of the desired colour when using a semipermanent dye. It may be tempting to skip it, but the strand test is essential, especially when trying a new colour. Colour a few cut or hidden hairs first, then check the outcome before committing. Set up your equipment on the counter like a surgeon before you commence. Split the hair into two parts in front of the ears and two in the rear to eliminate patchiness. Be prepared for the application.

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Hair colour specialists and product instructions recommend dying your hair when it is dry. When hair is wet, the dye may not adhere to the hair strands or become diluted, resulting in an unattractive outcome. Finally, and most importantly, after you are through, condition your hair.