Roughly millions of women have dyed their hair in the past six months. There is a huge array of hair color products, shade options, and techniques available, it’s hard to know how to get it right when it comes to dyeing your hair at home. Whether you’re thinking balayage, dark brown, auburn, blonde, highlights, etc.
A few things you should keep in mind: You’ll want to save major hair color changes for the salon. You can transition from black to platinum hair at home (or even from brown to blonde). Changes from one color family to another can require multiple processes, which are best left to a salon colorist who knows how to assess tones and minimize damage.
Is it safe to color your hair at home?
Yes, it is generally safe to color your hair at home as long as you follow the directions on the product’s packaging. A few exceptions: You should skip a DIY dye job if you’ve recently relaxed or permed your hair since both processes can cause damage. If you can’t get to a salon, wait at least seven days after a perm or other process to apply color. And remember that treated hair will process color more quickly, so you don’t want to leave it on as long.
How to dye your hair at home?
Select your desired shade
Always choose your desire for hair coloration because it makes you look beautiful and confident. Don’t choose local dye which only has 5 to 6 shades in their card. Always choose professional hair dye like Eazicolor professional hair color. They have 71 shades of hair dye.
Don’t mix the shade of color
Unless you’re a professional, combining multiple different shades of hair color is not recommended. None of the major companies we spoke to would guarantee that the resulting color would be a predictable combination. In fact, even when you stick with a single color, the result usually varies slightly from what’s pictured on the box. Your best bet is to simply pick one shade and follow the instructions to the letter, strand test included.
Consider your hair texture
Hair texture matters just as much when dyeing your hair as it does when cutting it. “Coarse, curly, or frizzy hair sucks up color faster and will become cooler-toned when you dye it, so it will look ashier, or slightly bluish. Fine to medium hair textures don’t absorb color as easily and will become a slightly warmer tone when you add dye, meaning it will have orange, red, or copper undertones.”
If your hair is frizzy or curly, pick a color that’s warm (golden, copper, bronze), but a little lighter than your natural hair color; if your hair is fine and straight, choose cooler shades (champagne, beige) that are slightly darker than your natural color.
Don’t skip the strand test
Though bypassing it is tempting, the strand test is key, especially when trying a new shade. Color a few trimmed or hidden hairs first, then look at the result before you commit. A common horror story from testers who didn’t do this: hair that turned orange and purple.
Wear easy-to-remove clothing
To avoid staining clothes, put on an old robe or button-front shirt. So you won’t have to lift a top over your head when it’s time to rinse. Cover surfaces (floor, sink) with garbage bags or layers of newspaper you can toss afterward rather than sheets or towels that can get soaked through and need washing.
You slipped on the box’s plastic gloves to protect your hands while putting on the dye, but you need to wear them while washing the dye out, too. Have a spare pair of disposable gloves on hand to protect your skin from staining when you rinse the color off, in case your original ones are too soiled to use again
Start hair color on dry hair
Hair color experts (and hair color packaging directions) recommend dyeing your hair when it is dry. When hair is saturated with water, the dye may not take to the hair strands or become diluted, producing an undesirable result.
Stop squeezing from the bottle
Squirting the dye out and spreading it all over your hair may be easy (and fun!), but this method can be messy and imprecise. Get a bowl and a brush, like salon colorists use, to mix and paint on the dye with less mess and the most even, professional results.
Start dyeing at the roots
You should begin applying hair dye at the roots. Because they are where regrowth occurs first and the least damaged part of the hair, they need the most color and processing time. Let the hair color develop for the amount of time indicated on the packaging directions. Then comb it through the rest of your hair to distribute it evenly and avoid a two-tone effect. Work in four to six sections like salon pros does (use hair clips as you go if you wish) to ensure full coverage.
You must condition when you’re done
If you skip the conditioner step, it leaves the cuticle open and the color keeps working. So don’t be surprised if you end up with much darker hair than you wanted. Don’t throw away the conditioner in the kit, and if you do, make sure to use a deep conditioner in the shower after you rinse out the dye. Try Eazicolor hair conditioning shampoo for the best result.
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