Take Note Of These Tips, Tricks, And Hacks While Hair Colouring- Part 1

Hair colours can turn out to be messy. Why is it so? Know all the tips for a clean hair dye treatment here

Take Note Of These Tips, Tricks, And Hacks While Hair Colouring- Part 1

Hair Colours And More Of Them

We do get it. Especially if you are looking to get your hair coloured, salons can be pretty expensive and burn a real hole in your pocket. To the hair colour look of your dreams so sometimes you have to DIY your way. Also, if you have never done it before the thought of colouring your own hair at home can be quite overwhelming. There comes really nothing to worry about, however. Your hair colouring adventure will go by like a breeze by just following these simple hair colouring tips, tricks, and hacks. 

Strand Test: 

This is the absolute first thing you need to do before going all-in with the hair dye when it comes to colouring your hair. By applying the dye to it and leaving it on for the developing time indicated on the box, do a strand test on a small section of hair near the nape of your neck. You won’t end up with any disastrous results as this will show you exactly how the hair colour will turn out at the end. 

Don’t Trust The Lady On The Box: 

When it comes to selecting hair colour, this is the most obvious mistake that anyone can make. By the hair colour of the model on the front of the box, most people go for permanent hair dye. To know that your hair colour will probably turn out lighter than hers, you will be surprised. The reason is that the developer in boxed hair dyes come to be stronger than the dyes used in salons. More than how it appears on the box, therefore it will lighten your hair. That will show you exactly how the final colour will turn up on different base shades, what you need to do is look for the colour guide on the side or back of the box. 

Go Darker For Permanent Colour, Lighter For Semi-Permanent Colour:

Go for a shade that’s a little darker than you want as the developer in the dye will lighten your hair considerably if you are colouring your hair with permanent hair dye. Go for a shade that’s a little lighter than you want for semi-permanent hair dye on the other hand. This comes to be the reason that the longer you leave the dye on the hair the darker as well as more intense the shade turns out to be. 

Two Boxes:

Make sure you get two boxes of hair dye when colouring your hair if your hair is past your shoulders and tends to get dry. 

Hair Texture:

When you are contemplating hair dye ideas there are two things you need to remember about hair texture. Absorbing more colour and tending to get cooler-toned when you colour it firstly is hair that is frizzy curly, and coarse. Having blue undertones any dye you apply to it will look slightly ashy. Prone to getting warm toned when you colour it is secondly straight hair that is fine or medium textured. It could have an orange or copper tinge to it with the colour you end up with. If you have frizzy curly hair and cool-toned shades like beige or ash blonde that is a little darker than your natural colour in case you have fine-textured straight hair and so what you need to do when picking out your hair dye then is to go for warm-toned colours like golden or bronze that is lighter than your natural hair colour. 

Before Rinsing Out Your Root Touch Up, Condition Your Ends: 

When they grow out the major part of maintaining your hair colour is touching up your roots. As the ends of your hair are porous and can get stained when you are washing out the colour from your roots, this could be tricky. Right before you wash out the colour from your roots, a quick and easy way to prevent this from happening is to apply conditioner to the ends of your hair. 

Proper Sectioning: 

To prevent the final results from turning out patchy sectioning your hair properly is key when colouring your hair. First parting it vertically from the centre of your forehead to the nape of your neck and then horizontally from one ear to another is the best way to section your hair. Into 4 equal sections, this will divide your hair. Working your way to the front now start colouring your hair from the very back of your head. Which is naturally darker than the rest of your hair, this way the colour will have developed on the back section of your hair the longest. 

‘Shampoo + Colour’ For Dry Ends: 

Leave them out while applying colour to the rest of your hair but reserve a little colour in the bowl since dry ends are porous and absorb colour very quickly. Apply it to your ends, as three minutes before you wash your hair, add 2 squirts of shampoo to the colour in the bowl. Giving them a burst of colour and shine will this be. 

Add Water And Massage: 

Spritz a little water on your head and massage the colour around, right before you wash it as a great way to make your colour job look even and avoid any streaks, patches, or lines. 

Don’t Skip The Conditioner: 

After colouring your hair there are two reasons why you should never skip the conditioning. After the hair dye and shampoo strip it of its natural oils, firstly it moisturises your hair. It closes the hair cuticles that the dye had opened up to seep into your hair shaft secondly and more importantly. More than your desired shade, therefore it prevents your colour from getting darker. 

Your Dad’s Old Button-down Shirt:

You can end up colouring more than just your hair with your hair dye if you are not careful. As they did not take the necessary precautions, there are many horror stories about people ruining their good clothes and staining their sinks and countertops with hair dye. Cover your work surfaces with trash bags or newspapers and put on an old button-down shirt or bathrobe before you start dyeing your hair as here’s what you need to do. Before rinsing it off this way you won't have to pull clothes over your dye-covered head. 

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