Dyeing your hair at home can have its benefits, it’s a lot cheaper and plus you have your privacy. However it can be a lot harder, especially if it is your first time dying your hair.
If you want beautiful results then follow these tips
Wait at least two weeks after a hair treatment
If you have just chemically straightened or permed your hair wait at least two weeks before dyeing your hair at home. It is important to give you hair a rest before dyeing your hair to prevent any further damage
Don’t go more than two shades lighter or darker than your natural colour
For at home hair colouring kits it is hard to get good results using shades more than two shades darker or lighter. Use colour charts on the hair dye boxes to help guide you to choosing the right colour.
Don’t wash your hair before dyeing it
This is to keep the natural oils to help protect your hair and scalp
Do a strand test
Dye some strands of hair before colouring your whole head. Do it on bits of hair you don’t normally see, like behind your ear. This will help you estimate how long to leave the hair dye in your hair.
Wait 24 hours before washing your hair
If is important you wait a full day to help the hair dye settle in your hair. This will help your colour last longer.
Apply moisturiser or Vaseline around your face
Do this to prevent dye from going onto your skin
Find someone to help you
It is really helpful to have someone to help you especially if you have long hair