I’m going to share some tips and tricks on how to dye hair at home by freshen up my hair color. I know I need a color touch out when my ends are lighter than my roots and the reason for that is the ends are more porous, so they tend to pick up more color from the last dye job and of course another indication is if my roots are showing.
The first tip is to prep your hair by keeping it moisturized. So the night before skip shampoo and let the grease take over what this will do is it will keep your lips moisturized so that the colors will sleep in evenly and also the natural oils will protect your skin from possible irritants in the dye.
If you have long hair like I do then you can easily miss a spot while you’re dyeing your hair. so one of my favorite tips is to divide your hair into 4 equal quadrants and work with one section at a time. split your hair in half and then split it again on each side roll up each section of hair and secure them with hair place.
When you’re done, you should have something that looks like this. if you were jewelry now is the best time to remove them because you don’t want the dye to stain or damage them. so remove your Aryans your Rings necklace and whatever you’re wearing.
Since I will be using brown hair dye I like to protect my skin. so what I do is I apply petroleum jelly along my hairline and what this will do is, it will prevent the dye from staining your skin. if you’re using box dye for the very first time, stick with your true hues so go with two shades darker or lighter than your current hair color.
Since I have long hair I will need two box dyes and the one I’m using is the L’Oreal testing pink gloss in the shade golden chocolate. this is a semi-permanent hair dye that contains no ammonia. so it will just give my hair a darker tint and some shiny. almost all drugstore hair dye kits come with the same thing.
What you get is the developer the cream the conditioner the pamphlet and the gloves. the instruction says you can just add the cream to the developer and shake the bottle but what I like to do is, I like to pour everything into a mixing bowl.
So first pour in the developer next break the seal with the opposite side of your cap and squeeze the cream into the mixture, then grab your brush and mix them together. so I’m trying very hard here not to stain my desk it’s best to actually mix this away from anything white. because if you get it on the white furniture it’s going to stain. now that the mixture is ready.
You want to put on your gloves because even with the brush application, this can still get messy. if you’re dyeing your hair for the first time keep calm and start with the hairline saturate your brush with a dye and apply this all over your hairline from the front to the back.
This part is very important because if you were to tie your hair back into a high ponytail your hairline is going to show. so getting a nice even coverage here is crucial. next, it’s time to work on each section so just brush your hair first to make sure it’s smooth then apply the hair dye when your hair is completely saturated. you want to grab a wide toothed comb and brush it out to evenly distribute the product.
Wrap your hair back up and put it into a button release another section and repeat I’ve always used stop start because I always do a single process. but if you’re looking for highlights on braids or even going for a dramatic color change then I highly recommend going to a professional.
When my hair starts to look for a C and dull and purple shampoo isn’t doing this job. I like to use a semi-permanent hair dye to correct the shade. this will keep my color fresh until I get another root touch-up. after you’re done with each section you want to release your hair and gently massage your scalp.
This will generate heat and will also ensure that you get a nice even coverage to further retain the heat. I like to wrap a plastic bag around my head and this does help with the dyeing process. another thing is if you’re going to walk around your house for twenty minutes, you don’t want to get your furniture messy.
So doing this also prevents you from making a mess. so leave the dye in your hair for the recommended time this one is 20 minutes. after that wash your hair and to use the conditioner for the sake of this. I just washed my hair in the sink and blow-dried it. so I’m wearing the same shirt but here are the results.
In my opinion the L’Oreal casting cream gloves did leave a nice gloss on my hair and it also corrected my shade by making it a few tints darker as for the color it is a pretty chocolate brown. but I’m sure this color will fade to a medium brown soon. so I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial.
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