Types of Hair Dye:
Dye your hair at home:
At home can be a fun and cost-effective way to change your look. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to dye your hair:
Before You Begin:
Step 1: Perform a Patch Test
Before applying the dye to your entire head, do a patch test to check for allergic reactions. Apply a small amount of the mixed dye to a small section of your skin and wait for 24-48 hours.
Step 2: Prepare Your Workspace
Lay down newspapers or plastic sheets to protect your floors and surfaces. Ensure good ventilation in the room.
Step 3: Wear Protective Gear
Put on the provided gloves to protect your hands from staining.
Step 4: Comb Your Hair
Step 5: Mix the Hair Dye
Follow the instructions on the dye kit to mix the color. Most kits include a color cream and a developer. Mix them in a non-metallic bowl until smooth and consistent.
Step 6: Section Your Hair
Divide your hair into sections using clips. This makes the application process more manageable.
Step 7: Apply Petroleum Jelly
Apply petroleum jelly around your hairline, neck, and ears to prevent the dye from staining your skin.
Step 8: Apply the Dye
Start applying the dye to one section at a time, working from the roots to the tips. Use an application brush or comb to ensure even coverage.
Step 9: Massage the Dye In
Massage the dye into your hair using your gloved hands. Ensure every strand is coated, especially in hard-to-reach areas.
Step 10: Secure and Wait
Once your entire head is covered, secure your hair with a clip or shower cap. Follow the recommended processing time provided in the kit.
Step 11: Rinse Your Hair
After the processing time is complete, rinse your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water until the water runs clear. Avoid using hot water as it may strip the color.
Step 12: Apply Conditioner
Use the conditioner provided in the kit or a color-safe conditioner to hydrate and lock in the color. Leave it on for the recommended time and then rinse.
Step 13: Style as Desired
Style your hair as usual, taking care not to use excessive heat immediately after dyeing.
By following these steps and aftercare tips, you can achieve a professional-looking hair color at home. Keep in mind that results may vary based on your starting hair color and type, so it’s essential to follow the instructions provided with your chosen hair dye.