To be honest: almost all of us sometimes dye our hair at home on our own. And then we often complain: the color is not the same, the hair is damaged, and everything was washed off after a week. In the meantime, a lot of embarrassment can be avoided by using our tips for DIY hair coloring at home!
How to dye your hair at home
Mistake No. 1: you choose the color from the picture on the package
Sorry, but the dye manufacturers don't know if your hair is fine, porous, or coarse and glassy. The result of home hair coloring depends not only on your natural color, but also on the condition of the hair, previous colorings and other factors. Use the shade chart, which is usually found on the back of the box, to get an idea of how this dye will look on your hair. But do not rely on it completely!
Mistake 2: You don't test dye
Yes, it's a pity to spend money on a whole package, use only a few drops of paint, and throw the rest away. But the hair is pitiful! If you paint everything at once and get a radical black with a green tint instead of the promised golden walnut, the fix will obviously cost more. Choose a small curl from the side of the neck and check on it what the result will be.
Mistake 3: You don't do an allergy test
Without exception, manufacturers ask you to first test the reaction to the paint on a small area of \u200b\u200bthe skin. But you, of course, rely on luck. In vain! Dye allergies can manifest in the form of irritation, itching, inflammation, and even hair loss! So along with testing on a small strand, check the reaction of the skin to the dye. The site should be chosen on the back of the neck or behind the ear: the skin there is sensitive, and the place is inconspicuous.
Mistake 4: You don't protect your skin
Dyed, and then for three days you wipe the paint stains from your neck and ears? Before self-dyeing hair at home, apply oily cream or petroleum jelly to open areas of the skin that may suffer. And no stains!
Mistake 5: You use hair balm before coloring
The day before hair coloring at home, it is better not to wash them at all. But if you can’t live a day without washing your hair, don’t use a balm: it closes small pores on the surface of the hair, and the paint will unevenly paint over the strands. How to dye your hair at home as well as in the salon.
Mistake 6: You don't wash off styling
Yes, you shouldn't wash your hair immediately before coloring, but don't take it too literally: if you did complex styling the day before using foam, mousse, varnish and gel, be sure to wash it off! Otherwise, coloring is simply pointless.
Hair dye for self-coloring
Mistake 7: You use hair dye to color your eyebrows and eyelashes
In no case do not dye your eyebrows and eyelashes with hair dye - eyelashes may crumble! But this is not the worst thing: the paint can get into the eyes, which threatens with serious medical consequences for vision. For eyebrows and eyelashes, there are special professional paints, and coloring is recommended in the salon.
Mistake 8: Keeping the paint on too long to make the color more intense
In no case should you overdo the dye on your hair - this can greatly damage your hair. The dye, remaining longer than put on the hair, damages the structure of the hair shaft to a greater or lesser extent, and the duration of the dye is still limited: after 30 minutes (in some cases - 40, read the instructions), it simply stops working. Burn your hair and the color won't get any better.
Mistake 9: Shampooing color-treated hair for dandruff
Special anti-dandruff shampoos have the strongest cleansing properties. And they will simply wash off the artificial pigments! If you have a problem with dandruff, use products labeled “for color-treated hair.”
Mistake 10: Dyeing your hair more than two shades darker or lighter than your natural shade
Hair color should be in harmony with your natural color type. If you want a radical change, go to the salon and consult a colorist: he will select the optimal range (warm or cold), make the right mix of shades so that the hair tone is in harmony with the color of the skin and eyes, and carry out the procedure safely and professionally. Home coloring is not an option in this case.
Mistake 11: You bleach your hair with a powerful bleach
Often, when they lighten their hair at home, girls buy a professional 9-12% oxidizing agent and sit with the applied solution for up to an hour! This is very harmful. A skin burn can give a strong allergic reaction - so that in the future even more gentle dyes will cause allergies. And the hair turns into tow. Moreover, the color is necessarily yellow. And then … ashy paint is applied on top !!! And it necessarily contains a blue pigment, which, in combination with yellow, gives a clear greenish tint. We hope all this is not about you.
Mistake 12: You don't color the roots
Keep in mind: the ends of the hair are more porous, and the roots are denser, so if you immediately apply the dye to the entire length, you will get the effect of regrown hair, when the shade seems to be the same, but the roots look lighter.
Mistake 13: Hair ends too dark
The reverse effect of the previous point: when hair color is applied to the entire head at the same time, not only the roots come out too bright, but the ends usually turn out darker than you intended. Moreover, this phenomenon is cumulative: with each subsequent staining, the ends will become darker and darker. Always apply the color first to the roots over the entire surface of the head, and only then spread to the ends.
Mistake 14: You're coloring your strands unevenly
Well, you don't have eyes in the back of your head, no! If you don't have a boy haircut, ask a friend to help you. And how to dye gray hair at home, read here.
Mistake 15: Applying color to wet hair
And part of the pigments immediately flows onto your shoulders. Resistant paints are applied only to dry strands, and, recall, not washed for about a day.
Mistake 16: You wash your hair the day after coloring
After dyeing your hair yourself, you should refrain from washing your hair for at least a day so that the paint is better fixed. And also do not use hair styling products, so that the aggressive components in their composition do not prevent the absorption of paint pigments. Since the dye itself contains degreasing components, after dyeing your hair is clean and there is no problem waiting 24 hours.
Mistake 17: You leave the finished mixture to "brew"
After mixing the paint with the developer cream, you should immediately start coloring. The fact is that chemical processes begin immediately after mixing the components, and if you let the prepared mixture brew, the color may turn out dull.
Mistake 18: You dilute the color with shampoo or conditioner
If, when dyeing your hair yourself, it seems to you that the paint is not enough - do not dilute it with ordinary shampoo or balm! Lose in quality. Try to use the mass sparingly, since you are sure that it will not be enough, and in the future, buy 2 packs instead of one.
Life hack: with medium hair density, you won't get by with one bottle if your hair is shoulder length.
Mistake 19: Using a metal comb
The metal oxidizes and reacts with the paint, affecting the color result in an unpredictable way. Use neutral plastic, wooden or ceramic combs.
Mistake 20: You dye your hair blue (green, red, purple) for fun
Scientists have found that radical self-coloring of hair at home can lead to serious skin diseases. Crimson, purple, green, bright red and blue colors are especially dangerous: these paints contain the substance para-phenylenediamine, which causes inflammation of the skin.