If you are going to paint your hair for the first time alone or if you had to do it from home, there are a series of steps that you must follow to achieve the effect you want.
Choose the correct shade for your hair:
The new hair color you choose will accompany you in the coming weeks, so it is necessary that you decide it thoroughly and evaluating the tone of your skin. If it is dark, for example, the shades of hair dye that favor the most are reds, browns or blacks; For lighter or pinker skin, there are lighter shades such as caramel or ash blonde, meanwhile, if your mane has many gray hairs, you must take into account that a light shade will look twice as light as you imagined. Now, being the first time you dye your hair alone, experts recommend choosing a color that is at most two shades lighter or darker than the current one to enhance your color.
Get an allergy test (before):
If you’ve never used the dye, like this time, you should have an allergy test 48 hours before of applying it, this way you will avoid irritations. Quiet, it is a simple and quick test. List? Apply a small amount of the hair dye with an isopo behind your ear, allow it to dry, and repeat the process once more. Wait 48 hours and, without washing, touch the area where you applied it to see if it generated any allergic reaction on your skin. If not, the dyeing process continues.
Do not wash your hair before applying the dye:
Believe it or not, hair dye will hold better and will irritate less if you don’t wash your hair two days before. The fat accumulated on your scalp will work as a protective layer. Not surprisingly, in damaged hair the dye absorbs more and better the color, so the ends will always have a more vivid and resistant color than the rest of the hair.
Have the entire hair dye kit on hand:
Let the color party begin. But, before you have all the products and tools organized on a bureau or table. So you will follow the instructions that are written on the hair dye box to the letter. For the preparation of your first hair dye at home you will need towels that can stain, since you will use them to manipulate objects during the process. Change from outfit, if necessary, and use an old t-shirt that doesn’t hurt to dirty it with traces of dye. Petroleum jelly will also be essential in the dyeing process to cover the contour of your hair like ears and thus prevent them from coloring. Gloves, please wear them at all times, just like staring at the stopwatch to know when it’s time to remove your hair dye. And of course, you will also need some hair clips to divide it into sections when coloring, a brush and a small container to make the mixture.
Apply the dye without leaving the scalp:
When you dye your hair at home it is necessary to follow an application routine so that the color is uniform. Hence the importance of combing it very well before and sectioning the hair into parts, each time smaller if you have thicker hair. Likewise, the hair dye should not touch or stain the scalp, rather apply it from the middle to the ends with a lot of mixture and after making it wrap the dye in plastic so that it adheres better. The massages on the hair will also allow no different shades or undyed areas to appear and the heat will speed up the process.
Wash your hair with cold water:
Has it been at least 30 minutes since you applied the hair dye? So, it’s time to wash your mane with warm or cold water so that its effect seals the cuticle and makes the color of the dye you chose to settle and last longer. Almost all hair dye kits come with a conditioner, if not, use the one you apply regularly at home. However, wait at least an hour before doing so and shampooing your hair. We want the dye to penetrate further into the hair follicle.
And yes, you will be finished. It wasn’t that complicated, was it? Now, your hair will demand a little more attention and care than usual, therefore, apply a mask once a week to hydrate and nourish it.