Find out useful tips for coloring your hair at home and avoid the mistake that may result in weird colors you never planned for.
Coloring Hair At Home
Are you bored of your hair color? Do you want to
revamp your look? If yes, then the easiest way to change your look would
be to opt for hair coloring. A new hair color can add a new dimension to
your personality, making you look more confident and impressive.
However, with the need to be in sync with the competition around, people
are left with little or no time to flock to the salon. Nonetheless, when
time or money doesn't allow you the pampering of salon color, you'll
find that at home hair coloring preparations are both affordable and
easy to use. Here are some handy tips that will make your hair look
healthier and glow with the desired color and give you salon-like
results, along with quick and easy solutions to common problems related
with coloring your hair.
Hair Coloring Tips
- Shampoo your hair properly and then condition them. Thereafter,
wait for two days, to give the natural oils in your scalp time to
resurface. This is an essential step to protect the scalp from
chemical reactions and also would help your hair color to set
better, giving you uniformed results overall.
- On the day of hair color, you need to first arrange the toolkit
for the hair coloring purpose. Put on an old t-shirt and collect
some older towels and washcloths. Get some hair clips for sectioning
your hair, a handy timer and a hand mirror, which will enable you to
view the back of your head.
- Section your hair so that you can handle you hair better, during
the coloring process.
- Before starting, make sure you read the instructions at least two
times. Each of the coloring brands follows a definite style or
process, so if you don't want to do a blunder, ensure that you read
the instruction. Also, do not forget the strand test.
- Put on the gloves and start the coloring process. If you are
touching up the roots, be sure that this is the area that you
target. You shouldn't be applying the color to the entire head as in
the first application.
- For those of you, who are coloring for the first time, start at
the crown or at the nape of the neck. This because it is here that
the natural hair color is darkest.
- For the ends, apply hair color that is one level darker, without
adding the developer. The color at the ends of the hair tends to
fade faster than the rest, because the ends are porous and does not
- Once you have applied the color, use a timer to keep track of the
time. Often while reading a magazine, we completely forget to keep a
track of the time. So, a time would be beneficial in this case.
- After the specified time is over, rinse your hair thoroughly.
Rinse, until the water runs clear.
- Make sure to condition your hair properly. After the coloring
process, hair becomes very vulnerable to damage.
- Always color your hair, when they are fully dry because color of
damp and wet hair may get diluted later.
- If your current hair color is darker than the next shade chosen,
use a color remover to completely lose the old tint. However, they
are effective on only artificial colors and not natural hair color.
- For gray hair, use a shade darker than the shade of color used on
the rest of the hair.
- After coloring your hair, do not perm or straighten for several
- If you go out in the sun or swim regularly, your hair color may
wear off quickly. To avoid this, condition your hair regularly to
negate the effects of summer heat and water.
- If light-reddish blonde tones fade to orange color, you can use a
little red-gold accent to give fashionable highlights.