People have been dyeing their hair since the beginning of society. Ancient Greeks lightened their hair, Romans darkened theirs, and even Marie Antoinette tinted hers with colored powder. These days, it’s not so much a question of “did she dye her hair?” as “where can I get that color?” The stigma of dyed hair from previous decades is over. Colored hair is everywhere!
It’s no secret that salon hair coloring can cost up to hundreds of dollars. Fortunately for budget-conscious fashionistas everywhere, you can get practically the same results out of a box. If you haven’t colored your hair before, it’s best to start out within a couple of shades of your natural color. You can always go for something a little more dramatic once you’ve gotten a little practice! A good place to start would be with a demi- or semi-permanent dye. Look for ammonia-free brands. This color will wash out, so keep it close to your own, but it also won’t damage your hair. And if you are sensitive to chemicals, do the allergy test recommended on the box! And if you have really long hair, buy two boxes.
Step 1 – Open the box of dye and read the directions on how to mix the color with the developer. Always wear the gloves that came in the box whenever you are handling the hair dye. It’s hard to get dye out of skin! Mix the dye and shake it up.
Step 2 – Brush your hair thoroughly. Hair dye works best on dry, unwashed hair.
Step 3 – Apply a thin layer of Vaseline around your hairline. This will prevent the dye from accidentally getting into your skin.
Step 4 – Begin applying the color. Use the nozzle on the bottle to apply the dye to your roots, and then pull it through with your fingers. Make sure you thoroughly saturate the hair. Use a second mirror to check the back to make sure. You can apply
Step 5 – If you have long hair, pull it up into a loose bun and secure very gently with large clips.
Step 6 – After leaving the dye in for the amount of time advised on the box, hop in the shower to rinse it out. Use lukewarm water, and make sure it is thoroughly rinsed. A little bit of conditioner will usually help get the residual dye out. You can use shampoo, but make sure it’s sulfate-free, and the less you shampoo, the longer the color will last.
Step 7 – Once the water runs clear, condition with the conditioner included in the hair dye box. Leave the conditioner in for at least three minutes before rinsing.
Step 8 – Gently towel dry, and style as usual! Get ready to hear some compliments!
Thanks to our fabulous Product Manager, Rose, for this blog idea.