Try out a new hair color may spend big bucks,dyeing your hair at home can saves you money and time.But before you do this work,you need to learn how to choose the right dye,prep your hair and face for dyeing,conduct the strand test etc. Are you ready?UNice hairstylist tell you what you should do before you dye your human hair,simple and easy!
1.Wash your hair 24 to 48 hours before dyeing.
Wash your hair allows natural oils in your hair to develop which in turn allows the dye to bind to your human hair more easily. The dye will blend more naturally with your hair, and that tends to make it last longer.If possible ,do not use conditioner when you wash the hair before you dyeing it.
2.Choose the color you really like.
Ignore the photos on the box,many woman only look at the picture on the box when they dye hair at home.If this is your first time dyeing the hair,it's best to stick to a hair dye that is no more than two shads darker or lighter than your own natural hair.There's 10 level of shade,1 is the darkest,10 the lightest.Temporary dyes usually wash out after 6 to 12 shampoos. Semi-permanent dyes will rinse out after 20 to 26 shampoos. Permanent dyes generally last for six to eight weeks, but can sometimes last for longer.
3.Protect yourself from dye stains.
Cover any surface around you that might get dye on it and put newspapers on the floor. Have paper towels nearby to deal with spills. Wear a ratty old shirt you do not like, preferably one you are ready to throw away. It is very easy to get dye on whatever shirt you are wearing.
4.Put a towel or color cape around your shoulders.
The towel or cape will catch any dye that may drip off of your hair during the dyeing process. If you decide to use a towel, use one that is a dark color to avoid visibly staining the towel. Secure the towel in the front of your neck with a safety pin or clip.
5.Brush your hair well.
Make sure that there are no tangles left in your hair. This step will make applying the dye easier, but it will also help you to make sure that your hair will be evenly dyed.
6.Protect your face.
Coat your hairline, ears and neck before applying dye to your hair.You can use Vaseline, lip balm or the conditioner included in the kit.This step is not necessary.but applying this coating will make it easier to rinse off any dye that gets on your skin.
7.Put on the gloves.
Gloves generally come with a dye kit.Remember that it is imperative to wear gloves when dyeing your hair. If you do not, you will end up dyeing your hands as well.
8.Use the supplied bottle or a bowl to mix the dye.
Most box kits include bottles that you use for mixing the dye. Follow the instructions to combine the dye ingredients into the bottle provided. Then, shake the solution until the ingredients are well combined. If your dye does not include these items, then you will need to purchase a bowl to mix the dye in.
9.Mix your dye with a developer.
This only applies to some dyes - the box your dye came in will have instructions regarding developer. The developer is generally included in the kit.If you need to purchase your own developer, choose a 20% developer.