4 Tips for Dyeing Your Hair
Now that I have this fun little taper cut, I find myself eyeballing all types of gorgeous color jobs and lusting over them. I’ve really been ogling naturalistas with blonde hair color though. Being a blonde is seriously becoming my latest infatuation. Since I am seriously considering dyeing my hair, I have been doing some research on what I would need to do in order to prepare my hair for dye and also maintain it after. So I figured I would share some 4 tips for dyeing your hair.
Tip # 1
Give yourself time to really think it over. If you are using a permanent color you more than likely will have to stick with it for a while so you really wan to make sure that it is something you want to rock. Watch YouTube videos, check out pinterest, Google, do whatever you have to in order to really immerse yourself in the decision. Find people who look similar to you with the color if you can so you can get an idea of what you might look like with it before hand. You can even a grab a wig in the color to really see what the color would like. Just try not to be impulsive, give yourself time. The color will be waiting, I promise.
Strand test please! This is especially important if you will be bleaching your hair. Bleach is such a harsh chemical so if you aren’t a professional, it’s something you need to be cautious about it. Take a small section of hair and test the product out. This will allow you to see how long your hair needs to process, what the color result will be and also let you know if your hair just can’t handle it. Don’t skip this tip loves!
Once you color your hair, make sure you have deep conditioner on deck! Color processing is tough on your hair so afterwards your tresses will be depleted of all the good stuff. So you will need to deposit nutrients and moisture back into your strands in order to prevent damage and breakage. Many advise that you deep condition immediately following your color session in order to soften your hair and rehydrate your strands.
Try to pay attention to what your hair is telling you. If you notice your hair is breaking or extremely brittle that probably means it was over processed, so you may need to work extensively on moisturizing your hair and if after that you are still struggling, a cut may be necessary.
Research is pretty much key in this process, especially if you are coloring your hair for the first time. It’s always great to utilize a professional instead of experimenting, but if you do decide to try this out on your own, research, research, research!