Tips for Dying Your Hair at Home

When you are looking to purchase the perfect hair dye, and you want to do the job at home, although using the box dye is quite simple, doing a few other things to prepare your hair will ensure you get the best color and look. So, first off, a few days leading up to the day that you are actually going to dye your hair, you are going to want to use conditioners and hair moisturizing products in order to keep your hair from being too dry. When your hair is dry, it is prone to break and crack and the hair dye can exasperate this dryness. If this happens, the dye will not come out correctly.

You are also going to want to consider mixing the dye with a bit more water than it calls for, and you might also want to add a small dab of conditioner to the dye as well. This will not only make the color a bit lighter, but it will also ensure that you retain moisture in your hair so the dye can more easily penetrate the roots. The darker the dye you purchase, the more water you will want to add, in order to ensure that you do not get a color that is too dark.

Also, if it is your first time dying at home, you'll want to consider going lighter. It is always easy to add color if the dye is too light. But, if you choose a color that is too dark, and it sets in, you are going to be stuck with that color for a few weeks. You might also want to first consider doing a test spot on your hair, since the color on the box is not always a 100% match with what it will actually turn out to be when placed on your hair. So, trying out a small section on your head, in an area that is not very visible, is going to give you a great picture as to what your whole head will look like when it is dyed.

Another tip is not to leave the dye in your hair for as long as the box calls for. The chemicals are very harsh in home dyes, and therefore you are going to want to leave it in for a shorter period of time (until the color sets in). So, if the box says to leave the dye in for 1 hour, you should consider rinsing it out after 45 minutes. This is more than enough time for it to set in, and will cause much less damage to your hair.

In the final analysis, it is possible to dye your hair at home if you are careful. Just remember, the biggest thing to consider before using a home dye kit is keeping your hair moist. As such, a few days before you dye your hair, use a leave in conditioner or another product that will keep your hair moist. This will help to reduce the damage that can be caused by trying to dye overly dry or brittle hair. Good luck!

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