Easy Mistakes to Make with At-Home Hair Dye
This year has been full of “firsts” for a lot of people. First global pandemic, first time working from home, first time wearing a mask, and all kinds of things we never thought we’d do. For a lot of people, that includes their beauty routine. Not just makeup and nails, but hair cuts and hair colouring too! I used to dye my hair at home for about 6 years, so I know how tricky it can be to find the right colour and gets good application. If you’re thinking of dyeing your hair at home, here are some great DOs and DONTs to keep you on track towards a good result: What Not to Do: 💸Although it can be tempting to go for the lowest price, this is not always the best strategy. Look at online reviews for brands and products that are trustworthy. 🤔Don’t buy a product if you doubt its authenticitry either (as in, it says its Clairol hair dye but the name is spelt wrong, for example). 👩🏻 Don’t start applying the dye around the face first. Start at the nape of the neck, or the crown of your head, and work outwards. If you start around your face, that hair will become darker. 🤦🏽♂️ Don’t leave the dye on for longer than recommended, as it will likely make your hair drier and more brittle. What to Do: 👩🏿🦱👩🏼🦰🧑🏼🦱 Do pay attention to your hair texture and thickness. Your hair will have a higher or lower number of cuticle layers depending on your ethnicity and general family genetics. Many Asian textures have a higher number of layers between 16 and 18, European and mixed ethincities tend to have between 10 and 16, whilst many kinky, coily, and Afro textured hair types have between 8 and 12 layers. Fewer layers means hair dye and bleach penetrates much quicker. 🧴Apply some Vaseline to the skin around your hairline to limit dye contact whilst applying. 👧🏽 Start your dye application with a middle part right down the back of your head, then split each section into two more section. You’ll have four sections altogether. Start applying your dye from the roots, working on the bottom sections first, then the top, starting from furthest from the face and working closer. This avoids patchiness and too-dark hair at the front. 💇🏼Do avoid the ends of your hair if you are re-colouring from a past application. If they’re a good colour, focus on the roots. If they need a little refreshing, add two pumps of shampoo to any leftover dye in your dye bottle and lather it onto your ends a few minutes before you’re due to rinse. This deposits a little colour without frying the ends. 💆🏻♀️Always depply condition hair after dyeing it! A Few Great Hair Dyes I’ve Tried:
I always loved the JOHN FRIEDA - Foam Permanent Hair Colour
CLAIROL - Natural Instincts
CLAIROL - Nice 'n Easy Permanent Hair ColorPlease drop recommendations for natural hair types in the comments!!! 💋
WITHOUT BLEACH💖 How to dye your natural hair at home?
My natural hair is frizzy, and of low porosity, so I know how hard it can be to dye my own natural hair without damaging it! Here're the BEST dying tips that I've learned from Youtube: 🖤Products used: Gloves A deep conditioner A foil Paper an applicator brush A mixing bowl 🖤The dying steps: 📍Step 1: Choose your dye No matter if you choose a permanent hair dye or a semi-permanent hair dye, it's better to choose a cool tone because it has fewer chances of your hair coming out brassy. I'm intrigued in CLAIROL - Natural Instincts, which is made up of 80 percent natural ingredients, and it's quite affordable with less than $7. I always feel quite safe with this product, and no frizz or dryness can be found after using it! 📍Step 2: Divide your hair into sections Gather all of your hair but only leave the bottom layer. Twist it into a loose bun at the top of your head, then gently click it. 📍Step 3: Prepare the hair dye kit Put on the gloves to protect your hands and then follow the instructions, then shake the bottle to mix. Some hair dye kits contain shine oils. If not, add some hair oils for extra nourishment. Btw you can effortlessly mix your dye in a mixing bowl with an applicator brush. 📍Step 4: Apply the dye Start with your roots, then blend it down with your fingers or an applicator brush. You can dye your hair section by section to make sure all your hair is saturated, and end up with the top of your hair last because it will process the fastest. 📍Step 5: Cover your hair with a foil paper Gather your hair into a bun and cover it with a foil paper to let it process. This will trap the heat and make the dye more effective. Then, check the package of your hair dye and wait for enough time to get your hair colored. 📍Step 6: Wash the dye Skip the shampoo and gently wash your dye out with cool water after the processing time is out, followed by a color-safe conditioner. The cool water helps to seal the hair cuticle. 📍Step 7: Dry and style your hair After drying your hair with a blow-dryer without extreme heat. I'm obsessed with dyson - Special Edition Supersonic Gift Set which can fast dry my hair without damaging it. After that, spray some hairstyling mist on your hair to add more shine. Well done! You've got a new look without bleach now! 🖤Kindly reminding: Do a strand test first before actually dying your hair to make sure you're not allergic to the hair dye product!
Stubborn orange/yellow tones?!
So there’s only so much a purple shampoo can do right.. I’m naturally red underneath the blonde constantly trying to find ways around these orange and yellow tones I naturally have coming through my fresh blonde. Have got every purple shampoo/been through under the sun and they do work for the ends and to lighten the already blonde pieces however not for the harsh orange steaks that seem to love coming back Nordic blonde cancels out those orange tones and leaves your hair ash white again Leave on for 2-3 minutes or depending on how the desired look you want 5 maximum. Schwarzkopf - Nordic Blonde T1 Icy Platinum Anti-Yellow Refresher Mousse CON: PLEASE USE A HAIR MASK/HYDRATING CONDITIONER AFTER AS THIS CAN BE DRYING TO THE HAIR!!!!
Schwarzkopf-Nordic Blonde T1 Icy Platinum Anti-Yellow Refresher Mousse
Maintaining Color-Treated Hair! ✨💆🏻♀️
Whether it’s permanent or a direct dye, all color-treated hair requires a little extra love and attention. Here are some helpful tips to keep your colored hair healthy and vibrant: 1) Wait 72 Hours Before Shampooing! Color and bleach require that the cuticle layer is open so that color can penetrate the hair shaft. It takes up to 3 days after a color service for the cuticle to close 2) Invest in Your Hair! Drugstore shampoos contain sodium laureth sulfate, which strips color, natural oils, and moisture from the hair. By investing in sulfate-free shampoos, you’re not only protecting your color, but you’re protecting the natural balance of your hair! If you’re going to spend $$$ on your hair, it only makes sense to spend a little extra on your shampoo and conditioner. 3) Use Leave-In Conditioners and Heat Protectants Although most leave-in conditioners will provide heat protectant, I like to layer my products to give my hair a little extra protection. Hot tools (blow dryers, straighteners, and curling irons) rough up the cuticle and leave it open, causing your beautiful color to fade with consistent use. 4) Take Cold Showers I’m only kidding...sort of. Remember how heat roughens the cuticle? Hot water will also open up the cuticle, leaving your color to wash down the drain. Using cool-lukewarm water will help the longevity of your color. 5) Do Weekly Hair Masks Your color treated hair will thank you. Adding moisture back into the hair will keep it healthy and vibrant for a lot longer. Some hair masks come colored, so if you can find one that matches your current color, grab it! This will keep your hair looking fresh for even longer. 6) Dry Shampoo Will be Your New Best Friend Shampooing too often will affect the vibrancy of your color, so if you don’t feel completely gross, don’t wash your hair. (After your hair is freshly washed and dried, section and spray dry shampoo evenly throughout. You may even want to use morning and night, to stretch the time between your shampoos even further.) 8) Avoid Chlorine If you’re basically a mermaid, spray your hair with leave-in conditioner, or wet your hair before hitting the pool. Since the hair can only hold so much moisture, this will help keep that chlorine from completely ruining your color. Please don’t be afraid to leave me questions about my favorite products for color care in the comments! I have too many to list here, so I’d love to give you personalized advice!!!
How to Survive Second Day Hair
Second day hair can sometimes feel and look the worst – but it doesn’t need to be if you manage it properly. It’s difficult making sure your hair washing days line up with your gym schedule or days you actually might have to look presentable. All you need is a good trusty dry shampoo and some hair styling tips to get away with it (I won’t tell if you don’t!).Make sure to brush out your hair! It sounds obvious but sometimes I skip this step in the mornings (and I bet some of you reading do too!). One of my favourite brushes is this wide toothed wooden comb I bought from Amazon. It’s super gentle on the hair and can detangle any knots perfectly without any tugging. I switched to a wooden comb because I noticed my hair was getting extremely static a few months ago from the previous brush I had been using which had plastic bristles. I haven’t looked back since! A good dry shampoo goes a long way. One of my favourites is this cherry dry shampoo by Batiste. It’s super easy to work into the hair, great for building volume and leaves the hair smelling fruity and fresh. It great for absorbing any grease and gives my hair that boost that it needs, leaving it feeling clean all day. Curl your hair – I’m not sure about you but I’ve realised that curls work best on second day hair (and look the best too). They just hold so much better and for longer (even without hair spray). It’s great for adding some volume back into your hair that you might have lost after sleeping on it throughout the night. Make sure to use a heat protective spray before curling with a wider barrel for looser curls. Follow up with a volumising hair spray to hold your curls in and give it an extra lift.
Momma Knows Best 😊
My mom is very forgiving. She knows I stay busy, and she’ll let her hair go WAY TOO LONG before she mentions needing a touch up. This particular instance, we’d gone three whole months without color, and the before picture is not what I ideally like to deal with. We always do a double process with her, alternating between hi- and low-lights. Formulas: Highlight - 45g BlondMe 9+ + 67.5g BlondMe 20 volume developer (Schwarzkopf) Lowlight 1: 30g 7N + 15g 7B + 15g 7NB + 9 Volume developer (Kenra Color) Lowlight 2: 25g Naked 8 + 25g 9 volume developer (Guy Tang MyDentity) Toner: 0.5oz 9,5-1 + 0.5oz 9,5-21 + 1oz 6 volume gel activator (Schwarzkopf Vibrance)
Beyond The Zone or just outside of it?!
So I just did my hair using Beyond The Zone Color Jamz in neon paparazzi pink. I wanted to actually make a tutorial but it got hard to do once my 2 year old came over to play with all my stuff lol. The consistency was thick and creamy it went on nice had a nice smell and the color is cool. Washing it out you should use cold water not hot cuz the hot water makes it run a lot more. I washed it twice because the water wasn’t running clear it was still pink even after the second wash which was strange to me. It only takes about 10-20 mins I leave it in about 15 most of the time. I’ve never used this colors before but I have used this brand. The color came out nice I like it, a lot actually. Would definitely recommend getting it and next time maybe I can do a real tutorial for you guys. So is this hair dye beyond the zone or just outside of it......hmm maybe right in the edge lol
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