Beauty How-To: Dye Your Own Hair

If you plan on pulling a 360- going from black to blond or vice versa- we recommend consulting a professional. But for a standard single process, skip the salon (and its bill) and do your own dye-job.

Selecting a Hair Dye:
Pick a dye that is no more than two shades darker or lighter than your natural color.

Know Your Hair Dye:
Semi-permanent dye should only be applied to wet hair, and permanent dye is applied to dry hair. Know if your product is long term.

Protect Your Skin from Color Accidents:
What’s the point of shading in locks if you have to go around with brown spots on your forehead? Spread a liberal amount of vaseline around your hairline and ears. The petroleum jelly will create a layer between your skin and the easily absorbed hair dye.

Color and Time Test:
Take a 1/4-1/2 inch strand of hair and cover it in the dye. Leave the color on for half of the recommended time and wash the product out. Against a white towel in natural light, check the color of the strand. If you want the color to be darker, reapply for the remaining time.

Apply the Dye:
If you’re lightening your hair, work the dye into your locks from back to front. If you’re darkening strands, work from front to back.

Follow Instructions Precisely:
Don’t freely interpret the package’s instructions. The only way you should modify instructions is if your color test came out glam and you want to cut the time in half.

Touch-Ups:
When it comes time for touching up your roots, apply the dye to the colorless part of your hair and work it through to the ends.

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