Dyeing your hair is fun and it always feels like a breath of fresh air the first time you see yourself with a new hair color. Dyeing your hair can change your entire look, it can boost your confidence, and it’s just fun. But if you’ve never dyed your hair before, you might be a little anxious about it. So here’s what you need to know before dying your hair.
There are a few basic that you should know before you go ahead and get a new hair color:
1. Do your homework
It doesn’t matter if you’re having your hair dyed at hone or the salon, you need to be sure about the outcome the you want and it’s not as easy as you think. Blonde is not just one shade and neither is brunette. Take your time looking for sources until you find just the right shade of hair for you.
2. Testing with highlights
A good way to get a head start without fully committing to a head full of newly colored hair is to get highlights first before anything too drastic. Highlights can already make a huge difference to your entire look. And because it’s not as drastic, you can easily cover it up if you don’t like the end result.
3. Be flexible with your expectations
It won’t always look exactly like what’s on the box or the patch of dyed hair in the catalog. The actual results of hair color that a hair dye will create will greatly depend on your hair type, natural hair color, and hair treatments done to your hair before you had it dyed.
If you have soft, silky, smooth hair now, you have to understand that it might not stay the same after the dyeing procedure. It is a known general rule that darker dyes will make your hair feeling silkier, and going lighter will make your hair coarser and feel thicker.
5. Some people are allergic or get irritated by hair dyes
Some hair dye ingredients, especially darker shades, can irritate the skin and cause a burning sensation and redness on the skin. Severe allergic reactions to hair dyes are uncommon, but if you have never dyed your hair before, do a a small patch test first before using up all the dye on your entire hair.
6. Going from dark to light is not easy
But if you use darker dyes, going back to a lighter shade of hair may be difficult to achieve. It’s not impossible, but it is very hard to perfect and it is also very damaging on your hair. If you keep on changing the colour of your hair, you will damage it and it could become unmanageable.
7. Brows are hair too
You may need to think about coloring your brows too if you made a drastic change to your hair. Makeup is a quick temporary fix but did you know you can also have your brows dyed? But for a more natural look, your brows should be a shade or two lighter than your hair color. But get this procedure done by a professional because it’s too risky dying your eyebrows yourself. They are just above your eyes, after all.
8. Update your makeup
You might need to buy new shades of makeup to go with your new hair colour. It will take some getting used to until you find the shades that compliment your new hair. Even things like your usual hair accessories may have to be updated as well.
9. Be prepared for the high maintenance
Dyed hair needs more conditioning and care. Also, depending on your new shade, you might need to buy shampoo that is especially designed for dyed hair. Blonde hair, for example, might need purple tinted shampoo to prevent your hair from looking brassy.
10. You’ll need time to adjust
Do you have more tips on how to care for dyed hair? Let me know below!
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