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How to Dye Your Hair

How to Dye Your Hair

Learning to dye your hair on your own is not difficult at all. To help you with this process, we have a few easy steps mentioned in this article. Take a look!
Aparna Jadhav
Many of you must have tried dyeing your hair at home by reading the instructions written on the hair color boxes. However, if this process is done without any assistance, there are many imperfections that are observed. Some of them can be, missing out some patches of hair, uneven application of hair dye, hair color on skin, and while not rinsing the hair properly. Thus, many prefer to get their hair dyed by professionals to avoid such blunders. But if you follow the right procedure along with some useful tips, I am sure you will get perfect results. If you are interested in finding out how to dye your hair on your own, read the paragraphs below, and learn the efficient way.

Dyeing Hair at Home

Hair dyeing is a very common practice to make various hairstyles look better than usual. Everyone loves change, and for those who like to see their hair colored in different shades would completely agree with me! But you have to make sure you choose the right brand and color that suits your skin tone and hairstyle.

When you decide to dye dark hair in any other color, there are many specifics of the process you need to take care of, due to which most people sort professional help. However, this often can lead to major expenditure.

Materials Needed:
  • Hair dye
  • Combs and hair clips
  • Plastic bowls
  • Tinting brush
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Towel
  • Thin Foil
  • 2 plastic gloves
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • The first step you need to concentrate on is picking the right hair dye for your hair. If you are coloring your hair for the first time, make sure you choose something related to your original hair color, as a drastic change in the color is not advisable. If you are going to dye your hair blonde, you need to be more careful with your decision.
  • Wear gloves and cover your neck area with a towel. Make sure you cover the back of your neck properly as you might accidentally color your neck as well. You can wear an old piece of clothing which can be discarded after the dyeing process is over.
  • Use some petroleum jelly on the outline as well, to keep your skin from staining. This is usually a better option than covering yourself with towels, as the color can stain fabric as well. So make sure you apply jelly where the towel is not reachable.
  • Now, to start dyeing the hair, add the dye and other ingredients to the plastic bowls, and mix well. Then, with the help of combs and hair clips, make sections of your hair such as left, right, top and back and clip them together. For better adhering of the hair color, you can color your hair with Kool Aid, in the unsweetened form. Make sure you read the instructions on the packet carefully.
  • Gradually remove the clip from each required section and dye each carefully. While dyeing, follow a pattern, from the deep roots to the ends.
  • After coloring each section, you should not disturb the color for a particular duration of time, so cover each section with foil and clip it together. Now, wipe off the excess dye on your neck and forehead with a wet towel and wait for the required time.
  • Wash your hair with warm water and shampoo. Rinse it more than twice to remove any extra color. Apply conditioner and let it set for 5 minutes, and then rinse it another two times. Let the hair dry naturally, avoid exposing it to sunlight for a day, and then wash it again the next day.
With these useful tips I am sure your job is much easier!