Things to Know Before Dyeing Your Own Hair



Watching your hair lose their color is the biggest problem one can face in their lives. In order to rectify the same and hide the whites of the hair, there are a lot of viable options out there in the market right now ranging from all sorts of chemical products to all sorts of natural and homemade remedies such as hair color (coming in 3 variations viz. permanent, semi-permanent, and temporary), hair dyes, henna, organic indigo powder, black tea, curry leaves, castor oil, fenugreek seeds, and a ton of other concoctions that can help you in your journey of dyeing your hair.

The latest trend in the market these days though is a little something called chemical-free hair color whose name in itself is ironical in itself for no dye or bleach can be made without the use of ANY chemical; but in these dyes the amount and proportion of these chemicals as kept as minimal as possible to reduce the damage that they do to the hair, scalp, and follicles.

At the end of the day, however, it is your wish and choice in regards to the product that you wish to use to color your hair back. Regardless of what you choose as your dye, there are certain tips and points that you ought to keep in mind before getting your hair dyed:

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  • Consult your stylist/colorist for the intensity of the color that you should be using. Looking at the state of your hair, he would recommend the right amount of the appropriate dye that you should be using.
  • Overdoing anything catches the eye very fast. Same is with hair color. If you color them a shade that is darker than your natural hair, the contrast would be easily visible. Therefore, while choosing your chemical-free hair color, make sure that its color is almost similar or a shade lighter than the natural color of your hair.
  • If you are planning to dye your hair, it is recommended that you keep your hair away from heat styling tools such as straighteners, blow-dryers, curling rods, etc. for they make the strands of your hair dry and brittle resulting in an uneven application of the hair color. Uneven in the sense that while dyeing or after washing it away, the brittle hairs are also likely to fall off leaving behind patches of uncolored hair. Consider getting your hair cut almost a week before coloring your hair at home.
  • One of the biggest hassles with using hair colors by yourself are the stains that they leave behind on the hairline or the neck area. These stains are really difficult to wash off (even after 3-4 attempts). As such, either cover the neck with a cloth or apply Vaseline or some petroleum jelly product to avoid color sticking to the skin.
  • Always apply the dye you are using by dividing your hair into sections. This not only makes it easy for you but also helps to allow the color to be applied and distributed evenly over the entire circumference of your head. Doing so also ensures that no patch of hair is left uncolored.

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