Colouring Your Hair At Home: Here’s Everything You Need To Know!

Colouring Your Hair At Home: Here’s Everything You Need To Know!

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You don’t have to wait till the day when you’ll finally be free and patient enough to book a parlour appointment to get a permanent hair colour! We agree with you on the fact that hair colouring costs quite a lot of money, time and post-maintenance. However, haven’t you heard that where there is a will there’s a way? The same applies to hair colours as well. If you’re willing to put in the required effort to colour your locks at home, go for it!

First and foremost, you got to know that hair colouring at home using a permanent hair colour is much more than casually running your preferred colour through your hair strands. Unlike temporary hair colours, there’re a lot more factors that need to be paid attention to while dealing with permanent hair colours, such as the health of your tresses and scalp. A few others comprise your natural hair colour, the amount of peroxide you’re subjecting your hair to, how many grey hairs you have, have coloured your hair previously etc.

If this is your first time experimenting with permanent hair colour at home, let us burst your bubble. Your hair colour might not match the shade card you chose in the beginning. But that’s okay, to figure out how it works, you have got to start somewhere. Get balayage, highlights, lowlights, money pieces or the desired head-turning global hair colour or ombre hair colour of your dreams at home!

Steps: How to do it? (With permanent hair colour, of course!)

How to do it

  1. Select a shade you like keeping in mind that your might does not look the same when coloured. If you’ve pale skin, we’d suggest you go for warm hair colour tones. For darker tones, it’s better to go for a cooler hue.
  2. Wear gloves. A pretty obvious step. Once you’re all set to colour your hair, wear the gloves provided in the box of colours.
  3. Grab a bowl and a brush. You’re halfway there, mate.
  4. Divide your hair into sections. It’s always advised to work your hair colour in sections to ensure thorough coverage. You can divide your hair into at least four sections, two on the bottom and two on top.
  5. Go for the roots first. Apply the colour to the roots of your hair, to begin with, as that’s the point where your hair grows from. Roots need the most colour and time to process the colour.
  6. Comb it. Comb your hair to distribute the colour on your hair evenly.
  7. Get your hands on a shower cap. Put it over your coloured head. Give your hair the time to process the colour according to the packaging instructions.
  8. Wipe the stain off. This is the time for you to wipe the colour stains off your forehead, arms and wherever using cleansing wipes.
  9. Wash your hair. The last step is to wash your hair with a colour-protect shampoo and conditioner.

Voila, you’re done!

Things you should know before you take the permanent hair colour plunge!

Things you should know before you take the permanent hair colour plunge!

  • You should NOT skip conditioning your hair after colouring. If you do, the cuticles might remain open and the colour will most probably keep working. You should condition if you do not wish to have a darker shade.
  • You can create subtle, yet crisp highlights using a simple and clean toothbrush at home. Maybe with grey hair colour or a burgundy hair colour?
  • You should NOT mix two or more colours to create a custom shade without the help of a salon professional. Go for a simple shade.
  • The best decision is to dye your hair when it’s dry and devoid of water. Even the best hair colour will not get deposited on hair strands properly when they’re wet.
  • Always buy two hair colour boxes. The amount of colour you’d need depends on the thickness of your hair. Running out of colour while you’re halfway there isn’t a pretty picture.
  • Look for an allergic reaction to the chosen colour. Apply a little bit of colour behind your ear and leave it for 24 hours to tick off the worry of a possible allergic reaction.
  • Try not to wash your hair for 2 to 3 days before colouring. The natural oils in the roots of your hair will protect it from the harsh chemicals that the dye brings with it.
  • Detangle your hair well before colouring. This is how you maintain proper coverage.
  • You can always apply Vaseline generously on your forehead, ear area and neck to avoid stains which are hard to get rid of.
  • Always always always follow the directions and instructions mentioned in the packaging, so that you don’t have to fiddle with the box in the middle of your colouring sesh.
  • Put on a T-shirt or a buttoned shirt you hate, which you can throw away after you’re done colouring and staining.

Hair colours for women

Go ahead, colour your heart out. Explore the hair colours for women and hair colours for men offered in the market. Whatever goes wrong will be taken care of later. However, we’d advise you to not go for dramatic transitions such as switching from rich black to a vibrant blue at home, as they’re riskier when done alone. Such transitions demand a lot of processes which are best understood by a salon expert.

However, if you just can’t stop thinking about that exotic blue hair colour, red hair colour, purple hair colour or blonde hair colour you so badly wish to get, go for temporary hair colours. As compared to permanent hair colours, temporary hair colours are a safer, mess-free and damage-free option. You can apply the temporary hair colour you desire with ease and wash them off whenever you feel like it! As instant hair colour forms a thin coating on the outermost layer of your hair strands and does not penetrate into the hair roots, there’s no scope for damage here. Temporary hair colours are perfect for impulsively planned night outs, parties and other occasions. If you wish to play with colours every other day without lightening your hair, steer clear of permanent hair colours and go for temporary hair colours.

Wishing you luck on your next hair colour experiment. Have fun!

 

 

 

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