Do any of you get bored of you’re hair colours very quickly…
If so you are very much like me I get so bored of being the same all the time , It doesn’t matter how many times you reinvent yourself as long as your happy that all that matters.
So I swapped my shadow root black and red hair to split coloured hair this weekend , Ive been wanting to do for a while and because I’m a bit impulsive and different i hate looking the same just to fit in with society.
So I don’t really listen to other peoples opinion’s as I live my life the way I want to live it.
Home Hair colouring can send shockwaves of anxiety through your body , so many questions surrounding home haircolouring but ive decided to do this blog to try and ease your worries.
I must add i have had training and passed both in hair & beauty level 2 & 3.
So please be aware I am familiar with the science behind hair products.
I must state that if your going to colour your own hair please follow the guidelines on the the product you purchase regarding patch testing before going ahead with the full head colouring .
Select your best shade
To find your best shade at the store, eye those close to your current one.
Boxed dyes are usually displayed in colour order on a shelf, Hold a section of your hair up to a box to find a close match, then choose from the next two shades on either side.
You don’t want to run out of dye halfway through the process.
Make sure you purchase enough product
If your hair is shoulder length or longer, you may need two boxes to cover your whole head, depending on hair thickness.
If you end up with a leftover box, you can always save it for next time or return it.
Do not mix Hair colours of different shades
Unless you’re a professional, combining multiple different shades of hair colour is not recommended (ever!).
None of the major companies would guarantee that the resulting colour would be a predictable combination.
In fact, even when you stick with a single colour, the result usually varies slightly from what’s pictured on the box.
Your best bet is to simply pick one shade and follow the instructions to the letter, strand test included.
Always follow strand and skin test procedures
Though bypassing it is tempting, the strand test is key, especially
when trying a new shade.
Colour a few trimmed or hidden hairs
first, then look at the result before you commit.
A common horror story from testers who didn’t do this hair that turned orange and purple or green.
Having the right tools to do the task at hand.
Set up your tools on the counter before you begin.
Read through the included instructions before you jump in.
That way, you’ll be clear on the steps and won’t have to stop mid-process, which could lead to mistakes like leaving the dye on too long or missing areas.
Always Apply Colour to dry hair
Hair colour experts (and hair colour packaging directions) recommend dyeing your hair when it is dry.
When hair is saturated with water, the dye may not take to the hair strands or become diluted, producing an undesirable result.
You should begin applying hair dye at the roots.
Always apply to the roots first
Because they are where regrowth occurs first and the least damaged part of hair, they need the most colour and processing time.
Let the hair colour develop for the amount of time indicated on packaging directions. Then comb it through the rest of your hair to distribute it evenly and avoid a two-tone effect.
Look in two mirror’s
Colouring the back of your head can be tricky.
Use a double mirrors to check the back of your head in the bathroom mirror as you colour so you won’t miss spots.
Get rid of unwanted dye spills before they stain your skin.
To sweep away any dye splatters as they happen so they don’t have a chance to set, have facial cleansing wipes on hand or a simply baby wipe will do.
Choosing new colour hair products
No shampoo is totally colour-safe, since all shampooing requires wetting hair — and water itself strips dye “Though sulphate-free shampoos are thought to slow down colour loss, our tests have found that they don’t always perform significantly better than those with sulphate’s.
Extend your shade’s life with a shampoo or conditioner designed specifically for colour-treated hair ,Look for terminology such as “colour protect,” “colour-preserving” or “for colour” on packaging. They’re less likely to strip away added colour (which other products may), so your new shade lasts longer.
Some find it easier to just go to the salon and leave it to the expert’s but for me I like to do my own hair because I know exactly what I want and from experience not all salons will give you your desired outcome.
But please know I do have previous experience within the hairdressing industry to perform more complex hair colouring technique’s on my own hair.
Here is my new colour below ….
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me using the contact box or comments below..
love to you all