You can completely change your favorite hair color without worrying about damage if you know how to dye your hair at home safely and effectively.
Dyeing your hair at home is not only simple, but also saves time and money compared to when you go to the salon. This article will guide you on how to dye your hair properly and the notes you need to know when dyeing your hair at home to get healthy and beautiful hair.
How to dye your hair at home
Prepare before dyeing your hair at home
You will need to prepare a few things before doing the hair dye at home. These include:
Wash your hair about 24 to 48 hours in advance
You should do this so that the natural oils that form in the hair help the dye adhere to the hair more easily. The dye will color the hair naturally and keep the color longer. If possible, don’t use conditioner when washing your hair the day before you dye your hair. Conditioner strips away the natural oils that are needed to make dyes easier to color.
How to dye your hair at home
How to dye your hair at home: choose the right dye color
You will easily be confused by the diverse color palette of hair dyes. If this is your first time dyeing your hair, it is best to choose a shade that is no more than 2 orders of magnitude darker or lighter than your hair color. If you’re new to dyeing your hair, you can use a temporary dye or test a curl first. This makes it easy to change and deal with damaged hair. Remember to apply temporary dye while your hair is still damp.
Keep yourself and your home dye-free
When dyeing your hair at home, you definitely don’t want traces of dye on the floor and shirt. Cover up areas where the dye can easily get on and cover the floor with newspaper. Have a towel ready to wipe the stain. Wear old clothes that you don’t like anymore, choose clothes that you already want to get rid of.
Cover your shoulders with a scarf or shirt
The towel or hood will absorb the dye that flows out when dyeing your hair. You can buy a hood at a hairdresser’s store. If you decide to use a towel, choose a dark color so that the dye is not visible. Secure the towel at the front of the neck with a hand needle or clip.
Comb your head neatly for easy dyeing
You should brush so that your hair is not tangled when dyeing your hair. This will make it easier to apply the dye and give your hair a more even color.
Apply Vaseline on hairline, ears and neck before dyeing
You can use the vaseline, lip balm, or hair product that came with the dye kit (if you have one). This step is optional, but it will make it easier to wash off the dye from your skin.
Wear gloves when doing hair dye at home
Gloves are often included in the dye kit, but if you don’t have one, you can use disposable latex or nylon gloves. Wearing gloves when dyeing hair is mandatory. Otherwise, you might end up dyeing your hands too!
Use the included bottle or bowl to mix the dye
Follow the instructions on the dye box. Most dye tins come with a bottle for you to mix. Follow the instructions for mixing the dye ingredients in the bottle. Then, shake until the mixture is evenly mixed. If the medicine box does not come with a bottle or bowl, you can buy more to mix colors.
Mix dye with dye auxiliaries
This only applies to certain dyes and the instructions on the box will tell you about using dye auxiliaries. Dye auxiliaries are usually available in dye cartridges. If you don’t have one, you can buy it at a hair product store. If you have to buy dye auxiliaries, you should choose 20%.
How to dye hair at home simple but effective
To dye your hair the right and beautiful color, follow these steps to dye your hair at home:
Step 1. Use a comb to separate your hair into small, medium sections
Use large hair clips (available at supermarkets) to clip sections of hair. Part your hair like this so you don’t miss your hair and apply the dye more evenly.
Step 2. Apply the dye to each section of hair
Thin each section of hair into a patch about 1cm wide while applying the medication so that the dye can be evenly spread. Use an applicator bottle or brush to evenly distribute the dye into your hair. You can also use your gloved hands to even out the dye.
Step 3. Timer to incubate hair as prescribed
Follow the instructions on the box. Do not wash off the dye before the required time or leave it in for longer than the allotted time. Remember to follow the instructions. If you have a lot of gray hair, it is best to incubate your hair for the highest specified time. Do not leave the dye overnight. Because leaving it overnight will make the hair dry and cause severe scalp irritation that can lead to scalp psoriasis.
Things to do after dyeing your hair at home
After performing the above steps to dye your hair at home, you need to wait until the time is up before you wash your hair and perform the rest of the care steps. Some notes include:
1. Wipe off the dye from your neck and forehead with a tissue or wet towel: Don’t touch the dye in your hair. If you want, you can wear a shower cap so that the dye doesn’t mess around. Once you’ve put on your shower cap, you can wrap an extra towel to keep the shower cap warm. This will help speed up the dyeing of your hair.
2. Wait until the incubation time is up, then rinse the hair: After the hair incubation time is up, rinse the dye off with a shower or use a hand wash basin to rinse it off. Use warm water to remove the dye. Rinse until the water is no longer colored.
3. Shampoo and condition your hair: Wait at least an hour before washing your hair. Incubating hair is to let the dye penetrate evenly into each hair. After shampooing, use extra conditioner included in the dye kit. Next, rinse your hair thoroughly.
4. Blow-dry and style normally: You can blow-dry or let your hair dry naturally. Once your hair is dry, style it as usual and show off your new hair color. If you are not satisfied with the results and want to change the color, wait at least 2 weeks to dye your hair again.