5 Things To Know Before You Dye Your Hair

        There are a lot of things that come with a new hair color. A new color can be the beginning of a new chapter, a new relationship, or the start of a new style era. There are a lot of things that come with dying and preparing your hair for a new color. Here’s 5 things to know before you dye your hair:

 

  1. The dirtier you hair is, the better. It’s better to dye hair that’s dirty because of the fact that the natural oils that are present will help the color pick up on your hair better and will help protect your scalp from possibly being burned in the event that bleach is being used.

  2. Don’t bleach your hair two times in a row unless you’re seeing a professional. I warn against this because often times when bleach is reapplied to already dead, bleached, and porous hair it makes it more likely to break off. We want a new hair color, not a new hairstyle ladies.

  3. In the event that you’re dying your hair on your own please be sure to know if you need a toner or a developer. In the pictures posted below, I used 1 part dye with 2 parts of a level 2 developer. If you’re unsure go to a beauty supply store so that they can help you get what you need!

  4. Choose a color that’s got several colors in it. Meaning, don’t pick one solid shade. When your hair has several colors in it, it makes it look much more natural. You natural hair isn’t just one color so why would you want your new hair to look flat and dull? Also, consider putting a glaze on you hair to help restore some shine to it.

  5. Use a test strip. Ladies, before you ruin your hair or hate the color you dyed it, take a test strip towards the bottom and back of your head to make sure the color is what you want. You don’t want to waste your time, money, and beautiful locks on a color that doesn’t make you happy.

 

            Don’t be afraid to experiment with new color and to unlock a new version of yourself. Your personality is constantly evolving so shouldn’t your hair reflect those beautiful changes? I hope you’ve found these tips helpful and thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

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Hey guys! I'm currently a sophomore here at UB. I'm majoring in Communications with a dual minor in International Trade and Political Science. I'm from Long Island, New York. I love to play cello and I'm into everything beauty!

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