Hair dyeing is something we all do at some point in our lives. Personally, I have dyed my hair (or parts of it) so many times that I have learned the ways of hair dyeing so many times over. Here are a few really useful tips that I’ve learned in my times of dyeing my hair.
Do: use conditioner often
Hair dye dries your hair out A LOT. Use a color conditioner every time you wash your hair to restore the moisture and seal the color.
Don’t: shampoo a lot or use cheap shampoo
This can dry your hair even more and strip the color, causing it to fade faster.
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Do: have someone help you
If you’re dyeing your hair at home (like I usually do) it is best you have someone else assist you to make sure you don’t end up with patchy color.
Don’t: wear your good clothes
Hair dyeing is very, very messy. Don’t wear your favorite clothes unless you want splatters of hair dye all over them.
Do: use a comb
This ensures that the color is spread evenly through your hair and gets to every corner of your scalp.
Don’t: blow dry often
This will fade your color so fast, so avoid it at all costs.
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Do: think about the color you’re choosing
Basically, don’t commit to a high maintenance color if you aren’t willing to keep up with re-dyeing it.
Don’t: be afraid to try new things
If you really want the color, and you’re sure its what you want, go for it! Sometimes all you need is fresh look.
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