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Top Tips to Remember When Coloring Hair At Home
Question: I would love to color my hair myself. Yet I am not so sure I know how to go about it.Okay well, while DIY hair coloring isn’t exactly fool proof, you can come close to that. For sure you can avoid creating a big mess that will pinch your wallet plenty as you have your mistakes fixed by a professional colorist. Here’s some ideas.Before You Color: How committed do you plan to be to a color? In other words do you want it to last weeks, months or can you live with it longer? As in much longer. Once you decide simply pick the box of coloring based on that comfort level.What Color Please? Hoping for something more along the lines of a shade that looks like you were born with it. Or do you want to make statement with a more drastic change. If you stick with a hue no more than two shades lighter or darker than your hair is now, well, that you can handle. If you’re going from brunette to a sun kissed blonde, schedule time with a colorist.Protect That Hairline: Nothing ruins the effect of a stunning hair color than stained skin at the hair line. Or ears that sport a new color too. Avoid all that unpleasantness by skimming a thin layer of Vaseline on any skin at risk. That would be your ears, hairline and neckline.Treat the Tips: Since your ends are likely the driest, most damaged part of your hair they tend to soak up too much color unless you spritz them with water first before commencing coloring. The effort at moisturizing will pay off with a more even color application even on the ends.Follow the Recipe: Which is to say the details count when coloring. You see, coloring your hair is like baking a cake. You’ve got ingredients to apply at the right time and in the right order. Those that ignore the proper order in this process or make other mistakes live to regret it.Extend the Color: Make it happen by using shampoos designed for color treated hair. They are formulated to add moisture and designed not to strip the color out as fast as other suds can.It’s easier than you might have thought to color your hair yourself. Simply pay attention to the details, don’t go crazy with your color selection and you can produce a lovely result. Fail at that however and you can have a real hair disaster on your hands. That won’t be cheap to fix.
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