Color Me Perfect; Hair Dye Tips You Need to Know
If there is one thing that we love to do to hair...it's to try a new hair color. Whether it is simply touching up our natural hair colors, adding a few highlights or lowlights, or even trying a daring, possibly funky, new color, coloring can be fun. It can also be dangerous at the same time. While at home coloring can be well and good, if you are on a budget, there are a few things you should avoid when coloring your hair at home.
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Here are three tips consider should you decide to color your hair at home.
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Never Buy a Box of Hair Dye Because of a Picture
Many people decide on a whim to dye their hair based on the picture on the hair dye box. The thing most don't take into account is that we all have different hair and the photo is of someone whose hair was professionally dyed.
Always Color Carefully
Coloring your own hair can be a bit of a battle. Most people usually end up staining their scalp, forehead, even their shoulders or neck. This shows that you went the cheap way and did your hair at home instead of going to a salon. The trick to avoiding staining yourself is applying vaseline to your forehead and other areas prone to staining, and having old towels around to wear over your shoulders and where you are coloring your hair (bathroom sink, kitchen area, etc.) This keeps you from staining yourself, your clothes, your beautiful marble or granite sink as well as your furniture and walls.
Choose Two Colors when Covering Gray
Let's face it...as we age, gray hair becomes an ever present part of us. You can either embrace it or you can cover it. If you elect to cover your gray keep in mind that one color just might not cut it.
If you want to successfully cover your graying hair, use two different colors that are around the same shade. If you want to be blonde, use a darker blonde color first and then a couple shades of a lighter blonde.
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