It’s been extremely difficult not to dye my hair recently, as I’ve seen a lot of people doing so from the absolute boredom of this self quarantine.
I’ve seen people go as far as bleaching their hair on Tik Tok when they have absolutely no idea what they’re doing! But hey, you go girl because you have more guts than I do sis!
As for myself, I’ve only just recently hopped on the bandwagon of changing my hair color. It was almost three years ago when my college roommates convinced me into getting balayage for my dark hair. Ever since then, I’ve loved it.
Well lucky for you, we’ve got your back ladies and here are some important tips to remember IF you decide to dye your hair at home!
First things first are supplies. In order to dye your hair, you’ll need these pro tools to get you started.
For depositing, you’ll need a bowl for the hair dye and a brush to sweep on the hair color.
For highlighting, a tipping cap, a mixing spatula, a disposable cape and gloves, are all essential for those perfect highlights just in time for the summer!
For permanent hair color, it’s important to remember this pro tip from Miguel Angartia, Master Colorist at Oscar Blandi Salon in NYC,
“Applying the color only on the visible areas, minimizes mistakes and prevents you from getting overwhelmed.” “So apply only the part and the hairline.” “Do not run any permanent dye on ends of hair.” “This can darken or make ends flat.”Miguel Angartia, Master Colorist at Oscar Blandi Salon
Take it from another master in the industry, Megan Graham, Owner and Master Colorist at Megan Graham Beauty in Boston, suggests,
“Any brand can be safe, but it’s crucial to follow the manufacturer’s directions, as well as to perform a patch test to rule out any color allergies.”Megan Graham, Owner and Master Colorist at Megan Graham Beauty
For semipermanent hair color that can last around six weeks, Graham recommends,
“Buy more hair color than you think you need.” “The amount of color in a store-bought kit is usually very small.”Megan Graham, Owner and Master Colorist at Megan Graham Beauty
She also notes, “Plan plenty of time, and be patient.” “Leave the color on for long enough, since proper processing ensures beautiful results.” “Do not wash your hair the day that you intend to color it.” “Your scalp will thank you!”Megan Graham, Owner and Master Colorist at Megan Graham Beauty