Things to Know Before Dyeing your Hair
- Feb. 23, 2023
There’s no denying that dyeing your hair comes with a lot of of intimidation and anxiety. Especially if you’ve never dyed your hair before and also because getting the exact colour you want might get a bit tricky. Although, the feeling of seeing your expectations meet your reality is nothing short of amazing.
There many things to consider before taking that leap of faith to dye your hair. Factors such as the colour you want to change into, the best products for your hair type, the after-care and maintenance and most importantly the cost because it is without doubt that that this entire process is going to cost you a few coins.
In this article, we have a few tips from hair gurus to help you make the whole process of dyeing your hair way more easier than it should be. So read on;
- Do your research
The first thing you should do as soon as you decide on dyeing your hair is to research. Especially if you want to try some DIY at home, ensure you research on the right tools and products so you don’t end up damaging your hair. If it’s your first time it’s more advisable to go to a salon and get an expert who specializes in colour. But still do your due diligence to research on their experience and view their previous work just to ensure they are the perfect fit for the job. As you are researching, also make sure you put into consideration the colour you want to change into and whether will be easy to maintain in terms of your career and lifestyle.
- Evaluate on maintenance
Before you get into this journey, you need to keep in mind that hair grows about half an inch very month. Therefore, you will need regular touch ups for your roots, typically four to six weeks but this varies as some treatments require more maintenance and upkeep than others. Brighter colours or colours that are way different from your natural hair colour will start to show at the roots of your hair. This means that you will also need more time and money for maintenance as compared to colours that are more similar to your natural hair colour. Therefore, if you’re looking for something more “low budget” then it’s best to go for a colour that’s closer to your natural shade or an ombré as you will only worry about getting your roots redone after a year or two.
- Go for consultation
If you have decided to get your hair dyed by an expert at the salon, then book a consultation with colorist so they are able to analyze your hair type and prepare well for when you book your appointment. This will also help them understand exactly what you want and advise you accordingly depending on their experiences with former clients. Be sure to bring along some photos to help in demonstrating exactly what colour you want and also to leave your colorist with some sort of reminder in case they will need to buy new products before your appointment.
- Pick a colour that compliments your skin tone
I know you’ve just seen Kylie Jenner’s latest post and you are obsessed with the highlights in her hair. Now before rushing to your nearest salon or drugstore I need you to remember that certain colours look different on different skin tones. The last thing you want after spending all that money is walking out of that salon looking like a clown. If you have a pink undertone you should stick to cooler and ashier colours whereas if you have a yellow undertone stick to the gold and warm colours. Your colorist should be able to help you in case you are not sure of what your undertone is and also recommend the most realistic colour so your result can come out how you envision it to.
- Dyes might damage your hair
For extremely major changes, it is advisable to get your hair done by an experienced colorist. This is because certain treatments like bleaching take longer and are harsher on the scalp than others. This is why most colorists will opt to do your hair in stages so it can allow your hair to rest for a while in between the stages. Dyes can also alter the texture and volume of your hair overtime. So be sure to have a full consultation with your colorist so you can be aware of any dangers likely to arise.