They say that a change is as good as a rest. So why not give those locks something new and treat them to a new feel-good colour? These days, it is quite straightforward and easy to colour your hair at home. There are just a few common-sense guidelines to follow.
Get That Colour Right
Spend some time before you colour your hair at home deciding on what shade you want to change it to. If it is a drastic change, you might want to discuss it with friends or a professional first.
Getting something right once you’ve already gone ahead and done it is a lot more time-consuming and expensive than putting some thought into it in the first place. If it’s the first time you will have coloured your hair at home, you might want to consider a system like Simply Natural Colour – consider something very close to your current shade, which will still be noticeably different and give you a boost but not be too drastic.
Have all of the things that you will need at hand before you start the process of dyeing your hair. There is nothing worse than realising that you are missing something at the point at which you should be rinsing your hair. Things like timers, combs, gloves, and Vaseline are all good things to have in your vicinity when you start. Before you apply the hair dye, smear a layer of Vaseline around your hairline. This will stop your skin from getting stained and you from spending the next few days with coloured ears! Always ensure that your hair is in good condition before you colour it as well. Give it a boost with a treatment the week before. Hair that is in good condition is more likely to retain its colour longer. Once you are ready, simply follow the instructions.
Look After That Colour
Once you have gone through the time and effort of putting that new colour on, it is worth making sure that you maintain it properly so that it lasts longer. Make sure that you use shampoos and conditioners which are formulated specially for coloured hair. There are shampoos out there which will strip that new colour out of your hair and make it look dull. Visit your hairdresser to address any split-end issues and make sure that you have a regular haircut when dyeing your hair at home. This will keep it in tip-top condition and make it easy to maintain going forward.
Having a new hair colour can make you feel on top of the world. Have a look at all of the shade options around you, and go and treat yourself to a new you.