smallIf you are new to home painting, this manual is for you.
You’ve decided what you want hair color change without going to the hairdresser and thinking about doing it painted at home? The intention is great, but there are things you should know before diving into it.
How to choose shade and color
First of all you need to understand what kind hue you want to do: natural, oil or ammonia? Permanent or semi-permanent, meaning it washes off after a few washes?
On the subject colour a world of possibilities opens up. There are classic colors such as black, brown, red and blonde or more creative ones such as pink, green and blue. In all of these you also need to be able to determine not so much the color, but the right shade for you. Obviously the hairdresser is not only able to advise you on the ideal solution for your skin type, but also knows how your hair will behave and will therefore be able to create the magic mix for an amazing result. The rule of thumb is that the color should never be two shades lighter or darker than what you have in mind (you can’t go from black or brown to blonde) and if you want to lighten the color it should contain hydrogen peroxide hydrogen.
With these conditions, then, our first advice on his subject DIY paint is to start with a semi-permanent color: this way if the color in the house not exactly a hit, you’re not even in danger of taking much damage. And walking around with the wrong hair color can make you shed a lot of tears.
Another note, especially for blondes. If you have very porous hair, you are also at risk semi-permanent coloring you leave indelible marks that don’t come off after washing, so take a good look at your hair before you get too excited or ready to go to the salon to get the blonde done.
That said, if you’ve found what works for you and you’re ready to move on, here are some tips to get things right.
Paint at home: here’s what you need
In addition to the box of paint for mixing, prepare some bobby pins for clipping locks, a dark, old towel, and possibly a cape. The gloves are already included in the package. Also, have a cotton pad and makeup remover milk nearby: you’ll need them in case there are stains. If you want to prevent, use an oily cream to apply on the upper part of the forehead, near the hairline, near the sideburns, the ear and the neck: this way the removal of the dye will be even easier.
What to do before dyeing your hair at home
Before you dive in, do a patch test to make sure you’re not allergic to any of the paint’s ingredients. If you read the information leaflet carefully, you should find the recommendations and instructions for doing this.
If you still have virgin hair, there are no problems, but if you have previously parkoured between one dye and another, these could affect the final result and the chosen color may not be the same as you expected: do a test in one the lock is hidden, so if the experiment fails, it won’t be like wearing a red letter on your front or top lock.
Read well color installation times shown in the brochure: each color and each brand has different times and deviation from those indicated does not guarantee the result.
If you do it dye to cover white hair make sure it says on the package that the paint is suitable for this purpose. However, if you have a few white strands, instead of dyeing all of your hair, find a friend who can help you identify them and dye just those. You’ll probably throw away some product, but you won’t become a slave to the paint and still make a profit.
Dyeing at home: here’s how
If the patch test and color proof went well, you’re ready to go. First of all, brush your hair well, making sure to untangle all the knots and part the hair with a center part.
After mixing the dye well for about 20/30 seconds, start applying the mixture by massaging the roots well. Then draw a straight line with the tail of the comb and bring the hair to the opposite side, repeating the operation strip by strip. Once done, do the same thing on the other side, always using the comb and giving a good massage.
You will need the rest of the product to paint the lengths. We divide the head into 4 parts, two at the front and two at the back, using the tongs, and start pouring some paint along the length of the first lock, always massaging well to spread it evenly. Try to measure the amount of product: it should be enough for your entire head and remember that you always have time to add if you were too sparing.
Unclip each strand as you work it through, repeating the same operation. Finally, bring them together, continuing the massage, dropping the rest. Once you’re done, set the timer and run to the shower to wash your hair as soon as the time is up, washing twice to make sure you remove any residue and using your go-to conditioner.
Continue with the styling and enjoy the new color!
GOOD Permanent Coloring Without Ammonia, Garnier
Schwarzkopf Permanent Color Palette, Schwarzkopf
Elixir of Color Coloring Treatment in precious oils without ammonia, Biopoint
Phyto Color permanent coloring with plant pigments, Phyto
Shine On Hair Coloring Treatment, BioNike
Color treatment Casting Crème Gloss without ammonia, L’Oréal Paris