Hair Colouring Tips

Getting the most out of your own hair dye selection, preparation, application and maintenance are key. What are the rules of the slot in three colors on both sides of your natural color of the most flattering results, and for the same degree of effort in-house color as you would in fake tanning.

Appropriate color selection is probably the most important part of the process and the right, you know what your natural hair is.



Plus your commitment must go beyond the last rinse to use hair care products specifically for colored hair is weakened by a chemical reaction, whether professionally or otherwise.

 This is judged on how light or dark - hairdressers use numbering system - 1-10 - with a black and 10 lightest blonde. After identification is therefore much easier to choose, so the next time you ask the salon what your natural color - the name and number - and this will contribute to a better informed choice.  Always perform a skin test, as indicated on the box of 48-72 hours for the color of your hair. This is especially important if you have a permanent dye, which can sometimes lead to an allergic reaction, from mild to life threatening. You must test each time you color - not only the first time that a particular brand.

Read the instructions twice, just skimming them is a recipe for potential disaster. Get a friend to help you apply the product, if possible, because this is so much easier. Work section by section with a wide toothed comb instead of just rubbing dollops coincidence in your hair.

If you have a dark color, tint or permanently use a dark colored towel, if you bleach / highlighting kit, use a white towel.

In general, neutral color is suitable for most people - so look for shades with a 'cool' in the title that you do not go orange.

Lightening by 2-3 levels can only be achieved with a permanent color, semi-permanents not lighten the hair.

If you want to go darker always use a semi-permanent or tone-on-tone color. These contain no ammonia and only very low levels of peroxide so they simply add color and will slowly decay.

If you want to go brighter and use a semi-permanent if you just want a slight tint, but if you have a really clear result - ie a bright red, you can usually use a permanent color.

The rules of emphasis differ usually contain bleach or high lift tint, so you can change a lot lighter - but you should still check the box as each will differ on how high they can lift. When lightning its yellow undertone can be a problem, so choose a color from the Ash family when you go much lighter. Many of the highlighting kits contain a brush applicator. It can be more efficient to only a single provision of your face, then across major stress. If you highlight a kit, you will probably need to continue to look at the results until you are as light as you want. Check through a strict and wiping out the bleach to control how light it is.  With root growth is important not to overlap on your application or you can finish with a mottled effect. Section hair into 4 - ear to ear and forehead to neck - and work on each section using the tail of the brush to make small horizontal sections and adjust the colors on each side of the section. This can be really difficult at the back - so the best for a friend as you can. Semi-permanents can be applied in a more Freehand way - ideally in the bath or sink where it can be messy. Squeeze your - gloved - hands and really massage it too have to fall part.  Finally, do not panic if you hopelessly wrong, professional colourists love a challenge and in my experience, there is no dye disaster that defies correction.

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