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5 Tips for DIY Hair Dye
As you may have noticed from some of the pictures on my blog, I like to dye my hair. My hair has been almost every color of the rainbow. I have been dyeing it since I was about 12 or 13 years old and truth be told I’m not 100% sure what exactly my natural hair color is anymore.
For the past year or so my hair was a pastel shade of light pink. I loved the pink color but after nine months I was ready for a change so I decided to go back to a natural shade of brown and give myself a break from coloring my hair for a while.
Now that spring is almost here I am ready to freshen up my look for the warmer months ahead.
I wanted to try a nice bright red shade. I was at Walmart checking out the huge selection of Schwarzkopf Hair Color and decided to go with one of the shades from their Color Ultime Flaming Reds Collection. I used shade number 4.2 Mahogany Red. Schwarzkopf Hair Color is professional quality hair color you use at home that is easy to use and produces beautiful color results that last.
Here is my “before” photo:
And the “after” photos:
I’m super happy with Schwarzkopf Color Ultime Hair Color. It made my hair really shiny and the color turned out a nice deep red, just like on the box. It’s available in so many vibrant fashion shades so they have the perfect color just for you, no matter what your style.
After many years of dyeing my hair at home, myself, I’ve got my method down pat to make sure I always get professional looking results.
Here are my best tips for at-home DIY Hair Dye:
Wear a button up shirt
Keep an old button up shirt around to wear when you dye your hair. Make sure it’s one that can get stained, because it will! A shirt that buttons up in the front won’t have to be pulled over your head to be removed when it’s time to rinse, which means less mess.
Use coconut oil to protect your skin
Before I begin applying the color I apply coconut oil to the skin around my hair line and on my ears. This helps prevent the color from staining my skin. After I apply the dye to my hair and I’m waiting for it to develop I can use an old rag to wipe off any dye that got on my skin.
Divide your hair into sections
I find it so much easier to apply the dye to individual sections of my hair at a time. I brush my hair and divide it into about 6 sections and secure each one with a ponytail holder. Then, starting at the front of my head I apply the dye to each section of hair according to the directions on the box.
Ask a friend to help
If possible have a friend help you apply it. Reaching the back of your head and making sure you didn’t miss any spots can be tough. If you have a friend around to help, ask them to do the back of your head. If you don’t have anyone to help, use strategically placed mirrors to make sure you haven’t missed any spots.
Wait before you shampoo
After the color has developed according to the directions, take off the button up shirt and hop right into the shower to rinse out the color. When I have freshly colored hair, I try to hold off on shampooing my hair again for about 48 hours. I find that it helps the color to set and last longer.
What do you think of my new hair color? Let me know in the comments and make sure you try Schwarzkopf Color Ultime next time you color your hair.