Do you like changing your hair color? Why don’t you try your hand at home hair colouring? Sensual blonde or tangy brown, pastel pink or flamboyant red, there’s plenty to choose from when it comes to hair colouring. But you still need to master the basics to avoid stains and other staining concerns. How to succeed in your home hair colouring? Follow our advice for a perfect colo.
1. How to choose the right hair dye?
The first thing to define when you want to colour your hair yourself is the desired colour.
Colours are classified according to a very precise scale of tones used by professionals. It distinguishes 10 main shades, from the lightest to the darkest. In addition to these shades, there are also reflections. One distinguishes warm reflections (gold, copper, mahogany and red) from cold reflections (ash and iridescent).
To find out which type of shade you can adopt, simply consult the tables on the colouring boxes. They show you in a simple way which colours are best suited to your natural shade.
2. Should I prefer permanent or temporary colouring?
A temporary colour fades between 6 and 8 shampoos and a tone-on-tone or semi-permanent colour lasts 6 to 8 weeks. Permanent hair colouring does not fade: you have to wait for the hair to grow back before it regains its natural colour.
It is important to know that the first two types of hair colouring do not contain ammonia, as they only tint the hair. Therefore, they are products that are less damaging to the hair fibre. However, they only partially cover white hair.
Only permanent hair colouring can both cover a large part of the gray hair and darken or lighten it at the same time.
3. Are there any precautions to take before home colouring?
– Check that you are not allergic to certain components of the product. In particular, ammonia can irritate or burn some scalps. The safety instructions provided in the box will help you make up your mind.
– Avoid contact with your eyes as this is not a shampoo. After applying the hair colour to the hair, rub half a lemon on your forehead and hands. This will allow you to wipe off the hair colour, which cannot be easily removed with soap.
4. Succeed with your hair colour
Before you start colouring your entire hair, do a trial touch 48 hours beforehand. If this is your first time, this application on the skin will allow you to be sure that you are not allergic to the different products contained in the hair colour you wish to use.
Remember to prepare your mixture just before applying it.
Little tip before colouring: apply a greasy moisturising cream to the hairline on the forehead and temples. If you overflow a little, it will prevent the colour from settling on your skin and it will be easier to cleanse afterwards.
Follow the instructions carefully (don’t skip any steps!) and don’t forget the famous gloves.
For full colour throughout your hair
If you dye your hair for the first time, you have no roots. Distribute the product evenly over the lengths and ends, leave on for 10 minutes (the length of the break varies depending on the type of hair).
products. Read the instructions carefully). Then apply the colouring mixture to the roots and leave it on for the time indicated in the instructions. Rinse thoroughly after application.
For localised colouring on the roots
Is your hair already colored and sensitized? Apply the colouring mixture only to the roots and leave on for 20 minutes (the pause time varies according to the products. Read the instructions carefully). At the end of the break, distribute the entire product over the lengths and ends. Leave on for another 10 minutes.
When the pause time is over, lather with a little warm water, knead, add again a little warm water, knead and rinse. Finish with a special shampoo for coloured hair.
5. How to take care of your hair colour?
Just because the “dyeing” stage is now behind you doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take care of that pretty hair colour you are now wearing. For a superb mermaid mane and a colour that lasts longer, rely on appropriate care with shampoos and special masks for coloured hair to fix your colour. Finally, to complete your daily beauty routine, you can also rely on a hair oil. To be used before shampooing, blow drying or simply as a finishing touch, it is ideal for keeping your color luminous.
6. What to avoid for a nickel home hair color
– It is very important that you follow the safety instructions before colouring your hair. Do the allergy test 48 hours before applying the colour.
– Avoid using bleaching and colouring in succession as these processes damage the hair.
– Henna hair colouring is not for everyone. Covering gray hair is less effective with this technology. Furthermore, henna hair colouring cannot be made up for with conventional hair colouring. In fact, henna has the effect of coating the hair, which will prevent traditional hair colouring from doing its job, you may be disappointed with the result. We therefore advise you to wait for the natural henna colour to bleed before switching back to classic hair colouring.
– If this is your first colouring, avoid choosing a colour that is too aggressive or too dark, as it will take time to adjust to your new head.