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How to Dye Your Hair at Home

/ 09:02 AM October 07, 2022

New hair color can significantly change your look. Fortunately, you do not need to head to the salon to get the “new you.” Instead, you can dye your hair at home. 

It could help you save time and money in visiting your hairdresser. After all, you can purchase nearly every color you want from numerous brands.

This article will discuss how to dye your hair at home. Later, we will explain how to use the patch and strand tests to keep your hair safe.

How to dye your hair at home

How to dye your hair at home

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  1. You can buy your first box of hair dye at your local Walmart or online stores. Buy two boxes because you do not want to run out of dye midway through the process.
  2. Follow the box instructions to prepare the hair dye. Next, use the patch test to see your skin’s reaction to the mixture. Also, use a strand test to see how your current color interacts with the color.
  3. We will focus on how to dye your hair at home for now. Keep your hairline clean by applying lip balm along the parts you do not want to color with dye. 
  4. Brush your hair to undo tangles and avoid potential problems. Then, section your hair into four parts. Start from down the middle, then from ear to ear across the crown.
  5. Pour the bottle’s contents into a mixing bowl. Color your hair with the brush inside the dye box, like you are in a painting studio.  
  6. Color the front parts first because those are the most visible. Also, they need the total processing time. Moreover, you should color your roots first because they need more time to develop that new color.
  7. Use a clean toothbrush or a mascara wand if you want highlights. Apply it where the sun usually shines on your hair to achieve a natural look.
  8. Wait for the processing period recommended by your hair dye. Then, rinse the excess dye with water. Next, shampoo your hair, but make sure it does not contain sulfate. That substance could cause your hair shaft to swell. As a result, the color may drain away from your strands. 

How to do a patch test

How to dye your hair at home

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Learning how to dye your hair at home requires that you keep your scalp safe. You do not want to keep scratching it while you are outdoors!

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  1. Start your patch test by preparing a coin-sized amount of the color activator and dye in a bowl. Then, use a cotton bud to rub a small amount behind your ear.
  2. Leave it there for 48 hours and try not to wash it. Moreover, you should close the bottle caps tightly. Otherwise, your hair dye may react to the air and become ineffective.
  3. Follow the box instructions to prepare the hair dye. Next, use the patch test to see your skin’s reaction to the mixture. Also, use a strand test to see how your current color interacts with the color.
  4. Go ahead and use the hair dye if you see no reactions from it. Otherwise, wash the color behind your ear immediately, and do not use it for your hair.

How to do a strand test

How to dye your hair at home

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  1. Using a strand test, you should also check how your hair would look with the dye. Use a ¼-inch thick bunch underneath your hair to hide it later. 
  2. Wear a pair of protective gloves. Then, separate the rest of your hair from that small bunch using plastic clips. Dye that strand and wait for 24 hours. 
  3. Afterward, see if you like the color of that strand. Go ahead and use the color if it looks good. Otherwise, hide that part and find another hair color.

Conclusion

We discussed how to dye your hair at home. Use the tests first to ensure that you achieve the right look. Doing it at home does not mean doing it alone.

You could ask for help from a friend or family member. They could make it easier to color your hair, and they may provide feedback on how you can improve the look.

Coloring your hair can take time, so why not check more Inquirer USA articles while waiting? It shares the latest updates and news for various trends.

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