Things You Should Know Before Dyeing Your Hair

die hairWhether you decide to go all out with dip-dye hair or you just want to refresh your highlights for the summer, there are a number of things you should know off before dyeing your hair.

Keep these things in mind to ensure that you end up with a hair color that looks great and stays looking great in between color jobs.

Don’t wash your hair before coloring

The scalp’s natural oil works as a buffer to prevent irritation. Washing it will strip your hair off its natural oil. Leave your hair dirty before you start.

 

Steer clear of the pool

Summer is a time for pool parties. However, you’re not allowed to dive in if you just had your hair dyed. Why? It’s because the chemicals in the pool will get into your hair shaft and alter your hair color. Steer clear of the pool 2 weeks after coloring your hair. If you’ll stay outdoors for an extended period of time, then sun protection is a must.

Don’t go more than 2 shades darker or lighter

Drastic hair color can’t be achieved over night. Blonde hair looks great if you baby-step your way into it. Be realistic when choosing your desired shade. Stay within 2 shades of your natural hair color.

It is a major commitment

Coloring your hair is a major commitment. You should have your roots touched up every 6 to 8 weeks. Before coloring your hair, it is important to ask yourself how often you want to be in the salon. If you don’t want to come in for touch ups every month, then let your hairstylist know. This way, he/she can decide how dark or light to take your strands. Plus, it will be easier for them to find a color that you can maintain.

 

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