Assuming you are a blonde who wants to try life as a brunette or wants to get rid of those highlights, you find yourself at the hair-coloring aisle of your local store. With the hopes of saving money, you grab a box of hair color, hurry home and start dying your hair.
Once you’re done, you wait patiently wait and time the entire process. Finally, you unwrap your head and peer into the mirror. Now, you get the shock of your life as you realize that your hair is 8 shades darker than the color sample on the box.
Maintaining your hair can be expensive, which is why a lot of people are tempted to go the DIY route. If your attempt to try the latest celebrity hair color trend ended up in tears, don’t panic. Read on as we give you a few quick tips to fix your hair color disasters at home.
Consult your hairstylist
Hair color disasters can be remedied if you visit your stylist within 2 to 3 days. Also, make sure to bring the hair color package with you so your stylist can check the type of product and color you used.
Wash, wash, wash
If you can’t schedule an appointment with your stylist due to your busy schedule, go ahead and follow these steps.
Shampoo you hair immediately using baby shampoo. Though baby shampoo is supposed to be gentle, it is actually very potent. Shampoo your hair three times (morning, evening and one other time). If baby shampoo is not available, you can use a lemon-scented dishwashing soap as an alternative.
Make sure to wash and rinse your hair with hot water as heat tends to fade hair dye. Also, don’t forget to condition your hair.
The next day, wash your hair 3 times again, using baby shampoo or dishwashing liquid. Use the hottest water you can stand. Then, use a deep-conditioning product to restore your hair’s moisture.
Wash your hair with clarifying shampoo over the next few days and condition as usual. This would diminish the color, but it would be best to visit the salon as soon as you can for a professional rejuvenation.