You can dye your hair in a number of ways; at a salon, at home with a DIY hair dye box, or even with a temporary color spray. Hair treatment options in the bustling state city of Singapore are plentiful. It’s easy to find a method that caters to your needs with the budget you have at hand.
Suffice to say, dyeing your hair at home for the first time won’t be easy. Even before you pick up that dye brush, there are a few things to think about such as choosing the proper color (that will actually show up on your hair) and picking the right tools for the intended results.
To help you, we’ve compiled a list of five DIY hair color tips that will turn the once-complicating task of hair coloring into a peaceful at-home spa day.
Keep in mind that DIY hair dyes may contain potentially harmful ingredients such as ammonia or parabens. If you want to avoid toxic chemicals, you can opt for natural hair dyes like henna. Without further ado, here are things you should know before you pick up your brushes:
- Stock in Advance
The greatest mistake you can make is running out of color halfway through. When dyeing your hair at home, it’s always a good idea to keep at least two boxes on hand. That way, you can make sure that every strand on your head is covered down to the roots, including the side burns and baby hairs. Though this depends on your hair length and thickness, it never hurts to be careful.
- Don’t Wash Your Hair Before Dyeing
You don’t even need to wash your hair before coloring it. The oils in your hair and scalp serve as a protective barrier, and washing it before dyeing might irritate and hurt your scalp when you apply color. Dampen your hair by sprinkling water on your head and push your hair around with your hands for a few seconds before you start. It emulsifies the color and distributes it evenly so there are no lines or streaks.
- Finish with a Toner
If you’re planning to bleach your hair, it may come out a little yellow or orange after you’ve rinsed it out. Since Asian hair has more yellow tones, it’s more likely to retain yellowish hues. Consider using a purple shampoo in your hair care to counteract the brassiness.
- Nourish Your Hair
If you want smooth and healthy tresses, use hair masks and deep conditioners after a bleaching or coloring process. Apply them to moist hair and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before shampooing as usual.
- Do Your Homework
When it comes to box dyes, what you see isn’t always what you get. The developer in DIY dyes is typically stronger than those used in salons. This indicates that your hair will be lighter than the model’s hair on the box and that more color will be lifted.
Instead of looking at the model on the hair dye box, look at the little swatches on the edges of the box to get a better idea of how the dye color will look on your hair. Of course, you can rely on social media and online reviews as well.
To color your hair like a pro, read the back of the box dye and then follow the recommendations. Whether you’re looking for a Keratin treatment in Singapore, a new manicure or hair dyeing, DIY is a great option if you’re looking for a new makeover on a budget, provided you’re aware of and following the procedure with care.
All you need is a little patience (remember to go slowly) and some advice from those who know what they’re talking about to get your DIY dyeing job done well. Good luck!