Dye Your Own Hair at Home

If you want to color your hair, why not save money and dye your own hair at home?  You might find, like many other adventurous women, that it is not as complicated as you think.  If you follow these simple instructions, you will have the shine and shade you want without having to step foot into a parlor.

Less is More

Using hair dye at home is kind of like whitening your teeth; it is always safest to stay within a few shades of its original color.  Okay, so it is a little harder than that.  What you need to consider is that the darker or lighter you go, the more complicated the job gets and the higher the risk of messing it up.  Blonde to black and vice-versa is usually something you would want a professional to handle.

Ask a friend

Allowing a friend to help you — and believe it, they’ll love to- can help make your hair coloring experience less stressful.  Consider asking someone to help who has a steady hand and good sense of humour.  She or he can make sure you spread the dye evenly and ensure you do not miss anything in the back of your head.

Perform a Color Test Before You Dye Your Own Hair

Getting stuck with a hair color that you are uncomfortable with is just not worth it.  So, always test your dye out on a small sample of hair before using it.

It may react differently than what you expected from looking at the color on the box.  Also, there is no harm in using temporary dye.  In fact, if you are unsure of a particular color or your hair dying abilities, temporary dye might be the way to go.

Have Everything You Need in one Place

The last thing you want when you’re in the middle of dying your hair is to find out you need something you do not have.  The best solution for this problem is to be prepared before you begin.  Gather all the things you need in one place so you will not have to run around looking for them once you begin.  Here is a list of the basic paraphernalia you should have on hand:

  • Dye brush (one double headed and one for highlights)
  • Latex or plastic gloves
  • Hair clips
  • Ear covers (optional)
  • Plastic shoulder cape
  • Wide tooth comb

A lighter shade of whatever color you chose can be used to great effect in highlighting strands around your face.   Use your highlight brush to make your highlights as thick or thin as you like.  Great highlights can do wonders for your face; framing it nicely and making your eyes stand out.

Dying your own hair can be fun, however, it can be a time consuming task. As such, it would be advisable to leave it to the professionals. Alternatively, you can get your hair dyed at a beauty school salon. You will not only get a great look, but also save a few bucks.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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