Common Mistakes You Can Make While Dyeing Your Hair

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Not everyone has the time or money to visit a hair salon to dye their hair. Since the Coronavirus outbreak, the number of people who dye their own hair has dramatically increased. However, if you are not familiar with dyeing your hair or lack the proper technique, it can turn out quite the opposite of how you imagined. If you intend to color your hair from home, you need to be prepared to ensure that you do not make these common D.I.Y hair-dyeing mistakes:

Choosing the Wrong Color

It is essential to pick the right color that will work with your current hair shade. If you choose a wild or bright color that is the total opposite of your current color, make sure you understand the proper dyes or bleaching process involved to get your desired look. Be careful to avoid any box dye from the drug store as they may result in disappointing hair color.

If you are new to the hair coloring process, it might be a good idea to opt for a temporary or semi-permanent dye to try out a new hair color. By doing this, you avoid messing up your hair color permanently as it will eventually grow out or fade away.

Washing Your Hair Right Before Dyeing 

If you planned to dye your hair right after washing your hair, that will be a big mistake. You want to make sure that you do not wash your hair for at least 48 hours prior to dyeing your hair because the unwashed hair will create a natural protective barrier for your scalp. It ensures that you have less chance of scalp irritation, and the color pigment will take to your hair better.

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Hair turned brassy

Have you tried dyeing your hair a beautiful blonde color, but the result looked a little too yellow or orange for your liking? Thankfully there is an easy way to fix this problem. Invest in a purple shampoo that will tone out any unwanted color from your hair. You might find that after a few washes, the brassiness start returning. If it does, repeat the process with your purple shampoo.

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Your Hair Color Turned Out Uneven

If you have followed all the instructions, you might find that your hair looks more like a balayage than fully colored hair. This happens because the heat from your scalp allows the top part of your hair to process a little longer, resulting in a lighter-colored scalp. A simple fix is to apply a darker shade to the specific root area to create an evenly dye job.

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Not allowing Your Hair to Process

Processing is one of the most important part of the hair dyeing process. It is critical to follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions to create beautifully dyed hair. If you leave the color on for too long, your hair structure could completely change. If you take it off of your hair too quickly, the color might not look right. The average amount of processing time is between 30-40 minutes. However, this will change depending on your specific products, so be sure to read your dye’s instructions.

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