Well, I am currently obsessed coloring my hair. For almost 3 years I have dyed my hair 3 times by myself and I am fine doing it at home. I was influenced by best friend to color my hair and from then on, I started to get addicted to hair coloring. DISCLAIMER: I must admit that I am not a professional hairdresser and I have no formal education with salon education.
Boxed hair color products vs. salon colorists products
I am talking based on my experiences and knowledge about hair coloring from the box which is intended for home use and not a salon professional use. I have learned that in order to achieved a certain color you have to learn a professional hair color mixes while if you use hair coloring products from the box and you have dark hair or dark brown hair (like mine) you will not solely achieved your preferred hair color unless you pre-lightened it (bleaching process). Good thing to those who have light hair color because the hair color will effect nicely.
I must warn you that if you are planning to mix hair color chemicals and apply it to your hair, it might turn your hair in a bad shaped for you know a little about its mixtures unless you have been tutored with the right amount of mixtures which hair colorist professionals will rarely tell you.
If only I can find a good hair colorists who undergone professional training I would pay but sadly, I can’t find one and those who are colorist of celebrities costs too high for a simple lady like me. I choose to use the boxed hair color and do it on my own for free and if something bad happens or if it didn’t achieved what I want at least I do it alone and I have nobody to blame at all and did not pay any charge for the salon service.
There are different components and types of hair colors. A professional hair colorists can define it. It is sometimes depends on you natural hair color. Bleaching your hair can damage your hair because it can be burned by the chemicals. So, you bleach your hair at your own risk and just to achieve your desired hair color especially if you have dark hair.
How to dye?
- Wash your hair at least one day before you color your hair, so that your hair produce natural oil which helps the hair color to bond even more.
- Comb your hair and divide your hair into sections.
- Test your hair color if you are allergic to the formula but if you are used to the hair color and got no chemical reaction, you can use it right away.
- Apply your hair color starting from bottom. Hairline: Nape to forehead.
- Follow the time. If you overdue hair color in your hair, it might damage your hair and can cause dryness.
- Wash your hair thoroughly.
- Don’t panic if you wash your hair on the second time and with another succeeding washes, your hair color washes off.
- Usage of Color Protect shampoos can help your hair color lasts long.
- Condition your hair.
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Hair Treatments can nourish or damage hair depending on the degree of the procedure and the content of the formula. Always remember that there are time to stop treating your hair with chemicals. I encourage you to use organic treatments which also can save you spending a lot of money for your hair. The are types of hair which treatments basically depends on it. Do not undergo in a certain hair treatment which your hair really don’t need.
I have a gorgeous Asian straight locks and I get compliments with my hair. Some people always asked me if I straightened my hair and my usual reply is not. There are many treatments that can be availed in salons and there are alternative and organic way to treat hair. I remember when I was in high school, I curled my hair and lose it when I am in college. Curls were hard maintain especially, I am not naturally born with curly hair. My hair breaks and tied on its own and it is difficult to brush it. On the other hand, I always hot oil my hair naturally with the use of coconut oil or mayonnaise (I know it’s messy but I guarantee you, it is effective!). I got into hair coloring treatments, I used boxed hair coloring kits and color my hair by myself or with the help of my best friend.
My hair is merely dried out but still in a fine condition, I just need to be cautious about my current obsession. I think I need to renew my hot oil treatments to retrieve my old locks.
I hope these tips and a basic knowledge primarily helped you. If you have questions or any suggestions, my comment box is always open. :) Take care always!