Thinking About Dyeing Your Own Hair? Achieve Salon-Worthy Results with These Pro Tips

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Thinking About Dyeing Your Own Hair? Achieve Salon-Worthy Results with These Pro Tips

Any time I feel like changing my look, the first thing that always come to my mind is to change the colour of my hair. There’s nothing quite as transformative as a shiny new hair colour. But taking matters into your own hands can be tricky territory, but you can turn your bathroom into your own personal salon with these pro tips.

Consider Your Skin Tone

When choosing a colour, always try to stay within two shades of your natural hair colour, to find your best shade, determine your skin tone first. “A great way to figure out what colours look best is whether gold jewellery, silver jewellery or both look good on you, “If you wear a lot of gold, warm colours such as golden blondes and reds will probably work best. If you wear mostly silver, you’ll want to lean towards cool colours such as ‎ash.”

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Liquid or crème formulas are great for full coverage, but if you’re a beginner, mousse and foam consistencies are easier to apply.

Stock Up on Your Shade

Because who wants to run out mid-dye? “Don’t be afraid to use a lot of colour, “Saturate the hair. Buy two boxes just in case you need more.”

Think Outside the Box

In addition to your at-home colouring kit, you’ll want to keep a few supplies within arm’s reach. Before applying any colour, protect your hairline with lotion or Vaseline, also have an extra pair of gloves, a dark towel that you don’t mind getting stained, and clips to keep hair sectioned out of the way, don’t forget to set a timer to avoid leaving the product on for too long.

Lock in Moisture

Unfortunately, any chemical treatment can lead to some damage. Invest in a weekly hair mask , to replenish fragile strands with moisture and shine. “You should use it the first time you wash your hair after colouring, then you would wait two to three days until washing again.”

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Swap Shampoos

To extend the life of your new hair colour, switch to a shampoo and conditioner that are made specifically for colour treated hair, which are free of sulfates and defend against UV fading.

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Revive Colour with a Gloss

Continue to maintain colour with an at home gloss, treat your strands to a product like Gloss Moderne High-Gloss Masque as often as once a week for healthy looking shine.

 

About The Author

Yetunde Onanuga is the Business and Advert Manager for Maverick Multimedia, publisher of Acada Magazine where she doubles as the Beauty and Lifestyle columnist. She’s also the creative Director of Beautiful Beauty Ventures; a Make Up/Make Over outfit, having make up for the likes of Iyanya, Tayo Shobola, Olamide, Olaide Bakare, Brain and Denrele Edun amongst others.

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