Things to Know Before You Dye at Home

In theory, you should be able to go pick up a box of dye, follow the instructions, and unveil your newly colored hair. Unfortunately, dyeing your hair on your own can be tricky, and there is plenty of room for error. We’ve compiled a list of tips to keep your hair dye from becoming a complete hair fail.

Don’t Trust the Model

You’ll take a bit of time contemplating which dye you want to purchase, and the model on the box is going to be a huge factor in your decision. You’ll want your hair to be the same color as hers, but the color of her hair is a fantasy. Drugstore hair dye might only reflect the color on the box if you have virgin (aka never-before-dyed) hair and if your hair is lighter than the color dye you’re going to use. Even then, there are other factors such as hair thickness and current color that can affect the results.

Apply Your Color in Sections

Although applying color at home is not recommended, if you really need a quick fix, then be sure you part your hair in sections before applying color. This makes the application process easier and helps to distribute the color evenly.

Experiment with Root Touch-Up Products

If you don’t want to dye your hair at home but want to mask some of your grays until you can book an appointment at the salon, then use a temporary hair color spray to covers the gray hair.

Don’t Make Drastic Changes

Anytime you want to alter your hair color more than three shades, it’s best to see a pro. Lightening hair sometimes requires a light base, and going extremely dark can result in higher chances of patchy color. If you’re planning an extreme makeover, visit a hair salon.

Trust A Professional

As summer approaches, you might be tempted to dye your hair to cover up grays or add some flair. While going to the store and picking up a box of dye might be appealing to you, it is not as simple as you might think. The best way to make sure your hair comes out the way you want it to is by letting professionals dye it for you.

Request an appointment at M Salon and let a highly trained professional take care of all your hair needs.

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