There’s just something so sexy about being a woman. Buying new lingerie, donning a new look with a great makeover, trying out a new hairstyle or hair color. We all need a change sometimes, and what better to change than the color of our hair?
Dyeing our hair a new shade shifts us into a new sense of being, gives us a new persona to assume and fulfill. We can be the boisterous blond we never were, the seductive brunette, the electric redhead or the mysterious ebony-haired beauty. And with this exciting new shade also comes a stunning blast of self-confidence and invigoration. Changing the color of our hair gives us freedom and a sense of renewal, even if the only thing different from yesterday to today is the color of the strands on our heads.
Depending on your comfort levels, you can try at-home coloring kits or you can make an appointment with your stylist. Opt for highlights only or color your entire mane for the ultimate head-turning factor.
Tips and Tricks:
- Try to stick pretty close to your natural hair color if it is your first time. This way it won’t be the end of the world when your roots start growing in.
- Also, you might consider a temporary washout color treatment if you are a beginner. This gives you the freedom and flexibility to remedy the situation if you don’t like the new color of your hair.
- If you opt for do-it-yourself highlights, have a family member or a friend help you, if possible. It is always nice to have another set of eyes to guide you through things you cannot clearly see. Mirrors may be deceiving, so having someone there to help really could be the difference between an okay dye job and an excellent one.
- Follow the instructions closely and thoroughly. No skipping steps. Test a small area of your hair as instructed; just to be sure you aren’t allergic to anything in the dye.
- Leave your hair down as you color it and you will achieve a more even look. Pinning your hair on top of your head leaves more to chance.
- Part hair into sections and apply color from roots to ends, starting near the temples. Double-check the instructions to be sure you are following them properly.
- To prevent hair from dripping on your skin, apply a thin layer of moisturizer or petroleum jelly to the skin at your hairline. Most hair dyes will not drip, but in case they do, this makes cleanup so much easier!
- If you want beautiful blond tresses, consider seeing your stylist for best results. Dyeing darker hair into a lighter shade, especially blond, can be a tricky task.
- Even if you’re an at-home hair dyeing professional, remember that it’s easier to do it right the first time than to cover up any boo-boos.
More Home Coloring Tips:
Deep condition before you color your hair.
Wait two days after shampooing before coloring. The color will adhere better, since your scalp is more sensitive after shampooing, it will make the process more comfortable. Plus the natural oils in your hair will protect it.
A new hair color is fun ... enjoy!