Consequences Of Using Home Dyes Incorrectly
Hair coloring is one of the many luxuries of life. It’s such a great way to change up your look, feel inspired and express your personal style. Fortunately, we live in a world where we have access to different hair coloring methods. Of course heading in to your salon is one of the most widely known methods, but if you’re a DIY type of person or just don’t want to make the time in your schedule home dyes are another great option. At home hair dyes have come a long way over the years but it’s important to know the consequences of using home dyes incorrectly.
Choosing Your Color Incorrectly
One of the common mistakes people use with home dyes is choosing the wrong color. Something you may not realize about home dyes is choosing your color based on the picture that’s displayed on the box is the wrong way to choose the color. If you really want to use home dyes correctly, and not end up with a color you didn’t have planned it’s essential that you choose a color and dye according to your current hair color, as well as how often you color your hair.
Staining Your Skin
Another common consequence we notice people making when using home dyes incorrectly is not protecting their skin from the hair color. Before you apply any of the dye to your hair, we suggest making it a point to keep your skin and hairline well protected from the hair dye. Let’s face it, hair dye that bled onto your skin isn’t cute and is a sure fire sign that you did the hair color yourself. Most experts suggest using old towels to keep your clothes/neck/etc. protected from the hair dye and to use Vaseline applied to your hairline and forehead to keep the hair dye from staining your skin on that area of your body.
Getting Color That’s Too Dark
We highly suggest that you follow the instructions that are displayed on the box of the home dyes, but also keep your desired outcome in mind. Understand that the longer you keep the color on your hair, the darker the color will be when you complete the process. Additionally, when you color your hair more often it tends to absorb color much deeper than thicker hair that’s not colored often. While you should follow the instructions, keeping these factors in mind when it comes down to how long you keep the hair dye on your hair is going to have a massive impact on the color your end up with. One of the big consequences of applying these factors incorrectly is you’ll likely end up with a color that’s significantly darker than what you originally planned.
Dry, damaged hair
The thing about home dyes is they’re great for their ease of use, as well as providing a budget friendly option to changing your look. However, understanding that they still consist of chemicals that are being applied to your hair is something that many users forget and tend to misuse. Not applying conditioning products to your hair promptly after washing the color out is a huge mistake, that tends to lead to a lot of damaged hair.