How Can You Dye Your Hair at Home?

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With the advance in technology, do-it-yourself hair dyeing kits work well in transforming and enhancing looks, and they save money. For dyeing hair at home, you need hair dye, a paintbrush, a bowl, clips, a rat-tail comb, two dark towels, Vaseline and a timer. It is always a good idea to do a strand test before dyeing your whole head.

  1. Prepare your hair

    The tips of the hair can soak too much color because they tend to be damaged and dry. Mist them with water to prevent this from happening. Divide your hair into equal sections with the pointed end of the comb, and clip them securely. A thin layer of Vaseline along the hairline prevents staining of skin.

  2. Apply color

    Drape your shoulders with a towel. Mix the dye in the bowl, and use the paintbrush to apply the dye to one section at a time. Start from the roots, and go until the ends. Distribute the dye with the comb. This organized technique ensures that there are no missed spots. Start the timer immediately after applying dye to the last strand. Most dyes develop color in approximately 20 minutes.

  3. Finish the process

    Use a wet towel to wipe off the color. Avoid shampooing for three days. Not using hot water while rinsing helps to maintain the color.