How to Dye Hair?
Preparation is key! Before you start pouring on colour, take the time to do some tests. You need to treat the hair (and scalp) right to achieve the look you want. No one wants an orange-hair mishap!
Tip 1: Stock up on product
If you’re looking to cover every strand on your head with colour, always pick up 2 boxes of colour. You don’t want to run out of formula halfway through the job! Even if your hair is short and fine, picking up a couple of boxes will help you avoid disasters.
Although it can be a bore, testing hair colour on your scalp before you apply it to your whole head will serve you well. There are a lot of ingredients in hair dye, and you don’t always know how your skin is going to react. Apply a small amount of the dye to the inside of your wrist and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. If nothing happens, you’re good to go. If your skin reacts in any way (turns red, shows signs of swelling), you need to try a different formula.
Tip 3: Do the strand test
A strand test will ensure your hair turns the colour you want it to before you dye your entire head. Pick a few strands of hair from underneath the top layer. Apply your chosen colour and leave for as long as the specific dye recommends. Rinse the formula out and check to see if the colour is as you envisioned.
Any knots in your locks will make dyeing your hair difficult. Use a wide-tooth comb to work through any tangled areas. Then brush gently to further smooth the hair and help it pick up pigment evenly.
Get your professional hair-dyeing head on and do like the experts do. Sectioning all your hair into quarters will keep your application even. Make a middle parting and then make another parting horizontally from ear to ear.
How to Get Hair Dye Off Face?
A massive question when you’re dyeing your hair yourself is How to get rid of hair dye on your face? Again, it’s all about the preparation. Swipe a colourless lip balm, thick moisturiser, or ointment along your hairline or anywhere you don’t want hair dye to stick. This will make it easy to wipe away any stray dye from your skin.
How to Get Hair Dye Off Hands?
The best way to stop hair dye from dyeing your hands is to wear gloves. A lot of box dyes come with their own set, but if you don’t have those to hand, you could always just use (clean) household rubber gloves!
If you do accidentally get hair dye on your skin, avoid scrubbing the skin with abrasive cleansers and instead use simple soap and water. If that doesn’t work, you could try some olive oil. Leave the oil on the dyed skin for up to 8 hours and then gently wipe it all away.