How to Color Hair at Home

Isn’t this hair such a beautiful color?

Don’t you wish that you could easily and cheaply get your hair to look like this?

Here are some tips to help you color your hair at home:

Keep your hair moisturised.
Condition your hair regularly because color applies best to healthy, hydrated hair.

Choose the color that’s right for you
It is best to select a color that is within one or two shades of your natural hair color. If you tried a dramatic change and it went wrong, it could be expensive to fix and require one or two visits to a professional colorist to put right.

Before you start make sure that you have at least two boxes of dye because you don’t want to run out midway and end up with a botched job!

Use two different shades
When you purchase the color get two shades – one being your true color and the other one being slightly lighter. Then mix some of each together and apply it to the area around your face. This will have a brightening effect and add depth. Then apply your true color to the remainder of your hair, which will stop it looking flat.

Do a test first
Test the dye first on a few strands before you try it out on your entire head to ensure that you have chosen the right shade. Try testing some strands just above your ear because no one will see it there. Leave the color on for about15 minutes and then check the results in natural light. If it looks fine then go ahead, otherwise choose a different color

Protect Your Skin.
Some of the chemicals in the dye could irritate your skin, so it’s a good idea to spread some Vaseline along your hairline with a Q-tip or your finger before you apply the color.

Use more color, if necessary
If you have a lot of gray hair that is hard to cover, then use slightly more color and slightly less developer rather than equal amounts. This will enable you to deposit more

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pigment and give you easier coverage.

Do not wash your hair first.
Wait for the day after shampooing your hair, otherwise the color could irritate your scalp.

Well, here’s some more good news – Tracy Hill, Hair Colourist to Hollywood’s elite, has written a guide to help you.

Tracy is a former international hair colour training director for Clairol Inc., L’Oreal, and Vidal Sassoon and has been an authority on hair color for more than 30 years.

She also got busy and created a new product line called coloursplash!® designed to be used between salon appointments.

This is a unique ammonia and peroxide-free hair color product that keeps your hair looking fresh and perfect everyday of the month AND it diffuses your grey!

Tracy has decided to put her decades of experience into an eBook to help as many people as possible with their hair coloring questions. She gives expert advice, tips, and hair color secrets – in fact everything you need to know about hair color; from coloring your hair at home, going to the salon; to choosing the right hair color.

Click here for more information.


Anna Griffin says:

Nice post about hair care.

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