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Coloring your hair yourself without a rude awakening? An instruction
Coloring your hair yourself without a rude awakening? An instruction

Do you always dye your hair yourself at home and are then incredibly disappointed because it looks ugly again? It doesn't have to be - it works with our tips!

Coloring your hair yourself: Instructions & tips for the perfect DIY hair color
Coloring your hair yourself: Instructions & tips for the perfect DIY hair color

Whether you want to delay visiting the hairdresser or just looking for a quick change, dyeing your hair at home can be a great time and money-saving option. If you avoid these three mistakes, nothing stands in the way of the perfect hair color brand DIY. Trust us

1: Hair Color: Don't rely on the color of the hair model

Sure, the cover photo on a box of hair dye might be exactly the shade you want, but that doesn't necessarily mean this kit is for you. To find out what your hair will actually look like after dyeing, you better check out the color chart on the back of the box. This shows 1. whether your starting color is suitable at all and 2. what your hair color will look like after application.

How do you know which hair color is your starting point? If you want to mend your offspring, start with your natural color. If you have no offspring but want to change your colored all-over shade, use that color on your hair - whether it is natural or previously colored hair.

If you want to do both - that is, the roots and the rest of the hair - you have to do this in two steps do: First dye your roots and then work on the rest of the hair. Sounds complicated? Do not despair. Most home color kits have an 0800 number or website instant messaging service that will be happy to guide you through the selection process. In a pinch, you can also ask your hairdresser for advice by simply saying that you would like to occasionally touch up your approach at home to bridge the gap between visits. No shame!

2. Don't dye your whole head every time

If you have colored your hair within the last year, everything south of your hair roots is more porous than the roots - and therefore absorbs color faster. Assuming you want to keep your current color, the secret to avoiding two-toned head of hair (darker on the underside and lighter near the scalp) is to start with just one color for the offspring. Shortly before the end of the dyeing period, add the length of your hair by combing the hair color through the rest of the hair.

Or try this strategy: Just dye the roots as described above, then apply a semi-permanent color to the rest of the hair. This refreshes the hair lengths and avoids the risk of over-coloring.


3. You want to be two shades lighter or darker? Go to the hairdresser

Do you want to go platinum blonde or jet black even though your current color is light brown? That is a risk that you shouldn't record yourself in the bathroom at home … No fun - just leave it. Your scalp can be burned, the shade too intense, your precious hair chipped off, or completely broken. Once done, it is almost impossible to correct the mishap. This small fortune that you then leave behind in the salon should be invested in advance for the color of your choice. Most colorists also caution against DIY highlights: "cheetah spots" along the scalp (the result of overly applied bleach to the roots) are a common and difficult-to-fix DIY mistake.

4. Use products from professionals

By the way, there is also a DO when it comes to hair coloring at home: Support your new shade with tailor-made products that have been specially developed for the care of your colored hair. It's best to start with our favorite products.

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