Colloring your hair: everything you need to know before! October 02 2017
The ultimate success of coloring depends exclusively on the health of the hair, so it is so important to treat it before and after the application of the paint. This means that if the yarns are too dry, they require moisturizing and nourishing so they absorb a beautiful and shiny color, otherwise the result may be well below expectations: extremely dull hair with a very different color than expected. That's why we've listed some of the care you take before and after the application of the paint, know what they are:
- We strongly advise moisturizing 3 weeks before the coloration, as they will strengthen your hair and reduce the risk of dryness. (check out our moisturizing masks);
- Do not forget to choose a good professional to carry out the application. Look for indications of friends who have already painted their hair and have had good results;
- The quality of the paint is essential for the success of this procedure, invest in good products;
- After painting the hair, always wash them in cold water, as it helps to seal the cuticles of the hair, leaving the color alive longer;
- Use specific products for dyed hair. (We have great options, just click HERE);
- It is very important to moisturize your hair at least once a week. Replace the conventional conditioner with a good moisturizing mask, we have the ideal for colored hair, click HERE.
Healthy hair fixes color for longer and gets very shiny after coloring!
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Get the best hair color at home! April 17 2017
Tips to change hair color at home without making a mistake
When the idea is to change the look, revolutionizing hair color is often the first choice of women. But as it is not always possible to run to the salon, the solution is to dye the hair at home. Not that it's complicated, but changing the hair color at home requires extra care not to make mistakes and have unpleasant surprises.
Tips for not making mistakes
Choosing the color of hair paint is perhaps the most difficult part. The packaging of dyes usually brings a picture of color effects, this helps in the decision. But remember that tincture does not lighten tincture. If your hair is already dyed and you want to lighten the yarn, it is necessary to make a discoloration in the salon, passing one paint on top of the other can have a disastrous result.
Before you paint your hair at home, do the touch test to make sure you have no sensitivity to the product.
Put one drop of the coloring and another drop of developer behind the ear or forearm. Rinse after 40 minutes and wait 24 hours. If the area becomes red or irritated, do not use the product.
The hair must be dry to receive the dye. Before painting, stay at least a day without washing your hair, natural oiliness protects the hair and scalp from chemistry.
To know the ideal amount of dye, evaluate the length and volume of your hair. Long or very bulky yarns need two or more dyeing kits.
Prepare the dye by carefully following the instructions in the explanatory leaflet, each manufacturer has important guidelines that guarantee better results. The dye may run off and cause stains on the skin and clothing, so wear gloves and a towel on the shoulders.
Pass a silicone ointment, Vaseline or even shaving cream on the forehead, ears, around the face and at the nape of the neck to protect the skin from blemishes, especially if the tincture is dark.
Divide the hair into several wide strands to ensure the product is evenly distributed throughout the hair. Start the application by the nape of the neck, the wires of this region usually resist more the action of the paint and therefore need more time.
If you are just tinkering at home, start the application at the root, wait 20 to 30 minutes, then pull the ink toward the tips. Let it act for 10 to 15 minutes. This prevents the root from getting lighter than the tips of the hair.
When finished applying the mixture throughout the hair, check the indication of the box on which the action time of the dye. Wait rigorously for the indicated time, let the dye act or a little more or less can alter the final color, stain the wires and impair the fixing of the product.
When removing the product, rinse the hair until the water comes out completely without color. Do not use shampoo, most kits come with a post-coloring treatment cream sache to firm the color, pass and leave to act as directed. After dyeing, try to use specific shampoos and conditioners for dyed hair, they have ingredients that help maintain hydration of the hair.