What a sin to conceal: we all occasionally paint ourselves at home. And then we are angry that the color is not the same, the hair is spoiled and everything was washed off in a week. Meanwhile, the mass of unpleasant moments can be avoided!
Mistake number 1: You choose the color from the picture on the package.
Sorry, but the paint manufacturers do not know what your hair is: thin, porous or hard and “glass”. The result of dyeing depends not only on your natural color, but also on the condition of hair, previous dyeing and other factors. Use the shades nameplate, which is usually on the back of the box, to see what this dye will look like on your hair. But rely on it not completely!
Mistake number 2: You do not do test staining
Yes, it is a pity to spend money on the whole package, use only a few drops of paint, and throw out the rest. But hair is worse! If you paint everything at once and get a radical black with a green tint instead of the promised golden nut, the correction will obviously cost more. Choose a small curl from the side of the neck and check on it what the result will be.
Mistake number 3: You do not test for allergies
Without exception, manufacturers ask you to first check the reaction to the paint on a small area of skin. But you, of course, rely on luck. In vain! Allergies to paint can manifest in the form of irritation, itching, inflammation and even hair loss! So at the same time with testing on a small strand, check the skin reaction to the dye. The site should be selected on the back of the neck or behind the ear: the skin is sensitive there, and the place is inconspicuous.
Mistake number 4: You do not protect the skin
Painted, and then three days rub the stains from the paint from the neck and ears? Before staining, apply on exposed skin that may be damaged with a greasy cream or petroleum jelly. And no blemishes!
Mistake number 5: Before dyeing you use hair conditioner
The day before dyeing hair is better not to wash. But if you can not live a day without washing your hair, do not use a balm: it closes the small pores on the surface of the hair, and the paint will unevenly paint over the strands.
Mistake number 6: You do not wash off styling
Yes, you shouldn’t wash your hair just before dyeing, but don’t understand it too literally: if you did complicated styling the day before, using foam, mousse, varnish and gel, be sure to wash it off! Otherwise staining is simply meaningless.
Mistake number 7: You use hair dye for eyebrows and eyelashes
In no case do not paint eyebrows and eyelashes with hair dye – eyelashes can peel off! But this is not the worst: the paint can get into the eyes, which can have serious medical consequences for the eyes. For eyebrows and eyelashes, there are special professional colors, and dyeing is recommended in the salon.
Mistake number 8: You keep the paint longer than it should be, so that the color is more intense
In no case it is impossible to overdo the dye on the hair – it can seriously damage the hair. The dye, remaining longer than that laid on the hair, damages the structure of the hair shaft to a greater or lesser extent, and the dye time is still limited: after 30 minutes (40 in some cases, read the instructions) it simply stops working. Burn your hair, but the color will not be better.
Mistake number 9: You wash dyed hair with dandruff shampoos
Special dandruff shampoos have the strongest cleansing properties. And they simply wash away the artificial pigments! If you have a dandruff problem, use special products that are marked “for colored hair.”
Mistake number 10: Do you dye your hair more than two tones darker or lighter than a natural shade
Hair color should be in harmony with your natural color type. If you want a radical change, go to the salon and consult with the colorist: he will select the optimal range (warm or cold), make the right mix of shades so that the hair tone is in harmony with the color of the skin and eyes, and perform the procedure safely and professionally. Home coloring is not an option in this case.
Mistake number 11: You lighten hair with a powerful oxidizing agent.
Often, when the hair is brightened at home, girls buy a professional 9–12 percent oxidizer and sit up to an hour with the applied solution! This is very harmful. A skin burn can produce a severe allergic reaction – so that even more benign dyes will cause allergies in the future. And the hair turns into tow. Moreover, the color necessarily turns yellow. And then … put ash paint on top. And it necessarily contains a blue pigment, which in combination with yellow gives a clear greenish tint. We hope all this is not about you.
Mistake number 12: You do not stain the roots.
Bear in mind: the tips of the hair are more porous, and the roots are more dense, so if you immediately apply the dye to the full length, you will get the effect of regrown hair when the shade seems to be the same, but the roots look lighter.
Mistake number 13: Hair ends are too dark
The opposite effect of the previous paragraph: when the hair color is applied to the whole head at the same time, not only the roots get too bright, but the ends usually turn out darker than you planned. Moreover, this phenomenon is a cumulative property: with each subsequent staining the ends will be darker and darker. Always apply paint first to the roots over the entire surface of the head, and only then distribute it to the tips.
Error number 14: You unequally dye your strands
Well, no you have an eye on the back of my head, no! If you do not have a haircut “under the boy”, ask a friend to help you.
Mistake number 15: You put paint on wet hair
And part of the pigments immediately runs down your shoulders. Resistant paint is applied only to dry strands, and, recall, unwashed for about a day.
Mistake number 16: You wash your hair the next day after dyeing
After dyeing the hair, you should refrain from washing your hair for at least a day, so that the dye is better fixed. And also do not use hair styling products so that the aggressive components in their composition do not interfere with the absorption of paint pigments. Since the dye itself contains degreasing components, after dyeing your hair is clean and you have no problem waiting 24 hours.
Mistake number 17: You leave the mixture ready to “brew”
Mixing paint with cream developer, should immediately proceed to staining. The fact is that chemical processes begin immediately after mixing the components, and if you allow the prepared mixture to infuse, the color may turn out dull.
Mistake number 18: You dilute the paint with shampoo or balm
If, when dyeing hair, it seems to you that the paint is not enough – do not dilute it with regular shampoo or balm! You lose in quality. Try to use the mass sparingly, since I’m sure that it will not be enough, and in the future buy 2 packs instead of one. Life hacking: with an average thickness of hair, you will not be able to do just one bottle if your hair is longer than your shoulders.
Mistake number 19: You use a metal comb
The metal is oxidized and reacts with the paint, in an unpredictable way affecting the result of staining. Use neutral plastic, wooden combs or ceramic.
Mistake number 20: You are painted in blue for a joke (green, red, purple)
Scientists have found that radical hair coloring can lead to serious skin diseases. Crimson, violet, green, bright red and blue colors are especially dangerous: the composition of these paints includes the substance para-phenylenediamine, which causes skin inflammation.