Dying your hair is a great way to change your style. If this is the first time you do it, don’t worry, we are here to help you! Wella’s color experts have shared with us the tips you need to follow to make your hair color a success… maybe you even have a little fun with the process!
If you are going to dye your hair for the first time, use a dye that is the same color as your current color
TIP 1: Don’t make a drastic change
Changing your hair color is probably the most drastic change in appearance you can make. If this is your first time dyeing your hair at home, use a dye the same color as your current color to just add depth and shine. A very radical color change can be a bit disconcerting, so it’s best to start with a temporary color to maximize the condition of your hair. Here you will find everything you need to know about how dyes work.
TIP 2: Start with a semi-permanent dye
If you’re dyeing your hair just for the hell of it, try a non-permanent dye, for two good reasons: first, because if you don’t like it, it fades faster and is a short-term commitment; second, because the color resulting from a non-permanent dye usually looks more natural.
TIP 3: If you are not sure which color to choose, choose a lighter shade
Be careful not to choose a color that is too dark. It’s much easier to “fix” a lighter shade if you don’t like the end result. Most colors end up looking darker than you plan on, so unless you’re sure, choose a shade that’s a bit lighter than the resulting color you want. “Fixing” a darker shade is more complicated and usually requires going to the salon with your stylist. For example, lightening the color of hair that has been dyed black requires a lot of bleach, which can end up doing more damage, and needs to be done by a skilled stylist. Also, correcting a color that is too dark may require several steps.
TIP 4: Remember that the color does not look the same to everyone
Do you love a friend’s hair color? You can get that color, but don’t assume you have to buy the same shade of dye. The resulting color for one person is completely different than for another. You have to take into account the condition of the hair, the initial color, and how processed the hair is. No hair reacts the same. In addition, it is important to understand that this also implies that the resulting color may not be the same as what you see on the model in the dye box. Remember to check the starting color and resulting color chart to see which result you’re most likely to get based on your starting hair color, and don’t forget to do a strand test first.
TIP 5: Choose a color that matches your skin tone and eyes
Women with darker skin look good in any warm tone. Of course, we must always choose the combination that best suits us. Blue and green eyes, meanwhile, look great with cool tones. Also don’t forget to take your eyebrows into account, as you don’t want them to contrast too much with your hair color. If this happens, it is a sure sign that you have chosen the wrong tone.