This article will help you if you don’t have the time or the patience to go to a hair salon. Today I am going to share my top tips and tricks for dyeing your hair at home. Additionally, I will be reviewing the best cool blue hair dyes.
It can seem intimidating to dye your hair. It’s not difficult if you are familiar with the process. It’s actually very easy. This is the place to go if you’re looking for a new hairstyle that doesn’t require a stylist. Get ready to learn how to get salon results every time.
How do you prepare your blue hair for dyeing at home?
Preparing your hair is the first step to successful coloring. It’s not as difficult as it seems. It’s actually very easy. Follow these steps to get the job done.
Step 1 – Wash your hair for 2 days before dyeing it
My research on how to properly dye blue hair at home shows that it is best to wash your hair before dyeing. You must wash your hair at least 24 hours before dyeing it. It’s a good rule of thumb, but I followed it anyway. It allows your natural oils to expand. It also helps the dye to stick to the hair longer and better.
The product will also blend naturally, which will extend the life of the color. Avoid applying conditioner to your hair the day before dyeing. This can damage natural oils. We need these natural oils for the product to blend easily, as I mentioned earlier.
Dry hair should be conditioned daily with warm water for at least five minutes for a week before dyeing. This will prevent your hair from drying out after dyeing.
Step 2 – Choose the right shade. Be careful however
It’s best to go two shades lighter or darker than your current blue hair color if it’s your first time doing your hair at home. You shouldn’t go crazy with colors like yellow, green or going dark to light. This is your first attempt at dyeing your hair yourself. You might not want to do all the crazy hairstyles or colors at home.
Semi-permanent products or temporary dyes are the best options for those who have never dyed their hair before. It’s the best way to choose the shade you like. You don’t have to accept the changes you make for a long time.
Semi-permanent products should only be used on damp hair. Temporary dyes like chalk and mousse fade after a few shampoos, while semi-permanent dyes can last longer.
Step 3 – Protect your clothes and home from dye stains
It’s possible to leave dye stains all over your hair if you’re doing it for the first time. That’s why I suggest you protect your home and yourself from dye stains.
Keep paper towels handy so you can quickly wipe up spills. You can also wear an old shirt, which you no longer need, to prevent stains from ruining your favorite shirt.
Step 4 – Wrap a colored towel or cape around your shoulders
Before coloring your hair, it is advisable to cover your shoulders with a towel or a colored cape. The product can easily run off the hair. The colored cape, or towel, will catch any drips and protect your clothes. You can buy a colored cape at any beauty store.
If you don’t have the time or the money to buy one, a towel is enough. You can use an old towel that you no longer need. Attach it to your neck with a clip. You can also save the towel and reuse it for your next hair dye.
Step 5 – Brush your hair to evenly apply the dye
It is important to brush your hair before coloring it. It will make the process easier if you brush your hair well. You can easily apply the dye if you brush your hair before you start. It will be easier to color your hair evenly if you brush your hair before you start, especially if you are a beginner.
Step 6 – Before you begin, make sure to cover your neck, ears, and hair.
Before you begin, be sure to cover your ears, neck, hairline, and neck. If the product comes with a conditioner, you can use the included lip balm, petroleum jelly, or your conditioner. Although not necessary, I recommend this step. This makes it much easier to get rid of the dye.
Step 7 – Wear gloves to protect your hands while dyeing
Gloves are usually packed in a package. If they don’t, you can always substitute them with normal latex, vinyl, or rubber gloves. To protect your hands from the dye, gloves are recommended.
Step 8 – Prepare the tincture and let’s get the party started
Mix the dye in a bowl. Always read the instructions. You can mix the dye in most kits. If the kit you purchased does not include one, you can use a plastic container. Mix all the kit ingredients.
You can then apply the mixture using a brush. Some prefer to use a toothbrush to apply the dye. Although it’s a fun tool to use when tinting roots, I can assure you that it works well.
A brush is a tool you can use to create your own designs. My dad used his hands to dye my mom’s hair. It’s easier, he says. If you don’t have a paintbrush or toothbrush, this is the easiest method.
Step 9 – Mix the product and a developer to obtain
Mixing the dye with a developer is the last preparation step before dyeing. It’s a good idea to have one in your kit. If it’s not in the kit, you can buy one at your local pharmacy. Follow the instructions if included. But if not, buy a 20% developer.