How to Color or Dye Your Hair at Home

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You can color your hair at home for a fraction of the cost of professional hair color. To achieve beautiful hair color at home, follow these simple hair coloring tips.



Get Organized:

* To make things easier, you can invite over a friend to help color your hair. However, even with a friend, you need to get organized. In addition to your home hair coloring kit, you will also need a few supplies.
* Plastic gloves (normally provided with kit)
* Old button-down shirt
* Vaseline
* Damp rag for wiping up spills
* Hair clip
* Wide tooth comb
* Old towel
* Big safety pin

Put on the shirt and fasten the towel around your neck with the safety pin before you begin.

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First, apply Vaseline around your hairline to protect your skin from stains. And make sure to wear the gloves that come in the box color stains hands too. Don’t start applying willy-nilly: Divide hair into four quadrants sideways from ear to ear, and vertically from forehead to the nape of the neck. Secure each with a clip. Work the bottle through one section at a time, then clip the hair out of the way and move on to the next section. This ensures that your entire head gets equal treatment.

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Just doing roots? Coat ends with conditioner to act as a barrier, so even if color drips, it won’t absorb. For all over color, apply to roots only for the first 20 minutes, then comb through to ends for the remaining 10 minutes this makes for more natural looking results.

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It’s easy to dye at home if you do a single process, which covers grays, and you vary only slightly from your natural shade. For highlights or a dramatic change (from brown to blond, for example), see a professional. Before applying color, dab petroleum jelly around your hairline to prevent staining. Start a timer (set to the recommended time) when you begin coloring. When it rings, rinse hair all at once.


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