Hair Color Tips

 By: Vishal Agrahari
The convenience and budget advantages of coloring your hair at home are plenty. Home-color sessions have the most benefits and are the least expensive. In fact, if you are looking for some extra tips, you can even log on to the internet and do a quick search. To make your task easier, here are a few tips:

1. Quantity and quality
If you have thick/long hair buy 2 boxes of hair color so that you don't run out in the middle of coloring your hair.

2. Take precautions
Opt for hair color that is free of ammonia if you're finicky. Or if you want to be really careful, just opt to highlight your hair because highlighting color doesn't touch the scalp.

3. Limitations
If you're looking at drastic hair color changes, for example, if you want to go from brunette to blond, you cant rely just on hair color. You need to opt for a need a specific lightening kit which is designed to bleach old color out and add new color in.

4. Back up
If you're coloring your hair for the first time, make sure you have all the information handy. Even online websites offer tips and guidelines on a number of topics, from choosing the perfect hair color for you to telling you how long to keep it on for what effect.

5. Wash and clean
Wash your hair a day or two before you color it. You hair needs the natural oils to protect it. Also refrain from combing your hair vigorously before you color it. This often tends to irritate the scalp.

6. Hydrate
Dry hair absorbs color more readily so make sure you condition your hair well before you color.

7. Be neat, clean and follow instructions
Try to be as tidy as possible. The neater you are, the lesser mistakes you will make and the better will be the hair color outcome.

8. Maximize hair color
To maximize the effect of the hair color, follow it up with the best hair care products, preferably from the same brand.
Doesn't shampoo within 24 hours of coloring since washing immediately will wash out some of the color? Instead you can opt for some deep conditioning and instead of rinsing out the conditioner immediately you can wrap hair in plastic, heat it using a blow dryer from a distance and then leave the conditioner and the plastic on for another 20 minutes.

9. If you're unsure seek professional help
Although it is very possible to color ones hair at home, If you are really unsure about the kind of techniques that go into the process, if you're doing it for the first time or if you're really finicky and want your hair to look like a certain celebrity, you'd much rather be better off visiting the salon. Especially if you're going for very radical color changes, such as going dark to light or if you're starting with already damaged hair; and fixing dye disasters, a professional can work their skill much better.
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