Dos and Don’ts of Hair Coloring At Home – Hair Care Tips
Getting professional color can be expensive and time-consuming. If you’re opting for hair color out of the box, make sure you do it right. Here’s how.
Dos and Don’ts of Hair Coloring
Stick close to your natural color if you’re new at this. Try a shade that’s one or two steps lighter or darker for a subtle change. If you like it, next time you can push a little further.
Use products that keep your color fresh so you’re not touching up on your own too frequently. A color-preserving shampoo and at-home glaze every few weeks will keep your color fresh.
Protect your color under the sun. Harsh rays can fade dye more quickly, so it’s best to keep your hair under wraps when possible.
Pile on color after color. If you don’t like your shade, going over with an entirely new hue may get you a custom color.
Don’t expect your shade to turn out just like the picture on the box. Each person’s hair is a different hue to begin with!
Color too often because this can damage your hair. Use root touch up products when you can to cover grays.
Side effects of using hair dyes:
Permanent hair dyes contain ammonia and peroxide. Peroxide strips away the natural color of hair and thus exposing your hair to these chemicals regularly can cause your hair to lose luster, break easily and even lead to hair fall.
Dyes contain paraphenyldiamine which is an allergen. By this, people who have dermatitis can have a severe reaction. People with eczema and psoriasis should avoid hair dyes. Not only this, but can also cause itching, skin irritation, redness, and swelling.
Effect on Pregnancy
Colouring hair can prove to be fa for the unborn infant of pregnant women as it may cause malignancy.
Continuous inhalation of the chemicals can cause coughing, lung inflammation and even asthma attacks.
Alternatives to hair dyes:
It adds a reddish, burgundy highlight to hair. It also naturally conditions your hair and makes it softer. With regular use of henna, your hair can acquire its colour permanently.TO apply, make a paste out of henna powder and water and apply this to your hair. Let it settle for a couple of hours and then wash your hair.
Lemon and Honey
If you want to lighten the colour of your hair, lemon and honey can do the job. Mix equal parts of lemon and honey and then apply it to your hair. Blow-dry your hair and then wash it. Repeat this couple of times to get visible results.
Coffee can help you make your hair appear darker. Pour the brewed coffee through your hair as a final rinse and let it air-dry. The colour will wash out the next time you wash your hair.
Beet and Carrot Juice
A beet and carrot juice treatment adds red undertone to your hair. Mix 3 parts of beet juice to 1 part of carrot juice and saturate your hair with the mixture. Let it sit for about an hour and then rinse it out with shampoo.
It is a great way to darken and enrich your hair and hide the grey hair. Peel the black walnut husks and boil them in water, reduce the heat and then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Let it cool and add it to oil of your choice and apply it to your hair and then rinse in about half an hour.
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