Hair Dye: Cover Stubborn Greys With Ease
Tired of wearing hats to cover your grey hairs? Colour your hair strands and keep your hats for a stylish vintage-inspired look only. If you don’t want to visit your hairdresser during these risky times, you can easily colour your grey hairs using an at-home hair dye kit. A semi-permanent colour should be able to stain, or mask our the grey in your hair.
Should I dye my hair, you may ask? If you’ve never dyed your hair before, taking the colour plunge can sound challenging. It’s true that it can be thought to get the exact shade you want and it can require a lot of maintenance. But when it comes to your beauty routine, changing your hair colour is one of the most exciting things you can do. It’s in fact, a way to add a major pop to your look.
Many believe that dying their hair is damaging to their natural hair. If that is the reason you haven’t dyed your hair yet, know that things aren’t like this anymore. Thanks to new formulas and technologies, the ingredients used in hair dye colours have improved a lot. And instead of damaging your hair, colouring your hair with modern hair dies can actually have benefits, such as sealing down the hair cuticle for healthier-looking hair. Your hair can also appear more full thanks to the fresh colour.
If your hair is limp and missing volume, or even lacking shine and a glossy finish, you’ll love the update a hair colour can provide to your strands. Colouring your hair can emphasize texture and add lustre to bring back your hair’s shine due to overexposure. Some thickening agents found in some hair colours can help you achieve extra volume, but you’ll always get the full look that comes with a change in hair colour.
Now that you’re convinced to dye your hair, the next question will come to your mind is: What colour should I dye my hair? When shopping for a hair dye kit, you will want to choose a colour that complements your skin tone. The colour of your skin, hair and eyes is given by a natural substance called melanin. This substance not only dictates which makeup colours work best on you but also what shade fo hair colour is most flattering.
The right hair colour will bring out the subtleties of your skin tone and enhance its natural beauty. According to experts, a good rule of thumb to use when picking shades is: if you have cool-toned skin choose a cool colour tone and if you have warm-toned skin opt for warmer-toned hair colour.
How to Dye Hair at Home?
Colouring your own hair requires some skills and dexterity, but you should be fine as long as you closely follow the directions for the products you’re using. For the most certain and perfect finish, always choose a colour that is within two shades lighter or darker than your current colour. To keep hair healthy, follow these steps:
- Don’t wash your hair for a couple of days before you dye it. This will allow the scalp’s natural oils to act as a barrier against irritation. If you have super sensitive skin, add a packet of sweetener to the dye to help stop the drying effects of ammonia.
- Make sure you do a strand test first by applying colour on a small section – this will help you find out the right timing. Your hair texture will be a factor here – the finer it is, the faster it’ll lighten.
- Make sure you read the instructions carefully.
- To get even colour every time you dye your whole head do this: apply the dye first 1 centimetre away from your scalp and work towards the ends (the heat from your head makes the colour develop faster at the root. Then, halfway through the processing time, go back and cover the roots. For more professional, precise results, use a colour brush to apply the dye.
- If you make a colour mistake, don’t try to fix it with another box of hair colour. If it is a minor mistake, wash your hair a few times consecutively with a special clarifying shampoo. But if it’s a mistake that looks really bad, consider seeing a professional.
Can Semi-Permanent Hair Dye Cover Grey Hairs?
If you have a lot of grey hairs to cover and want to save time and money, permanent hair colour may be the way to go. It will allow you to cover all your grey hair in one go. Also, if you want to drastically change the colour of your hair, for example going from blond to brown or vice versa, permanent hair colour is a must. Look for a cream colour formula to achieve rich, radiant and healthy hair appearance and 100% grey hair coverage.
Can You Dye Your Hair When Pregnant?
Most studies indicate the chemicals found in both semi-permanent and permanent dyes are not highly toxic and are safe to use during pregnancy. Moreover, only a small amount of hair colour may be absorbed by the skin, leaving little that would be able to reach the fetus.