Desperate time call for desperate measures and with salons closed because of the coronavirus, coloring your hair at home is your only other option to letting the color grow out. Dying your hair at home is a great way to save time and money, but it can be scary at first. Here’s what to keep in mind when coloring your own hair.
Know Your Limits
When coloring your hair at home, it’s best to stick to colors close to your natural color, within two levels of your hair color. You can go two shades lighter or two shades darker, but anything other than that will look extreme. Also, bear in mind your skin tone as cooler complexions look better with cooler-toned hair color and vice versa.
Set Realistic Expectations
Before dying your hair, it’s important to keep in mind that it probably won’t end up looking like the model’s hair on the box because they probably didn’t use the product to begin with.
Follow the Directions
Make sure you read over the instructions and that you follow them because each box dye is a bit different and companies are constantly changing formulas.
Leave Highlights to Professionals
Although there are many at-home highlighting kits available, don’t highlight your own hair as you could seriously damage it or end up with a color you don’t like.