Hair dye has always been popular, but it seems recent years have brought particular focus on unnatural colors—pinks, blues, purples, greens and everything in between. No longer are these hair colors solely restricted to the alt crowd! However, no matter how vibrant the color you choose, you’ll have to invest special attention in its maintenance. Unnatural hair colors can require even more maintenance than more natural dyes. To help you make the most of your vibrant locks, we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks to follow.
Brands Aren’t One Size Fits All
Just because one brand works amazingly for one person doesn’t mean it’ll unleash the same magic on your hair. Everyone’s scalp is different. You may have to shop around for several brands until you find one that gives you just the right amount of pigmentation. It all depends on what you’re looking for!
No matter how vibrant you want your hair to look, you’ll want to let the dye set for as long as possible, around 60 minutes. This will give the pigment time to really absorb and create a stronger color. The deeper the color, the longer the dye will last!
Beware of Blue Hair
Don’t think we’re trying to discourage you from going blue entirely! It’s a lovely color. If you do decide to go blue, however, be prepared to undergo a lot of maintenance to keep your hair fresh-looking. If you can, consider buying multiple boxes of the same dye so you can recolor your hair more easily. Be sure to also use plenty of sulfate free shampoo and conditioner to help preserve your color!
Seek Professional Assistance
The vast majority of people won’t be able to dive into their dyeing tools straight away. Instead, they’ll have to bleach their hair first, then apply the color. It’s best, however, to let a professional handle the task of bleaching. The bleaching process is the most damaging part of dyeing your hair. You don’t want to risk frying your hair beyond repair, especially if this is your first time using dye. A professional will know just how to render your hair as white as possible with minimal damage. You can also ask your stylist questions on how to best approach the dyeing process. They can then provide you with useful hair products for remy hair to keep your hair healthy.
Consider Your Natural Hair Color
The darker your hair color is, the harder it will be to render it just the right color. At the same time, hair of other tones, such as golden, tend to blend with your dye and make unexpected colors. Try to picture it like you’re mixing paint. Unless you’re going for a totally different color than depicted on the box, you’ll want to invest in some toning to even out the pigmentation.
We hope these tips will help you as you navigate your hair dyeing journey. Don’t forget your protective hair serum to really help your new color thrive! For more tips on how to approach and maintain dyed hair, contact us.