When it comes to my hair, I used to be pretttty boring. It was highlighted blonde... standard!
That was basically it for 9 years and then one day I thought what am I so worried about? So, I dyed it chocolate brown.
It was a bit of a shock at first, but I got the hair bug. Since then, I have been every colour, from dark brown to ginger to red to light brown to caramel blonde, ombre, dip dyed blue, chalked and alas light brown with natural light tones in. It is always great fun to see if it works, especially when I dip dyed my hair blue for v fest last year.
Soooooo, I thought I would show you guys how to dye your hair from home. It is quite scary and daunting at first, but really easy.
I have tried different products in the form of crèmes, foams, gels, but I have found a mask works the best, especially if your a bit of an amateur.
Ok sooo, here we go!
The hair mask I used was a Schwarzkopf in a light brown shade. Just in case you don't know, if you have really dark natural/dyed hair, a lighter shade won't cover it, unless you use bleach or you could strip/remove the colour first .
Don't forget to read the instructions, the danger of sounding like your father... and if you have sensitive skin, do a skin test the night before to make sure your not allergic.
Basically, all you need to do is open the lid of the hair mask and squeeze in the developer.
And then screw the lid back on.
ANNNNNDDDD shakeit... shakeit... shake it like a polaroid picture!
Now it's time to get messy. Make sure you've got an old tee on that you don't mind getting hair dye on. Also, you might want to put an old towel on your desk just incase there's a spillage. Put your little plastic gloves on that you get in your kit and your ready!!!
Because my hair is really long and thick, I do it in four stages. I split my hair down the middle horizontal and vertically. Start at the top at your root and slowly work down the length of your hair. Use a comb or brush to make it evenly spread through your hair.
After you've done one quarter, move onto the next and then the bottom two parts.
Run your hands through all of your hair and make sure every strand is covered.
If you have any extra dye on your head, ears or neck, get it off with a baby wipe or make up remover, or it will stain your skin.
Leave it for 15 mins.. tea break!
After 15 minutes, use the rest of your hair dye to cover the very ends, as they'll be the driest part of your hair. Leave it again for another 15 minutes... Cake break ;)
Then it's time to step in the shower or stick your head over the bath (my way) and wash off all the dye and wash your hair twice with shampoo. Then towel dry your hair ready to put the colour mask conditioner on.
Put the colour mask conditioner on and comb it through roughly to moisturise your hair. I leave this on for a couple of minutes before rinsing it off.
Once all the conditioner is out ... basically just dry your hair and that's it!!!