An Amateur’s Guide to Coloring Hair

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Time for a takeover! This post is written by Meredith Zacharias. Meredith Zacharias is the writer behind HairClippersClub.com who’s obsessed with beauty and natural skincare and she is passionate about helping others especially men in grooming their hair.

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Helpful Hair Coloring Hints

There are different types of hair colors and dying products in the market. Whereas they may be
manufactured to work the same way, their application procedures could vary. To a newbie in the
hair dying scene, starting out is likely to be a challenge. You need to be armed with all the hair
coloring and dying tips that give you a perfect result just the way you want. If you are stuck and
don’t know what to do, the best alternative is to refrain from trying it.
If you attempt to color your hair using the wrong procedures and tips, you could end up
damaging your hair and scalp. Apparently, you might end up picking the wrong color and ending
up with a garish look. There is a reason why you need to assess your hair color before you
choose a specific hair color. It’s as delicate as choosing the best hair clippers when you want a
superb cut.

For the amateur who wants a different shade and ting on their head, consulting a professional
hair colorist is the best way forward. You can cut the picture of a celeb you want to imitate. It’s
one way of communication what you need rather than just using words. It’s important that you
learn the basic hair dying lingo. You will know whether you and your colorist are in the same
page or not. If you are a daring color fanatic, take time and know what it takes to dye your hair
perfectly from your bathroom.

Before you start thinking about the end results, you need to focus on preparing your hair to
handle the chemicals. You can treat your hair starting with a shampoo and wash to give it the
right ph level. Different dyes and hair color products recommend varied methods of application.
You need to apply the dye deeply until it looks frothy or creamy. This facilitates the absorption
of these chemicals into the strands to give you an even finish. You need to leave the hair to dye
within the recommended time. Washing it too fast can lead to half-baked results. Check with the
user instructions on the package to be sure.

Create an Organized Look

Before you pick a dye to style your hair in a desired color, take time and assess your style needs.
Your complexion and favorite colors should guide you forward. The professional colorist will
help you along. It’s important to think about your overall dress style and the statement you want
to make. If you are daring in dressing, you can dare with the hair color too. If you are more of a
formal person in the corporate world, you need to stick to neutral colors that take after your
natural hair color.

Use the Salon

You can dye your hair partly or you can go for an elaborate coloring mission. Whatever you do,
it’s wise to let the color specialist handle the leg work for you. It’s never easy to do the all-out

dying job from your bathroom and expect 1900 percent success. Your salonist or hair expert at
the salon is your friend. The all-out coloring process is somehow complex and requires gifted
hands. Your paltry coloring/dying skills are bound to cause some mess. Your professional
colorist will have ready remedies if a procedure goes down south.

Buy More

In the process of choosing and procuring your hair color, make sure you have enough. Don’t buy
one but two boxes or bottles. You don’t want to suffer the agony of hair dye running out when
you are halfway through. If you have huge tufts to dye, you will need more. Don’t worry about
the left over dye. If carefully preserved, it can be used next time.

Work It like A Surgeon

The process of coloring your hair needs to be handled with surgical precision. If you are a DIY
person, make sure you prepare every tool and products you need. You don’t want to be scuttling
around searching for tools or other elements halfway through. The disorganized coloring process
will lead to accidents or you might do a shoddy job with a shoddy outcome.

What to Do

After coloring your hair, you need to acknowledge that the results are likely to fade with time.
Even though you are observing the right maintenance procedure, your hair will grow and fade.
The best remedy is to have your hair retouched. You can schedule such every 5-7 weeks
depending on what you want. If you want to avoid frequent touch ups, go for hair color whose
shade is closer to your natural hair shade. You can choose the ombre look meaning you will only
have to retouch once to twice annually.

To keep your hair color set and looking sharp, you need to avoid activities such as swimming.
The chlorine in the water can mess with the new look. It doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a swim
given that you have the swimming cap and hair mask at your disposal. It’s advisable that you
apply the hair mask first and make sure the product is designed to safeguard hair that has
undergone a color change.

Anticipate Damage

Hair is bound to get damaged to some extent if you apply color. Common hair dye products for a
permanent or semi-permanent look will come with hydrogen peroxide. This chemical will adjust
the look of your hair pigment. You need hair renewal, masking and moisturizing products to
restore the shine and prevent further breakage.

Whether you choose to color the hair permanently or you want to go for the semi-permanent
dying option, you need to know the best products that fit your needs. You can choose to color it
yourself, but DIY is better for those with outstanding skills. Don’t go for the color products that

your friend is using with great results. Your hair is unique and you need to choose products that
complement it while giving you good value for money.

Remember to patch test before colouring, read our post about it here.

And remember that you always are welcome to write to us at NATURIGIN through our social media sites, if you have any questions.

We wish you all a good hair day

Best regards Meredith Zacharias and Mollie//NATURIGIN

July 17th, 2018|Colour, Health, How to, Tips and tricks|
Permanent Hair Colours by NATURIGIN