Every girl or woman would love to have the time and means to go to the salon or spa regularly and get pampered by professionals so they can look their best. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford this luxury, so they have to rely on their own skills for makeup, hairstyle or skin care. A trip to the hair salon for a wash, a dye and a haircut can cost a few hundred dollars, perhaps even more if you want to go to a famous salon; moreover, the treatments you receive there require that you return regularly, thus spending even more money to maintain a complex hair dye or a funky haircut. The truth is that we can take care of ourselves at home as well, by starting with simple things; why spend lots of money on a haircut that will no longer be popular next season? Beauty lies in the simple things as well, and if you know what your best features are, then you can learn how to highlight them.
In what follows we are going to talk about some products and advice for at home hair color and see what you could use in order to achieve spectacular results without a professional. The first advice however, is that if you want to try something special, like an ombre hair color, or two-tone hair color, you should leave it to a professional, otherwise you will just ruin your hair by over-treating. The same thing should happen if you want to make a drastic change in hair color; in a previous article we discussed the most common hair color mistakes, and there you can see how hair color can be tricky, and that things don’t always turn out as we imagined. But tending for a color, maintaining its shine and strength shouldn’t be too difficult if you invest in the right products and apply them as recommended in the instructions. Furthermore, if this is your first time dyeing your hair, you should read some skin care blogs in order to learn how to properly test hair dyes. Certain dyes are more aggressive than others and people with sensitive skin could experience rashes or other similar problems. This is why it is essential to test the hair dye before applying it on your scalp.
Nowadays, women have a lot more options when it comes to at home hair color; there are a number of different products and hair dyes which make it easier for women to dye at home. For example, there is the foam hair dye, which you just apply on your hair like shampoo and let it activate; a dye kit usually comes with gloves, brushes and other tools that make dye application easy and precise. You can even purchase at home kits for highlights, and they come complete with the pierced cap that you use to select the strands which will be highlighted. Numerous women have used it and have been satisfied with the results; if you are interested in this product, know that Clairol and Revlon have some very good kits. For first time users, having an assistant would be recommended, so they can help you pick the highlight strands uniformly and equally for better results.
Another product which offers great results for at home hair color is henna; besides the fact that it is healthier for the hair and will make it shine and glimmer, henna is also less durable, so if you don’t like the results, they will wash off in a couple of months, or earlier. L’Oreal is one of the most praised brands when it comes to makeup, hair dyes and other beauty products; their line of cream hair dyes is very appreciated by women who dye their hair at home, and most users have found it extremely useful for covering gray hair and grown out roots. Last but not least, after dying your hair, you should do some research on skin care blogs in order to find some natural treatments for your scalp in order to help it recover from the dying treatment. We hope these tips will be useful, and that you will be able to not only save money, but achieve great results with your hair at home as well.