Hair dyeing is an art and has to be performed with care. Only using a dye is not enough, using it skillfully is necessary to make then look natural and attractive.Women use herbal dyes or chemical dyes. Although chemical dyes arelong lasting compared to herbal dyes, they are also many a timesaccompanied with side effect. Thus herbal dyes are gaining more and more popularity day by day.
In this chapter you will get a complete picture of how to use herbal as well as chemical dyes, so that you can make your choice
Herbal (Natural) Dyes
Apply using rubber gloves, first to the ends of the hair within an inch of the scalp and then to the roots where the colour develops much more quickly.
Cover with a plastic or foil and leave for 30-40 minutes.
Then check the colour by testing a strand of hair.
Do not apply heat as this will affect the final colour.
Shampoo and rinse out thoroughly.
Types of Chemicaland their DyesBest Effect on
Temporary rinses:-Light or graying hair. Lasts until next wash
Metallic “crazy” colour sprays:-Will last visibly until brushed or washes off
Semi Permanent rinses:-Light to medium brown hair, giving a darker, richer glint; lightish grey or white hair to give darker colour. Will last for 4-6 shampoos.
Permanent tints:-Lasts permanently; regrowth tint on the roots necessary at 4-6 weekly intervals.
Highlights/lowlights:-These can look good on almost any type of hair, including brown, red and grey. Lasts permanently; roots will need retouching after 3-4 months.
How to use Chemical Dyes
After shampooing, directed packet by the manufacturer. Never over apply as the hair will become dull.
Protect your eyes when applying.
Leave on for 20-40 mts depending on intensity of tone required and rinse out
Never apply on eyelashes, eyebrows or hair elsewhere on the body.
Preferably do not apply when pregnant.
Patch test for allergies.
Section off hair with clips and brush strands. Wrap strands in silver foil to make neat parcels.
Watch timing carefully and rinse thoroughly.
It is advisable to go to a professional colorist to have highlights put in.
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