Hello Ladies and Gents!
I know for sure that everything is way better to do when you are in the right setting. Whether it be at home doing work, cleaning or anything involving a task. In this particular post I am talking about dying your hair at home. I LOVE dying my own hair, myself, because 1. it’s cheaper and 2. I can look like a bum with a big t-shirt that can fit me and my best friend in, it’s so big. However, I had the actual process of dying my hair. With that being said, I feel that if I do not have the right mood, music and entertainment, I will end up giving up and going with half done hair. Alright, I won’t give up, but I will be bitching the whole time, lol. So, I have thought of some things you can do to make any hair dying experience more entertaining! … Adding in a few hair dying tips as well!
Disclaimer: I am not a beauty gyro nor do I have my cosmetology licence, I am just giving my own experiences!
Hair Dying Tips:
Know Your Hair Dye: I typically do not like the hair dye that comes in a pre-packaged box. It just never has worked for me. Not only is it never enough dye for all my hair, but it fades way faster. My tip is to go to sally’s and buy Ion hair dye tubes and developer. For me, I use three tubes of mahogany brown dye and mix in one red hair dye to add more dimension, also mixing in 10 developer. (I get so many tubes because i have thick, long hair) If I am adding any bleach in my hair, which I have recently stopped doing, I would get two packages of lightening powder from Ion (also at sally’s) and 30 developer. Now, If you do not know much about hair dye and how to mix the color with the developer, or anything of the process, I do not suggest doing this UNLESS you know someone with a lot of experiences with hair dye to help/assist you! Do not do the “let’s try this out, I guess” It never works, trust me!
Have The Right Tools: If you go the sally’s Ion/Developer route, I suggest getting the following items; Mixing bowl ($2.49), Dye Mixing whisk ($5.99), Clips ($4.00), Flat dye brush ($1.99), Gloves ($2.29), Hair color and Developer, of course!
Stay Clean!: It is very important to maintain a clean work space! You are working with dye, and it will get EVERYWHERE! Trust me. Have towels you don’t care about lying around, they will have dye on them and it will not wash off! Another essential is to have dye remover with you at all times in the little bottle. If you do not have that, it is okay, if you remember this golden rule: color removes color. If you are in the groove and see a spot on the counter, wall, floor, mirror or where ever, get a tissue, seriously lightly tap it into your dye in your bowl and rub it away! Then get a new, clean piece, rub it over to ensure it is completely off, and you’re good! Watch where you set things down, because you may set down your whisk on the counter without thinking and then you are left with marks of dye permanently on your sink. I do, and my parents are not too pleased about it either!
Set The Mood:
Light some candles! This makes for a soothing experience. Whether it be a nice summer candle to make you feel like your on an island with a Corona in hand and feet in the sand, or a fall candle to make you feel like you are being hugged! The choice is up to you!
Wear Over-sized, Comfy Clothes! You’re at home! Put on that over-sized shirt that you stole from your boyfriend, wear shorts or whatever you want! Just make sure they are things you do not mind getting hair dye on, because let’s face it, no one is nice and neat when working with dye! You should see my neck, ears and shirt at the end of a hair dye date! Yikes!
Play Background Music! I love music! The right Pandora station will just make the time fly by! I throw on some country, old school 90’s music, and my favorite right now, Sam Smith music. Whatever helps you, play it!
Drink A Little Wine: DO NOT get tipsy or drunk just yet! Drunk hair is never a good idea in the morning! Just have a glass ready for when your arms hurt from getting the back of your hair. Remember, you have gloves on with dye on them, so stay classy, and red-solo-cup it up! Wine is always a good idea. Be safe!
Have Friends Over!: This is a great way to get your mind of the grueling task at hand. They are there to make you laugh, share a little gossip, drink a little wine and even help you when you get to areas you can’t see or reach! I know I cannot do my hair without my best friend, and when I am forced to by whatever means, do it alone, IT SUCKS. So yes, friends are a must!
I know there aren’t too many helpful things to make the experience better, but I hope these helped! I love dying my hair, but hate the boring process! By doing these things, I feel I can conquer the world!! …Okay not really conquer the world, but you get the gist. I hope these tips helped you! If you have any questions, just write them down below! Like this blog, because let’s ace it, it’s fun to like blogs! Comment below some things you do while dying your hair, or during any boring task! Have a wonderful and safe night!
Here is my before and after, in case you were wondering! Do not make fun pf my weird face, I tend to make that face a lot, along with other weird ones!
Your freshly hair dyed friend