Making changes to your image is a normal desire for many women. The easiest and most affordable way is to change your hair color. You can dye the curls yourself at home. This business has its own nuances.
In order to dye your hair yourself, you will need a container for diluting the dye, a brush or brush for applying dye, an old towel to avoid stains on clothes, a comb with rare teeth to distribute the dye. Most women, when dyeing their hair for the first time at home, ask themselves - should dye be applied to wet or dry hair? There is no definite answer to this question, since it all depends on which paint you have chosen.
Types of hair dyes
The choice of means for giving hair the desired shade is quite large today. The most common options include:
- resistant chemical paints;
- tint chemical paints (shampoos, balms, foams);
- natural paints.
Permanent chemical paints
Permanent chemical hair dye can be purchased not only in a professional cosmetics store, but in an ordinary supermarket, just keep in mind that the palette of shades of professional dyes is much wider.
If you plan to frequently change your hair color, you should give preference to professional dyes - the dyes that are part of them are easier to wash off.
Long-lasting color can be applied to dry or slightly damp hair. It all depends on the brand of paint. Keep in mind that it is easier to spread the formula over wet hair, but the wet surface of the hair is less absorbent, which can lead to uneven coloration. In addition, the color with a wet method of application will end up being less bright.
What you should definitely not do before coloring is washing your hair. It is best if two to three days pass from washing your hair to dyeing. This will form a protective fatty film on the hair, which will protect it from the aggressive effects of chemical components and prevent excessive drying out.
Tint chemical paints
For convenience, tint dyes for hair are presented in all kinds of forms. You can change the color of your hair with shampoo, coloring balm or tint foam. The advantages of tint dyes are that they have less penetrating power, and therefore will cause minimal damage to your hair. The disadvantages of such staining are low color fastness and, as a result, more frequent staining. Tint paints, as a rule, need to be applied to damp, previously washed hair.
Natural hair dyes
Natural dyes will not only give your hair the desired color, but also heal your hair, add shine and “obedience”. There is only one drawback in dyeing hair with natural substances - a meager selection of shades.
Natural dyes do not injure the hair, but they are quickly washed off and do not give you the opportunity to experiment with color to your fullest.
The most common natural hair dyes are henna, basma. Coffee and cocoa are stepping on the heels of traditional dyes. With their help, you can get many shades of chestnut and brown. These dyes are usually applied to slightly damp hair.