Monday, April 15, 2013

How to Dye Your Hair

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Disclaimer: I am no expert in parlor services. This post only accounts my actual experience with hair color.

I had my model with gray hair, and so we want to change her usual black hair to brown that is appropriate to her age.

To dye her hair, I observed the following:

  • Used a dark towel around her to cover clothes from staining.  On top of this, I used a magnetic cape to further protect my model. 
  • I prepared my dyeing kit to include a small bowl,  a brush, clips,  lotion / petroleum jelly, rattail comb, alcohol - based facial toner to remove the stain.
  • Depending on the kind of dye, you may use a developer of 10% if the shade desired has to be darker or 20% for lighter shade.
  • Ideally, you may want to color test  on quarter to an inch of your hair just above your ear before proceeding.
  • If the hair is long, I had to use the clips to section the hair. With the rattail comb, I drew out a thin layer of the hair and apply the treatment.
  • Depending on the treatment, you can leave if for  30 minutes to one hour.
  • Rinse the hair well with a conditioner or a hot oil.
  • Let it air dry or blow dry at minimum heat.