Don’t color your hair but are thinking of starting to cover the gray? Many women who have never colored their hair go through a series of mistakes when coloring for the first time. Sometime women who have colored their hair for a long time make mistakes that unattractively damage their hair.
Here are a few things you can do to avoid damage or embarrassing mistakes…
- Pick a color close to your own natural color or a shade lighter or darker. Permanent hair color of the type used at home can only lighten a shade or so. If you darken your hair more than a shade, you may be unable to return to the previous color. You can always go darker next time if you still want your hair to be darker. If you want to lighten your hair more than a shade, see a professional stylist.
- Follow the directions. Yes. Be ready to go, having read the directions several times before you start. I recommend buying a color brush to apply the color, rather than simply using the mix bottle.
- Especially when you are touching up the roots, follow the directions. It’s not easy to learn to do this, but simply putting the color through your hair every time your roots start to show will wreck your hair and do strange things to the color, stripping the surface until the hair will not hold color. Follow the instructions and just touch up your roots exactly as the instructions say..