At Home Hair Colouring Tips

February 15, 2002

The Home Do

More and more of us are resorting to dying our hair at home so SheSaid decided to uncover the dos and don’ts of the home do.Before you even think about putting a colour in your hair, always experiment with a temporary colour that will wash out. That bright orange hue you thought so fondly of after a glass of bubbly on Saturday night may not look that good at the office on Monday morning? Hairdressers always suggest you choose a colour that is within two to three shades of your natural colour and to remember that if you have any grey or white hairs they will take more colour than the rest of your hair. Hot tip: check with a professional before you start throwing a few new shades around yourself.

The Dos

Always read and follow all of the instructions

Don’t rip the packet open and

start dying without checking that you have all the necessary bits and pieces at hand.

Keep a note of the brand and colour for future reference.

Get out of that new tee and slip into an old top. Something you don’t care about – this can be messy stuff!

Be a pro. Get a tub of Vaseline and apply a thin layer around your hairline and ears. You don’t want to end up having a face full of dye as well do you?

Get some gloves -there’s no need to dye your hands as well.

A wide-tooth comb is the best for distributing the colour evenly. If you do slip-up and end up with a bit of colour on your skin, just grab a cotton wool soaked in shampoo and wipe it clean.

Don’t forget to set a timer.The Don’ts

Try to resist walking around once you have the colour in your hair. You don’t want to be dying your walls or bed linen.

Don’t make a phone call while you have hair dye in. You may forget about your colour and end up with a very interesting shade of a colour that doesn’t even have a name.

Never use blonde to lighten hair darker than a light brown – you may end up with orange!

Where the heck do you put your blusher?

Okay ladies, you’re looking a bit pasty and you’re in need of a natural glow. Well, here is a big tip about exactly where to add that colour.

Want to get that Sarah Jessica Parker rosy cheek glow? You need to learn how to apply blusher and do it like a pro. Obtaining a natural glow is one of the most important things a girl in the know needs to conquer when it comes to the make-up department. The best advice we can give is this: put it on your cheekbones. The best beautician will always say: “If you can see your blush from five feet away it’s probably time you put the brush down. Who cares if it is a cream or powder blush. Only apply it on the cheekbones and only from the hairline to a point even with the outside corner of your eye”.

Hottest blush around

Vincent Longo New York Get Stain/Angels Touch $42

Philosophy Supernatural Gel $52

Shu Uemura Glow On $48

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