Three golden rules for dyeing your hair at home

03 May 2020 - 00:00 By nokubonga thusi
Never clip hair after applying dye as this will create an uneven distribution of colour throughout the hair.
Never clip hair after applying dye as this will create an uneven distribution of colour throughout the hair.
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We know it’s scary but here’s a crash course on how to maintain your hair colour or try out a new temporary hue during this lockdown period — if you absolutely must.

1. CONSULT YOUR HAIR COLOURIST

"Do not colour your hair without consulting with your stylist. If you get your hair coloured by a professional monthly and have spent months getting to the colour you desired then it might not be a good idea to attempt to colour your own hair at home," says ghd South Africa Educator Natasja Pienaar.

2. SECTION FOR EVEN APPLICATION

No one likes a streaky hair colour application so make sure to always section hair in order to not miss a spot. Split the hair into four sections and apply dye to each section, working from the front to back.

Never clip hair after applying dye as this will create an uneven distribution of colour throughout the hair. Rather leave hair down and protect clothing with an old towel.

3. CONDITION AS AFTER-CARE

Always remember to apply a conditioner to hair after rinsing out the hair dye. Since colour adheres better to hair when the protective hair cuticle is open, it's important to close the hair cuticle with a deep conditioner afterwards to stop the dying process and prevent hair becoming too brittle.

WORTH A TRY

In just 5-7 minutes, achieve easy, foolproof, vibrant hair colour by applying a Moroccan Oil Colour Depositing Mask to damp hair.

Moroccan Oil Colour Depositing Mask in Hibiscus 200ml for R620; in Bordeaux 30ml for R175 from Retail Box.
Moroccan Oil Colour Depositing Mask in Hibiscus 200ml for R620; in Bordeaux 30ml for R175 from Retail Box. 
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For a pastel colour payoff, mix mask with a lightweight mask to dilute pigment.


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