In recent years, it’s become increasingly fashionable to dye your hair in bold and vivid colors. The trend truly took off when celebs got in on it, and it has shown no signs whatsoever of slowing down. If you are feeling brave, adventurous, and ready for a drastic change, there are a few things you need to know beforehand. Here are 16 facts, compiled by Diply, that you should be aware of.
Yes, of course you can dye your own hair at home. But it will look much better if you have a professional do it instead. Their skills far outmatch yours, and you’ll be more than pleased with yourself for making such a wise decision.
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2. Choose wisely
Before choosing the professional, make sure you do your research. There are special courses that some hairstylists take to learn how to properly dye hair in vivid colours. It’s not as simple as it looks, so you need to confirm that your stylist knows what they’re doing.
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3. Blondes do have more fun
If you’re a blonde, then you’re lucky. Your hair is much easier to dye no matter the colour you choose. If you’re a brunette… tough luck, you’ve got your work cut out for you.
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4. Dear brunettes,
Before even thinking about dying your hair a vivid colour, you must first lighten it. And that will take you several trips to the salon. Also, bleaching is bound to damage your hair, so you have to be prepared to pay that price.
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7. Cold showers
Yes, it’s awful, but you have to take cold showers. The warm water will open the hair’s cuticles, and the vibrant colour will leave you more quickly.
8. The special shampoo
You have to get a special, colour-safe shampoo and check that it’s sulfate-free. Still, avoid washing your hair as much as you can. Meet your new best friend: dry shampoo.
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9. The speed of fading
Pastel colour fades faster. Also, blue hues fade quicker than red ones.
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It’s highly likely that you will stain the towel you use after washing, so stick to darker fabrics.
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11. The sun’s impact
Just like the sun lightens natural hair, it has the same effect on your freshly dyed vibrant hair. Wear hats or stay in the shade, if you want to make the colour last longer.
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12. Taking heavy damage
The bleach can be really rough, resulting in hair that looks unhealthy and damaged, and causing breakage and split ends. Keep its use to a bare minimum.
13. Once you go green…
Green dye will never fade away completely. The only way to get rid of it is to chop off your locks.
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14. Unwanted criticism
Brace yourself for strangers commenting on your hair. Sure, you’ll get some positive feedback, but not everyone has jumped on the vivid-hair-colour bandwagon. Don’t let them get to you!
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15. Take it easy
Don’t dye all of your hair immediately. Try out the look first by dying just a strip or just the ends to make sure you like it before committing yourself fully.
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16. Age is just a number
Age is not a factor when it comes to bold hair colour choices. Even a 90-year-old granny can rock hot pink streaks!