hatever a girl does in her life, there is a time when she would decide that she wants to change the color of her hair. Think about all your close friends and acquaintances. Is there such a woman that is more than 30 years old, who has never dyed her hair?
There will hardly be such a person, because even if we know that hair dyeing is not good for our hair, we will still take this risk when we are tired of our old hairstyle. Other women dye their hair for the first time when they notice the first couple of white hairs on their head, but they still turn to hair dyes.
So, no matter in which period of your life you are in, whether you intend to color your hair soon, or you prefer to postpone this first time a little, there are a few things you must know before you dye your hair for the first time.
Tip #1 Do not save your hair dye
In other words, when you buy the color you have chosen for your hair, get more than you expect to use. It is always better to be safe than sorry, so if you have some of the hair dye left it is not as bad as having less of the product you need. Imagine that you are in the heat of dyeing your hair when suddenly you run out of it. There will be some locks of hair that have still your old color, while some of the other locks have more than needed. The first time you are coloring your hair you will not be sure how much of the hair dye will your hair need to meet the results you expect. And even if you later go out for some more hair dye, and finish the locks of hair that were not treated with the first dye, the end color will probably be a mess. So, just buy more than what you expect to use.
Tip #2 When in doubt, do not be in a hurry
Since we are talking about the very first time that people dye their hair, there are often second thoughts, or doubts. Are this new color going to suit me? And if it does not, how am I going to change it again? These are some of the thoughts in people’s minds before this first step. And these thoughts are really reasonable. A lot of people regret choosing a color that were not sure whether it would suit them. If you do not want to risk it, here is what you can do before you take the step to change your hair color completely. One of the things you could do is to wear a hair wig. Of course, this will not be the actual result if you decide to take the step, but you will at least get used to the fact that you will be having a new hair color.
Another thing you can try is to color just a sample of your hair. Many people do this. Get a lock of hair from the back of your head, which is a bit hidden under the other locks of hair, and color it. You will see the end result on your hair and at the same time you will be able to change your mind if you do not like how it looks. That will work, of course, only for long hair. If you have short one, it will be a little bit difficult to hide it, but you can still try it.
Tip #3 Do not be too drastic
The first time you dye your hair, it is better to take it easy and not to be too drastic with your decisions. For example, if you have black hair, try not to choose beach blond color, or if it is the other way round. But if you still do not want to change your mind and to dye your hair in a completely different color, it is better to choose a lighter color than your natural hair color. This is a precaution because it is easier to change lighter color than a darker one. For example, if your natural hair color is hazel, and you decide to go black, believe me, later it will be extremely hard to go back to your natural hair color. Darker colors are harder to change than lighter ones, so if you do not want to take chances, just go lighter. Or at least not too dark.
You should always consult with a specialist first before dyeing your hair, because they are the ones that know what will happen to your hair when you color it. But even if you are not satisfied with the end result, remember that hair grows, and you just have to be patient.