Firstly, it’s important to know that using dye out of a box is a lot more achievable if you are disguising gray or are simply looking to add some subtle oomph to your natural coloring. It’s better to leave a powerful substance like bleach to the professionals.

Secondly, right before using the dye, apply Vaseline to your forehead ears to prevent the color from staining your skin. To protect the back of your neck, wrap an old towel around the back. Of course, it’s wise to wear an older T-shirt in favor of clothes that you would be ruined by the pigment.

It’d make sense to put the color on freshly cleaned hair, right? Wrong! A little bit of grease can actually help to protect your strands from the harsh chemicals. While natural oils work, it is helpful to condition your locks before applying the pigment.

To make sure that your chosen color is what you truly hoped it would be, perform a simple test; find a small amount of hair that is hidden beneath other strands and is close to the skin around your ear. If you’re not a fan of that particular shade, you’ll know that you should choose another variation. If you’re on the fence about a specific look, try out a demi-shade that will wash away after an average of 24 washes.

For the most concise, even dye job, favor application with a brush over simply a bottle. Foam is also a viable option that is easier to control and prevent drips. To make sure you give each part of your head the thorough attention it deserves, split your locks into at least four sections to conquer one-at-a-time.  For the most uniform coverage, have a friend help you out with the task or, if she doesn’t want to get her hands messy, she can let you know if you’ve missed a spot.

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Keep your hair and color safe from the sun and hot tools with protective products Aquage. Color protecting conditioner or a hair mask should be used routinely to infuse your mane with important nutrients.