Getting your hair done professionally at a salon can cost you a disproportionate sum of money - and touch-ups every six weeks only add up to the maintenance expenses. If you are someone who’s had enough of spending an unreasonable amount at the salon every month and, at the same time, is not ready to embrace your gray strands, dying your hair at home might just be your best option.
But it's important to note that coloring your hair at home is not the easiest job in the world, especially for someone with gray hair. This is why, in today’s article, we have compiled the best tips to give yourself salon-worthy hair at home. Keep reading to find out!
Pick The Right Shade
Obviously, your body changes as you age - the same goes for hair. Due to the lack of natural oils in your hair because of aging, the gray hair on your head is likely to be a lot dryer and coarse as compared to the hair you had when you were younger. This can make dying your hair an even more difficult challenge, which is why you need to choose the right shade to dye. If your hair is a mixture of gray and natural brunette, the correct pick for you is the shade closest to your hair's natural color.
Eyebrows Should Match
Making your eyebrows match the color of your hair can frame your face quite well, and even though it is not absolutely necessary for your brows to match your hair perfectly, luckily, doing so is not the most difficult task, at least not as hard as the entire process of dying your hair. All you need to do is mix a bit of warm water with the leftover dye after putting it in your hair, then apply a thin layer of it to your brows with the help of a q-tip.
Know That Less Is More
On most hair dye boxes, it is instructed for you to use the entire product at one time. However, you don’t need to use it all. Especially if you happen to be someone with thin hair, you don’t need to overdo it. As long as each and every strand gets enough product, you can definitely save the remainder of the product to use for another day. You can use one bottle of hair more than once by saving the bottle and using it within 30 to 40 days. One important thing to note is that you need to close the bottle tightly after use to reduce oxidation.