Should You Dye Your Hair At Home Now? Let These Celebrities Show What You Need To Know First

Feeling a little restless and bored? Take inspo from these celebrities who have spent some time coloring their hair at home.

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By now, you may have already completely forgot about that scheduled salon appointment you booked way before Covid-19 for your usual haircut, treatment, and even hair dye pamper services. However, as the prospect of more days in quarantine looms, leaving your hair in the hands of some hair experts isn’t feasible just yet. Before you bemoan this fact and attempt to buzz your hair off in frustration, why not do it your own in the meantime? Believe us, it could be as easier than you actually think.

Photo from @bretmanrock on Instagram

YouTube star, singer, songwriter, actor, actress, athlete, activist, a scientist on the motherf***** side, the star of the crystal of the day, a coconut water connoisseur, and almost a magician, Bretman Rock has been serving us with different hair colors while he quarantined like all of us. Sharing several things you can do during quarantine—planting, painting home furniture, playing volleyball with a wall, and making Dalgona coffee—but on top of all that, the COVID-19 lockdown had Bretman bleaching his hair with the help of hair stylist Chanyle Nakamura. From a platinum ‘do, he turned his hair into neon green in color.

If you still find it as a daunting experience to dye your own hair at home, tune in on Bleach London for their Bleach Hair Party and have someone help you achieve your preferred hair color while still complying to the stay-at-home rule. From interactive tutorials to expert guides, this virtual interactive salon can get you a beautiful ‘do just like how the salon does it for you. Joining this Bleach Hair Party, model Georgia May Jagger went for electric and cornflower shades of blue for her hair. This only proves how staying at home doesn’t limit us to wear the safe hair colors.

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Photo from @georgiamayjagger on Instagram

Skim through your hair care products and check for unused hair coloring products, if any. With clear instructions on how to do the step-by-step process, drugstore-brand hair dyes are less complicated to apply and can give you the basic hair color you imagined for your hair in less than an hour. But before you proceed to being the hair expert of your own hair, make sure to take note of the following things, especially if this is your first time doing it.

Don’t Wash Your Hair Two Days Before Coloring It

Since your scalp’s natural oil can act as a protectant from irritation and hair breakage, you have to at least leave your hair for two days without washing prior to coloring it.

Run A Strand Test

Our scalp’s sensitivity and hair resistance differ from person to person. In running a strand test, part a small section of your hair and apply a few hair color mixture. This would help you figure out how quickly the color reacts to your hair, from here, you cans tart making adjustments on the time your processing time intervals should be.

Prepare Dark Colored Clean Towels

As this might cause mess to your area, prepare dark colored clean towels. For the first few washes, the color will bring stains to your towels.

Read The Instructions Carefully

It’s not simply pouring everything in a small bowl, mixing it, and spreading it like shampoo on your hair. While there are products that are suggested to be applied this way, but for most boxed hair dyes, follow the step-by-step instructions and the advised time length it has to soaked on hair.

Don’t Apply Directly To Your Scalp

After the mixture and all other stuff are well-prepared, you’re about to carefully apply it on your hair. As we try to be protect our sensitive part of our head, spread it evenly on half-inch away from the scalp going to your hair tips. Once you’ve covered most part of your hair, go back to the roots and gently apply some color.

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