Monday, 22 April 2013

Hair Dying: My Top Tips♥

I've been dyeing my hair for about nine and a half years now (wow, that sounds so long when i write it down!). I've been so many different colours from black, to bright fire engine red to my current shade of blonde. I personally prefer to dye my own hair as I'm a bit freaked out with people touching my hair so most of these tips I've picked up from trial and error!
We all know too much hair dyeing can be very damaging to your hair but if treated well your hair can stay silky smooth and lovely no matter what!
Red Hair - 2010-2011, Black Hair 2004-2009 2011-2012, Blonde 2012- Now!
Putting Vaseline on your Forehead, ears and neck stops you getting dye in those place - We've all ended up with hair dye on our skin and it takes a very long time to wash off! But next time, rub Vaseline onto the areas dye might get that you don't want colour on!
Keeping Your Hair Healthy - Right now, intensive conditioners are your best friends. No matter if you've dyed your hair once, twice or a hundred times it's still damaging. Too much dyeing without looking after the condition of your hair will make it dry and it could even end up cracking off! Aussies 3 Minute Miracle is amazing and even comes in a "Colour Treated Hair" variety!
Treating your hair - Every three weeks i super deep condition my hair. All i do is make sure I've put lots of my favourite intensive conditioner on and wrap it up in a towel and leave it on for a couple of hours. When you wash it off your hair will be extra silky and shiny.
Always wear Gloves - Hair dye can damage skin which is why you should always wear gloves and you don't want hair dye stains all over your hands, do you?
If you have blonde hair, Purple Shampoo's are Perfection in a bottle - Now I'm blonde I've been working on getting my hair into better condition. One of the things I'm trying to do is bleach my hair less. Purple Shampoo's are tone correcting shampoo's for dyed blonde hair, they literally take out all those orange/brass tones from your hair leaving you with light blonde locks. The Best bit? It doesn't even damage your hair! If you don't fancy a purple shampoo, toners do the same thing and also don't damage your hair!
Maintaining Colour - So if you want to stop your hair colour from fading too fast there are some steps you can take. Avoid washing your hair with anti-dandruff shampoos as these generally will take away the most colour. Don't wash your hair too often as this will make the colour fade much faster. Rinsing your hair with cold water after conditioning can help keep colour in for longer and also can help make it look shinier (Cold water actually helps close up cuticles).
Don't condition hair before Dyeing - Using a conditioner before you dye your hair isn't a good idea as it can stop the dye from taking hold.
If you're dyeing your hair yourself, for the first time always do a skin test - If you've never dyed your hair before or had a dye used ever, it's always best to do a skin test to check you're not allergic.
After you've bleached your hair, Blow dry it - When you've washed out the bleach from your hair, blow drying it can help make the hair absorb more of the dye as its much more porous.

Do you have any Hair dyeing tips? Tell me in the comments!

Lots of love,
Rosie xo



  1. these are some really great tips! I'm always worried about being allergic to hair dye and apparently you can use the same brand 100 times and then all of a sudden have an allergic reaction?! Scary. Totally agree about Aussie miracle conditioner :) it's rescued my poor hair countless times haha xxxx

    1. Its more the different ingredients for different dyes, regardless of brand! i've yet to have an allergic reaction!
      Rosie xo


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