5 Tips You Should Know Before Coloring Your Hair at Home
Coloring your hair is just one of the most fun ways to change up your locks in an instant. Plus it's also a really cool way to express yourself! Whether you like sticking to neutral hues or opt for statement colors, hair dye is definitely a super exciting alternative to always having to chop off your tresses. But hair dye can get really costly and time-consuming, especially when you have it done at the salon. Luckily there are brands like L'Oreal Paris that offer at-home hair coloring boxes in different shades that are perfect for Filipina skin tones. Their latest Excellence Fashion line comes in 6 new shades (P495 each) and has care, color, and a back-to-care system that gives intensive care to fight dryness while giving your locks lots of shine and color pay-off. Since dyeing your own hair is a more affordable alternative that you can easily maintain thanks to products like this, we highly advocate coloring your own hair in the comfort of your own house. And after trying it out for ourselves, we wanted to share with you the important things you should know before dyeing your own locks at home!
1 Have a buddy.
Especially if you're trying it out for the first time, it's important to have an extra set of eyes and hands for all the harder to reach sections of hair. Plus it'll just make everything super fun if you both go through dyeing your hair and trying out new colors together.
2 Protect your clothes and the area where you're doing it.
Coloring your own hair can get a little messy, so it's best to first protect your clothes by wearing a capelet that covers your entire upper section. Also, sit on a chair that you don't mind getting stained because hair dye can easily drip and stain the area you choose to color your hair. Putting old newspapers underneath the chair is another good thing you can do to make sure you don't stain anything.
3 Test out the dye first.
Not everyone's skin reacts well to dye so it's best to test out a small section of of dye towards the ends of your hair since this is what will touch or graze the skin on your neck. Leave it for 30 minutes and see afterwards if your skin has any allergic reaction. If it does, it's best not to continue with coloring your hair.
4 Do the roots last.
This is where hair is actually its most vulnerable, therefore making hair dye faster to be absored. So it's best to leave out the roots and only color it in 5-10 minutes before the rest of the hair is ready to be washed with water and conditioner.
5 The color on the box won't always be the end result.
This is because of many factors. If you've already dyed your hair in the past, there's a chance that the color will end up being a little lighter than the color in the box. If your hair is dark and never been colored before, it can also end up a little darker than what you'd expect. So if it doesn't look exactly like the photo in the box, don't panic! There are ways you can make it reach that exact hue, it might just take another color session which should be done at least 2 months after.
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!
First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.
The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.
There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.