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Coloring Your Perfect Locks Hair at Home

If you're rushed for time this holiday season why not save time and money and color your hair at home? You'd be surprised how simple and not to mention inexpensive it is. If you have no idea where to begin here are a few tips to consider on getting the right color and treatment for your hair. Here are some tips on how to color your own hair at home:

If you're battling with gray hair or are looking to go lighter or darker, home hair color works great and is ideal for you. This also works if you don't want to do anything drastic to your locks.

Please note if you're wanting a total hair makeover it's probably a better idea to head the salon. Also, if you hair is already damaged or has been chemically treated, be sure to go with a salon professional to be sure you don't over process or damage your hair any further.

Did you know that many of the sites offer questionnaires so that you can figure out which shade is best and which shade you prefer? Instead of heading to the store and being overwhelmed because you can't make up your mind, visit the websites of Revlon, Clairol or Loreal. You can fill out their questionnaire and figure out which shade is ideal with your hair color and hair type.

If this is your first attempt at coloring your hair at home, go easy. For your first time choose from temporary or semi-permanent hair color. It will still last quite a while but won't last up to eight weeks or longer like permanent hair color does.

Temporary hair color washes out in about 6-12 times of washing your hair with shampoo. Semi-permanent hair color washes out in about 20-26 times of washing your hair. If you decide that you don't like your color don't sweat it because it will wash out. After you become a pro at coloring your hair at home and find a shade you love, it's then you can apply permanent hair color.

What kind of tools will you need to color your hair?

Here's a brief list:

  • Plastic gloves - this usually comes in the kit
  • Old button-down shirt or old tee-shirt
  • Vaseline
  • Damp rag for any potential messes
  • Hair clip
  • Wide tooth comb
  • Old towel
  • Big safety pin

We're not going to provide you with the instructions on how to apply the hair color in this post, but stay tuned for a post next month that will give you more details on how to color your hair at home. We hope these tips were helpful and that you feel a little bit more confident about coloring your hair at home. Remember to experiment with semi-permanent hair color first before diving into the permanent color.

Have fun styling your newly colored locks and have a great weekend!

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~Perfect Locks

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