Whether you’re considering switching up your look or you’re looking to cover up those greys, colouring your hair is a great way to transform how you look and feel – and can even help turn back the clock.
However, before you choose your permanent hair dye colour, there are few things you need to know.
Do your research
Whether you’re a follower of current hair trends or you prefer a classic look, take the time to consider what kind of colour change you’re going for – and why. Are you bored with your current hairstyle? Are you looking for a contouring effect or perhaps you want to add warmth? Once you know why you want to colour your hair, you can start thinking about colours.
You should also consider if it’s a look you’ll need to maintain often – and if you’re willing to do so.
Book a colour consultation
Even if in the end you decide a DIY dye job is what you’ll go for, you should still book a colour consultation. Professional hairstylists, especially expert colourists, will help you gain a better understanding of the look you want.
They’ll be able to explain which colours and tones will work well with your skin tone. They may even suggest that you dye your eyebrows to compliment your look.
It could take time
Some dye jobs not only require a lot of upkeep, but it could take multiple appointments to get you the shade you’re looking for. Especially if you’re hoping for a dramatic change, like going from brunette to blonde.
Consider your finances
Dying your hair is a massive investment. Figures show that Brits spent £8.6 billion at hairdressers and salons in 2019, roughly £166 per person per year. If you can’t afford the upkeep on a dramatic (or even subtle) dye job, then speak to your hairdresser about a new look that doesn’t cost as much to maintain.
Can change hair texture
Do you love your silky-smooth hair? Did you know that dye can alter the natural texture and even volume of your hair over time? Bleaching in particular is extremely harsh on hair and can cause it to become brittle.
Aftercare is essential
Regardless of whether you’ve dyed your hair at home or you’ve been to the salon, aftercare is perhaps the most important aspect. No matter what colour your hair is, you’ll need to use special hair products that help maintain the colour, texture, and shine.
Look for products that are colour safe and packed full of nourishing ingredients.