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January 13, 20125 found this helpful

I tie a plastic bag around my hair instead of using a shower cap when I dye my hair. Since bags are free, I don't buy shower caps anymore to let my hair set for 20 minutes when the dye is setting.

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February 1, 2010

When coloring my hair I usually use an old towel clipped tight around my neck to keep the color from my shirt. I am a retired beautician and have the plastic apron but they get hot.

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Here is what I came up with that is way more comfortable and saves a towel.

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June 3, 2009

First off, it has been years since I last paid someone to color my hair. I have done my own and saved money doing it. But, I needed a way to remind me when I last colored my hair.

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November 21, 2011

When home coloring your hair, cut a neck hole and arm holes in a large trash bag to protect your clothing.

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May 28, 2015

It takes my breath away thinking about how much money we can spend at beauty salons. I stopped going to get my hair dyed years ago.

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Now I simply buy my own at my local grocery store. I spend a fraction of the amount I used to.

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September 5, 2007

I have long hair and after making several messes on the floors, walls and countertops when using home hair color, I have two tips that have helped me to keep things neat.

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November 26, 2007

Just got a compliment on my hair color from a professional stylist with whom I shared my use of hydrogen peroxide for highlights and a mixture of red and blonde colored shampoo and conditioner.

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January 2, 2007

Use A Shower Cap When Coloring Hair. I use a thin shower cap - like the kind you get free in motels/hotels to cover my hair when I apply colored shampoo to tint it. (Got that from a hairdresser who did that and put me under the dryer.)

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October 16, 2017

A friend told me that in order to get my hair the color that I wanted, which was brown that I would have to lift my hair color. So I lifted it and my hair turned blonde. Then I added a brown hair color because that's the color I want. My hair turned a shade of reddish blonde. How do I get my hair back to the brown color that I wanted?

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October 17, 20170 found this helpful
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This red must be lifted off and the brown applied. You also need to condition your hair, since it looks damaged. Do a strand test first so you dont have the wrong color.

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October 17, 20170 found this helpful
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Your hair is badly damaged now.

  1. Before doing much else with your hair you will need to do a lot of conditioning in order to repair the damage that is already done.
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  3. I would remove the hair dye with with baking soda and a anti-dandruff shampoo. Mix this together and lather up your hair. Leave this in your hair for a few minutes before you rinse it with hot water. Repeat this for a few days to remove the dye from your hair.
  4. In between shampooing you will need to apply olive oil or baby oil to your hair at night and sleep with a plastic night cap. You have to repair your hair damage before dying your hair another color.
  5. You can also use equal parts of white vinegar and water on your hair. Apply the mixture and cover your hair for 30 minutes. Then rinse with hot water, shampoo and heavy condition your hair.
  6. Before attempting to dye your hair again at home go to a salon and talk with an expert. Find out what they will say to you and what is the best way to get the color you want.
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April 22, 2010

My hairstylist told me I should always use the same type or brand of hair color on my hair. I've been doing my own hair for years and always got whatever the best deal. It was usually free with coupons and sales.

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Any suggestions on a brand to stick with? Cost isn't that much of any issue as I am sure I can find whatever brand for a great price.

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February 21, 2006

I want to color my hair at home and i noticed on the box it says in BOLD print to apply on dry, unwashed hair.

What if there is gel and hair spray in my hair. It's not a lot, but I am thinking that might hinder the color?

Paula from GA

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By IMAQT1962 (Guest Post)
February 21, 20060 found this helpful

I HAVE BEEN COLORING MY HAIR FOR YEARS. IF YOU HAVE PUT GEL ON IT OR HAIR SPRAY. I ALWAYS WASH AND DRY MY HAIR THEN COLOR IT. THIS HAS ALWAYS WORKED FOR ME. BUT SOMEONE MAY HAVE BETTER ADVISE THAN I ....

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February 21, 20060 found this helpful

You are not supposed to wash or brush your hair before you color because it tears up the scalp, and the color is then more likely to cause a rash or bad reaction. It is best if you wash it the night before then color in the morning if that is possible.

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February 21, 20060 found this helpful

I never wash my hair before I color it and I use hairspray and mousse both in it. I've never had a problem with it not turning out right.

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October 11, 2017

I had blonde highlights and I dyed my hair dark brown from a box hair dye, but I noticed the day after that where my highlights were blonde it has a dark grey color, how can I fix that? Do I just re-dye it with another brown dye?

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October 12, 20170 found this helpful
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Here are a few things to consider

  • All hair stylists recommend waiting 4 to 6 weeks before dying your hair again. Otherwise, this can damage your hair.
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  • Did you use a permanent or semi permanent dye in your hair.?
  • If you just want to cover up the gray highlights there is no need to dye all your hair again.
  • Buy a permanent hair dye that is the same color as your hair now and a highlight brush.
  • Only dye the gray highlights in your hair.
  • You will need to leave the dye in your hair a bit longer.
  • One reason this turned gray is because when your hair was highlighted it is the same as stripping the color out of your hair to give you these highlights.
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February 13, 2019

The color prep worked great and the funny thing about it is that it lifted the piles and piles of red that I've used over the years. Anyway, my hair turned out the exact color I was going to re-color it. Do I have to recolor or can I leave it as is?

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August 21, 2017

My hair will not dye and I want it blonde. How can I achieve those results?

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