Women and more recently even men have been dyeing their own hair at home for years. Once you get it down to how you like it and what product works best for you it is not such a scary and anxious experience.
Products for hair dye have come a long way and that means good news for the consumer because we now have a great deal of high quality products to choose from and also many stores to purchase them from. The people who work at these beauty stores are usually people who are still in the business or have been in the beauty business for some time and they can give you some pointers also.
I have found the most helpful place to get information about dyeing your hair at home is on the Internet. You can search through and read up on any personal stories, professional tips and insider knowledge. There are also some stories about hair color disasters that you can avoid by reading about someone else’s experience and how they handled it. You just have to be carefully aware that someone’s blog or review of a product might be just another advertisement for that company, as now a days that is how some bloggers and reviewers and even commenting on blogs make their money by endorsing the companies product and making it look as though it is an unbiased individual who is neutral.
Another issue that comes up frequently is that “professionals” will pretty much 100% tell you not to even attempt this because they are the only ones trained to do this; of course they are going to tell you that partly because it is how they make their income, and also they do see first hand the disasters that some people create because they have to try to fix them. I just do not agree that you can’t dye your own hair, and there are a lot of people have been doing it for many years.
You need to consider that no matter how close to color or cut or even heredity you are to someone else your hair is completely different than anyone else’s. And with that fact comes the other revelation: You have no idea how a hair care product or dye will work for you until you actually bite the bullet and use it. That is why every product states very clearly to do a strand test for sure, from the first time you use the product and every time after, because you can and will have different results even in a day’s time. Your hair and body and stress level, environment, weather, etc. change every time you dye your hair, so if you have any apprehension at all by all means do the strands test first. Once you know your brand, how it usually turns out, how you want it to turn out, you may feel confident enough to just jump right in because you have gotten good results and trust that you know what works and what doesn’t. But, if you read about someone’s disaster or success, just be aware that until you get a little real time experience under your belt, you won’t know for sure what your hair will do.