If it’s your first time dying your hair then all the different information online can be quite overwhelming. There are many factors to take into account when dying your hair for the first time, the biggest decision is deciding what color to dye your hair. You should give this a lot of thought as some colors wash out really quickly so you’ll have to keep redyeing your hair very often. Other colors don’t wash out as quickly but they require specific products and lots of maintenance to keep the color looking fresh so this is also something important to keep in mind when making your decision.

 

If you have a naturally light hair color then you can either get it done at the salon or even as a beginner you should be able to do this yourself. However, if you have naturally dark hair and want to go lighter, you can try this at home as there are lots of YouTube tutorials and walkthroughs of how to but we would recommend going to the salon as the process involves bleaching your hair if done wrong this can cause lots of damage to your hair.  Taking the jump to dye your hair for the first time can be a terrifying decision, even when you’ve decided what color to dye your hair it can be difficult to achieve the exact shade you’ve imagined and are wanting, but if you dye your hair successfully it’s a decision you’ll definitely be happy with. We’ve rounded up some of the best tips to help you be successful when dyeing your hair for the first time.

Advanced Preparation

Making sure you’re prepared is the key to successfully dyeing your hair. If you’re dyeing your hair yourself then it’s important you have everything you need. To dye your own hair you’ll need your chosen color or colors of hair dye, make sure you pick up an extra box or bottle if you have long or thick hair. You’ll need Vaseline to put on your face to stop your fine facial hairs from getting dyed, an old t-shirt that you don’t mind getting hair dye on, and a brush to apply the dye to your hair. If you’re going to a salon to have your hair dyed professionally for the first time then make sure you know how much it’s going to cost and have inspiration pictures to show your hairdresser the color that you want.

Consider the Maintenance

Different styles and colors require different levels of maintenance. If you dye your whole head then you’ll have to commit to monthly visits to the salon to get your roots dyed again when they grow out. You can do this yourself but be careful not to overlap where is already dyed. An easier style to maintain is a balayage, you can leave it to grow out and it will still look good, but it’s recommended to get it topped up every 6-12 months to keep it looking fresh. Also, consider the color, if you go for blonde you’ll need to use purple shampoo and conditioner to keep it looking fresh. Dark colors are the easiest to maintain as they don’t require any specific products, red tones are the most difficult to achieve and maintain so if you’re considering going red make sure you’re ready to commit.

Think About Skin Tones

When you’re looking online and on Pinterest for new fun hair colors you also have to take into account your skin tone and your natural hair color compared to the people in the photos. Your skin tone helps to determine what colors will suit you the most, if you have a pink skin tone then the best colors for you are the cool ashy toned colors and if you have a yellow skin tone then the warm and gold colors will be a better suit for you. Your natural hair color is also important to think about as if you have really dark hair then you’ll not be able to achieve bright colors the first time you dye it without damaging your hair, make sure to leave at least 2 weeks in between bleaching your hair to avoid damage.