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Hair Dye

Hair Dyeing is an art and has to be performed with care. Only using a dye is not enough, using it skillfully is necessary to make them look natural and attractive. In India, women use herbal dyer or chemical dyes. Although chemical dyes are long lasting compared to herbal dyes, they are also many a times accompanied with side effect. Thus herbal dyes are gaining more and more popularity day by day. In this book you will find several recipes for making your own natural herbal dyer at home in our section .

Here you will get a complete picture of how to use herbal as well as chemical dyes, so that you can make your choice.

Herbal Dyes

  • Apply using rubber gloves, first to the ends of the hair within an inch of the scalp and then to the roots where the colour develops much more quickly.

  • Cover with a plastic or foil and leave for 30-40 minutes.

  • Then check the colours by testing a strand of hair.

  • Do not apply heat as this will affect the final colour.

  • Shampoo and rinse out thoroughly.

Chemical Dyes

Types of Chemical Dyes

Best Effect On
Temporary Rinses Light or greying hair. Lasts until next wash.
Mettalic 'Crazy' Color Sprays Will last visibly until brushed or washed off
Semi-permanent Rinses Light to medium brown hair, giving a darker , richer glint; light grey or white hair turns into darker colour. Will last for 4 -6 shampoos.
Permanent Tints Lasts permanently; regrowth tint on the roots necessary at 4-6 weekly intervals.
Highlights/lowlights These can look good on almost any type of hair, including brown, red and grey. Lasts permanently; roots will need retouching after 3-4 months.

How To Use Chemical Dyes

  • After shampooing, use as directed on the packet by the manufacturer. Never over-apply as the hair will become dull.

  • Protect your eyes when applying.

  • Leave on for 20-40 minutes depending on intensity of tone required and rinse out.

  • Never apply on eyelashes, eyebrows or hair elsewhere on the body.

  • Preferably do not apply when pregnant

  • Patch test for allergies.

  • Section off hair with clips and brush strands. wrap strands in silver foil to make neat parcels.

  • Watch timing carefully and rinse thoroughly

  • It is advisable to go to a professional colorist to have highlights put in.

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