L’ORÉAL PARIS & GARNIER
Changing your hair can change your outlook on life. Whether you’re going for a sleek brunette or daring red, trying out a new colour is a sure-fire way to boost your confidence. But we’ve all felt it. That gut-wrenching feeling of unravelling the towel to reveal a ‘do much different than you’d imagined, when all your dreams of a renewed sass and shine come crashing down.
First up, don’t panic. These things happen. Whatever the cause of your less-than-ideal situation, there are some quick and easy hair dyeing tips to fix you up in no time.
Top tips to prepare before dying your hair
There are a couple of things to check before dyeing your hair to avoid common mishaps such as uneven colour and staining.
If you have thick hair or hair longer than shoulder length:
Always use two boxes of dye to ensure an even colour result.
To avoid staining:
Apply moisturising cream to your hairline to avoid staining from the permanent hair dye.
When things are too dark
If your hair is looking more charcoal than chestnut, it’s a simple solution – back to the shower you go. By using a shampoo with no colour protecting qualities, you’ll be able to strip the hair of any of that unwanted colour and lift it back to lighter tones.
Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Goji 3-in-1 Hair Mask Treatment for Coloured Hair
Your poor strands will have been through the ringer at this
point – so give them some TLC with a hair mask to restore
some moisture and give you an unmissable shine. The Garnier
Ultimate Blends Hair Food Goji 3-in-1 Hair Mask Treatment is
perfect for your newly dyed locks and will melt instantly into
your hair, without weighing it down.
When red has gone rogue
Garnier Nutrisse 3.23 Dark Quartz Brown Permanent Hair Dye
Many people lust after a sultry red that shimmers in the sunlight, but it’s a look that’s tough to achieve at home. If the colour is a bit too vibrant for your liking, re-dye your cut with a shade of brown at the same colour level as the red you selected. Say you are aiming for a deep crimson, call on Garnier Nutrisse 3.23 Dark Quartz Brown to be your saviour.
Give the dye five to 10 minutes to work its magic, keeping a close eye on the colour. When you’ve finally reached your perfect blend, wash it out and you’re good to go.
Put the bright back in blonde
Blondies usually side with two camps – cool ash or golden goddess. But sometimes things can look a little lack-lustre. Using the right products, it’s easy to add some luminosity back in.
Once you’ve found and applied your perfect shade, start by keeping the dye on for half the recommended time, taking a peek every five
minutes until you’ve reached the right colour.
When you’re battling brassiness
If you’re venturing from dark to light, unfortunately you won’t be able to avoid those dreaded brassy tones (blame certain minerals in our water that insist on creating that questionable shade of orange).
If you are wanting to change your colour by more than 2 shades lighter, you need to bleach first. Try Garnier Nutrisse D+++, this bleach lifts hair up to 8 levels and the pack also includes a 4 oil purple conditioner to eliminate brass and leave hair feeling extra nourished.
Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Blonde D+++ Bleach Maximum Lightener Permanent Hair Dye
If you are wanting to change your colour by more than two
shades lighter, you need to bleach first. Try Garnier Nutrisse
D+++, this bleach lifts hair up to eight levels and the pack also
includes a four-oil purple conditioner to eliminate brass and
leave hair feeling extra nourished.
L’Oréal Elvive Colour Protect Anti-Brassiness Purple Shampoo
Prevent those brassy tones from creeping back in with antibrass purple shampoo and conditioner. Purple shampoo and
conditioner will soon become your new best friend. The
purple-infused in the formula neutralises brassy tones, dialling
things back to a lighter and brighter look. Try L’Oréal Elvive
Colour Protect Anti-Brassiness Purple Shampoo for size, and
you should notice a difference after just one use.
So, armed with your new knowledge, you can get back over to the sink knowing you’ve got confidence in yourself to achieve salon quality hair at home. All that’s left is to get outside and show your new ‘do off to the world!