Dye has steadily been saving a lot of men and women. People dye their hair to look fashionable or to follow the trend in vogue, but most times the aged dye their hair to cover the grey hair popping in their hair.
Oftentimes people wonder if they can dye their hair the same colour the next day in the same colour. Can they?
It is not advisable to dye your hair twice in one day, neither with permanent nor semi-permanent dye because this will irritate your scalp and cause breakage to your hair.
If you use semi-permanent dye twice in one day on your hair it can cause your hair to saturate and drip colours for days. Dying your hair twice in one day can also lead to hair loss.
It is best you go see your hairstylist for a proper solution or if you are patient enough, wait a few days or weeks before attempting to re-dye your hair yourself again.
Can I dye my hair immediately after dying it once?
i. How long do I leave dye in my hair?
You can leave the dye in your hair for nothing more than 30 – 45mins. The dye is required to stay in your hair for 30mins for the ingredients to work into the hair cuticle to enable it to change the hair pigment.
If you have dye in your hair longer than the recommended time it might cause damage to your hair, 30mins is long enough for the chemical in the dye to work its way into your hair and make permanent changes
ii. Can you put a dye on top another?
It is alright for you to put a dye on top of another, but you have to put into consideration what you want your result to be if you want to darken or lighten your hair colour.
If you want to use one dye over another to darken your hair you can do that without running into problems, but the number of shades you will darken your hair to will be determined by the colour of dye you choose.
But if you want to lighten the current hair dye, you need a hair dye that is two times lighter than the previous colour you used.
iii. Can I dye my hair again the next day? ( how soon can I recolour my hair if I don’t like the colour? )
It is always best to wait for at least 4 weeks after you colour your hair before you should try and colour it again. But you should wait at least 6 – 7 weeks if you are scared of damaging your hair, this might help reduce the damage to your hair.
Things to consider before dying your hair.
i. Your skin tone and natural colour: you may see a celebrity rocking this chic and tone colour on their hair and you might just get up and decide to go try it forgetting that you and that celebrity have different natural colour and skin tones, and the fact that the colour suits them doesn’t mean it will suit you too.
Different colours go with different skin tones, so if you have a pink skin tone it is best to stick to an ashier cool tone. In a situation where you don’t know the best skin tone for you, you should visit a professional colourist, because it is their job to know the perfect colour for you.
ii. You might not get it right on the first try: Before you decide to colour your hair it should be at the back of your mind that you might not get the right colour on your first try.
Your hair has to go through all its underlying tones to reach its desired levels without compromising the integrity of the hair. Exercise patience to get the required results.
iii. Your hair might get damaged: while dying your hair you should not forget that the dye has chemicals and not all of them can be good for your hair.
Big changes on your hair can also damage your hair, so most times colourists prefer to do it in stages. It is highly advisable to visit a professional colourist and get their opinion before you colour your hair.
iv. Do proper research: Do not wake up one morning and decide to colour your hair. Before you colour your hair you should embark on proper research and find out what works best for your hair, even if you want to colour your hair yourself or get a professional to do it.
It is always best to know what you are doing. Do your research to get the proper person for the job and also the right kind of colour for your hair.
v. Remember the aftercare instructions: No matter if you get your hair dyed by a professional or you get it done at home, you need to remember the aftercare instructions so as not to damage your hair afterwards, get the best hair products to help you maintain your hair texture and the colour you put on your hair.
After dying your hair if you don’t take time to look after it properly. Your hair might look tacky and unappealing to the eyes.
How to fix your hair colour without re-dying it.
i. Use shining enhancing gloss: with the shiny enhancing gloss you can give your hair a boost without re-dying it, the enhancing gloss helps to keep your hair strands perky.
ii. Shampoo your hair: if you colour your hair and your hair colour gets too dark, then you can easily shampoo your hair rather than apply another colour that will make it lighter.
Use a clarifying shampoo to shampoo the darkest areas of the hair and wash it off quickly, a very good shampoo can help remove the colour build-up.
iii. If you colour your hair and your hair has two different shades: sometimes your root colour does not take the same formula as the rest of your hair, or sometimes they absorb it differently.
When you get two different shades in your hair there is no need for you to recolour your hair, you can just look for a good root cover-up spray and apply it to your hair.
iv. If you missed a spot: when you miss a spot when dying your hair there is no need to recolour the entire hair, rather you just pick up your hair dye and apply dye on the spot you missed.
How often should I dye my hair to cover grey?
Often, as we grow older our hair tends to turn grey. This is a normal way of life and it’s nothing to be ashamed of.
Also, we see very young people with grey hair all over their hair, it’s just genetics and does not mean that something is wrong with them. Most times people with grey hair make the mistake of dying their hair too often and this can lead to hair damage.
To avoid colouring your hair too often you can just use permanent dye or you can follow some of these simple tips to enable you to know how often you can dye your hair.
It is best for you to always use dye to cover your grey hair every four to six weeks to avoid hair breakage or you could use makeup or other methods to cover your grey roots, they are a lot of good products you could use that can be good for your hair.
Can I dye my hair twice to make it look darker?
This question is on the mind of everyone who wants a darker hair colour and the answer is, yes. Dying your hair twice can turn your hair to a darker shade, this is because your hair will have excess pigment and it will become saturated.
How to restore hair damaged by dye over use and abuse of hair dye?
If your hair gets damaged from using hair dye, the first and best thing you can do is go back to the hairstylist who dyed the hair in the first place, or if it was a homemade job you can seek advice of the nearest professional.
Also if your hair is damaged by dye you need to give your hair time to reset, don’t wash it too often, and when you shower or when you have to wash the hair do not use a blow dryer to allow your hair to dry by itself.
You have to understand that the hair damage will not reset automatically. It has to give time to rebuild and recover from the damage done to the hair.
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