Us girls change our hair for lots for different reasons …
If she changes her hair after you’ve broken up, it’s game over for you pal! She’s got a new look, which will soon be accompanied by a new man as well. Sorry.
For those girls going through their red hair phase … don’t work girl, you’ve got this. You’ll come out the other side feeling much more confident after figuring out who it is you’ve decided you don’t want to be. But we all do it, we all go through that phase of changing out hair in the hope that it will help us to find ourselves at the same time.
I can hold my hands up to being one of those people who have learnt over and over again that the colour shown on those hair dye boxes is not necessarily the colour your hair will actually go!
DIY hair dying Do’s
Do make sure you wear gloves .. Once that dye gets on your skin it will be there for quite a while, this is another mistake I have learnt first hand from (excuse the pun)
Try to get a friend to help you out, that small patch at the back of your head will otherwise be left a different colour and that’s not a good look.
Do try that ombré look you’re scared to do, ombré is an easy DIY look to go for because the colour is away from your face and it won’t look as drastic, plus if it goes wrong it’s much easier to correct half your hair than all of it.
Do try going darker, but I would suggest you leave the bleaching to a professional, after all, you’re not going to like having orange hair.
DIY hair dying Don’ts
Don’t try going bleach blonde when your hair is black, I’ve had a friend ask me to do this for her and lets just say six boxes of bleach colour later and that bright orange glow is still going strong!
NEVER EVER try your to do your own highlights, I mean seriously NEVER. I mean unless you want to go for that chipmunk inspired look. All jokes aside though, you will never be able to get your own highlights fine enough to look professional, honestly you won’t.
And finally, those colour before things. They don’t work, so if you’re standing looking in the mirror at green hair right now, swallow your pride and get down to your hairdresser. Seriously … Right now, stop reading blogs about how you might be able to fix it and go right now!
So maybe the moral of this story is whether you’re changing your hair to get over an ex, or changing it to create a new you. Make sure you consult a professional …. oh and never do a Britney!