Are you ready to save at least $75 a month and color your own hair? Ready to take the plunge? Here are a few tips to make your life easier when using hair coloring kits. With all the money you save by coloring your hair yourself, you can afford to pay for a really good cut. That is money well spent, in my opinion.
Generally, the most expensive price for a hair coloring kit is at a drug store (unless you have a good coupon) and the lowest price is usually at a discount store, such as Walmart.
During the summer months you might want to try a slightly lighter shade than you use the rest of the year. This gives more of a sun-lightened look that seems more natural in the warmer months when you might be outside a bit more.
As you get older, experts say you should lighten your hair color. That’s because your skin is changing in color as you age. If you don’t lighten up your hair color a bit, you will get a harsh look that is not flattering. Besides, it makes your wrinkles show up more.
If you find a color that you like, stock up on about 4 boxes of it at a time. That’s better than going to buy your color and finding that color is out of stock. That happens a lot more than I like. While you can always try another color when that happens, it’s a bit of a risk that it will be something you like. You can’t depend on the picture on the front of the box to know what the color will look like on you. It is a little more easy to predict if the box has a side panel showing how the color looks depending on the color of hair you currently have.
The numbering system that goes with the name of the color doesn’t make sense to me. 7AA might look totally different from 7A or 7B, for example. I pretty much ignore the numbers as being useless. (If anyone knows what the numbers mean, please enlighten us!) I do keep track of the number to know which one to buy next time. All those smiling faces on the boxes tend to look alike after a while.
Do pay attention to whether the color is labelled “warm” or “cool” to be closer to the color you’ve been using. It’s better to stay with “cool” colors if that’s what your old color was. The same with “warm” colors. If you change that up you will have more of a drastic change. See Part 1 for more about warm and cool tones.
Click here for Part 1 on DIY Hair Coloring, in case you missed it. It has some tips for not making a huge mess with it.
If you have any hair coloring tips, please share!