Getting a trendy hair colour is not as hard as you think. Here’s the low down of dyeing your tresses at home. Rihanna is memorable for rocking different shades of red, while Mary J Blige is famous for experimenting with blonde. But the boldest of them all has to be Babes Wodumo, who is a colour chameleon of note. Here’s how to do your own hair at home: Before application To perform a skin sensitivity test, Hanson Ndabeni, Dark & Lovely’s education manager, suggests dabbing a small portion of the unmixed colourant on a cotton bud and applying it behind the ear. Leave the product for 48 hours without washing, covering or touching it. If a rash, swelling or redness develops, stop using the product. Wait two weeks after using relaxer, perm or straightening process before colour hair. Don’t use dye if you have a sensitive or damaged scalp. Get ready
- Wear protective latex gloves.
- Have a timer on standby.
- Mix the products in a non-metallic bowl and follow the instruction leaflet inside the packaging.
- Apply the product to the hair immediately after mixing the dye to get the desired colour.
- Apply the mixture to dry hair and spread it evenly.
- Allow the colour to process for the stipulated time.
- Wet the hair and gently lather for a minute. Rinse until the water runs clear. Apply shampoo and rinse again.
- Complete the style with an oil moisturiser.