8 Things to Consider Before Dyeing Your Hair

21 May 2024 | Tincture and Colour

Thinking about spicing things up with a new hair colour? Before you take the plunge, there are a few things you need to consider before dyeing your hair. 

We’re here to make sure you’re armed with some insider tips before you dive headfirst into that rainbow-hued pool. 

So, grab a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine – no judgment here) and let’s chat about the 8 things to consider, including our expert tips for dyeing your hair!

1. Your Hair Type Matters

First things first, let’s talk about your mane. Is it fine and delicate or thick and coarse? The texture and condition of your hair can significantly impact how it takes to dye, so it’s essential to choose a colour and formula that’s compatible with your locks. If you’re unsure, a consultation with a professional colourist is always a good idea.

2. Commitment Issues? Choose Wisely

Listen, dyeing your hair is a commitment – kind of like getting a puppy – okay, let’s not be dramatic, hair dye is not for life, but it’s a commitment nonetheless. Before you take the plunge, think about how much maintenance you’re willing to put in. 

Are you ready for regular touch-ups and deep conditioning treatments, or are you more of a wash-and-go kinda gal? Choose a colour and technique that aligns with your lifestyle and level of commitment.

3. Do Your Homework

You wouldn’t start driving to a destination you’ve never been to without planning your route! The same goes for dyeing your hair. Do your research, check out different shades and techniques, and maybe even look for some hair colour inspiration on Instagram.

Knowledge is power, so arm yourself with as much information as possible before you hit the salon.

4. DIY vs. Salon: Know Your Limits

Sure, those DIY hair dye kits might seem tempting – who doesn’t love a good bargain? But before you break out the gloves and mixing bowl, ask yourself: are you a seasoned pro or a total newbie? 

If you’re unsure or want a more complex colour, leave it to the experts. A professional colourist can work wonders with your hair and save you from a potential dye disaster. 

And what about the quality of the dye? Read our blog – Are Salon Dyes Really Better for Your Hair – to learn everything you need to know.

5. The Pre-Dye Prep: Don’t Skip It

Preparation is key when it comes to dyeing your hair. Trust us, you don’t want to skip this step – unless you’re into patchy colour and uneven results. So, make sure your hair is clean, dry, and free from any product buildup before you break out the dye.

6. Put Your Strands to the Test

Think of a strand test as a sneak peek into your hair’s future – consider it a crystal ball for your locks. Seriously though, always, always, always do a strand test before you dye your entire head. 

This will give you a preview of how the colour will turn out and help you avoid any unpleasant surprises.

7. Be Realistic, Darling

Listen, we’re all for dreaming big – but when it comes to hair colour, it’s essential to be realistic. If you’re a natural brunette dreaming of platinum blonde locks, it might take a few sessions to achieve your desired shade. And hey, that’s okay! Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is the perfect hair colour.

8. Post-Dye TLC: Show Your Locks Some Love

Congratulations, you’ve officially joined the ranks of the freshly dyed! But before you go off flaunting your fabulous new hue, remember to show your locks some love. 

Invest in a good quality hair mask such as Davines MINU Hair Mask designed to revitalise colour-treated hair to keep your strands hydrated and healthy. You’ll also want to avoid any harsh chemicals or heat styling for a few days post-dye.

Achieve Your Dream Hair Colour With Tierney Salons

At the end of the day, hair dyeing should be fun! Whether you’re experimenting with a bold new colour or just refreshing your current shade, don’t forget to enjoy the process. After all, life’s too short for boring hair!

So, there you have it – 8 things to consider before dyeing your hair. Armed with these tips, you’re ready to embark on your hair colour journey with confidence and sass. 

Want to leave it to the professionals? Explore our Hertford hair colouring services and book an appointment today!