(Closed) Help on at-home hair dye!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

 It gets messy but heres what I do!

  grab a very old towel that you don’t mind staining lay it down on the ground (dye will stain the floor!), get naked (don’t mean to sound creepy but dye will not come out of clothes!!) and just start squirting the bottle all over your hair until it is covered in dye. I like to start at my hair line and then rub the dye all over within my hair with my fingers.

Take a old hair clip or pony tail holder and pin your hair up for the reccomended time then wash! Good luck! Its really easy!!!

Post # 4
4485 posts
Honey bee

I’ve dyed my hair on my own lots of times, including the first time it was dyed. And have had my sister do it (she’s a retired hairdresser) several times as well, and she uses the storebought DIY dyes with no problem. Doing it on your own is fairly easy. Empty the bottle of dye along the roots all over your scalp and scrub in the ends like you’re shampooing your hair so that all of it is covered. Then follow the directions for rinsing it out.

Edit: Wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting stained. I have never stripped naked when doing this, nor found it necessary to do so. Have an old towel on hand to wipe up any dye that tries to run down your neck/forehead. You can put a showercap on while it’s setting, but again, not necessary. Interestingly enough, my sister (the hair professional) even agrees that DIY is alot less messy than going into a professional.

Post # 5
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Sorry, that’s not a chance I’m willing to take.  Can you bribe a friend with some wine and pizza?  Best of luck!

Post # 6
3011 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I do it on my own all of the time, but it’s definitely a lot messier.  I start with the roots then take layers by layer to dye the entire head.  I would make sure you have old towels around.

Post # 8
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’ve done it myself no problem, my stylist actually didn’t believe me when I said I didn’t have any help. Just make sure you start at the roots/front part of your hair since that will be the most visible. Sometimes kits come with two bottle tops – a skinny one (like a ketchup bottle) and one with a come attached. I always use the ketchup one, I feel like you get more control. For the roots, just squirt onto your head and work it in with your finger tips, then for the rest of the hair just hold a section in your hand, squirt on the dye and work it in. Once you think your done, massage your whole head and squirt on whatever is left to make sure you got everything.

Post # 9
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

How’d it turn out??

Post # 10
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

rub petroleum jelly around your forehead, hairline, ears and neck. I have dark brown hair and every now and then I dye it with semi-permanent to make it more shiny, and the petroleum jelly protects your skin so the dye doesn’t stain it. Nothing says home hair dye like dye all over your ears and neck!

Post # 11
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

i’ve actually only ever dyed my own hair – never had someone help me! I do what the pp’s said….protect the floor/counter, get naked, start at the front roots and work it through my hair with my fingers, then twirl it up (my hair is chin length, so once it’s covered, it stays in place pretty easily w/o clips). Then I shower when it’s done!

Post # 12
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

wear an old flannel shirt and pair of shorts … then put the stuff on .. put a hair clip to hold it up and wrap the same towel i’ve been using FOREVER for dying my hair.  

Easy to get the shirt off and your not standing around freezing for 30 min … hair clip cause if you use the ponytail holder and pull it out .. hair will flip around and dye will get all over.  wipe every surface while your hair is still up .. I mean spray some cleaner and clean it up … cause even if you don’t see it… it’s dripped.  It’s not hard I always do it myself.

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