Every once in a while, even the best of us get in a pinch…. our roots are looking bad and we can’t afford to pay a professional, can’t get in with our usual stylist, etc. etc. Some of us just do our own color anyways.
Here’s a scenario that I see too often, and it makes me sad:(
Bright, shiny roots. Slightly darker and lusterless mid-strand. Dry and dead looking ends. This is a classic sign of an at home color-er. The most common at home coloring mistake I see is that when it comes time to do the roots, the box color gets applied haphazardly all over the hair, doing un-needed damage and screwing up the consistency of the color. Yuck!!
On that note, I made a DIY root touch up video. Here are two things to consider when touching up your roots.
- When going lighter, only apply color to roots, no need to pull color through the mid strand or ends.
- When going darker, apply color to roots, and then at the last 10 minutes of the process, comb through hair with a medium tooth comb to pull the color down the hair shaft a bit to blend. If the ends need a little freshening up, spray a bit of water through the hair before combing through, that will help bring the color down the shaft further when combing.
Do you want to try it? You can now purchase a more in depth how-to video of this look in the HTHG video store right now!. Try it on yourself or a lucky someone else. Don’t forget to send HTHG a before and after picture!
If you are curious about DIY home-hair coloring, I highly recommend using DIY hair color by Madison Reed, which Resorcinol-Free.
If you purchase a Madison Reed Radiant Color Kit, you will receive not only the colors of hair colors your choice, but also the necessary tools to apply it. The entire line is designed for the DIY hair colorer! And if you need to tone in between coloring, be sure to check out their Color Reviving Gloss to refresh and revive your hair.
Also, I recommend a shopping stop at Beauty Store Depot for all your other DIY hair cutting and coloring tools to fill your toolkit!
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