How To Dye Brown Hair Black - smartesthairstyles.com - If you're a brunette who dreams of having raven black sultry locks, you're in luck! Unlike many hair transformations, coloring your hair from brown to black is a fairly simple process. Because you're adding color to your hair instead of lifting it, there's less chance of your hair getting damaged or turning an odd color. However, that doesn't mean you should fly it! There are a few pointers to coloring, caring for, and adjusting to the perfect black hair you desire.
- Steps by Steps :
1. Buy a box of hair dye. You can find black dye at your local pharmacy or beauty salon. Luckily, there's only one shade of true black, so you won't waste too much time browsing through different shades! The hair dye contains everything you need to dye your hair from brown to black.
2. Put on an old t-shirt and lay out towels. Just as the black dye colors your hair, it also colors your carpet and clothes. To avoid ruining your favorite clothes, put on an old t-shirt before you begin. Then place old towels over your shoulders, on the counter, on the floor, and anywhere else you could possibly get dye!
3. Mix up your dye. Put on a pair of plastic gloves that came in the hair dye box. In a tub, mix the developer and color with the included coloring brush. Be sure to stir everything thoroughly so the paint and developer are thoroughly mixed.
4. Apply petroleum jelly to the skin closest to your hairline. The downside to applying black dye to your hair is that it stains the skin easily. Instead of hurting your skin by scrubbing the black spots, protect your skin by applying a layer of petroleum jelly or other petroleum jelly around your hairline. This creates a barrier between the dye and your skin, and you can simply wipe the jelly away when you're done.
5. Start applying the color to your hair. Use the included brush to apply the color to your hair. Then use your gloved fingers to massage the color into your hair. By using your hands you can ensure that your hair is evenly coated and saturated. Do this for your entire head, from roots to tips. The beauty of black hair dye is that you don't rush to apply it and you can take your time to get it right. After all, the end result can't get any darker!
You can use hair clips to section your hair and work it layer by layer, or you can apply the color to all your hair at once. It's up to you and it depends on how much hair you have! Just make sure each piece is coated.
6. Let the color sit on your hair. After covering each piece, let it work into your hair. The box you purchased has specific instructions. When you move, clip it up or put it in a bun. This will help prevent you from getting black paint all over the place while waiting!
7. Wash out the color. Once your dye is processed, it's time to rinse. Use cool water to rinse your hair while massaging it, just like you would with shampoo. Rinse until the water is completely clear - this may take a while! Once you're sure all of the color is out, give your hair a little TLC and condition it. Shampoo can remove some of the color, but conditioner cannot.
Take care of your black hair
8. Limit your washes. Every time you wash your hair, you rinse out some of the color. To keep your hair as black as you want it, try not to wash it more often than absolutely necessary. Pin your hair up or cover it with a shower cap when you shower and use fight grease between washes.
9. Rinse your hair with cold water. If you need to wash your hair, use cold water. It may sound awkward, but it will help your color last longer. Hot water causes the hair's cuticle to open, where the black pigment resides. In other words, hot water causes your hair to actually release the color. Using cold water keeps your hair's cuticle sealed and holding the black dye in place.
10. Re-dye your hair when the color begins to fade. Inevitably, your black hair will start to fade and your roots will start to grow out. If you notice this, it's time to redo the process! Grab another box of black hair dye and give your color a boost. To get a dark black, you need to re-dye your hair every few weeks.