We’ve Got Your All-Over Colour Needs Covered
Whether you want to switch to a completely new shade or change the tone of your current colour, check out our simple tips for mastering the art of full-head hair colour application at home.
Who Should Apply Full-Head Colour
If you have never coloured your hair, your hair hasn’t been coloured in 3+ months, or your hair is coloured but you want to go darker, you should follow “All-Over” instructions. Otherwise, you should probably follow the “Touch Up” instructions. Please note, if your hair is already colour-treated, our traditional hair colour dyes cannot effectively lighten previously coloured hair. Only dyes with bleach or those specifically designed for colour removal can lighten previously coloured hair.
Full-Head Colour Application 101
Anytime you colour your hair, you should compare your starting point with the pictures on the side of the box to get a clear idea of what your final colour result will be. It’s important to compare your roots and not your ends to the “before” picture on the box to get the most accurate comparison.
Choose Colours That Complement Your Skin Tone
If your veins look blue showing through your skin, you look best in silver versus gold jewelry and green, blue, and purple outfits suit you best, you’re skin is probably a "cool tone." Brown, Black, and Blonde hair colour shades with “ash” will look great. Looking to go Red? Try “cool” reds, such as those with burgundy tones. If your veins look more green than blue, you look best in gold jewelry and earth-toned clothes, then, you likely have a "warm skin tone." Look for Brown, Black, and Blonde hair colour shades with words like “gold,” or “mahogany” in the name. For red shades, cobber & auburn, tones will complement you best.
PRO TIP: Don't Dye Hair That Has Been Chemically Treated
If you already have a relaxer, or have bleach or highlights in your hair, it’s very important to check the usage warnings on your hair colour kit so that you know when it's safe to colour and how to determine shade compatibility. Many times, you may need to wait a few weeks after your treatment before you can colour in order to protect your hair. Unfortunately, if you've used henna to colour your hair, your hair is incompatible for dyeing.
Follow Application Instructions Carefully
Reading and following the instructions that come with your dye will yield the best results. That includes performing a skin allergy test at least 48 hours before colouring your hair, mixing all the required ingredients and keeping the colour on for as long as the package instructs--no shorter or longer.