Dyeing hair isn’t always exactly the easiest thing. There are a lot of things to consider before you decide on whether or not to dye your hair and if so, what color? You need to take into consideration how often you will need to do it and if it’s a permanent or temporary solution. While dyeing may seem like an easy task, there are many things that could go wrong if you’re not careful. This article is meant to help people who don’t have much experience with dyeing their hair make an informed decision about the first time they choose to do it. Here are some important things you need to know before dyeing your hair.

Keep Your Skin Tone In Mind 

When you are dyeing your hair, you need to keep in mind what tone of dye will look best with your skin tone. When you choose a color that is too light or too dark, it can cause the hair to look more yellow or red which isn’t very attractive. If this happens and you have already dyed your hair, don’t worry, there are things you can do to fix these problems; you can learn more about how to wash out the dye from your hair when you hate the color. As a general rule, light skin tones look better with lighter colors such as golden blonde or caramel and medium skin tones look best with lighter shades of brown. 

Red hair tends to suit darker skin tones better and it is usually best to stay away from black on people with red hair because it can make the color appear too dark. Women who have very dark hair should generally avoid dyeing their hair black unless they already have naturally grey hair. 

If you are thinking about dyeing your hair a shade that doesn’t match your skin tone, there is an easy way to test whether or not it will look good: simply put some concealer in your eyebrow before you do this so that you know what color looks in low lighting conditions.  

Avoid Hair Damage 

When you first dye your hair, it can be easy to damage the cuticle of the hair. This is especially true for people who are using curling irons or flat irons right after they have dyed their hair. However, there are things that you can do to avoid causing damage to your hair that will help avoid split ends and other problems in the future: try not to blow dry until after you have applied a deep conditioner (not just a regular conditioner) and then wrap up your wet hair and wait about an hour before blow-drying.

Also, make sure you use heat protection sprays on your hair before you blow-dry it.

Read The Instructions That Come With The Dye 

When you dye your hair, make sure you read the instructions that come with the dye and follow them exactly as they are written. Even something as simple as dying your hair can have dangerous consequences if you don’t do it right; for example, some people have dyed their hair when they had an open wound on their head or scalp.   This can cause a serious infection in the area and should be avoided. 

Avoid Dyeing Your Hair On A Day You Know You Will Have To Wash It Again Soon

You should never dye your hair on a day when you know that you’re going to wash it again the next day because if it gets wet before the color sets its true shade, then it could get ruined. The only exception here is if you have a temporary dye on your hair and if you know that the color is not going to run. 

Don’t Try To Dye Your Hair Too Often

Remember, dyeing your hair too often can cause a lot of damage. You should try to keep it to less than once a month when you first start out.  If you have very short hair or if you’re doing something like highlights or lowlights, then this is okay. If you are dying your entire head and it’s longer than two inches in length, then it’s probably best not to do it more than once every three months at most.

You Could Have An Allergic Reaction To The Dye

If you dye your hair at home, there is a small possibility that you could be allergic to the chemicals in the dye. If this happens to you, go to a doctor immediately. There is probably going to be a lot of pain involved. The doctor might prescribe medicine for the pain or even give you cortisone cream to help heal the area faster.

Dyeing your hair without the proper precautions could harm your hair and make it worse. It’s very important to avoid doing any of these things when you are dyeing your hair. These tips will help you avoid problems later on in the future with your dyed hair. Remember, always read the instructions that come with your own personal product. Don’t forget to use heat protection sprays, deep conditioners, and so on!