Bleaching your hair must be done with the utmost care. Otherwise the damage done to your hair may be irreversible. There will always be some damage done to your hair through this process, but there are ways to minimize how bad it is. It’s essential that you have healthy hair before attempting to use bleach. If your hair is already in bad shape, then bleaching it will only make it worse. Don’t risk damaging your hair irrevocably.
If you are not sure whether the color will suit or not, test it out first by using a semi permanent dye. If the color does not complement you, or it does not come out exactly the shade you had hoped it would you can always wash it out, providing you shampoo your hair within the first 48 hours of dyeing it. The more times you wash it, the more dye will wash out.
Natural hair dye comes in semi-permanent and permanent colors. Semi-permanent dye is less likely to damage your hair than permanent dye. Permanent dye opens your hair follicles and actually changes the color of the hair, which is why it does not wash out. Semi-permanent simply stains your hair with a color that slowly washes out over a period of anywhere from one to six weeks.
Do not try to totally change your hair color at home, only dye your own hair if you are going one or two shades different. For example, going from a dark brown color to a light strawberry blond will not work very well, you need to have a professional do that for you at a salon.
Finally, follow the instructions included with the dye package carefully. If you do as you are instructed your hair will be more likely to turn out the way that you want it to. Leaving the dye on too long or rinsing it off too early will definitely change things. Use the different creams and rinses included in the hair dye package as well, they are designed to help your hair dye last.
Condition hair with the enclosed conditioner, leaving it on for three minutes, then rinsing your hair with warm water.
Either buy some chamomile tea from your local health store or make your own by simply boiling a pint of water and adding 2 teaspoons of chamomile flowers. Chamomile oil is also wonderful when dabbed on itchy scalp sores, and is the perfect treatment for problems caused by an itchy scalp and hair dyes.