Tips on How to Dye Hair Gray
Gray hair is actually a sign of entering old-age to most people but some young people see gray-hair as stylish and trendy. In fact, you can easily transform your black or colored hair to gray inorder to achieve an edgy look. However, but dyeing your hair to gray requires some skills and you may even have to consult a professional hair-stylist inorder to get extra help on how to turn hair gray. So, below are some of the steps that you can follow inorder to turn your hair to gray while at home;
SECTION-1: How to prepare hair for the dyeing process:
- Go for a deep-conditioning treatment before dyeing hair gray: you will actually need to get a deep-conditioning treatment at about a week or 2-weeks before dyeing you’re to gray. In fact, you may have the deep-conditioning treatment done at any local hair-salon in case you don’t have the time to it at home. So, the deep-conditioning treatment will help to ensure that your hair doesn’t get very dry or get damaged after bleaching and dyeing it.
- Stop washing hair a few days before dyeing it gray: you will need to stop washing your hair just a few days before dyeing it inorder to allow the natural-oils within hair to build-up. These natural-oils will actually help to protect the scalp and hair from getting irritated or damaged by the bleach and dyes.
- Trim your hair before dyeing it: prepare to cut off some broken or damaged hair inorder to achieve effective dyeing results. However, make sure your hair is kept at a length that makes you feel comfortable.
- Stop dyeing hair 6-months before planning to it gray: you will need to stop dyeing your hair with other color 6-months before you plan on dyeing hair gray. This will actually help to give your hair tie to grow and get rid of any previous colors thus making process of dyeing hair gray easier. However, if you didn’t currently dye hair then consider skipping this step.
SECTION-2: How to bleach your hair before dyeing it:
- Buy a bleach-kit: inorder to turn your hair to gray, you will need to first acquire a 40-volume bleach-kit and this can be found in different hair-product shops locally or online. In fact, you should invest in a high-quality hair bleach-kit inorder to achieve the best bleaching results.
- Apply some Vaseline along the hairline: you will actually need to start applying the Vaseline at the forehead while working your way down to the nape-section of the neck. The Vaseline will actually help to protect your scalp from the bleach and dye thus saving you a lot of effort that you would have wasted cleaning-off the bleach or dye.
- Put on rubber-gloves: putting on rubber (latex) gloves will actually help to protect your hands from any bleach and dye. So, invest in a good pair of gloves inorder to achieve a less-messy bleaching process by protecting your hands from any stains.
- Section-up your hair: you will have to part your hair into 4-to-6 sections depending on your hair-thickness. Afterwards, you will need to secure each section using hair-clips and then start applying the bleach into each section while a hair-color-brush but after taking down the hair-clips.
- Follow the provided instructions while applying the bleach: every bleach-kit is provided with different application instructions and this implies that you will need to follow the instructions provided on the bleach-kit box. However, all bleaches require waiting for about 30-minutes to an hour after application. In fact, the time you time you wait depends on the length and thickness of your hair.
- Rinse-out the bleach from hair: after waiting for the bleach to set into hair, use cool-water to rinse it out until the water running from hair turns clear and then wring-out any excess water. However, if your hair has a shade of orange or light-brown then you will have to bleach it again inorder to achieve effective dyeing results.
SECTION-3: How to apply the gray dye or toner:
- Buy a white or purple toner/dye: you will need to buy a purple or white toner inorder to achieve the gray look you desire within hair. In fact, the white and purple toner almost works like bleach except that it can cancel out any orange or yellow tones within hair thus giving your hair a great gray or silver tone. So, you can get the white and purple toner from any local beauty-store, pharmacy or online-beauty-store.
- Put on your rubber-gloves and section-up hair: you will now have to put on your latex-gloves and then start dividing hair into 4 or 6 sections depending on your hair thickness and length. Additionally, the latex-gloves will prevent your hands from getting stained with dye during the dyeing-process.
- Coat your hairline and ears with Vaseline: coating your hairline and ears with Vaseline will actually help to stop the dye from sticking onto your skin during the dyeing-process. Never forget this step because it will save you a lot of effort after dyeing your hair.
- Apply the dye throughout your hair: start applying the dye throughout hair beginning from the hair-roots while working all the way up to the hair-tips. Make sure that every section-of-hair is evenly coated with the dye from the roots to tips for best results. Afterwards, leave the dye within hair for about 30-minutes or more depending on your hair-type. On the other hand, you can use a dye-brush for a more precise-motion or your fingers during the dye application-process.
- Rinse hair to remove the dye: after waiting for 30-minutes for the dye to set-in, rinse your hair using cool-water inorder to remove any excess dye. Afterwards, rinse your hair with a color-safe shampoo coupled with a color-safe conditioner inorder to make your gray-hair look shiny and healthy throughout.
- Re-dye hair if necessary: you will have to re-dye your hair after 3-to-4 weeks because your hair would have grown-out and the roots will be losing the gray-shade. So, you will need to re-dye the hair-roots mostly inorder to maintain the gray-shade throughout your hair.