Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tricks for Gorgeous D.I.Y. Haircolor

Hi my beautiful subscribers,
I want to dedicated this post to my "Beautiful Sister" she's been going crazy dying and dying her hair trying to achieve the perfect hair color that suits her.
NOW I'm not a professional hairstylist but I do cut and died my own hair but is just plain black (my natural hair color) so then I thought how many of us are going through this dilemma and want to experiment a new hair color or just want a chance and fun with it..right?
Fear no more here I am to the rescue
These tricks will help you to do just that and find the perfect hair color to go with your gorgeous self! Enjoy.  :)

Try Before Your Dye

Sample wigs at a beauty supply store. "The right shade will bring out the color of your eyes and warm up your skin," Once you hit the jackpot, look for a match at the drugstore.

Soothe Your Scalp

It's an old trade secret: Protect a sensitive scalp from the chemicals in hair dye by adding two packets of Sweet'N Low and an ounce of skim milk to your color formula before applying. We don't know why, but it works.

Shine Like a Star

If you're blonde (or blonde-ish): Try the halo effect. "Going lighter on top creates a sun-kissed look." Spot-lighten with John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray, $9.99, which is activated when exposed to the heat of your blow-dryer. If you're not: Great news! A more vibrant color doesn't always require highlights. Go rich with a monochromatic shade. To keep it from looking flat, choose a warm (think auburn, not ash) tone.

Use a New Klutz-Proof Formula
Foam dyes make for easy cleanup: no drips! Better yet, these products puff up like mousse, so they're simple to spread on without missing a spot. Three to try: Clairol Nice 'N Easy Color Blend Foam, $10; Samy Fat Foam Permanent Hair Color, $9.99; L'Oréal Paris Healthy Look Sublime Mousse, $9.99.

Stretch Your Color

You typically need to re-dye every four to six weeks, but this preservation plan can buy you an extra week or two.

One day before: Pump moisture into hair with a hydrating mask. "You wouldn't paint peeling nails with a fresh coat of lacquer, so why put hair dye on dry, damaged strands?" When your hair is hydrated, the color takes more evenly, which means it'll look vibrant longer. We like Bumble and Bumble Quenching Masque, $36. 
The day after: Use a color-protective, sulfate-free shampoo (sulfates are lathering agents that can strip your color). Try Bed Head Colour Combat Colour Goddess Shampoo, $16.95. 

One week later: Baby your hair with a weekly deep conditioner such as Pantene Pro-V Color Nourishing Treatment, $3.99. 

Two weeks later: Use an at-home clear glaze, which will perk up fading color, making it look richer and shinier. Try Aveeno Living Color Shine Glaze, $7.49.



  1. WOW thanks for the milk/sweet&low tip! Never heard of that before but I'll have to try it next time :)

  2. These are awesome tips! I have never heard of the milk one before. My mom dyes her hair ALL THE TIME so I definitely need to give her the head's up! :)

  3. do you know if the New Klutz-Proof Formula has great coverage? i'm having a few gray hairs :( haha! i would love to try it!!! seems fun!


  4. great post !! very usefull !!

    Have you seen my look of today ?

  5. Looks great!! I want to dye my hair darker, and I have a few friends who want to do it for me, but.... I'm super hesitant, mostly because they've totally screwed up their own hair! Haha, these are some great tips that I def have to keep in mind!

  6. i had been thinking about dying my hair again but none of this is available in india.

  7. great tips you really know your stuff...i am way to scared to dye my hair but I wish!



  8. Great tips as always marina! I'm going to try the halo effect this week!

  9. this post is so helpful for me,i am natural dark brown haired but i dye my hair red so it's so hard to maintain the colour!! i worry that i''ll destroy it...

    thank you so much for sharing Marina!!

    Happy Summer :DDDDDDDD

    kisses <3

  10. Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Now I gotta try the Milk and sweet and low!!

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  13. oh i love your tips so much ~ i have never tried the milk and sweetener thing before, must give it a go!

  14. What a useful post. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

    Wanna enter my Clinique make up kit give away?

  15. Thanks for these tips! I obviously had DIY hair issues a few weeks back when my color was resembling a carrot. I'll have to try these!


  16. This is such a great post!
    Thanks for these tips!

  17. Omg this is so great! I just dyed my hair for the first time a few months ago and was having the worst time maintaining it. Thank for the great tips! xx


    i am glad you like it :)

    she is also very talented and colorful, maybe we like her because of that!

  19. As usual very informative and useful post! I love the idea of hydrating hair and soothing scalp before hair coloring. Thanks Marina!

  20. Thanks for the tip Marina!

    I dyed my hair two times!
    The first time almost same as my hair color. I went from dark brown to darkest brown and then I thought I could give black a try!
    When I first applied it I got so scared cause I thought black would be to harsh on me and washed it immediatly!
    So your first tip about the wig is a must when trying out new colors!


  21. My boy is the one that does my hair :), at home.

  22. These are fantastic tips, thank you! I haven't dyed my hair for a long long time but will keep this in mind!



  23. great tips! thanks! :)

  24. hi Marina! thanks for sharing :) my natural hair color is black, but as i was growing up, i wanted to try out different hair color so i dyed my hair brown. eventually, i got tired of it, and colored my hair black again.

    just recently, i opted for an auburn hair color. i used two packs since my hair's thick and long. the effect was tragic! the auburn dye did not even color a single strand of my hair!

    when i asked the girl at the salon, she told me that i should not have dyed my hair back to black, because it would be difficult for my hair to absorb a different color.

    it was so disappointing for me since i have to pay $20++ dollars for the dye. so lesson learned: never dye your hair black if you plan on re-dyeing it (with a different color) after a few months.

    much love,

  25. This is a great post! I've been thinking of dying my hair, so I will definitely take this into account when doing it! I love your blog, I'm definitely following, hope you'll check out mine as well!
    Have a great day!

  26. Amazing ! Great post, always inspiring !!!

  27. I have never heard of Sweet'N Low and milk tip. Interesting. Thanks for sharing these tips :)

    Heel in Mint

  28. Thanks everyone and hope that my lil article helps a few of you with your hair color experience :)


  29. i love this post! thank you!

    kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

  30. Though I've never "died" my hair I also like to use online makeover tools to test out new hairstyles and funky colors

    Live Life in Style

  31. Love Love love your blog!! Super cute! I am your newest follower!! I have a blog also that you should check out.. It's I am newer to this! But so excited to share my ideas on recipes, crafts, and my mineral make-up line. I will also be giving away giveaways on mineral make-up. So watch out for it..

    -Brooke :)