For many people, as they get older their hair loses its pigment (ie. Goes white) and they feel the need to cover this. I am definitely one of these people. But instead of going to the
Stripe Shower Curtain – Feather Gray (Photo credits: West Elm)
salon and paying a lot of money for it, I do it at home. It is not something that everyone is comfortable with and depending on the colour, you may prefer the salon but if you want to save some money at home, here are some tips
1 Find an old button down top. Trust me; once you have all that goo on your head, you will be glad you do not have to take your top off to rinse it all out. And you’re going to get goo on whatever you are wearing, so old is best.
2 Find a few old towels. I always drape one across my shoulders to keep some of the goo off my clothing and then I use one to dry my hair the first couple times I wash my hair after just in case there is still some dye.
3 A few rags also come in handy to clean off the dye that may get on the counter/mirror if you use the bathroom but you can also use toilet paper to wipe that up. Even if you don’t notice it for a while, it usually is easy to rinse off.
4 Wipe the dye off your face/ears after you put it on. So while you are waiting to rinse the stuff off, do a check for dye on the rest of your skin. It comes off pretty easy. The instructions say to put something on your skin first, but I’ve never bothered.
5 Get help. I’ve done my own enough times that I no longer require help but if you are just trying it for the first time or don’t feel confident, see if you can get someone to help you. I have had help a few times but found it easier to just do it myself than try to get assistance.
6 Skip the sink for rinsing and go straight to the shower. When I was younger, the sink worked okay as I was able to lie out on the bathroom counter and my mom could rinse the dye out. But now I find it way easier to just hop in the shower. It takes less time and does a better job.
7 If you have a shower curtain, and not a door, make sure there is no gap between it and the wall. Or if there is a gap, check as soon as you get out of the shower and clean up any colouring that may get on the wall. It will stain this surface.
It really is not that hard and it gets easier each time you do it. Between mixing the solution, putting it on my head and rinsing, I am done in half an hour.
Sharon has been involved with Direct Sales for the last five years and has created a blog, Direct Sales Help, and several books to go with it. She has also published a book to help those in the craft industry to start a business and the steps to go along with it, “A Guide for Crafters”.