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Re: applying hair color at home

Re: applying hair color at home

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Posted by Marti on October 24, 2000 at 17:41:51:

In Reply to: applying hair color at home posted by anon on October 24, 2000 at 11:07:59:

: i found a hair dye i like that i can use at home but the problem is applying it. i'm afraid i won't get all the roots in the back because i can't see the back of my head. are there any special mirrors made for applying hair color, or any tricks for applying it to the roots on the parts of your head that you can't easily see? if not, i'm wondering what the likelihood is of a hair stylist agreeing to use a hair dye that I bring in rather than the one in their salon? the one i use is herbal based. it's gentle and gives me good color and shine, my hair turns out much better in color and condition than anything i've used in a salon and i don't end up feeling kind of sick afterwards which is a reaction i've had with artificial chemical colors in salons.

I usually allowed my clients to bring in that type of colorant -- especially if they were sensitive to peroxide based hair color. The charge was about the same whether I used my color or hers because it was the application time I mostly charged for. I do my own color at home since there isn't time in the salon. I use a mixing bottle with a long tapered nozzle and when I run out of 'viewing area', I simply draw lines on my scalp with the nozzle while applying pressure to the bottle to release the colorant. When my scalp feels like I have covered every square inch, then I lift the hair with one glove-covered hand while I rub the color into the regrowth with the other glove-covered hand. Then, I look at the back of my head with a hand mirror while lifting the hair to check for coverage. Works pretty good!

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