Avoid at-home hair dye disasters
Colouring your hair at home doesn’t have to be complicated and messy. In fact, with products like Garnier Olia on the market, it’s actually more simple than a trip to your salon (check out our how-to video to see just how easy it is!)
But just to make sure you minimise any chance of mess, we asked Bronwyn Fraser, Garnier National Education Manager, for her tips on ensuring the dye doesn’t end up anywhere else but in your hair…
1.) To prevent colour staining your skin, particularly if you are using a dark shade, apply a little barrier-type cream or Vaseline around the hairline before you begin application (but ensure you don’t get any on the hair as it will prevent the colour from taking on that area!)
2.) When rinsing the colour, hairdressers use what they call the ‘emulsifying technique’; wearing your gloves, add a little bit of warm water to your hair and massage the colour well around the scalp area paying particular attention to the hairline – colour rubbed on top of colour will help remove any stains from your skin.
3.) Rinse thoroughly and condition with the after-colour conditioner provided. If you still need to remove some staining, a little shampoo on a face washer or some oil-based facial cleanser will help.
Do you have any tips for removing hair dye from your skin/clothes/bathroom sink?