Few things are as trying—and rewarding—as learning how to dye your hair at home. But as anyone who’s done it knows, there’s a reason salon appointments are so expensive. Coloring your own hair requires skill, dexterity, and a basic familiarity with science. To help, we’ve compiled advice from our favorite hair pros about every DIY hair decision, from allover color to subtle highlights.
Whether you’re going platinum blond or pixie-dust purple, there’s one hair color rule that remains the same: Always follow the directions on the dye box. Experts say not doing so is a top reason women wind up back at the salon for pricey fixes. So read the back of the box, and study up on our additional tips for how to color your hair at home in the following mistake-proof guide. But first, you might be wondering….
Is it safe to use hair dye?
It’s generally safe