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How to achieve a perfect hair coloring result at home

All of us women just love changes, experiments, high-lights and all the fashion effects that you can make with your hair. But there is some basic rules for coloring at home, that will bring you ultra-stylish vision instead of burned, strange-colored , no shine, messy hair.

First of all, ask yourselves What you want to achieve with coloring your hair?

If you want just a little change, no dramatic difference of your hair - go with demi-permanent, no ammonia hair dye. It contains low levels of ammonia, so it will stay in your hair longer and fade out over about 25 washes. A demi can take you, at most, one shade lighter or two shades darker; it can also change your hair's tone-from, say, a medium brown to a medium auburn.
If you're ready to commit to a serious color change, you want a permanent option. These dyes alter your shade with peroxide and ammonia, so the color will last until it gets cut or grows out. These formulas give you the most versatility in how you can alter your color, enabling you to achieve more dramatic results.
Find the right hue
For the most natural effect, stay within three shades of your natural color. When in doubt, start lighter. If the shade isn't right, it's easier to go darker than lighter. For a bigger change-say, going from chestnut brown to wheat blonde-go to a professional beuty-salon and see a pro.
Another thing to consider: undertones. Just like your skin, your hair's got them (they're either warm or cool), and the peroxide in hair color will expose them. Brunettes tend to have warm undertones, which is why they're often surprised by how red their hair turns after coloring-­especially when going lighter.  If you're worried about your hair looking brassy, choose a cooler, ashier tone.
Another trick for forecasting how your hair will react to hair color: Take a look at your grade-school pictures. If your hair was a warm, honey blonde in second grade, there's a good chance it'll go warmer when you color it now. And if you were a cooler, ash blonde or brunette, dying or bleaching will probably reveal those undertones. It's important to keep that in mind before you try out a new shade on your own.
You wouldn't slap a coat of paint on a cracked wall, right? So don't even think about applying color without using hair conditioner. If your hair is damaged, the pigment won't adhere well to your strands and it will end up looking streaky. So at least one week before coloring, pamper your hair with a deep-­conditioning treatment.Think of it as spackling holes before painting-you're creating an even surface for the color to attach to. Giving your strands a dose of intense hydration also helps protect them from the harsh chemicals used in coloring so you can avoid fried, crispy ends.

And don't shampoo for a day or two before you color. Your hair's natural oils will protect your scalp and prevent irritation. Don't worry about any styling products that are left in your hair-they won't affect the coloring process.

Do your prep work
Before you even rip open the box, apply a thin layer of Vaseline along your hairline-from earlobe to earlobe and along your neckline-to prevent the dye from staining your skin.
Next, mist the ends of your hair with water. Since the tips of your hair tend to be dry and damaged, they can soak up too much color.
Ready, set, color!
Pull out a comb and divide your hair into quadrants: Make one part down the middle and another from ear to ear, then clip each section securely in place. Apply the color one section at a time. This is an organized approach to working with color that prevents any section of your hair from missed a spot. Apply color from the roots to the ends, working it through with your gloved hands. As soon as you've applied color to the last strand, start the timer.
After dying, hold off on shampooing for three days. This will give the cuticles-which open during the coloring process-time to close and seal in the color molecules. And watch the water temperature when you wash: Hot water can cause cuticles to expand and open, allowing some of the color to escape. The cooler the rinse, the better.