How to Dye Your Hair at Home

In this video, you’ll learn how to dye your hair at home correctly. In order to purchase Valvar products please contact us by calling or .


Greetings, I’m Anoushe Shafi’e and I have a surprise here today for those of you too busy to go to beauty salons and would like to know how to dye your own hair at home, or my own dear colleagues who’ve been having issues rendering a uniform hair dye or are having problems covering the white patches of hair.

The correct way to dye hair is to first divide the hair and then starting from the back of the head, you want to separate two centimeter wide batches. Then you have to mix your formula, which is a combination of coloring products and oxidant. Your choice in what type of dye product to use and the color spectrum you choose from is crucial to the results.

Since the root of each hair strand is newer, more delicate, thinner and warmer, it will be effected faster. Therefore, you should focus on the stem rather than the roots.

This is one of Valvar’s dyeing products, and as you can see it says 120 ml on the side of the package. On the front face of the package, it says 1+1/5, which means for each tube of this product, you’re going to need one and a half times the amount of oxidant. If you aren’t going to use the whole tube, you can use the indicators located on the side of the tube to measure how much of the product you are using and then calculate the amount of oxidant you need, using the same measures. If you fail to measure the correct amounts of the products in each mix, your final dye will be darker or lighter than what you have in mind. So be sure to measure the mix correctly.

If you look at the way the product is coming out of the tube, you can notice that there is no air inside the tube and the amount of product inside the tube is exactly 120 ml. This is one of the benefits of Valvar products. This isn’t the case with some other products, where the tube is empty to some degree.

I pour one-fourth of the product into the dish and now I can measure the exact weight. Whatever the dyeing product weights, I’m going to add one and a half times the amount of oxidant. It’s better to blend the dyeing product before adding the oxidant.

Put the batch of hair on the palm of your hand and start applying the mix. The reason for holding the hair like this is to prevent the mix from touching the roots. Otherwise, the mix will touch the batches under the one you’re working on and it will result in some parts of hair being exposed to the product much longer than expected.

The brush I’m using to apply the dye with is a silicone brush. Silicone brushes are more sanitary and don’t absorb the product and hence you won’t have to worry about losing some of the product to the brush. As you can see after I apply the mix I use my hand to massage the batch a little bit. I do the same for the mirroring batch. The product should be applied no closer than two centimeters to the root. The thinner the batches of hair, the easier it is to cover the batch with the product.

I separate the next layer. If it’s hard to cover the hair using only one clamp, you can separate the hair here and use two clamps instead. Make sure to use your hand to cover the roots underneath. Otherwise, you’re going to get a lighter root than expected. This is especially important for those of you who are going to color your hair lighter. Moving to a darker color isn’t all that hard, but going lighter has a few technics you need to pay attention to. I use my hand to massage the hair like this and move to the top of the head layer after layer. If you apply the mix like this, you’re definitely going to get the product on the roots too and you’re going to get a mix of colors.

When we are done coloring the back of the head, we are going to move to the right part. This is important because of the position of the human heart which leans to the left side, there is more heat on the left side of the head, and the dyeing results appear faster. After the right side is covered, you can move to the left side and repeat the same process.

It’s important to note that the hair you are working on might contain 25 percent, 50 percent or even 100 percent white strands. The more white strands you have, the more potent the covering power of the dyeing product has to be. Colors can cover whiteness up to level 6, but as I’ve shown you before, Valvar products have a set of colors with indicators like /00 or NF. You can use these products in your mix to improve the coverage of the formula.

After a brief pause, when the applied product has taken effect, we can move on to covering the roots. When applying the product, try not to let the batches of hair stick together. This makes your work easier when you have to separate the batch again to cover the roots. Pull each batch of hair up and apply the product to the roots. Then pull the batch down and do the same for the roots on the other side. Give it a little time for the product to take effect.

When the root and the stem are colored on the same level, you have to rinse the hair in the sink. To improve the dye and getting a silky and soft hair you can use a Valvar conditioner. A conditioner will also help close the cuticles which are the outer layer of the hair shaft. This will help fix the dye. You can also use a vitamin cream from Valvar to preserve the elegance and lush of your hair.

Now if you or your customer have a few centimeters of root growth and white strands and want to cover that using a dye, you have to pay attention to the type of the hair and what percentage of white hair you want to cover. In order to cover white hair, it’s better to start from the front instead of the back of the head and use a weaker oxidant volume. For example, you can use an oxidant volume of 1. Some ladies have white hair only on the front. Here you can make two different mixes. Use an oxidant volume of 1 for the front with white hair and for the rest of the hair using an oxidant with a volume 2 potency. For example you can use a gold plus a chocolate dye level 5 with oxidant volume 1 for the front and the same dye combination but with an oxidant volume 2 for the rest of the hair. When you have lots of white hair to cover, it’s better to wait a little longer for the product to take effect. Also be careful to pay attention to the amounts indicated by the product manufacturer when using the oxidant. In order for the end result of a dye to look like the samples provided in the catalog, you need to have a good deal of knowledge about mixing your formula.

I hope my explanations have been useful, and for those of you who would like to join us in our classes or purchase Valvar professional products, you can contact us using the numbers provided in the description. Goodbye.

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