Whether you're hiding those greys, want some serious highlights, or looking to give your colour a perk, sometimes a girl needs a little hair colour in her life. Taking your colour into your own hands and doing some at-home treatments isn't as scary as it seems, though. Celebrity hair colourist Jennifer J., who has worked with stars like Kristen Stewart and January Jones, shares her top tips for acing your next at-home colour. Keep reading for more.
Sarah De Bono gave two amazing performances on the grand final of The Voice last night, one of them being her original song, "Beautiful", which is about being beautiful on the inside and not worrying about what's on the outside. Along with her colourful outfit choices, our eyes were once again locked on Sarah's bright red hair. We have to admit, we've been pretty curious about her flaming locks since the audition process — so we just had to investigate! Find out what Sarah says about her hair after the jump.
Tell me, do you do a patch test when you colour your hair? Every time? This week, reports hit that a British woman nearly died while colouring her hair at home, so I think it's about time that we all solemnly swear to patch test every single time we dye or hair, don't you? I spoke with Schwarzkopf's National Technical Educator Grant Withnell to get his advice on the tests we should do every time we colour.
According to Grant, "Allergic reactions can develop over time which is why it's so important to perform an allergy test EVERY TIME you colour your hair." He also highlighted that tattoos may increase the risk of an allergic reaction, so it's especially important for those with tatts to do the test.
TIP #1: Grant recommends doing the patch test (aka skin sensitivity test) "on the area directly behind the ear, or on the inside of the elbow."