"There is definitely a movement happening where women are choosing more ingredient_conscious beauty products," says Chelsea Smith, master colorist for Madison Reed, which makes at_home hair color that's touted as the first "six_free" formula. This means it doesn't include what they consider to be six questionable ingredients commonly found in hair_color formulas: ammonia, resorcinol, parabens, phthalates, PPD and gluten.
Pretend you're in the OR and lay out all of your tools like you're ready to operate. You won't have to stop and scramble mid_process, which could lead to accidents (as in leaving the dye on too long!). Read through the box's instructions beforehand, too, "to get your bearings," Hill suggests. Invest in a color brush. Squirting the dye out and spreading it all over your hair may be easy (and fun!), but this method can be messy and imprecise. Instead, play salon colorist : Mix color in a bowl and paint on with a color brush for the most even, professional finish, testers say.