Use a shower cap : Once all color is on (but before you wander around) cover hair with a disposable shower cap to keep dye from dripping and staining. Then you can feel free to prep dinner or Netflix_binge. Get extra gloves : You slipped on the box's plastic gloves to protect your hands while putting on the dye, but you need to wear them while washing it off too. Have a fresh pair ready in case you can't reuse the originals. A tester who forgot ended up with seriously stained fingers!
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.