I have to color my hair. I prefer gray on my walls not my hair. I need to work on being more consistant with coloring it. I complained to my mother and she purchased me MimicColor. She happened upon it on HSN, which she commonly watches while on the road.
Mimic Color comes in a case with two small brushes, as seen above. The concept is simple, you brush it on your roots. It is not a powder, it has a waxy consistency. I have only used the rounded brush, not the angled. You must swirl the brush on the color, and on your hair, more than you would think. The color is not easily transferred.
It works fairly well. It states that it will stay till you wash your hair, I would imagine this is only possible if you put a good amount on. However, it did not rub off on pillowcases. I have only used it to touch-up noticable spots and cannot imagine how long it would take to do your part completely.
Verdict: I’m glad I have it until I find somewhere to color my hair. However, I wouldn’t use it for long.
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I have to color my hair every five weeks or so. I’ve decided to start coloring it myself but this is not as easy as one would think. Therefore, I came up with some tips for hair coloring at home.
- Have a dedicated hair color shirt. You will get some on you. This shirt should be something you do not have to pull over your head. An old button down, robe, tube top will work best.
- Have a dedicated hair color towel. I usually don’t get all the color off my temples the first time I rinse my hair. Therefore, I get a smudge on the towel and rinse my hair again. Instead of ruining multiple towels, I stick to my one.
- Use an old sheet, towel, drop cloth to cover the floor.
- Never go two shades lighter or darker than your current hair color.
- Wear gloves. Home hair color kits provide gloves, but medical gloves provide a better fit. Do not use rubber gloves. They will tug on your hair.
- You can practice the act/ motions of coloring your hair with conditioner before you commit with color. If you’re nervous you will not cover your roots and the back of your head or if you’ve never colored hair before – this is a good idea.
- Have someone else with you. I can never get the back of my head confidently. Therefore, I have The Mister check that I covered my hair completely.
- Use a wide tooth comb to make sure you covered all strands of hair and to keep down knots. Plus, it helps make your hair more manageable.
- If you have long hair it may help if you divide your hair. Color your hair, pin it up and move to another section.
- A bowl and brush from a beauty supply store can help provide a better application than the kit provided bottle. I don’t always do this, but it does give me confidence in my application.
- Purchase color remover from a beauty supply store to remove color from your skin. A wet washcloth will remove color if you use it quickly. However, I always have remover on hand to easily remove any color stains around my hairline.
- Color dirty and dry hair. Do not wash your hair the day it is to be colored. This tip should be followed for salon coloring too.
- Rinse the color out of your hair. Use warm water to rinse the color until the water runs clear. Then, apply the conditioner provided within your kit.
- Never shampoo your hair to remove the color. If possible, it’s best to wait a day or two before washing your hair after you have colored it.
Feel free to add any tips or ask any questions!
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