1. If you’ve never dyed your hair before, don’t feel like you need to go full throttle.
“If someone has never dyed their hair before and they’re feeling nervous about a new color, I like to take it slow,” Joel Warren of Warren Tricomi salon told BuzzFeed. You can always add more color as time goes on, so don’t feel like you need to rush the process.
2. Please, in the name of all that is holy, talk to your stylist about the condition of your hair.
Is your hair dry? Do you notice it breaking? Have you colored it within the last 6 months? Bleached it? Going lighter than your current shade will only mean more bleach and more damage. Potentially consider a semi-permanent rinse or highlights instead of a full dye-job.