How To - Do A Strand Test

A strand test should give an indication of the final colour and also check the brand's suitability for your hair type/porosity. Please always try a strand & sensitivity test on any cosmetic product you buy even if it is something you have used previously.


A rough guide to doing a Stand Test would be:

 -  Snip a few hairs from the back or your head (or any other area where it won't be noticed).
 -  Secure the hairs using tape.
 -  Coat these hairs with the hair dye (or alternatively dip the hair into the bottle of dye to cover it).
 -  Follow the instructions on the hair dye packet as to length of time to leave dye on the hair and then rinse as normal. 
 -  If you normally shampoo / condition hair after dyeing it then you should to the same with this strand test to see more realistic results.
 -  After this you should examine the strand fully to check for any damage / colour inconsistency etc.
 -  If you are happy with the results then proceed with using your hair dye as normal. 
NOTE - you should never use these semi-permanent hair dyes on hair that has been conditioned as this can prevent the hair dye 'sticking' to the hair. 

The information given on this site has been from our own personal use, our customers feedback and various websites and forums. Beeunique are not trained hairdressers or professionals and as such we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of all the information in this section and tips etc should be used with caution. What works for one person may not necessarily work for another and if you are in any doubt about a procedure it is recommend you contact a hairdresser or other trained professional first.