I color my hair about once a month. I HATE doing it but it must be done. Unfortunately, no matter how hard I try, I’m a bit messy. I’ve gotten hair color on the wall, the floor, on my clothes and even on the white shower curtain. After years of doing it, I finally learned to take precautions. For example:
Remove the area rug. I always color my hair in the bathroom so I remove the area rugs so I won’t get hair color on them.
Protect the shower curtain. We have white shower curtains in both of our bathrooms, and I noticed recently that I got a little bit of hair color on the main bathroom shower curtain. I don’t know what I was thinking by not folding it up out of the way. I was guess I thought I was neater than I actually am.
Have a dark colored towel available to dry my hair. We have white towels in the upstairs bathroom and they show hair color for a few days after I’ve colored my hair. So on hair coloring day, I pull out the dark towels and use those instead.
Have a designated shirt for hair coloring. I have a specific shirt I wear anytime I color my hair. It protects my clothes and it doesn’t matter if it gets dirty.
Move anything out of the way that might get messed up. Sometimes I rinse my hair in the kitchen sink. When I do, I roll up the blinds in front of the sink and move anything out of the way that might get messed up.
These are things I do every time (well, obviously not every time) I color my hair because it can be really messy. But I do these types of things any time I’m doing something messy. It’s a lot easier to prevent a mess than have to clean one up.
What’s something messy you do that could benefit from a few preventative measures?