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Just For Fun - Make Your Own Swatch Chart

Published on 26th June 2011

If you’re like me, you have a box with about 20 different bottles containing a tiny amount of hair dye that you can’t bare to part with… even if it is a almost useless amount of dye.

Here’s an idea for using up those leftovers and helping you decide on your next dye-job!

You will need:

This one is super easy. All you need to do is cut your weft into 1 inch chunks and trim them to a length of about 1.5 inches. If you want to torture yourself you can use the clippings to create more blank swatches by gluing them together but I don’t recommend this. It’s messy and time-consuming.

Staple your hair pieces to some waste paper to keep them in place while you apply a sample of each dye in your leftovers collection. Make a note of which colour is which if you have a lot of similar shades.

Once the dye has had 20 or 30 minutes to work, remove from the paper and rinse each individually. You can leave them on some paper towels to dry naturally but it’s better if you can blow dry each one as cheapo hair wefts tend to set badly if you let them try naturally.

Now cut some 1 inch squares of paper to make labels. Fold in half, write the colour on one side and staple over the top of your swatch.


Store your swatches away from sunlight.

How to make your own hair dye swatch chart

This may be one for the extremely bored but it comes in useful when you want to try out a new colour combination or want to remember exactly what a colour was like before buying it again!


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