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Five Simple Tips For Dyeing Your Hair At Home

Five Simple Tips For Dyeing Your Hair At Home
Emily Cotton
Beauty Editor3 years ago
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We've all heard the at home horror stories involving hair dye. In fact, the majority of us have probably experienced some kind of mishap ourselves. However, if you don't have the time or money to book in with a professional, or you simply want to stay safe at home right now, it's totally achievable to colour your own locks from the comfort of your own bathroom.

Plus, the array of hair dyeing products readily available to assist us mean we can still be left with the salon-worthy shine.


Five Tips For Dyeing Your Own Hair At Home

Make sure you have all the equipment

We're talking a hair sectioning comb, plenty of clips and a towel you don't mind getting dye on. Oh, and if you want to add some high or low lights, a toothbrush comes in particularly handy for applying colour to smaller areas.

Find your perfect colour match

The first thing to work out? Whether you have a warm or cool tone to your skin. This will help determine what shades you will suit. If you have warm undertones, you'll have more of a peachy, yellow or golden complexion which means light and golden blondes or chestnut and warm browns will complement your skin tone perfectly. If you have cool undertones your complexion will lean more on the pink, red or blue side. Therefore ashy blondes, chocolate browns and aubergine shades are your go-to hues. Once you know what you're after, start shopping for hair dye and pick your perfect match!

Give your locks some TLC first

Your hair will take on the colour and be left with a glossier result if your locks start off in a good condition. So, if your hair is feeling a tad on the dry side, think about applying an intensive hair mask a couple of days before dyeing it. The Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Banana 3-in-1 Dry Hair Mask Treatment's combination of banana and shea will effectively nourish your locks. The lightweight formula can be used as a conditioner, a hair mask or a leave-in treatment to create soft, shiny and strengthened hair.

Protect your skin

It's pretty annoying when you're left with a line of dye trailing your hair line, so before you start dyeing your hair apply some coconut oil, like KIKI Health Organic Raw Virgin Coconut Oil, along your hairline to avoid a streaky forehead.

Give your locks a glossy finish

It goes without saying that dye isn't the best thing for your hair as it can break down bonds, leaving strands dry and prone to breakage. Therefore it's only right you treat your hair to a little boost in nourishment post-application. Color WOW's Dream Cocktailrange is made of up magical hair protecting products that reinforce these internal bonds, and even promise to strengthen your hair by over 50% within just one use!

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Emily Cotton
Beauty Editor
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I'm someone who loves getting glammed up, but I feel like I never have enough time. Frequently running between work, the gym and seeing friends means my makeup routine is quick and often touched up on the go. Therefore, beauty products that serve as multi-purpose are perfect for me - a blush that works for cheeks and lips is a must in my makeup bag!