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It looks like we are going to be doing our beauty duties at home for a little while, so I thought a post on how to dye your hair at home might be useful! I always colour my hair myself, even when I don’t have to, so I know I have some good tips to share. This is my 101 for hair colour success! Please enjoy!
How to dye your hair at home
My product of choice is Nice ‘n Easy but these tips apply for pretty much all hair dyes (and whatever you can get your hands on!). Just make sure you read the instructions before you start.
How to dye your hair at home – The Steps
It is so easy to colour your own hair if you follow the instructions. I thought I’d re-share this video* with you, that I made in partnership with Clairol when I was working with them last year.
This is a pretty simple process. Just use a cotton bud to pop a tiny bit from the colour tube and dab it behind your ear. Wait 48 hours and if everything is fine, you can go straight ahead.
Mix & Apply
You pop on the gloves, squeeze the tube into the developer bottle, shake it up and start applying to the roots.
Once the roots are done, I start working it though the lengths and ends making sure all the hair is saturated. I keep a face cloth handy to remove any dye that has touched the skin as I go.
Make sure that you use enough product – this is key for success. If your hair is thick, or long, or both, then you may need more than one box. I use two.
Use a Timer
I set a timer for 25 minutes as soon as I have applied to the roots. I then apply the colour to the rest of my hair and as soon as the timer goes, I rinse if off. Please do make sure that you watch the time. The new formula is super effective and will keep developing. If you leave it on longer than you are meant to, you may get a result that’s darker than you want it to be.
I follow with the Step 3 ColourSeal Conditioning Gloss and it’s all done. So easy! The dye leaves my hair looking and feeling healthy and shiny and it covers all my greys.
VIDEO – How to dye your hair at home
I thought I’d re-share this video with you, that I made in partnership with Clairol when I was working with them last year.
Where can you buy home hair dye?
I buy my Nice’n Easy from Amazon. There are hardly any shades available right now as it seems lots of people are ordering, but you can find what’s available on the Amazon Clairol shop*. Remember to get more than one box if you have a lot of hair. The colour I used this time is 5A.
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