Hi everyone, in this post I’m going to show you how to dye your hair at home so that you don’t get dye on the walls, countertop and also the skin around your face.
Now I’m not sure whether you can see in this image below, but I have quite a few grey hairs at the moment.
It’s been about eight or nine weeks since my last hair salon visit. So today I’m going to be covering those greys and then I’m going to bring the colour down into my lengths to give it a refresh in between salon visits.
Throughout the article I’ll have heaps of tips and tricks on how to successfully dye your hair from home. But also, at the end I’ll have three tricks that, if you’re not already using them, then they’ll just make dyeing your hair at home so much easier. So stick around to the end and I will reveal all those.
Oh and at the bottom I’ll also have this YouTube video which covers this entire blog post. So if you’d prefer to watch me in action, head on over to my YouTube video at the bottom.
Now before I get started colouring my own hair at home, there are a few things that I like to do first.
1. I make sure that I wash my hair either the night before, or a couple of nights before with a sulphate free shampoo and conditioner.
I particularly like the Maui Moisture shampoo and conditioner because it’s vegan free, inexpensive and it also smells so delicious.
2. I also gather all of the utensils that I’ll require. And they are as follows:
- A mixing bowl (now if you haven’t got one of these already, and you’re going to start dyeing your hair at home regularly, then this is essential. Basically it’s so much easier than using the applicator bottles that come with each box kit).
- A sectioning comb to section through (which makes it so much easier to get to every section of hair).
- A wet hair comb (for combing through the colour at the end).
- A sectioning clip to clip different sections up.
- A dye brush (I love using a dye brush as opposed to my fingers because it gets right into the roots and also it covers the greys really easily).
- And of course, the colouring kits. Which I like my hair to be a chocolate brown. However, I don’t like to go too dark because my skin tone is really fair (plus I have dark eyes so it can tend to go very dark), so I just mix together a Clairol dark brown (which is shade no.4) and a medium brown (which is shade no.5). Also within each particular colour kit you’ll get a conditioner (for after colouring your hair), an activator, the formula and some gloves.
4. Then another thing to note is to make sure that you always wear a button-down top – not one that you take off over the top of your head. I also make sure that the sleeves are long and that it’s not going to be a top that I will regret getting any dye on. I usually wear a satin pyjama top because no one sees me in that top so if I do get any dye on it, it won’t matter. Plus it’s just very inexpensive.
5. Then next thing I do is line my face and earlobes with petroleum jelly or Vaseline. This will provide a protective layer between your skin and the hair colour to prevent the dye from staining the skin.
After those 5 steps I mix the colours together, pop on my gloves and get started from the bottom up (he reason I go from the bottom is because it’s just easier and doesn’t get dye on my arms/sleeves).
Now, when it comes to my roots at the front of my head, I make sure that I section it to where I typically part my hair, and then I colour from there.
Plus when I do the front section, I also make sure that I just put a little bit of colour on the end of my brush. So that way I don’t have excess that goes on my face.
Then once I’ve finished colouring, I comb through the front section using a wet hair comb to make sure that I’ve got all those little grey hairs. Then I put it up into a tight
top knot so that I can go off and do a bit of house cleaning or work while it sets.
And after about 35 minutes, the below is the end result! Which I’m absolutely thrilled with because all of my greys have been covered, there’s no dye on the skin around my face or hairline, and my hair is once again glowing.
I’m loving the refresh and even more so, I’m loving the fact that I couldn’t book into the hair salon so this only took me an hour and 10 minutes to achieve at home.
What do you think – will you be dyeing your hair at home now too?
Here is the video on my YouTube channel if you’d like to watch me in action. Don’t forget to give me a thumbs up! And subscribe to my channel if you’d like to see more.
Oh and those top 3 tips that I mentioned are as follows:
- Make sure that you shampoo and condition beforehand with sulphate free shampoo and conditioner. This will make sure that your colour lasts a lot longer.
- Make sure you line your face and ears with vaseline or petroleum jelly because this will make sure that the colour doesn’t stay on your skin.
- Make sure you put mats down on the floor. And don’t be afraid to use some bleach on the ground or countertop if you do spill any dye.
So that’s it for now. I hope you picked up some helpful tips and tricks. If you have any of your own, I’d love for you to share them in the comments section below.
Disclaimer: This post and video was not sponsored and I purchased all products shown myself.