Looking for a cheap, easy and dramatic makeover? Try dyeing your hair at home! A new hair colour can update your look, flatter your skin tone, and even make you look younger.
Now, DIY hair dyes have never been easier or safer. Use this ultimate guide to dyeing your hair at home if this is your first time ever to try a DIY hair colour, or you do it all the time but are worried about hair damage.
What kind of hair dye should I get?
You’re lucky: there are so many hair dyes (and so many shades) to choose from! Aside from the usual reds and browns, a lot of brands carry trendy colours like purple, blue or ash gray.
Of course, Asian hair is usually black, and you’ll have to bleach it first t for those lighter, pastel colours to show up. The good news: bleaching your hair at home has never been easier or safer. Just pick a tried, tested and trusted DIY hair colour brand that you know won’t turn your strands into a burnt crisp.
Beauty Insider recommends: Dixmond SG Hair Colour. This hair colour has gotten tons of glowing positive online reviews, plus it has one of the widest colour ranges we’ve ever seen!
Many DIY hair dyes just offer the usual reds and browns. But seriously, life is too short to just have mahogany hair. Dixmond Hair Dye lets you play with fun colors like blue, pink, turqoise, ash green, or a vibrant Ariel red.
It’s never been so easy (or affordable) to do something wild with your hair. A box of hair colour is just a little over $12 — and if you have any questions about how to use it or whether you need another box, you can WhatsApp them to get a professional opinion! It’s loads cheaper than having your hair done at a hair salon.
But unlike a lot of DIY hair colours, you’re not left on your own to figure out how to choose a hair colour or use it properly. You can go to any Dixmond outlet, and get professional advice on how to achieve the colour you want. And their customer service can help you even when you’re stuck in the kitchen wondering what the heck do to do next. It’s so easy to contact them, send a pic, and get professional advice on whether you need to do another bleach or if you’re applying the DIY hair colour the right way.
Dixmond’s special formula also protects your hair, so you switch up the shade without doing scary damage. It’s one of the safest ways to dye your hair at home — no pain, no hair loss, no problem!
How many boxes should I buy?
If you are unsure of the quantity you have to apply to your hair, it’s better to consult the expert to avoid the hassle of dyeing your hair at home and then realising that you’ve run out of hair colour. You can always save the extra for touch ups! For Dixmondsg, you MUST consult with their staff to get the right amount of products needed according to your hair length. Simply drop by at 2 Orchard Link #02-12 S(237978) or whatsapp +65-88685252. Insufficient products bought will result in no colour change and undesirable outcome.
What tools do I need for a home hair dye?
- DIY hair dye. Make sure you have enough hair colour for your desired hair colour and existing length.
- Disposable plastic gloves. Use these to protect your hands when you apply the hair colour and wash it out. Just in case, make sure you have 2 to 3 pairs.
- Petroleum jelly or lip balm. Apply this along your hair line so you don’t end up dyeing your skin.
- Old clothes and towels. Hair dyes are hard to remove from clothes. Wear an old shirt or protect your clothes with an old towel or rag.
- Old newspapers. Spread on the table so you don’t accidentally stain your table with spills.
- Disposable bowl. We like using styrofoam bowls or disposable plastic food takeout containers to mix hair colour. Clean up is so much easier!
- Hair brush. You can get this salon tool online — it helps distribute colour from the scalp to the tips of your strands. While you can use your fingers. a brush is less messy and gives you mote control. If you can’t find a hair brsuh, you can use a cheap foundation brush or a paint brush from any art supply store.
- Hair clips. For sectioning off hair (see hair dyeing tips below).
- Shower cap. Wrap this around newly dyed hair so you don’t drip any hair colour while waiting for the dye to set.
Tips for Dyeing Your Hair at Home
Do your prepwork
Spread old newspapers on your table and lay down all your tools. Read the instructions on the hair dye box. Just a few minutes of prepwork can prevent last-minute scrambles for missing tools or instructions.
Apply petroleum jelly or lip balm on your forehead and nape
This prevents any hair dye from staining your skin! Don’t forget to apply around the ears and jawline — just in case the hair dye leaks from the shower cap!
Test the colour
Apply the hair dye on a hidden hair strand so you can check for allergic reactions or confirm that you like the colour.
Apply dye at the top of your head first
Your roots need the most concentrated colour, so apply the dye there. Then, comb down the colour from the top of your head to the tips of your hair.
Section off your hair
If you have long or thick hair, divide it into four or five sections to ensure that you evenly distribute the DIY hair dye.
Use two mirrors
Stand in front of your bathroom mirror, then hold up a hand mirror to check the back of your head for any missing spots.