How to Colour Your Hair At-Home, Like a Pro

Would you rather suffer greys and look older than your age or learn how to colour hair at home? We can hear that tiny voice inside you saying you would rather learn a few tricks and colour your hair at home like a pro.

With our tips, tricks, and helpful guidance, you will soon become a king or queen of handling a boxed hair colour kit all on your own.

How to Colour Hair at Home: The Process 

  1. Find Your Right Colour

You may think that hitting up online stores may be a genius move when buying a hair colour, but we would like to highlight the importance of finding the right shade yourself. To begin with, you must consider a box hair colour as a means of tweaking your hair colour. We advise you to stick to going lighter, only half a shade of your existing colour. 

This means that adding some dimension or uplifting what you are currently sporting in your hair. We advise you to stick to going lighter, only half a shade of your existing colour. On the other hand, if you are aiming for a darker colour, then we do not recommend exceeding beyond two shades darker. 

Going darker allows you more chances of achieving the colour on your box dye since you are not taking your base colour away. In the case of aiming for lighter tones, you are more vulnerable to errors.


  1. Choose Your Dye Type

This is perhaps the most technical step, but it is essential for you to have thorough knowledge before making decisions. There are generally three main kinds of hair dye: demi-permanent, semi-permanent, permanent, and bleaching. Once you carefully select and buy your hair colour, the next step is to prep up for the application. 

  1. Organising Your Dye Station

The most unwelcoming sight is perhaps ugly dye stains on your bathroom tiles or wherever you choose to dye. Before you begin applying the colour, it is important to prepare your dye station and secure it against colour splashes. Arrange a protective cloth to cover your sink and tub or your dressing table, if that’s where you will apply the dye. Apply a sufficient layer of petroleum jelly across your hairline and the tops of ears to secure them against any hair dye mishaps.  


  1. Test a Strand First

We never recommend diving straight into the application process, especially if you are applying it for the first time. We advise you to test a strand first to see how the colour surfaces and whether it is what you want all over your hair.  

  1. Follow the Instructions on the Box

Every hair colour kit comes with its own set of instructions, and it is essential for you to read them first before you begin. Mix the hair colour as per the instructions after you have put on your gloves then start applying the colour from your roots. 

With our easy instructions and helpful tips as guidance, you will know how to colour hair at home like a pro!