7 Tips on How to Dye Your Hair at Home ...

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Dyeing your hair at home is a great way to save some extra cash for your pocket, especially if you dye your hair regularly or want a quick root touch-up – so I came up with some tips on how to dye your hair at home!

I’ve colored my own hair at home at least 15 times before, and I want to share some of that knowledge I’ve acquired over the years.

Although a drastic color change may be better left to your hairstylist, a switch to a few shades lighter or darker can easily be done at home.

Whether you are a first-timer, have been unsuccessful in the past, or already know a thing or two about self-coloring, these tips on how to dye your hair at home might be useful to know.

Let’s get started, ladies!

1. Color is (Not) as Shown

That hair color you see on the model outside the dye box?2

That might not be the color result you get when you dye your hair.

The resulting hue is highly dependent on your current color.

Almost anyone who has tried dyeing hair will know this.2

Someone who has dark hair will not get the same results as another with blond hair when they use the same box of “honey brown.” Many of the boxes have color charts showing the likely outcome for each starting color, so make sure you check those.

Because not every photo or chart on the dye box is accurate, it also helps to look at the color code label.

The numbers, or “levels,” indicate lightness - 1 being black and 10 light blond.

The letters indicate tone - for example, A for ash and C for copper.

To get a more accurate color, or to lighten your hair color many levels, you can always bleach your hair first.

You should know, though, that bleaching could damage the health and texture of your hair.

We’ll discuss hair damage more in our next tip on how to dye your hair at home.

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