How to Dye Your Hair at Home?

Often malnutrition or aging causes discolor the hair. Hair dye helps to bring color to hair. You can have different color shade, color products, and techniques available. You can choose any suitable color like blonde, auburn, dark brown, highlights or balayage in different salons and institutions.

Some essential things should be necessary to keep in mind, such as you will want to keep the major hair color. The largest DIY dyeing snafu is thinking you can change from brown to blonde. Changing one to another color may need multiple processes, which are best left to salon colorist who knows how to manage tones and reduce damage.

When you are dying your yourself, choose only two shades, darker or lighter between your natural color.

Is It Safe to Color Hair at Home?

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Generally, it is safe to color hair at home as long as you follow the proper directions on product packaging. A few exceptions: you should not do a DIY job if you have recently permed hair or relaxed since both processes can affect the hair. If you cannot go to the salon, wait till 7-days after a perm or other process to use color.

  1. Getting Ready

  2. Wash Your Hair Before Dyeing

It is essential to wash hair 24-48 hours before applying dye. It makes the natural oils that are generated during this time to act as a problem against irritations and helps in binding the color to hair strands. It is good to skip hair conditioning as it may affect the color binding process.

Choose Color

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It is the most stressful step in the hair dying process. Picking a suitable color shade from a large variety can be overwhelming. Therefore, unless you are a specialist, it is best to choose a color not darker or lighter than natural hair color.


Your hair color should also improve your skin tone. For example, if you have fair skin, avoid too dark color and prefer honey blonde or auburn shade instead.

Similarly, if you have a dark skin color, then take a lighter color dye and opt for cinnamon or honey highlights.


It is good to choose semi-permanent dye as it remains for 20-26 washes and does not damage tresses like a permanent dye.

Cover Hair Color Cape

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Dyeing hair at home can be messy. Therefore, buy a dark-colored cape to catch spills and save clothes and skin. You can wrap the cape near your shoulders before starting the coloring process.

Get Brush Your Hair

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Tangles and knots help to block the dye from spreading evenly, following in patchy hair color. Brush your hair completely to remove tangles and knots.

Coat Your Hairline, Neck, and Ears with Vaseline

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Apply vaseline along with hairline to skip the skin staining. This step is necessary as the color can stay on the skin for many weeks after many washes.

Put on Some Plastic/Rubber Gloves

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If the hair shading pack does exclude gloves, purchase a couple from a nearby medication store. Ensure you wear gloves while shading your hair as they shield your hands from getting recolored and keep your sleeves clean.

Things Required and How to Use Hair Color

Use A Bowl to Mix the Dye

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Use a mixing bowl of good choice than using the bottle, which is usually added in hair coloring kits. With the help of a dying brush, you can combine the dye effectively and use it to apply in hair much more easily.

Use A Hair Developer

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If you are not aware of the purpose of hair development, let’s know that. A hair developer is made of hydrogen peroxide, which helps in opening up the hair shafts and binds the color with hair cuticles. It makes the dyeing process more effective as the hair color seeps in and stays on for a longer period. Developers are available in different volumes. The most general type is a 20-volume developer. If you are a first-timer, you can use this as it consists of 6% hydrogen peroxide, which is safe to utilize on any type of hair.

Make Hair Sections with A Comb

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Making hair sections helps to cover every strand without leaving any patches. Generally, you should separate the hair into 4-sections. It is a good idea to start dyeing the front sections first as they are the widest part and need more processing time. Use long hairdresser clips to hold the hair properly.

Set A Timer

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Keeping a timer enables us to leave the color over the instructed amount of time. Follow the instruction carefully and do not wash it off before the minimum time or go the maximum time allotted. You can use some heat, such as a blow dryer to penetrate hair color.

Apply the Dye

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Always start from the hair roots. Use the dye from the roots to the hair tips and brush the hair length using a wide-toothed comb. While combing, make sure to pull it down till the hair tip to eliminate the excess dye. It assists in spreading the dye evenly. Once you are done with one part, you can roll it upward and fasten it to your head using a clip. Keep this method until the first section is fully saturated. Then go to the next hair section and renew the process.

How to Highlight Hair

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It might come as a wonder, but if you need specific highlights, you can use a clean mascara brush. Highlighting hair imitates the same process as dying. You want to blow dry hair and brush it. Section hair and begin to highlight the bottom layer first. Try not to develop a specific pattern of application. The best highlights are always asymmetrical and messy. Leave the color in for the shown amount of time before rinsing it off. Complete by using clear hair gloss to promote the highlights.

How To Dye Your Hair Blonde?

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If you desire to have blonde hair, then it is recommended to do it under professional guidance. It is a risky task, and you might damage your hair. However, if your hair is naturally light, you can go for blond hair. Begin with applying the color from the back of the crown and away from the roots. Massage hair till all hair strand soaked in the solution. Wait for 30 minutes. Check how much hair has lightened and begun applying the solution to the roots. Once you complete all sections, you can let it sit for 30 minutes. Wash the hair color with warm water and use shampoo, then apply conditioner.

How to Dye Silver Hair?

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Bleaching is the first step for silver hair dye. Follow it up with a dye application of purple toner to remove any brassiness. The steps involved are the same as that of hair dyeing. You can apply the color in a structured manner, working from the sections. Let the color sit for the shown time and wash with warm water.

Tip: Choose a sulfate-free shampoo.

Basic Step of washing hair Dye

Washing Time

Utilize A Material To Clear Off The Color From The Skin

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Clean the color stains from the neck, ears, and forehead with a wet cloth. Seal hair with a shower cap to hold the moisture and warmth. It will allow the shading to tie to hair all the more successfully.

Wait till Given Time

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Wash the colored hair with warm water. Do not use shampoo. Massage the hair roots with fingertips and continue washing till the water runs clear. Finish off using a sulfate-free conditioner.

Shampoo then Condition Hair

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After cleaning the hair dye, wait for one hour before doing shampoo on hair. It helps the hair color to get absorbed into the hair shafts. Then you can shampoo then apply conditioner.

Dry Your Hair

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You can normally dry or use a dryer for hair. If you are doing a blow dryer, make sure to use it with the lowest heat setting. After your hair gets dried totally, you can continue styling hair.

Lastly, in case you are not happy with new hair color, and wish to change it, then use color remover and wash your hair with clarifying shampoo or visit a professional salon.

Buy 2-Pack of hair dye

You don’t wish to run out of dye when the process. If your hair length is longer, then you may need 2-pack to include the whole head, depending on the hair thickness. If you end up with a remaining box, you can keep it for next time.

Do Not Mix Shades for Making Custom Color

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Unless you are a professional do not combine multiple and different shades for hair color. None of the big companies speak about guarantee that the result in color would be a predictable blend. Even when you choose a single color, the result generally varies slightly from what is shown on the box.

Don’t Skip the Hair Strand Test

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Though coloring hair is tempting, the strand test is essential, especially when doing a new shade. Color some hidden hairs or trimmed hair first, then look at the result before coloring all hair.

Wear Simple to Take Off Clothing

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To try not to stain clothes, put on an old robe or front button shirt (or as some GH analyzers detailed they do, go naked!) so you won’t need to lift a top throughout your head when it’s an ideal opportunity to wash. Cover surfaces (floor, sink) with trash containers or layers of paper you can throw a while later as exposed to sheets or towels that can get splashed through and need washing.

Preserve your skin from the dye

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It will appear uncomfortable to have color strips on the forehead. Rather than using a goopy salve to save skin from dye, save skin against the skin by applying lip balm or oil on the hairline, including ear, before using color.

Don’t Squeeze Dye Bottle

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Squeezing the dye out of the bottle may spread the dye all over hair, which looks easy, but it can be messy. Get a bowl and apply with help of a brush. Follow professional guidance and tips to get a similar result.

Start Dyeing at The Roots

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You should start applying hair dye at the roots. Because they are the place of regrowth occurs first and limit the hair damage, they need the time to process the color. Let the hair color grow for the amount of time shown on packaging instructions. Then, comb it completely in all hair to skip the two-tone effect.

Use Two Mirrors

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Coloring your head’s back part can be tricky. Use a handheld mirror to see the back of the head in the bathroom mirror as you can color every spot.

Use A Toothbrush To Highlight Hair

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Use a smart trick to color hair at home. Using a toothbrush helps to highlights or lowlights.

Use A Color Promoting Gloss Every Week

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The GH Beauty Lab has discovered that using a color-depositing shampoo, hair loss treatment, and conditioner once in a week between dye can help to revitalize hair color. It is popular to enhance color and shine in hair.

Prevent Sun Effects on Color

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The sun acts as bleach, breaking down artificial color but also melanin, which makes hair colorless. Therefore, UV protection is essential for hair and skin. There is no sunscreen like skin to your hair. Cover your hair in the sun to prevent damage.


Different Ways to Dye at Home

You can dye hair at home with different remedies apart from readymade color and salon. Tradition hair dye may be damaging and toxic containing chemicals like parabens or ammonia. Home ingredients might save your hair from damage.

Here are the natural hair dyes to alternate with hair colors.

Carrot Juice

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Carrot juice may give your hair a reddish-orange tint. It also depends on your natural hair, and the tint may remain for some weeks.

  • You will need carrot juice.
  • Combine carrot juice with olive oil or coconut oil.
  • Use a hair cap or cover plastic to hair and let the mixture sit for one hour.
  • Later wash hair with apple cider vinegar and repeat the next day.

Beet Juice

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If you wish a dark red tint with cooler undertones, choose bee juice in place of carrot juice. The steps for using beet juice as one of the natural hair dyes are the same as those for carrot juice:

  • Combine beet juice with any carrier oil.
  • Use the blend to your hair and wrap hair.
  • Let the blend sit for one hour before washing it.


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Henna is a natural dye, which is a plant-based and traditional way to color hair. Henna is prepared in powder and works efficiently long-lasting.

How To Use Henna For Hair Dye?

  • Blend 1/2 cup of henna with 1/4 cup of water.
  • Stir the mix till it is completely linked and feels like requires the texture of mashed potatoes. Add more water if necessary.
  • Cover the mix using a plastic wrap, and keep it for 12 hours.
  • Then wash hair and do not do conditioning.
  • Wear a headband and use an oil such as coconut oil with the hairline. It helps to prevent the henna stain
  • Apply this paste in a small section of combed, moist hair till all hair is covered.
  • Wrap hair in plastic and let the color grow at least for 2 hours before washing it.

Lemon Juice

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Lemon juice can help remove your hair of its color gradually, lightening it after some time. It’s best used to accomplish sun-kissed features normally.

Dissimilar to different strategies portrayed here, which accomplish transitory shading changes, the consequences of utilizing lemon juice are lasting. The shade on the segment of hair you apply lemon juice to will be no more. You can dispose of this lightened hair by trimming it off.

How To Use Lemon Juice For Hair Dye?

  • Add some lemon juice into a spray bottle.
  • Spray the juice on your hair.
  • With help of a comb spread and separate the juice in the hair.
  • Sit outside in the sun for effective results.
  • Leave the lemon juice for one hour and wash it.
  • You can practice this as many times as necessary. It shows results slowly.


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A cup of coffee can do more than an only caffeine boost. It can also help the hair dye one or two darker, and may even cover all grey hair.

How to use coffee for hair dye?

  • Brew a strong dark roast coffee.
  • Combine a half cup of coffee with two tbsp of coffee grounds and one cup of leaves in the hair conditioner.
  • Use the mix to clean and damp hair.
  • Let the mixture sit for one hour and wash later.
  • Coffee will not give drastic change in hair, and it will not last for long. But it is good for a quick boost.


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If you have dark or intense earthy colored hair and want to obscure it somewhat, then sage is the most appropriate decision. It can build the brunette hair shade and shading all silver hair.

How to Utilize Sage for Hair Dye?

  • Steep in 1/2 and 1-cups of dried sage in a proportion of bubbling water for 30 minutes.
  • Let the water chill down and take out the sage.
  • After you wash and dry hair, pour some sage water over hair for as much as possible.
  • Let the ting grow for at least 15 minutes before washing it.

Chamomile Tea

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Chamomile tea also helps to work effectively for hair dye for people with blonde hair.

How to use Chamomile tea?

  • Steep 1/2 cup of chamomile blossoms in bubbling water.
  • Let this blend sit for 1/2 an hour to steep and cool, then strain out the flowers.
  • After washing hair, pour the brewed tea from your damp hair for 10 minutes.
  • Wait for 16-minutes before washing it out.

How to Keep the Natural Hair Color Last Longer?

Once you have done dyed hair, it will look perfect, and do not worry about color fading. However, there are some ways to increase the life of natural hair color.

Reduce the use of hot tools such as straightening, hairdryers, and curling irons.

Apply using thermal protectant on hair before using hot style tools.

Skip taking how to shower and avoid washing hair.

Use a water filter while doing a shower, which can help to filter out color draining chemicals such as heavy metals and chlorine.

Regular Hair Dyes Risks

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Traditional hair dyes consist of chemicals that can cause toxic effects on the body. According to the American Cancer Society, both permanent and semi-permanent oxidative hair dyes stimulate the hair shaft and can raise the cancer risk, bladder cancer, and leukemia. However, more research is required.

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