How to Dye Your Hair at Home
Wondering how to dye your hair at home to a new shade? Discover Garnier’s hair dyes and aftercare for at-home brilliant colour and shine. Follow this simple step-by-step guide on what to know before dyeing hair, the application process and after dye hair care.
How to prepare hair for dye
Preparation is key to hair colouring. Dye interacts with hair fibres in specific ways, so how you prepare your hair beforehand matters as much as the application stage. Let’s walk through what to know before dyeing hair.
1. Pre-dye care
Should you wash your hair before dyeing? Dye penetrates better into fibres which contain natural oil, so you should avoid washing your hair for a day or two beforehand. Your hair should also be nourishing and moisturised before colouring. To improve strength in damaged hair before colour processing, you can implement nourishing leave-in treatments like Fructis Hair Food Protecting Goji Hair Mask.
2. Find your perfect hair shade
From light blonde shades like Nutrisse Permanent Hair Colour – 9.13 Natural Light Ash Blonde to dark tones like Olia Permanent Hair Colour – 4.0 Dark Brown and everything in between, there are a multitude of options available when it comes to hair dye. If you have a general idea of the colour you want, you can narrow down choices based on your skin tone and eye colour.
How to find your perfect hair shade
• Consider whether you want cool or warm toned hair.
• Think about the upkeep required, and how far you want to depart from your natural colour.
• Align your shade to skin tone, eye and eyebrow colour.
3. Perform a strand test
A strand test is great way to confirm how the shade looks on you, as well as how your hair will react to dye. Remember to always do a patch test 48 hours in advance of using any colour treatment.
4. Prepare the area for hair colouring
Have everything you might need on hand, including gloves, colouring brush and applicator bottles are within reach. Wear an old t-shirt and an old towel around your neck to protect the skin there. We recommend covering bathroom surfaces too, to avoid staining.