Yes, you can dye your hair at home... you just need to pick the right colour kit
Yes, D.I.Y is totally a viable option...
If you know the right formula to pick. Hair dye jobs can cost hundreds of dollars in a salon. If you’re not going for the bleached colours and bright pinks, greens, blues, those sort of hues, an at-home colour kit is a good, cheap alternative.
Scroll through our gallery to find the best ones for your hair’s needs.
Liese Creamy Bubble Colour, $19.90, availabe at all Watsons stores
The rebranding of Liese’s Creamy Bubble Color home-dye kit saw six new shades joining the previous range of 10 (16 in total now). The new shades (Silvery Brown, Soft Brown, Mint Ash, Dark Rose, Soft Greige and Dark Navy) are inspired by salon hair colour trends, which explains the trendy ashy and/or blueish tones to reduce brassiness.
A new formula follows too, with the new range. With four times better hair adherence than the previous formulation, the brand promises easier and more uniform for maximum colour coverage.
Pick from two categories – the Enhanced Natural (everyday warm and cool browns) or the Vibrant Designer (bolder, more fashionable colours).
Naturigin Organic Beauty, $35, available at www.jsjnatural.com
For those looking for a cleaner choice of permanent home-dye, do give Naturgin’s offerings a go. Their hair colours are entirely clear ammonia and parabens – and are even of a natural, organic and sustainable formula. This makes the dyes suitable for people with sensitive scalps, too. Available in 19 shades.
Phyto Phytocolor Permanent Hair Color With Botanical Pigments, $39.90, from Redmart.
This brand is all about natural ingredients and botanical ingredients so it’s the safest for sensitive scalps. But that said, like with any other hair colourant out there, do a patch test just to be safe.
Bigen Speedy Hair Colour Conditioner, $14.90, from Guardian.
This covers grey hair in as quickly as 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the intensity of the colour you pick, no need to wait 30 to 45 minutes. And the best part? You can store the remainder for use another time.