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.
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).
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.
Color Soin Hair Colour, $24.90, from Guardian.
This paraben- and silicone-free formula smells pleasent compared to the ammonia-laden types, and the colour payoff is natural and shiny.
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.
Cielo Cream Hair Color, $17.90, from Watsons Or Guardian.
There’s no pouring or mixing involved with this simple kit. You just dispense the cream right from the tube onto the brush provided and comb it onto your hair.
Garnier Colour Naturals Hair Colour, $9.90, from Guardian.
This dye will keep your tresses silky and smooth. No wonder because it is packed with olive oil, to condition hair as it colours.
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.
Bionike Shine On Hair Colouring Treatment, $39.90, from Guardian.
This is one of the priciest colour kits available but is ammonia-free and doesn’t have that strong rancid smell.
Revlon Colorsilk Hair Colour, $9.90, from Watsons & Guardian.
L’Oreal Paris Excellence Creme, $19.90, from Watsons Or Guardian.