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Summary: In this blog, we learn how to dye your hair at home; DIY style! You may have attempted this once or twice during the pandemic and need some tips to improve, or you might be trying to cut down on costs. Either way, we've put together some key DIY hair dye tips below...
Dyeing your hair at the salon can be expensive and time consuming. Unfortunately, it’s not a slap-it-on-and-hope-for-the-best situation when it comes to DIY dye – it does take some skill. If you want a salon similar result, you’re going to have to invest in clueing up before you reach for the bottle!
And, that’s where Cel’s got you covered. Digest these hair dye tips below, and you’ll be dialling up your strands and their shade like a pro in no time!
Lots of things can cause our dreamy hair colour to fade: over-washing, heat, hard water, and UV/Sun exposure.
Perhaps your colour fades more rapidly at the roots, or your darker tone is becoming brassy too quickly? Maybe your bright blonde is looking dull quite early or unwanted greys are sprouting too soon after dyeing! Or, generally, your colour is lacking that desired shine?
Firstly, try to protect your hair from the sun and the heat post dye, and try to avoid washing your hair too regularly if you colour it too. If you over wash, not only will you strip the colour but you’ll dry out the hair too, leaving it looking brittle and dehydrated. In addition, if you live in a hard water area, try installing a filter on your shower head to soften the stream, and opt for a chelating, clarifying, sulphate-free shampoo to help preserve your colour.
Remember, when dyeing your hair yourself, always wear gloves and protect the surface you're working on.
Chamomile Tea can make an amazing hair lightener, particularly if you’re already blonde!
Simply steep 1/2 cup of chamomile flowers in boiling water. Let the mixture sit for half an hour to stew and cool. Then, strain the flowers from the mixture. Next, wash your hair and after you’re done, pour the mixture 10 times through your clean, wet mane. Wait for a quarter of an hour before rinsing through again with clean water.
You can use chamomile tea in this way once a week if you like the effects!
Want to cover some grey hair whilst going a shade or two darker? Put your faith in your coffee!
Brew yourself a strong dark-roast coffee. Mix 1/2 cup of the coffee with 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds and 1 cup of leave-in conditioner.
Wash your hair as normal, and then once it’s clean, apply the mix to your damp hair. Leave the mix in for 1 hour (make sure to put a dark, old towel around your shoulders whilst you do so!) before rinsing through with cool water. Repeat the process if you want to go a little darker!
Looking for a deep red tint with some cool undertones? Look no further than beetroot juice!
Simply mix beetroot juice with a carrier oil like olive or coconut. Apply the mixture liberally to your hair, root to tip and then leave in your hair for 1 hour (make sure to put a dark, old towel around your shoulders whilst you do so!). Then wash out as normal! Et Voila!