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Your First Hair Colour At Home – What You Need To Know

For your first hair colour at home, learn what you need to know. Discover all the beauty tips and advice on Hair Colour for different hair types, by Garnier.

Colouring hair at home doesn’t have to be a nightmare!

Colouring hair at home for the first time can be a daunting task. With this ultimate guide to DIY hair colouring, you can be sure that your hair will be left looking professional and on-trend!


Effortless and easy!

1. Be realistic

When choosing a hair colour for the first time, make sure you choose a colour that will suit your natural skin tone. Black hair dye may not be the best option if you’re fair skinned and blonde. Go for a honey copper colour instead.

2. Buy more

More often than not, people can underestimate just how much hair dye they need. If you have long and thick hair, always buy a little extra to make sure you get perfect coverage all over. You don’t want to be left feeling disappointed.

3. Protect your skin

Getting hair dye on your skin is always a pain as it can take a few days to fade. To avoid this, rub some Vaseline along your hairline and the tips of your ears. To protect your hands and nails, make sure to wear the gloves provided in your hair colour kit.

4. Do the strand test

If you’re colouring hair at home for the first time you should always do a strand test. This ensures that you have the colour that is best for you and that your hair doesn’t react badly to the dye. You should wait 24 hours after the strand test to fully colour your hair

5. Practice damage control

All hair dye contains peroxide that can strip the hair of its natural moisture and leave it looking dry and feeling brittle. Be sure to use the conditioner provided in your hair colour kit and remember to use a good conditioning treatment at once least every week.

6. Don’t wash your hair

Freshly dyed hair shouldn’t be washed for 48 hours. This is enough time for your hair’s natural oils to fully lock in the colour. Just pin back your hair for a few days and wait to unleash the best hair colour.