How to Dye Your Hair at Home Like a Professional

how to dye your hair at home

Not just to get going with the trend, hair dyeing becomes a badly need sometimes, especially when you have prematurely gray hair.

No matter whether you dye your hair to maintain a youthful appearance or to keep pace with the trend, it takes both times from your scheduled life and a decent amount of money at the same time.

Considering all these, many people out there take initiatives to dye their hair at home that requires a moderate skill as well.

Don’t know how to dye your hair at home? Here goes our step by step guideline to get you started.

how to dye your hair at home

How to Dye Your Hair at Home?

As mentioned earlier, dying your hair at home requires a moderate level of skill and some patience as well.

You might find it a bit tiresome and time-consuming at the very beginning, but once you are into it, you are more likely to enjoy doing the hair care yourself.

And, most importantly, you won’t have to pay for those expensive salon sessions when dying your hair at home.

Yes, you will need to purchase the color and some other stuff; still you will save plenty for sure in exchange for the little effort you are going to render later on. Well, for now, let’s get started!

Pick A Color:

The very first thing you need to do is- picking a color that goes with your choice. It’s so natural that you will be at your wit’s end with a number of different shades to choose from, right?

However, if it’s the first time you are dying the hair at home, we guess, it’s better you pick a color not more than one or two shades lighter or darker than the natural color of your hair.

This will prevent your hair from looking odd in case you messed up with things and skipped some sections unknowingly.

Again, as a first-timer, we highly recommend you not to go for any permanent dye. On top of that, if you are doing this on a test purpose like just to check out whether you can do it at home or not, make sure to go for a temporary dye so that you won’t have to regret later on.

Get Your Hair Ready:

When you plan to dye your hair, remember to wash your hair at least 24 hours or earlier before you proceed to dye.

It will help to keep your scalp enrich with the natural oils, prevent irritation, and allow you to dye your hair more easily.

Besides, it will make the dye last longer and blend more naturally with your hair. Anyway, if you have sensitive skin as well as dry hair issues, don’t forget to take required precautions accordingly.

Arm Yourself with Required Accessories:

It is needless to describe the importance of having the right accessories ready at hand when you proceed to dye your hair at home.

Remember to put a towel around your shoulder and have paper towels to deal with the spills.

Also, don’t forget to cover the surface around you to get rid of dye stains on the floor or carpet when dying your hair.

Apart from that, make sure you have Balm or Vaseline to coat the hairline for an easier rinse off and put on the gloves (provided with the hair color most of the time) even if you prefer using a brush when dying.

Prepare the Dye:

Now, when you are all set, it’s time to prepare the dye following the instruction comes with the box.

Go through the instruction and mix the ingredients as directed. Most of the dye box contains a bottle to mix the ingredients effortlessly.

However, if your package doesn’t include the bottle, you can also use a small bowl to combine the ingredients.

Whatever you use to mix the dye, a bottle or a bowl, make sure you mixed them well before you proceed to apply the dye on your hair.

By the time you scrolled down to this particular section of our post, we guess, you are all set to get started with dying your hair like a pro at home. Now, follow the step by step guideline as stated below:

Step 1: Brush and Separate Your Hair into Several Sections

Before you start applying the dye onto your hair, you need to brush the hair thoroughly. Make sure no tangles are there in your hair.

If you have brushed them well, you are more likely to have more convenient dyeing session at the end. Plus, you will have evenly dyed hair effortlessly.

When you are done with brushing your hair, it’s time to separate them into several sections for easier dye.

This will ensure you didn’t mess up and left a section or more undyed. You can use salon clips to hold the sections separately.

Step 2: Apply the Dye

At this stage, you will need to take a section you separated earlier and make several subsections depending on the thickness of your hair to make the dyeing process easier and evener.

Remember, the thicker hair you do have, the more subsections you need to make for a professional-like hair dyeing at home.

Now, take a subsection and dispense the dye using the brush or the bottle onto your hair and apply the dye evenly with your fingers.

And, repeat the same process for the rest of your hair. If this is the first time you’re dyeing your hair, make sure to apply the dye at around one inch from the root of your hair.

Step 3: Leave the Dye and Rinse-Off

When you are done with applying the dye all over your hair, now it’s time to wait and leave the dye onto your hair.

Remember to follow the direction as mentioned in the instruction and wait for the time as stated there.

Now, when the time is up, rinse off your hair with warm water. Wait for another one hour or a bit more and then shampoo your hair followed by a conditioner as well.

Now, air dry your hair naturally or blow dry if you are in a hurry, and there you go!

If you have curly hair, make sure to check out how to blow dry curly hair before you proceed.

Bottom Line:

While we are going to conclude the post, we expect that you read between the lines and came to know how to dye your hair at home.

Now, it’s your turn to get started with professional-like hair dyeing at home and save some real money you used to spend for salon dyeing. Hope this post was helpful and you enjoyed reading.

Dr. Estee Williams is a board-certified medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatologist, as well as an assistant clinical professor in dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She treats adult and pediatric patients and has a focus on the interplay between hormones and the skin.