At-Home Hair Dyeing: A Quarantine Boredom Beater

What a better time to experiment with your hair than in the few weeks or months when absolutely no one has to see it if it goes wrong. You may have seen on social media recently that people have been trying to come up with fun things to do to combat their boredom during this time. A popular option is changing your hair color. This can be a fun way to pass the time in quarantine and also you could try out a new color that you have always wanted. If you have never dyed your hair at home, you now have the time to learn how to do it to get the perfect color.

Choose the best method for you

There are several different choices for what brands or colors to use when dyeing your hair at home. The most important thing to decide first is how permanent you want the color to be and what color you are going for. If you are a beginner at dyeing your hair at home, you may be nervous about what could happen to your hair. Also, if you are trying out a new hair color, you may be concerned that you won’t like how the color looks on you. In order to avoid these issues, you can opt for a semi-permanent or demi-permanent hair color. This means that you can use the color on your hair without worrying about it potentially ruining your hair or being stuck with a hair color you don’t like because this hair color will eventually fade out after washing your hair a certain number of times. You can purchase these hair colors as box colors from places like Target or Walmart. Even during quarantine, if you are looking to buy these colors, you can find them on Amazon as well if you want to buy them online. However, if you are looking for an option that will last longer, go for a hair color that is labeled as permanent. You can also buy these as box hair colors, but sometimes using box hair color can be kind of scary if you want a permanent color. A product that I have used several times before that you can try if you would rather avoid box colors is permanent hair color from Sally Beauty Supplies. This store has several different options for permanent hair color, and they are good quality, such as the Ion Permanent Crème Hair Color. Lastly, if you want to try out a more drastic color on your hair, such as purple or blue, I would recommend the L’ Orèal Colorista 1-Day Spray, if you are trying to see how it looks on your hair. This allows you to try out the color without permanently coloring your hair and having to deal with the consequences if you end up not liking the color. The best part is that these options are guaranteed to be way cheaper than your salon.

Clairol Natural Instincts Demi-Permanent Hair Color ($6.99 at Target)

L’ Orèal Colorista 1-Day Spray ($9.99 at Ulta Beauty)

Ion Permanent Creme Hair Color ($6.69 at Sally Beauty)

Tools that will help with application

It is also important to have good tools when trying to dye your hair at home, so that they can help you in the process. You should purchase a good brush to apply the hair dye if you do not already have one. Sometimes this comes in the box hair colors, but if you want to make sure you get a quality brush, you can purchase one from places like Sally Beauty Supplies. I would recommend getting a larger brush if you are applying the dye by yourself to make it easier for you to get all your hair colored. Also, you should make sure to have the proper gloves, so the chemicals from the hair dye doesn’t get on your hands. You can purchase these at Sally Beauty Supplies as well or you can just purchase any disposable gloves, such as vinyl or latex, to use. Lastly you should have towel to wrap around your neck to make sure that the dye does not get on your clothes or the rest of your body. Or you can opt to start creating the classic old t-shirt with a thousand shades of hair dye coloring the neck.

Salon Care Extra Wide Jumbo Tint Brush ($1.49 at Sally Beauty Supplies)

Salon Care Vinyl Gloves ($4.49 at Sally Beauty Supplies)

How to make application easier

One of the hardest parts about dyeing your hair at home is that it can be hard to make sure that you cover all of your hair, especially on the back of your head. To make application easier for yourself, you should have a mirror handy to check what your application of the color looks like in the back of your hair. This will help you to ensure that you cover your hair evenly and don’t miss any spots in the back. If you have family members around or are quarantined with anyone, you could also ask them to check in the back to make sure that you have properly applied the color. Also, make sure to comb your hair really well before you start applying the color, so that you can avoid any complications when trying to put the color in your hair.

Caring for your hair afterward

Sometimes using color on your hair can cause damage. To avoid this, you should use a damage repair or moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. This will help to prevent your hair from getting dry after applying the hair color. There are many great affordable shampoos and conditioners that you can buy from places like Target that will do the job.

Suave Professionals Coconut Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Pack ($4.99 at Target)

I hope these tips will help you to achieve your favorite new hair color while dyeing your hair at home!