How To Color Your Hair At Home – Home Hair Dye Tips And Tricks

I’ve been colouring my own hair at home for years now and it’s a lot easier than you think. I touch up my regrowth every couple of weeks and it’s the quickest and easiest (not to mention cheapest) way I’ve found to keep my hair in check all year round. I usually visit the salon once or twice a year to get a few highlights added but apart from that I maintain my hair myself. I was recently sent a box of the new Schwarzkopf Colour Specialist to try so thought I’d film a video using it to share my tips and tricks.

MY TOP TIPS FOR DIY COLOURING

Hair dye always comes out darker than the image on the box so be sure to buy one or two shades lighter than your desired colour. It’s easier to amp up a colour’s intensity than it is to tone it down.

The best way to remove any hair dye that has stained your face, neck or ears is with the product itself. So if you can see any staining on your skin, before washing the colour off, simply get a little product on your finger tip and gently massage it into the stained area and wipe away with a damp cloth.

Dirty hair always colours better so don’t wash your hair on the day you plan to colour it.

Permanent dye is best for covering grey hair.

If you’re not using a brush to apply the colour use the long nozzle on the end of the bottle that comes in the box to section your hair.

Be sure to buy enough product. If you have really long hair you may need to buy two boxes. You’re better buying two than finding out half way through a colour that you need more product.

Chapstick or a product like vaseline is great for running around your hairline to prevent the colour staining your skin.

Wear a black singlet or t-shirt with a neckline large enough to slip off over your hips so you don’t need to pull it over your head to get in the shower.

If you’re using a new colour, be sure to read the instructions in the box thoroughly as the application may be a little different.

For the first time colouring your hair it’s best not to colour it after 7pm as most companies include an 0800 hotline. However, most of these hotlines close around 7pm on weekdays and are closed on weekends. So dying during business hours is always a good idea at first so help is only a phone call away.

Really damaged hair is better left for the pros so if your hair is already damaged from colouring or heat styling then you’re best to visit a salon to avoid further damage.

The colour I used in the video is Schwartzkopf Colour Specialist Supreme-Care Colour Creme with OmegaPlex in Cool Light Brown. hair color beauty

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40 Comments

  1. Asefeh aarabi

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Good job 👍

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  2. Eric Carroll

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    i dyed my hair black when i was 19 I am 32 now and I have a lot of premature greying…. I want to go back to my natural color or atleast as close as I can because of the greys. what is the best advise you can give so that I don't damage my hair?

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  3. Nienke Janssen

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    I (dip) dyed my hair at home last summer (or my mom did) and I thought it looked amazing! I mean a professional hair dresser would probably think it was horrendous but everyone else thought it was super cool😌 only it was supposed to stay in my hair for 10-20 washes but it stayed for like 100 🙁 Anyways I still loved it haha. This year I’m going to do pastel purple highlights! Idk if it’s going to workout but whatever😂💙

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  4. Polly Woodhouse

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    You are really pretty amazing video

    Reply

  5. Garima Pokhrel

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    I want to know the colour of your hair

    Reply

  6. Karla C.

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Future millie Bobby Brown

    Reply

  7. YTFan

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Colour every couple of weeks?? That's insane!!

    Reply

  8. Kika Seginákova

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Mne sa to zdá byť divné

    Reply

  9. Gayle Friedman

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    I love to watch women who have been dying their hair so easy. It can become a real mess when gloves get colour on them! Hoping you get all roots and hair evenly. It can be a real chore. Later, it's worth it, to look great!

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  10. BGdroopy

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Your HOT

    Reply

  11. Pineapple

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    WHY CANT I SEE REPLYS?? IS ANYONE ELSE HAVING THIS???

    Don’t ANWSER that bc you will probably not even be able to reply to my comment lol

    Reply

  12. ingrid

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Gorgeous! That color is so beautiful! Like you!😀

    Reply

  13. Lambchop2.0

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Very endearing accent 😊😊

    Reply

  14. Deborah Craven

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    You really should patch test 24 hours before !!

    Reply

  15. Umaira Mendes

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    omg you're so pretty

    Reply

  16. Corina Matei

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    I want to hear the stories of those 132 dislikes… maybe some pictures too!

    Reply

  17. Jennifer Duceour

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    great tip with the chapstick trick. I've heard of regular vaseline but this has to make it so much easier to control! Can't wait to try it! Thanks!

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  18. Samantha Watchman888

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Thank-you that's a big help! I've been colouring my hair for a long time but it's ending up black because I keep dying over the whole thing each time. Will just do roots  from now on

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  19. Shahina Shaikh

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Do you think I can color my hair since I wear glasses

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  20. Airish Mericel

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    You are so beautiful

    Reply

  21. Alexandra Stevens

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Hi loved the way you have shown how to colour your hair at home, a couple of questions though, do you not do an allergy test 48 Hours before you colour your hair as advised??? Also whenever I have purchased a permanent colour it says to use the mix and never keep any over, is it because you only mix a small amount you get away with it???

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  22. Deltari

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    so I wanna get my hair dyed dark blue for my birthday but ive heard that some hair dye products will ruin your hair and i've been blessed with thick soft hair that i don't want to ruin. And I don't want to go to the salon to get it dyed because I only get 100$ and i need to buy art supplies for my birthday money, Would you mind helping me?

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  23. mom mom

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    bsh i have that picture on the thumbnail.
    Edit: NO HARM INTENDED

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  24. Art Teach

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    When touching up your roots, you say that one box can give you a few applications and to only use what you need. How much of the dye do you measure out for each application?

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  25. Lal Malsawmi

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    dye

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  26. Lori Howart

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Do you use a different color on your ends? If so please share how you do that… It's beautiful!!

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  27. Margarita Rath

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    I’m gonna brave it, stop going to the salon and start coloring my grey roots at home like you. I think I can do it! 😀

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  28. tonet cj

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Thanks for that chapstick trick! I have been coloring my hair for years as well. Some of my friends ask as they like my hair color for some reason and they spend a lot in hair salons. P.S. I live in New Zealand too! xo

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  29. Emily Davis

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Has this damaged your hair at all or made you prone to more split ends? I'm very interested to try & dye my hair at home but I'm totally prone to split ends & I'm worried I'll damage it!

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  30. Entertainment K

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Very easy in jus 0.5 dollars your hair color will be golden brown check this out https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=maiZSxp-_Jo

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  31. Angel Cardenas

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Appreciate the info…however I came to comment on your cheekbones! So lovely!

    Reply

  32. Petak Zametak

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Great Video clip! Forgive me for butting in, I am interested in your thoughts. Have you ever tried – Millawdon Goodbye Gray Trick (google it)? It is a great one of a kind product for learning how to reverse gray hair fast minus the hard work. Ive heard some great things about it and my GF finally got great success with it.

    Reply

  33. phil3060 Noname

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Thank you so much! I have gray since I was 19! I have ruined my hair so much. Love the chapstick trick.

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  34. Mel Gray

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    How does one tint roots dark without affecting or colouring highlighted or balayage ends without excess dye sticking to ends?

    Reply

  35. Alima Ali

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    You look so beautiful mashallah 🌹🌹

    Reply

  36. bianca joh

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Hiya where do you get your brushes and bowl from pls.

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  37. Somina

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Lovely video content! Sorry for the intrusion, I would appreciate your initial thoughts. Have you tried – Millawdon Goodbye Gray Trick (search on google)? It is a smashing exclusive guide for learning how to reverse gray hair fast minus the headache. Ive heard some interesting things about it and my BF at last got great success with it.

    Reply

  38. C0mpl1c4t3d

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Bitch she like 70

    Reply

  39. Shaillala

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    What's the color of your hair in the lower part?

    Reply

  40. JustD.C

    March 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    You sound like New Zealand people

    Reply

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