How to Dye your Hair at Home | Complete Procedure

How to Dye your Hair at Home

Sometimes, we realize that it is time for a change in our appearance. For most of us, it’s nothing too drastic, perhaps a change in clothing style might do the trick. But how about dyeing your hair with a different colour? Nothing will change your look completely and effectively then dyeing your hair.

But visiting a salon for a professional dye job can be expensive and also not feasible in the current coronavirus scenario. So, rather than going to a salon, it is better to dye your hair at home. It may look difficult at first but it is simple once you know how to do it. So, in this guide, we will tell you guys how to dye your hair at home. Just stick around for complete hair dyeing procedure.

How to Dye your Hair at Home

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Things you need to Dye your Hairs

  • Box of hair colour
  • Dye brush
  • Bowl
  • Comb
  • Plastic gloves
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Hairdresser clips
  • Timer
  • Conditioner

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How to Dye your Hair at Home | Procedure

  • Put a Towel or Cape around your shoulders

Putting a towel or cape will catch the dye that may drop off your hair during the dyeing process. You can use a dark colour towel to avoid visible staining on it.

  • Brush or Comb your Hair

Before dyeing your hair, you need to make sure that there are not any tangibles left in your hair by brushing or combing them well. This will allow you to apply the dye easily and will also help you dye your hair evenly.

How to Dye your Hair at Home

  • Coat your Hairline with Petroleum Jelly

You can apply petroleum jelly on the hairline and ears to rinse the dye that gets on your skin. This is just an optional step but doing this step will allow you to rinse the dye easily.

  • Put on your Plastic Gloves

These plastic gloves will save your hands from getting the dye. Most of the times these gloves come with the box of hair colour.

How to Dye your Hair at Home

  • Making the Colour Solution

You should follow the instructions given on the hair colour box while making the colour. Put the colour and developer in the bowl and mix it well with a dye brush. Mix the solution until the ingredients are well mixed.

How to Dye your Hair at Home

  • Separate your Hairs in Sections

You can use comb or brush to separate the hairs in section. You can use the hair clips to hold the hairclips that will keep the hair separate in sections.

  • Start dyeing at the roots

You should start applying the dye at the roots. Because roots are where the regrowth of hair occurs first. They need the most colour and processing time so dye the roots first and then comb it through the rest of your hairs.

How to Dye your Hair at Home

  • Look in Two Mirrors

You can use a handheld mirror in the bathroom mirror to check the back of your head and make sure that you haven’t missed any spots.

  • Set a Timer

After applying dye to your hair, you need to set a timer. Make sure to check the minimum and the maximum time is given on the hair colour box before rinsing the dye. Do not rinse the dye before the minimum time mentioned on the box and do not leave the dye in past the maximum time. If you have grey hair then it is better to leave the dye for a longer period.


  • Rinse and Condition

Once your timer goes off, you need to rinse the dye off without using shampoo. It is better to hop in the shower instead of rinsing it over the sink. By showering, you can thoroughly remove all the hair dye. You can use your fingertips to scrub your hair. Finally, use a good quality conditioner and apply it on your hair. Usually, the conditioner comes with the box of hair colour, so you can use that conditioner as well.


  • Style and Assess

Dry your hair with a blow-dryer and check whether the dye is applied on all sections of the hair or not. After that, style your hairs as you like.

How to Dye your Hair at Home | Tips

  • When you are dying your hair, you shouldn’t make drastic changes. Because sometimes when we change our hair colour we don’t get the right results. So, it’s better to go to a salon when you want to try out a whole new hair colour.
  • Choosing the right shade is the key. Don’t go to a store and just grab any colour. Look around the store and buy the colour which goes with your skin tone. Your hair thickness, current hair colour and skin tone can affect the results.
  • Before, dyeing your hair you should prep your hair. Dyeing you hair 24 to 48 hours after your last hair wash is good. Because dyeing works better with dirty hair.
  • You should do a strand test before applying dye on your hairs. Just take half-inch section of your hair from behind the ears and apply the dye. Rinse it after the minimum time given on the box and see whether the results are what you expected or not.

This is how you can dye your hair at home. If you have any queries, write them in the comments sections.

Good luck!

Written by Umer Zahid