Women with hands in her hair

During this challenging time, trips to the salon have become limited.  But we have some great options for doing-it-yourself at home. An added benefit is that the hair dye products we sell are free from ammonia – a toxic chemical used in hair colour in order to bust through the hair cuticle to deposit colour often causing dry, brittle, unhealthy looking hair and irritating the nose, throat, respiratory system, eyes and skin.

Here are a few of our favourite dyes to try – and we know they work in covering those greys!

Naturtint Permanent Hair Color is a popular choice.  This product is VEGAN AND CRUELTY-FREE.  It’s also free from Ammonia, Parabens, Artificial Fragrance, Resorcinol, Heavy Metals, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate and guarantees up to 100% gray coverage.

Another product that’s PPD and Ammonia free is Aromaganic Hair Colours.  This product is certified organic with excellent full grey coverage.  It has 16 colours to choose from and is also suitable for most hair types.

Home hair dye products may not replace the work done by a professional colourist but these products have improved so much that when done properly, they could save you a lot of time and money.  Here are some tips to remember if you are planning to do a DIY hair dye.

Read the instructions carefully –

Colouring your hair is not as safe and simple as taking a shower.  That’s why we recommend products that contain natural ingredients.  But you still need to read and follow the instructions that come with the product sachet to make sure that your DIY hair colouring is a success.

DIY Hair Dye is Not Meant for Major Colour Change –

If you’re planning a drastic change in hair colour, like for instance going from a brunette to blonde, then don’t try this at home.  Major changes like this will require more than one process so it’s best to leave this to the professionals.  Go for DIY if you just want to cover your roots or if you want to go one tone darker.

Get at Least Two Packs of Product –

Some hair absorbs products with no hassle.  But some hair can be stubborn and will require a little more product before it takes effect.  So be generous with your application and have an extra tube or pack in handy just in case you’ll need it.  You don’t want to walk around with half-done hair!

Protect your Skin When Touching Up –

You want the colour to cover up as much as it can and this means it will reach your skin and scalp.  Protect them by applying petroleum jelly on parts where you don’t want the dye to get into.  This will also keep the dye from staining your skin and scalp.

After colouring, follow through with a great aftercare conditioner to keep hair soft, shiny, and healthy.