6 Apr 2015

DIY (Dye it Yourself)

I have always been reluctant to go to the hairdressers and can only think of one occasion when I actually went and trusted them with my hair, and it wasn't pretty!
To be honest, I have been fairly lucky as my mother was trained in hairdressing and my sister went on to be a successful stylist in London for four years and so I have had a lifetime of free hair-cuts and colours. Yet when I moved away to university it was time to learn for myself. Although i'm still learning how to cut it correctly (my sister was horrified when I explained I've been using my kitchen scissors to execute a quick trim - this I don't advise), I seem to have mastered colouring if I don't say so myself.
I buy all of the products included in this post from PAULS hair boutique in Manchester, and SALLYS when in Grimsby, Your area should have a local hair-product wholesalers. 


  • A mixing tub
  • A brush (see picture)
  • A bottle of creme peroxide, seek advise from the staff on which percentage you would require for your desired hair colour.
  • And your colour. I use Koleston Perfect 12/0 Special Blonde (for Blonde hair of course). Check the Wella website here: Koleston.
  • A pair of latex gloves to avoid any dry skin.
  • An old towel / item of clothing to wear.

  • Step one: Squeeze around a third of the colour tube into the mixing bowl.
  • Step two: Add in the creme peroxide, enough to cover the base of the tub.
  • Step three: Mix in the two products using your brush to stir the two together.
  • Step four: Part your hair using bobbles and hair grips to reach the areas you desire to apply the dye to.
  • Step five: Put on gloves to avoid any direct contact with skin, and using your brush, simply paint mixture onto hair.
  • Step six: Repeat step four and five until you have covered all desired areas.
  • Step seven: Leave products on for 30 minutes and then wash out in the shower as you would normally wash your hair.
And there you have it! A quick tip: it does work much better on dirty / greasy hair. Remember if you are unsure of anything definitely ask at your point of purchase. No question is a silly question, especially when your hair is on the line. Although I am not in any way, shape or form a professional, nor do I claim to be, I hope I have been helpful! I personally think it is better than any box dye you can pick up in Wilko's. The Koleston has a conditioner in with the colour too and I can assure you my hair is always in a good condition without using any sort of expensive products.

My end result!
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 Raven Twigg

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