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How to colour your roots at home

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How to dye your roots at home

Buy two boxes of dye

Even if your hair just reaches your shoulders, you will probably need two boxes to cover your whole head.

You don’t want to get half way through and then run out of dye.

If your hair is short and fine, you should still consider buying two boxes just in case.

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Lip balm on the hair line

When you are dying your roots, there still a chance you will sweep some dye into your hairline.

No one wants dye staining their skin around their forehead, and it can take days of scrubbing to remove it.

Apply some petroleum jelly along your hairline to prevent this from happening.

Lip balm like vaseline will act as a protective layer against the dye.

Get the right tools

Have you ever seen a hairdresser put dye on your hair straight from the bottle?

You probably haven’t, so don’t do it!

Make sure you have a mixing bowl and a hair dye brush to get the best results.

If you want to add highlights to the ends of your hair, you could use an old toothbrush.

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Try to start from the root rather than the scalp, and don’t paint the hair that is already coloured.

If you go over hair that has already been dyed, you’ll be left with a discoloured band just beyond your roots.

You’re only dyeing the regrowth, and this should be obvious as the hair will be your natural colour.

Repeat this process for every section, using the end of a tail comb to flip between sections.

It is easier to dye your hair at home if you have someone else living with you who can help, especially towards the back of your head.

After you finish each section, comb through the roots lightly to allow air to circulate.

Twist each section into a loose bun and secure the buns to your head with a clip rather than a hair tie.

Follow the packet instructions and leave the dye on for however long it says.

Throw away your gloves, and pop on another pair when you need to wash the dye out.

Shampoo and condition

Wash your hair thoroughly with water, and shampoo twice.

Don’t wash your hair again for another two days.

This will allow your hair to seal and regain strength.

Use a conditioner for dyed and damaged hair, and leave it on for at least five minutes.

Finish off with a blast of cool water on your hair to close the cuticle and lock in the colour.

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