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I’ve shared this before on the blog, but I box dye my hair. Always have, always will. I think it is seriously the more economical choice and if you take good care of your hair, there is no reason that it should be brittle and damaged. I dyed my hair for the first time when I was 17 and have done it every 8ish weeks since then. I originally started because my light natural blonde hair that I had growing up began fading and turning into more of a brassy, dull color. My roots still grow in that color (blonde, but not the blonde that I desire) so I box dye my full head to keep up the color that keeps me feeling like myself.
Here is a before and after of my roots. You can see on the picture on the left, my hair is still blonde but my roots are much darker. On the right is today after a fresh color of box dye.
Today, I’m going to share a step-by-step tutorial of what I do + some awesome new tools from Schwarzkopf® to keep your hair healthy! Let’s get started.
Products I’m using in this tutorial:
- Schwarzkopf® Keratin Color hair dye
- Schwarzkopf® Color Equalizer Spray
- Schwarzkopf® Salonplex Add-in Serum
I’m using Schwarzkopf® products today because this company specializes in salon-quality hair care! All of these products can be purchased at Walmart! You can save on these products while using Ibotta!
Step-by-step: Before beginning, make sure you put on a shirt you don’t care about. I rock this ratty, black tank that I have been using forever. Also, don’t forget to remove any jewelry, especially rings and earrings.
- Spray your hair with Schwarzkopf® Color Equalizer Spray. Spray your hair with Schwarzkopf® Color Equalizer Spray. Spritzing your hair with this spray will give you even results by making your hair more compatible with the product. It also optimizes gloss (because we ALL want that!). For this, I focus on the really porous parts of my hair…less on the roots and more on the ends. This is the part that really absorbs the product and where I really want an even application. I still spritz my roots, but focus primarily on the ends.
- Open the Schwarzkopf® Keratin Color hair dye, and apply the Pre-Color Serum. Open the Schwarzkopf® Keratin Color hair dye, and apply the Pre-Color Serum. I love that Schwarzkopf® laid the process out so simply. Each of the steps in the box is labeled, so this bottle has a big “1” on it. This serum prepares your hair for color. Twist off the lid, and apply to the ends of your hair.
- Mix your hair color. Again, the products have numbers on them, so you squeeze “2a” into “2b.” You will have to break the seal on 2a, but it’s easy. I usually use whatever I have lying around like a bobby pin or hair clip.
- Add the Schwarzkopf® Salonplex Add-In Serum to your mixture. I am obsessed with this product! I’ve been dying my hair a long time, but I can tell such a difference by using this. It is just a tiny little vile of serum that contains anti-breakage technology. It’s also really nice because you can add it to any hair color product. My hair feels so healthy and strong after adding this. I literally just squeezed it into my color mixture…so easy.
- Put on your gloves and shake the bottle. The gloves are provided inside your little folded instruction packet. Pro-tip (or not so pro-tip maybe common sense): remove the sealed tip from the top of the applicator before shaking. I didn’t do this once and when I went to take that part off after I shook it, it exploded all over my bathroom. So twist the lid on the bottle, remove the little sealed tip, put your gloved finger over the opening and shake.
- Apply color mixture to your hair. I section my hair off the same way I do when I’m styling it. I clip it into sections so that way all of my roots see the color mixture. I start at the bottom and work my way up.
- Sit and scroll. Once your hair is saturated with color, just chill for awhile. I like to keep all my hair dye activities in the bathroom so I usually bring some kind of work in there with me, or sit on the edge of the tub and scroll on my phone. I wait like 45 minutes because my hair is so light, but if you are a darker shade it should really only take like 30 minutes. Use the instructions in your box and your judgment. I’ve just been doing it a long time so I know 45 minutes is my optimal time. ALSO. SET A TIMER. Trust me on this one.
- Wash it out and apply K-Bond Plex Conditioner. After your timer goes off, quickly hop in the shower and rinse out all your hair. Make sure to really scrub and get all of the color mixture out. After I’m sure I’ve washed it all out, I apply the conditioner that comes in the box (has a “3” on it). I leave it on for 1-2 minutes and then wash it out.
- Dry and style as usual!
See! It’s super easy and very affordable. I’ve been dying my hair at home for over 10 years, and it’s so natural to me. I highly recommend testing before trying it the first time. This is easy though, but try it on a piece of hair hidden on your bottom layer. This will tell you two things: first, how you react to the product and second, if this is the desired color you are looking for. I just like to be safe rather than sorry, you know? Let me know if you have any questions about dying your hair at home! I’d be happy to talk you through it. Don’t forget, you can purchase all of these products at Walmart if you want to try coloring at home yourself!
Do you dye your hair at home? What are your favorite tips?