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How to Color Your Dark Hair at Home ?

Whether you can't get into the salon or are looking to switch things up short-term with temporary dye, most of us have considered coloring our hair at home at least once or twice. When it comes to more complicated, dimensional processes like lightening your dark hair or getting strategically-placed highlights, we always err on the side of enlisting a professional. But if you're looking to dye your hair darker than its current shade, change the tone of your hair (perhaps from warm to cool), or work-in a fun pop of color at your ends, experts agree it can be done at home (just don't expect salon-quality results). However, if your hair is already colored, we recommend consulting your colorist before trying to DIY things, especially if you're concerned about compromising your current color. Ahead, two colorists share the do's and don'ts of dyeing dark hair at home, plus the best hair dye formulas to try.


Is it Safe to Dye Dark Hair at Home?

The answer is yes, you can dye darker hair at home.

If your colorist is unavailable or you're determined to DIY, You need to know the importance of utilizing quality products in your at-home color quest. If you follow the instructions and do your research, I do believe it is safe, Besides, one of the safest, error-proof products aside from dyes are root touch up sprays. They are a great option for a change or grey coverage. It is temporary and will wash out after the first time but this is a product that most women should keep one or two shades in their hair arsenal.

Can You Dye Your Hair Lighter at Home?

In short... no. If you’re a natural dark brunette and are itching to go blonde, you’re the best bet is to leave that to the professionals. Unfortunately, it's not as easy as grabbing a blonde dye box off the shelves and calling it a day. To go lighter, you’ll need dangerous chemicals like bleach or lighteners, which are best left for professional use only. Of those at-home kits that promise to turn your hair blonde, Which is not what I suggest. Because there is a lot of science behind hair coloring, you can cause a ton of damage, have unwanted tones, and cause serious injury.

The same is true of trying to get an ombré or balayage effect on brown or dark hair. While there are at-home box kits available, I highly recommend leaving that to the pros. The application techniques take a skilled individual in addition to knowing the appropriate amount of time needed for your specific hair type and desired shade. Not to mention that hair lightener reacts differently with colored hair, so there's no telling what your result will be if you've dyed your hair before.

Here Are Your Color Options For Dyeing Dark Hair:

But as for brunettes going darker or paying with different tones? You get the green light.

As far as what’s “safe” to pursue at home, Colorlist recommends darker hair colors can:

  • Change the tone of the hair (i.e. warm to cool)
  • Dye their hair darker
  • Dye their hair blue, purple, or deep green
  • Change their hair shade within the brown-to-black color family
  • Enrich or intensify their current hair color

There are a variety of gorgeous deep brunette shades, I recommend demi or semi-permanent. (Only use permanent when you're trying to cover more than 50 percent of grey or existing color.) Options available on the market can be a deep chestnut, chocolate tones, and rich coppers. There are also violet tones where you could do sultry mahogany or burgundy shades.We notes that it’s safe to apply these colors throughout the hair, but that if you have an existing balayage or ombre color, those areas will remain lighter. 

If you don't want to dye your hair,you can also directly buy our color human hair wigs to will help you save more time and money.

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