DYEING YOUR OWN HAIR NO LONGER NEEDS TO BE SUCH A DAUNTING OR EXPENSIVE CONCEPT, THANKS TO NEW IMPROVED FORMULATIONS THAT MAKE THE EXPERIENCE CONVENIENT
DIY hair colouring
as much as I love discovering new beauty products and creative ways of using them, I’ve never been very adventurous when it comes to my own look. For instance, I don’t find much thrill in nail art. The only colour I wear on my face is on my lips.And, no, it has never occurred to me to dye my hair. Until now…
Most people I know have either dyed their hair before or at some point have seriously considered it. Some cannot imagine living with their natural hair colour. Because regular visits to the hairdresser for semi or permanent treatments can become hugely expensive, many people have taken to doing the deed themselves at home. I vividly remember Friday nights at my boarding school, our bathroom basins crowded with friends dripping with hair dye, while one ran back and forth gathering towels to contain the mess. Saturday mornings involved rugby matches at our brother school and so Friday nights were dedicated to intense grooming. As you can imagine, this every-weekend routine now seems rather amusing to me. Hair kits were messy and clearly no-one became a pro at the task (unsurprisingly, the end result was never quite as intended), so who knows why we kept doing it!
Those days are over, thanks to progressive thinking from the top brands, with their non-drip, easy-to-use, at-home hair dye kits that really are fool-proof. Check out Marieclaire.co.za to see some of my favourite hair colour trends from this season’s runways, as well as some useful tips on how to care for your hair pre and post colouring it at home.
1. DARK AND LOVELY COLOR INTENSITY IN SPICY RED, 100ML, R28. 2. RENEW PERMANENT HAIR COLOUR CRÈME
IN (CLOCKWISE) RICH MULBERRY 6.26, RICH AUBURN 5.65 AND CAPPUCCINO 4.5, 135ML, R55. 3. GARNIER COLOR SENSATION INTENSE PERMANENT COLOR CREAM IN INTENSE PRECIOUS GARNET 5.62,110ML, R60.
4. L’ORÉAL PARIS PRÉFÉRENCE WILD OMBRÉS IN OMBRÉ
COLOR RED, 174ML, R160.