BEAUTY DIARY

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

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - WORDS MATHAHLE STOFILE

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.

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