All About Home Colouring
Using colour changing hair dyes is actually more about science than hairdressing. It's not a matter of finding the best brand of hair dye colours or bleach as such, but more about finding the right hair colouring products for what you want to achieve, and applying them correctly. In addition, you also want the best hair care products such as toner, coloured hair shampoo and conditioner, and other products to keep those results over a longer period of time.
At Hairhouse, you'll find a wide range of top-quality hair colouring products which include semi-permanent, demi-permanent and permanent hair colour. Top brand names each featuring a large selection of hair dye colours include
- Revlon Professional
- Colour Royale
- Manic Panic
- L'Oreal Paris
Permanent hair colours can be applied at home while some recommend professional use only. Eslabondexxcolour is a popular hair dye used in salons, so if you don't want to colour your own hair, the professional hairdressers at your local Hairhouse salon can colour your hair for you. Other hair colour brands are designed for home use and usually involve applying to clean, wet hair and leaving it to process for the required amount of time before rinsing out.What is the best at home hair colour?
If you are looking for a temporary colour to make a statement or add a little oomph to your natural hair colour, Dare and Manic Panic have some fabulously fun shades to play with. Try Dare's Flamingo Feather if you're a pink kind of girl, or Forest Fairy if you want your friends to be green with envy when they see your new look. An at-home Dare dye job will last between 5 and 30 washes. And when it's washed out there are plenty more gorgeous colours to try next.
Manic Panic hair colours are vegan, semi-permanent hair dyes designed to last four to six weeks. They have an exciting range of bold and beautiful shades to temporarily colour your hair in rich red tones such as Electric Lava and Pillarbox Red along with many brilliant blues, purples, greens, pinks and even a bright and sunny shade of yellow.
If you're wanting to apply colour which is a little less bold you can easily take your natural hair colour a few shades lighter or darker with any of the easy-to-use semi-permanent or permanent hair colouring products sold online and instore at Hairhouse. Goldwell, Wella, L'Oreal Paris, Schwarzkopf, Fudge and Revlon all have beautiful shades of blonde, ash blonde, dark blonde, light ash brown, light brown, medium brown, and dark brown, which are ammonia free and peroxide free to take your hair a few shades lighter or darker without stripping the hair cuticle of natural oils.
Of course, some of you might be looking to join the latest trend of pastel colour. With Revolution, you have access to your favourite pastel tint, so you can stun all your friends with your latest look!
An easy way to maintain more colour in your hair is by using a shampoo and conditioner with pigments added, such as the Alfaparf range infused with ultra-concentrated pigments. Semi-permanent hair colours will wash out, but maintaining your hair by washing only when needed, and using shampoo and conditioner designed for coloured hair will help to prolong the life of your colour.What colour can I dye my hair?
It is a good idea to do a strand test if you are colouring your hair for the first time or trying a hair dye you haven't used before. Skincare is important, as some people may be sensitive to certain ingredients in hair colour. As long as you are mixing the formula and applying the dye to your hair in accordance with the instructions, you can colour your hair to any shade on the colour chart. Popular hair dyes include blue, red and pink shades while blondes, ash greys, copper and mahogany browns and blacks are always in fashion.
Aside from the hundreds of hair colours you can choose from, some colours will come with its own applicator too. If you have struggled applying hair dye in the past, these applicators can certainly come in handy.What hair dye colours are safe?
Many hair dyes are now ammonia and peroxide free so they are gentler on your hair and scalp. At Hairhouse these brands include Revlon Professional, Dare, Goldwell, Manic Panic and Fudge amongst others. If you have a sensitive scalp or are prone to allergies, Wella Koleston Perfect is an innovative product using specialised technology to reduce the risk of allergic reactions. It provides 100% grey coverage and up to five levels of colour lift.
When dyeing your hair, it is always a good idea to get some products for colour treated hair. After all, you want to ensure your hair keeps that vibrant colour as long as possible. Of course, some professional styling tools will go a long way to keep your hair in excellent condition, even after colouring!What are good permanent hair dye colours?
All the top brand permanent hair colours contain conditioning ingredients to nourish and protect the hair. Wella, Eslabondexx, Revlon Professional, Colour Royale and others are specially formulated to help preserve your new colour as long as possible while protecting and strengthening the hair to give more colour intensity, vibrant shine and bounce to the hair. Eslabondexx is renowned for its deep conditioning properties and superior level of hair protection.
These permanent hair colours won't wash out, they will remain in the hair until they grow out which means it is important to use shampoo and conditioner designed to extend the life of your colour, reducing fading as well as yellow or orange tones. Look for shampoo and conditioner products which will enhance the life of your colour. If your hair is lightened, a shampoo and conditioner with violet pigment is designed to correct yellow tones which occur over time in blonde hair.
The experienced and friendly staff at your local Hairhouse salon are happy to provide advice and guidance if you are shopping for hair dye colours to use at home. Not sure where your nearest Hairhouse salon is? Simply find a list of stores within a reasonable radius of your location. Just enter your postcode or suburb and select an appropriate distance from your location to find the closest stores to you. There are over 130 Hairhouse salons right around Australia so there is sure to be one near you. You can also book an appointment at one of our amazing salons online!
If you're an old hand when it comes to semi-permanent or permanent hair colours you might want to purchase your hair dye and the appropriate shampoo and conditioner directly from the online store at Hairhouse. Be sure to check out our other hair products as well, including dry shampoo, mousse, hair mask creme, and retouch, since there is free delivery on purchases over $50.