Hair DIY: Everything You Need So You Can Color Your Hair at Home
What’s a mark of a true cool girl? For a brand like Lolane Pixxel, it’s conquering fears or what ifs, including the ones you have about changing up your hair color. Playing with the hues of your tresses (and pulling off any dye) just goes to show that you’re a girl who can hold her own in the hairstyle department.
If you want to try your hand at dyeing your hair yourself, make sure you have all the hair coloring essentials handy before you start. Here’s a complete list of what you need:
1. Old T-Shirt
Make sure it’s one you don’t mind getting stained! Alternatively, you can fasten on an old raincoat or drape an old curtain or large towel over your clothes.
2. Petroleum Jelly
Apply this lubricant on your hairline and all over your ears and nape to prevent stains.
Either buy plastic or rubber ones at the grocery store, or purchase some latex gloves at the drugstore. Trim your nails, and remove your rings (if any) before donning on the gloves, so you don’t rip them.
Look for a plastic or even an old glass bowl where you can mix the hair colorant and developer. Avoid bowls made of metal, which could react with the dye and alter the color. Better if you also use some newspaper linings to prevent your sink and other surfaces from stains—you never know when you might accidentally spill the hair dye.
5. Tint Brush
A proper brush will make dye application super easy. You can find one at cosmetics and beauty supply stores or department stores. If you’re doing just the tips of your hair for an Ombre effect or maybe a few strands to get highlights, you can also improvise with an old paintbrush or even a clean toothbrush.
6. Plastic Comb and Hair Clamps
Comb your hair after applying dye all over it to help make the color more even throughout the strands. Likewise, use hair clamps to fasten sections of your hair that aren’t being colored and to keep your hair neatly out of your face as you’re waiting for the color to develop. Again, make sure everything you use isn’t made of metal!
7. Box Dye
Look for a box dye with the shade you want to achieve. Take note that you may need more than one box if you have really thick or long hair. Make sure you pick DIY-friendly brands and gentle formulations like Lolane Pixxel’s dyes, which were developed for girls who want to color their tresses by themselves. It includes a step-by-step guide on how to prepare and color your hair, so it’s really easy to use and suitable for hair coloring at home.
Even better, you have a wide array of colors to choose from—from brown and blonde shades for that naturally sun-kissed look to vibrant reds for an edgier vibe. Lolane Pixxel has achieved these hair colors through the Complete Capsule Technology, which are micro color pigments released onto hair for long lasting hair hues. These pigments are blended with Omega Oil, INCA seed extract from Spain, and Lecithin to give your crowning glory moisture, smoothness, shine, and fragrance.
Lolane Pixxel is available in all Watsons, Puregold, SM, Robinsons, and other leading stores nationwide at P129/box. For more product information, you may visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LolanePhilippines.
This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with Lolane.