If you’re in the mood to try a new hair color, the good news is you have plenty of options when it comes to at-home hair color kits. Whether you want to go blonde, red, or brunette or try something more daring like a denim-inspired blue or rose gold hair color, the possibilities are virtually endless. Ready to take the plunge and learn how to dye your hair at home? Below, find out how to dye your hair with at-home hair color kits from L’Oréal Paris. Just keep in mind that if you’ve decided to make a drastic hair color change—say, you’re thinking about going from dark brown to platinum—it could be best to visit a professional colorist, as this will require bleaching and might take multiple sessions to achieve the hue you desire. Happy coloring!
AT-HOME HAIR COLOR OPTION #1: PERMANENT HAIR COLOR
Want permanent, all-over color? Have your pick from the L’Oréal Paris Féria, L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference, and L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme. Whether you prefer a bold smoky blue shade or something more subdued, you can find your color match in one of these at-home hair color kits.
AT-HOME HAIR COLOR OPTION #2: OMBRÉ HAIR COLOR
Ombré hair first hit the beauty scene a few years ago and to this day it’s still one of the most popular hair color trends. Because color is concentrated at the mid-lengths to the ends of hair, you don’t have to worry about frequent touch-ups. The L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach in Ombre Bleach comes with an applicator tool so that you can paint on color wherever you’d like.
AT-HOME HAIR COLOR OPTION #3: HIGHLIGHTS
Want to change up your hair color—but not completely? Highlights could be the answer! Adding highlights is an easy way to help create a sun-kissed look that will have you feeling summery all year long. Consider using an at-home highlighting kit, like the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Highlights.
AT-HOME HAIR COLOR OPTION #4: BLEACH
If you’re in love with all those rainbow-colored manes you see walking down the street and have decided to try this colorful trend for yourself, know that you’ll probably need to bleach your hair first in order for the hues to really show up. Try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach in All Over, then follow up with your colorful dye of choice.
AT-HOME HAIR COLOR OPTION #5: SEMI-PERMANENT HAIR COLOR
The L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color comes in a variety of shades, some of which are formulated to work on blonde hair and some of which are formulated to work on brunette hair. That means everyone can get in on the fun! Apply your selected shade(s) all over or just to your ends for a rainbow-inspired ombré.
AT-HOME HAIR COLOR OPTION #6: TEMPORARY HAIR COLOR
If you’re hesitant about rocking a new hair color, the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray is the hair color option for you, since the spray washes out in just one shampoo. Choose from an array of colors like hot pink and pastel mint.
AT-HOME HAIR COLOR OPTION #7: HAIR COLOR REMOVER
Need to remove your color? No problem. Use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Haircolor Remover to help remove the Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color. The L’Oréal Paris Colorista Fading Shampoo is an alternative hair color remover that will accelerate the fading of your semi-permanent hair color. Follow the instructions on the packaging to make sure everything goes smoothly.
AT-HOME HAIR COLOR OPTION #8: TEMPORARY ROOT TOUCH UP
No time to touch up your gray roots with an at-home hair color kit? We’ve got you covered! Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up, a temporary root concealer that comes in a variety of shades and lasts one shampoo. Spray it directly onto regrowth and lightly through the rest of your hair to blend in the color.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF COLOR-TREATED HAIR
Now that you know how to dye your hair at home with an at-home hair color kit, creating a hair care routine for color-treated strands is your next step. Once you’ve colored your hair, switch up your hair care routine to help keep your mane looking and feeling its best. That means using a system of shampoo, conditioner, and mask that are safe for color-treated hair. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Intense Repair Hair Sheet Mask. Swap out the conditioner once or twice a week for the mask, which should be used after washing with the shampoo.
Now that you have a breakdown of your at-home hair color options, why not experiment with a new color? Read our article, New Season, New Hair: 6 Hair Colors to Try for the End of Summer, for hair color inspiration.