If you’re ready to spice up your hair color, you don’t necessarily have to make a trip to the salon. Why not DIY your way to a new hair color instead? With the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference, you can color your hair just about any hue (it’s available in more than 50 shades!) from the comfort of your own home. Talk about convenient. If you consider yourself an at-home hair color newbie, that’s OK—we’re here to help. Keep reading to find out all the details about how to color your hair at home using L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference. We have a feeling you’ll be confident in your at-home coloring abilities in no time!
All About L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference
Looking to color your hair at home? L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference’s Fade-Defying Color and Shine System helps create a rich color that has luminosity, shine, and gray coverage. The at-home color kit comes with color optimizing creme, color gel, conditioner, gloves, and an applicator.
How to Color Your Hair at Home with L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference
Read to get started? Follow this step-by-step tutorial for using L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference.
Step 1: Choose your Color
Instead of reaching for just any hair dye on the shelf and giving it a whirl, take a moment (or more) to consider your new hue. L’Oréal Paris Super Preference offers more than 50 different shades, so you’ve got plenty of options. If you’re struggling to narrow down your choices, take color inspiration from your favorite celebrities or try one of our 5 Fall Hair Color Ideas for Lazy Girls. Keep in mind that if you’re going lighter—say, you want to take your hair from brown to blonde—this will require bleaching. And the darker your base shade, the more bleaching sessions it may take to achieve your desired end result.
Step 2: Break Out the Boxed Dye
Now, we can focus on what you’re really here for: Actually dyeing your hair. Once you’ve picked your color and chosen to DIY, it’s important that you commit to carefully following any provided directions. Open up your box of L’Oréal Superior Preference and pull out the contents, following the instructions provided.
Step 3: Swap Out Your Old Shampoo and Conditioner
After you’ve dyed your hair using L’Oréal Paris Super Preference, it’s a good idea to put your regular shampoo and conditioner on the back burner in favor of ones that are formulated for color-treated hair. Try the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Ultra Recover Mask. Gently massage the shampoo into wet hair, then rinse out. Follow up with the conditioner, leaving it on for 1-2 minutes before rinsing out. Once or twice a week, swap out the conditioner for the mask, leaving it on for 3-5 minutes before rinsing out. When it comes to washing your hair, turn down the dial in the shower and cleanse and condition in lukewarm water instead, as hot H20 can strip your hair of essential oils (and this can leave your hair feeling drier and looking duller.
Step 4: Embrace Your Natural Texture
Excessive heat styling can be hard on your hair (not to mention your time). Give yourself a break and rock your natural texture for a change post- L’Oréal Paris Super Preference dye job. After hopping out of the shower, towel dry your hair to remove excess water. Then, use the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Air Dry It Wave Swept Spray, L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Air Dry It Ruffled Body Mousse, or L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Air Dry It Undone Style Cream, depending on the style you’re striving for. After working your hairstyling product pick through your hair, allow it to finish air drying.
Step 5: Temporarily Hide Gray Roots
Is there anyone out there who hasn’t ignored visible gray roots for a tad too long? It feels safe to say the answer is no. When gray roots catch you by surprise, use a root touch up spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up, to mask them temporarily in between L’Oréal Paris Super Preference dye jobs. Spray color onto new growth and partly through the length of your hair to blend in the color for roots that will be out of sight until after your next shampoo sesh.
Step 6: Be Prepared to Repeat
When your locks are ready to be colored again, you’ll want to be properly prepared. Keep an extra box or two of your favorite L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference shade stowed away so you can dye whenever the mood—or necessity—strikes.
Where to next? Let us point you towards our article, How to Go from Brown Hair to Red Hair, for another at-home hair color tutorial.