Erisea’s Guide To Great Colour At Home


It is always lovely to spend an afternoon at the hair salon, get a new cut, style and possibly even a colour, but that can end up being rather expensive and for some that is not always an option.  Of course you can always cut the cost by dying your hair at home yourself and we wanted to share with you our top tips for getting your hair looking just as beautiful, as if you had just stepped out of a salon.

Erisea’s Guide To Great Colour At Home


  • The first and most important thing you have to do, is to decide whether you want a permanent, semi-permanent or wash in wash out colour.
  • Next choose the right shade for you.
  • Once you have picked out your hair dye, so a skin sensitivity test following the instructions that come with your colour.

Dying Your Hair

  • If you can get someone to give you a hand, it will make the whole process of dying your hair much easier.
  • Get an old towel to cover your shoulders and make sure to have on old clothes.
  • Read through the instructions a few times to make sure you know what you need to do, how long the dye should be on and the way to apply the dye.
  • Follow the instructions that come with your hair dye, every one will be slightly different.
  • Make sure when you wash the colour off, that the water runs completely clear.


Courtesy of Herbatint

Courtesy of Herbatint

It is hard to know which dye to pick and we would suggest researching a few brands before you decide on one.  One that we like quite a lot is Herbatint, who have been experts in colouring hair since 1970.

Their range of colours are packed with natural ingredients that are designed to nourish and protect the hair and scalp, give you fabulous, rich colour and leave your hair a healthy, shiny and with a long-lasting shade you’ll love.

  • Aloe Vera – nourish and protect hair during the colour process.
  • Meadowfoam – leaves hair shiny and moisturised.
  • White Birch – smooths and tones hair.
  • Cinchona Calisaya – protects the scalp, improving its condition.
  • Witch Hazel – Another ingredient to protect the scalp due to its essential oils and flavonoids.
  • Echinacea Angustifolia – purifies and moisturises.
  • Walnut – purifies and also gives a more intense colour.
  • Rheum Palmatun – conditions the skin and enhances the colour

The reason why Herbatint is different to other hair colourants, is that it is gel based meaning that you only need to mix the amount of colour and developer that you require.  The rest can be stored away for another application and depending on your thickness and length of hair, you get up to two full applications in the pack.

Another bonus is the smell, completely different to other brands, Herbatint make colouring your hair much more pleasant and enjoyable as you aren’t choking on the fumes!

You can find out more about Herbatint here and where to buy it.



About Author

Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.


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