If you're thinking of dying your hair at home but are not sure where to start, Davina McCall is here to share her top tips with you as she retouches her roots at home with Garnier Nutrisse Permanent Hair Dye.
Garnier Nutrisse provides up to 100% grey coverage and now contains a new 5 oils restoring conditioner with avocado, shea, olive, cranberry and argan oil.
How to Find Your Perfect Shade:
Have you ever wondered what the hair colour numbers mean? The first number of a hair colour is how light or dark the hair dye will be. For example, blonde shades range from 7 for Dark Blonde to 10 for Very Light Blonde. Brown shades range from 4 for Dark Brown to 6 for Light Brown and a Black shade is a level 1.
The second number is the reflect which can be Natural (.0), Warm (.3, .4, .5, .6) or Cool (.1, .2). For example, 7.0 is a Natural Dark Blonde, 7.3 is a Golden Dark Blonde, and 10.1 is a Very Light Ash Blonde.
Always check the back of pack to see if it is the right shade for you. Want a natural ash blonde hair colour? Try Holly Willoughby’s hair dye: 10.01 Natural Baby Blonde. Or want a brown shade? Try Davina McCall’s Shade 4.3 Dark Golden Brown.
Can't decide between 2 shades? Always choose the lightest hair dye shade. Hair dye can only lighten your natural hair colour 1 to 2 levels. If you have dark hair and want to go blonde, you will need to bleach first.
- Apply moisturising cream to your hairline before dying your hair to avoid staining
- If you have long or thick hair, use two boxes of hair dye
- Use an old towel as hair colour can stain
- First, always do a patch test by applying some colourant cream to your skin at least 48 hours before you use Nutrisse hair dye even if you have coloured your hair before.
- Next, open up your box and lay out all your equipment. You should have an instruction leaflet, some gloves, an application bottle with the developer cream, colourant cream and a nourishing 4 oils conditioner for afterwards
- You’ll also need an old towel (hair colour can stain), a hairbrush, a hair clip, and some moisturising cream.
- Apply the moisturising cream to your hairline to avoid the dye staining your skin.
- It’s time to put on your gloves and get mixing! Squeeze the colourant cream into the developer bottle and shake it so they combine. Then immediately remove the cap and begin applying to your hair.
- Part your hair and apply in sections, starting with your roots and working through the ends.
- Now get plenty of cream in your hands and work it through the rest of your hair, making sure you are spreading the cream evenly over all your hair, root to tip.
- Leave to develop for 25-35 mins, as stated on the instructions, depending on the result you wish to achieve. (The timer starts once you’ve completely finished your application)
- Rinse under a warm shower until the water runs clear.
- Use the conditioner to keep your hair feeling soft and looking shiny.
- Rinse again until the water runs clear, and style as normal.