Haircare – Home Colouring



  1. fashionandstylepolice October 16, 2016 / 10:07 am

    Fab post. I think hair colouring should be done only by professionals. Too risky.

    • cheskaaanels October 16, 2016 / 11:00 am

      When I was a brunette I always coloured my hair with home kits but now I’m blonde I find it way too risky!!!

  2. GALINA V October 16, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    I don’t use the hairdressers, the box of dye works well for me. Have been dying my hair for 20+ years.

    • cheskaaanels October 16, 2016 / 3:50 pm

      Good that it works without problems for some! When I was brunette I never had any issues but wouldn’t dream of doing blonde myself haha!

    • cheskaaanels October 16, 2016 / 3:51 pm

      Oh no!!! I guess they can’t always be sure whats in them however most hairdressers should be able to sort you out!!

  3. Stressed Mum October 16, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    Great post, I have had a few disasters with home colouring and so usually stick to colours I know will be ok. I want to go a lot lighter so will be getting that done at the hairdressers x

    • cheskaaanels October 16, 2016 / 3:51 pm

      Ooo lush!! I went blonde in December from dark brown and I LOVE it!!

  4. Milly Youngman October 16, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    I always use box colours! Interesting to see it from a hairdressers POV though.

  5. Rebecca Smith October 16, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    I tend to go to salons when requiring my hair to be coloured, don’t remember the last time I used a box!

    • cheskaaanels October 16, 2016 / 5:19 pm

      Better to be safe than sorry isn’t it!?

  6. flowerpowerlife October 16, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    I had a disaster with a DIY hair colour years ago and have had mine coloured professionally ever since!

  7. Nayna Kanabar October 16, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    I think covering roots is ok at home but I would never attempt the whole head.

    • cheskaaanels October 16, 2016 / 10:09 pm

      I wouldn’t even trust myself with roots!

  8. hannahhowell912 October 16, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    I’ve been colouring my own hair at home for years and luckily it’s never gone wrong…yet! X

    • cheskaaanels October 16, 2016 / 10:09 pm

      You must be doing something right!! Tell us your secrets haha!

  9. Rachel October 16, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    One of the reasons I never colour my hair at home is the fear of Green Hair, I would rather save up and go have it done properly x

  10. Rhian Westbury October 16, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    I colour my hair all the time but I only add red onto brown so if anything it makes little difference to the physical colouring of my hair x

    • cheskaaanels October 16, 2016 / 10:10 pm

      Yeah thats what I use to do when I was a brunette!

  11. Made From Beauty October 16, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    I am always so nervous to colour my hair at home, I’ll be going to a salon now!

    • cheskaaanels October 16, 2016 / 10:22 pm

      Always the best way to ensure its done properly!! I know it costs more but you get what you pay for!

  12. dearmummyblog October 16, 2016 / 10:23 pm

    My mummy would never risk doing her own hair! Its dyed black… imagine the mess!!

  13. teabeeblog October 16, 2016 / 11:30 pm

    This is so true! I’m not a hairdresser but everyone I went to after using a box dye said my hair was so overprocessed! I ALWAYS get it done professionally now so I don’t mess it up haha 🙂
    Great post!

     Tania | teabee x

    • cheskaaanels October 17, 2016 / 9:56 am

      Yeah exactly!! I’m so glad I can get mine done professionally now!!

  14. Yoko Meshi October 17, 2016 / 9:21 am

    I made a vow to myself this year to never dye my hair at home again, after ruining it so many times over the years

    • cheskaaanels October 17, 2016 / 9:57 am

      Oh no!! haha Well at least now you can go and have it done without worrying!

  15. Claire'scomfycorner October 17, 2016 / 9:28 am

    I once did blonde at home and my hair ended up looking a little green, I always go to the hairdressers now 🙂

    • cheskaaanels October 17, 2016 / 9:57 am

      Oh no!! Thats a fear of mine, or super orange!! I’d never be able to do it!

    • cheskaaanels October 17, 2016 / 1:09 pm

      Its so easy to get wrong isn’t it!?

  16. Jaklien van Melick October 17, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    I use the boxes all the time. The only thing that bugs me is that the grey coverage maybe lasts for a week and then they start peeping through.

  17. Jessica October 17, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    I always colour my own hair but that’s because I’m a qualified hairdresser and know what I’m doing – I only have a full colour anyway. My mum coloured her hair wrong once and her hair fell out. So many people do not realise the risks.

    • cheskaaanels October 17, 2016 / 8:35 pm

      Omg it fell out!!! I’ll never do it myself! Haha

  18. Jessica October 17, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    I’ve never been to a hairdressers in my life and I’ve always used box dye but I must admit I’ve had many mishaps, but I’m one of them people who’d just live with it haha don’t really dye my hair anymore but great post! Thanks for sharing!


    • cheskaaanels October 17, 2016 / 8:36 pm

      Ahhh Jessica!! Haha if you can get away with it why not aye!

    • cheskaaanels October 17, 2016 / 10:54 pm

      Hahaha! Im booked in on Friday yaaay praise the hair Gods!!

  19. LaaLaa (@LaaLaaMonroe) October 18, 2016 / 11:48 am

    I’ve only had my hair coloured twice by professionals. Other than that I’ve done it myself. x

  20. Sarah Bailey October 18, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    I really need to try and die my hair soon – I’ve been debating going to get it done professionally as I’m not sure I would manage it myself these days like I used to.

    • cheskaaanels October 18, 2016 / 5:14 pm

      Hahah I worry if I do it myself that I’m not covering all the hair, its come out patchy before!!

  21. wonderfullybookish October 18, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    I dye my hair red, and I have done since I was 15 (so about 7 years). I’ve always used box kits and they’ve always worked well for me. That’s not to say I wouldn’t love to go to a salon to get it done though – but at the moment I can’t afford it! Maybe I will one day, but for now, box dyes are for me. 😀

    • cheskaaanels October 18, 2016 / 5:17 pm

      Yeah when I was a brunette I used box kits to do red and purples, I feel like you can’t go too wrong with darker colours but I wouldn’t dream of doing blonde myself!

  22. Stephen October 19, 2016 / 9:39 am

    Green hair would stress me out. I have black hair so pretty easy to colour, should I ever feel the need to banish the grey!

    • cheskaaanels October 19, 2016 / 10:19 am

      I love going to a salon, it makes it feel like i’m being pampered and I get a bit of me time so its a win win!

  23. Helen Costello October 19, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    I’m so sad that I’m allergic to hair colour – I am married to a hairdresser so wouldn’t go near box colours. Used to make me smile when I used to see people with a green tinge.

    • cheskaaanels October 19, 2016 / 12:44 pm

      Hahaha!! Oh no that is a shame that you’re allergic to hair colour! Have you ever considered using henna for hair?

  24. Georgia Colloff October 19, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    I’m naturally blonde but a dark shade and when I was younger I bleached my hair, loved it for a few weeks then hated it so dyed black on top of it and yep I had the dreaded green tinge!! It was embarrassing. Now in older and wiser I know what to do and vice versa, I actually bleached my hair at the beginning of the year and got my hair grey at home. My roots where coming through thick and fast and I was panicking at what to do next. Fortunately I got a chance to review a salon near me and they did all over highlights for me so I could grow my hair out naturally without the band of root. I have to say I’m not going to be home dyeing my hair ever again unless I go pink or purple (which I’m contemplating!!)

    • cheskaaanels October 19, 2016 / 4:08 pm

      Hahaha thats so cool!! I wish I was brave enough to bleach mine myself but I’m scared of over processing and damaging my hair! Oooo I’m going to be popping in some coloured toners soon as I want a bit of colour too!

  25. Annie B October 19, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    I stopped colouring my hair to save it as I was bleaching it. Now it is my natural colour bug I have dreaded greys… the box dye does tempt me some days!

  26. The Kats Paws October 19, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    I have coloured my hair at home before but only if it was a brown shade, if I’m going blonde I visit the hairdresser xx

  27. fashionmommywm October 20, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    I always colour my hair at home, I find it easy to do and I can get on with other things while it is setting.

  28. MELANIE EDJOURIAN October 22, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    I stopped using the boxed stuff in favour of professional hair colour products years ago as they last much longer in my hair.

    • cheskaaanels October 22, 2016 / 12:30 pm

      They really do!! The quality is much better!

  29. Jodie October 29, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    I used to use box colours all the time as a teen/student, but was always disappointed with darkest brown hair…Hairdresser costs ended up being more worthwhile as hair was guaranteed to be in better condition and I got peace of mind! If I was skint, I could also wait a bit longer because the colour lasted. Ombre rocks!

    • cheskaaanels October 30, 2016 / 9:14 am

      Ahhh yes!! Its great having it done prrofessionally!!

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