Easy Healthy Hair Hacks: How to Dye and Trim Your Hair at Home

by Unorthodoll
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Hey there! I'm excited to share my healthy hair hacks with you. Whether you're looking to prevent damage, refresh your hair color, or maintain overall hair health, I've got you covered.

In this step-by-step tutorial, I'll walk you through the process of dyeing your hair with demi and semi-permanent color, offering tips to avoid common pitfalls.

Additionally, I'll share some essential hair care practices to keep your locks looking and feeling their best. Let's get started!

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Tools and materials:

  • Demi or semi-permanent hair color
  • Black shirt
  • Dark towel
  • Vaseline
  • Gloves
  • Shower cap
  • Hair scrunchies (silk or satin)
  • Silk or satin pillowcase
  • Fade block shampoo
  • Color sealant
  • Heat and UV protection products
  • Hair trimming scissors
Choosing hair color

1. Choose the right hair color 

When it comes to dyeing your hair, opt for a demi or semi-permanent hair color that closely matches your natural hair color.

These types of dyes won't lighten your hair, reducing the risk of roots and banding. They may darken or alter the color but won't stain your hair.

This ensures that the color fades out gracefully as it grows, typically lasting 2-3 months.

Preparing for dye

2. Prepare for dyeing

When dyeing your hair wear a black shirt and use a dark towel that you don't mind getting dirty.

Apply a layer of Vaseline along your hairline and ears to prevent staining from the hair dye. Put on a pair of disposable gloves to protect your hands.

Applying hair dye

3. Apply the hair dye

Follow the instructions on the hair dye packaging. Start applying the dye at the roots and work your way down to the ends.

Avoid applying the dye to your bleached ends first, as they tend to absorb color more intensely. Be thorough but gentle to ensure even coverage.

Section your hair as much as you need to and work in small sections. Try for dry bits by pulling sections apart.

Letting dye set

4. Let the dye set

Once you've applied the dye, put on a shower cap to trap heat and allow the color to set.

Let it sit for the recommended time, usually around 20 minutes, but follow the product instructions.

After the waiting period, rinse out the dye thoroughly and dry your hair.

Trimming hair

5. Trim your hair

Maintain hair health by trimming your hair regularly. Use hair trimming scissors for precision.

Trim any split ends or damaged areas to keep your hair looking its best.

6. Additional hair care tips

Be gentle with your hair, avoiding tight hairstyles that can cause breakage.

Use silk or satin scrunchies and pillowcases to reduce friction and prevent hair damage.

Invest in a fade block shampoo and color sealant to extend the life of your hair color. Incorporate heat and UV protection products into your routine to shield your hair from damage.

Healthy hair hacks: Before and after

Healthy hair hacks

Congratulations! You've learned some essential healthy hair hacks to prevent damage, dye your hair effectively, and maintain overall hair health.

By following these steps and incorporating good hair care practices into your routine, you'll keep your locks looking stunning and vibrant.

Enjoy your beautiful, healthy hair!


Next, check out this Easy At-home V-shaped Haircut Tutorial.

Suggested materials:
  • Demi or semi-permanent hair color
  • Black shirt
  • Dark towel
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  • Liz Liz on Sep 19, 2023

    You didn't show how to trim hair at home??

    I have VERY long hair; I Can sit on mine.