How To Colour Your Hair At Home Like A Pro

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A new season is the perfect time to give your hair a little colour update. So with winter just around the corner I decided to say goodbye to my summery balayage and add some depth to my hair with a rich, warm red. I’ve coloured my hair at home for years but this was the first time I’d used Schwarzkopf’s new Fashion Lights range so I decided to show you how to use it in the video below. I’m thrilled with the result and in total it took me about 45-minutes to get the look and it cost me less than $20 – pretty cool huh?

See how I did it in the video below.



  • Apply vaseline or a good moisturiser to the skin around your hairline to prevent the dye staining your skin.
  • If you’re a newbie or tying a colour that’s a little bit different then go for a semi-permanent colour instead of a permanent. Semi-permanents wash out in 6-12 shampoos.
  • It pays to get organised before you start. Make sure you wear an old shirt or wrap an old towel around your shoulders. Have a damp cloth at the ready for wiping up spills and a hair clip for piling your hair on top of your head.
  • Don’t wash the colour off with shampoo on the day you apply it. Simply rinse it out with water and use the conditioner provided. This will allow the colour to completely penetrate your hair shaft and give you a more long-lasting result.
  • In about four to six weeks you may need to touch up your roots. This video shows how I do it quickly and easily.


Above: Schwarzkopf’s new Fashion Lights collection.