Luckily, the science behind at-home formulas has come a long way in recent years, meaning it's possible to achieve glossy, vibrant colour for a fraction of the cost of an in-salon appointment.
To help make DIY dyeing that little bit easier, we caught up with the king of colour, Josh Wood, Colourist and Founder of Josh Wood Colour and Atelier, to reveal the three most important rules of at-home dyeing.
1. Get the best consultation you can
First up, before you even consider adding a box dye to your basket, get some expert help. If you don’t feel comfortable seeking advise in the salon, there are online options too. “Self-selecting in the home hair colour aisle can leave you confused and alone. I was really keen to change that with the Josh Wood Colour expert online consultation,” reveals Josh.
2. Don’t overdo it
If you’re looking for a whole new look, leave it to the professionals. Josh warns: “Drastic colour changes like highlights and balayage simply won’t work at home because they require skills and expertise.”
3. Aftercare is crucial
While salon colour changes usually come hand-in-hand with aftercare treatments, when it’s just you and a box of colour, it’s super important to change your haircare regime accordingly. “Use a shampoo and conditioner that is suited to the colour and texture of your hair and to the tone that you want to protect from fading,” says Josh.
Here are a few of our tried-and-tested favourite at-home hair dyes.
Or, if you're looking for some hair colour inspo to inspire your at-home dye job, check out our round up of celebrities sporting rainbow hues.