What is Korean hair dye?
Korean hair dye or hair colouring works by changing your hair colour into a desired shade. Often, they are used for cosmetic purposes such as concealing grey or white hair; or to appear more fashionable with trendy hair colours. Much like Korean skincare, you’ll find that Korean hair dye is also known for being gentler and for delivering wide-reaching benefits outside of just great colour. As a natural hair dye, Korean hair dyes are ammonia-free and do not contain any of the harsh chemicals usually found in other products. In addition to delivering great, long-lasting colour, they can also work to treat other hair issues like dryness, frizz and heat damage.
How to use Korean hair dye?
Dyeing your hair at home can be an excellent, cheaper alternative to going to a salon and a great way to try out a new colour on yourself, all from the comfort of your own bathroom. So if you’re ready to dive in and wondering how to dye your hair at home, follow these simple steps for professional, salon-quality results. First of all, we recommend always reading the instructions on the hair dye box and following the processing times carefully. This will be the safest way to dye your hair since every product is different. Secondly, it’s best to bear in mind that any drastic changes to your hair, such as going from dark to blonde, should be left to a professional but boxed hair dyes are a great way to play around with root touch-ups and subtle hair dye colours. Most professional colourists will recommend staying within two shades of your natural colour when using a permanent hair dye. Before applying colour to your full head, you should carry out an allergy test on a small section of skin at least 24 hours beforehand. If no adverse reaction presents, you’re good to go!
To get started, hair dye is best applied onto dirty hair to avoid sensitivity around the scalp, so no need to wash your hair beforehand. Wear something you don’t mind getting stained and cover your shoulders with an old towel to protect your skin from any dye residue. Next you’ll want to create four sections to your hair – we recommend down the middle, then from ear to ear and down the back. If you have thicker hair, you’ll want to create more sections as this will allow for greater accuracy when applying your colour. Working section by section, apply colour to the root and then comb through the strands of hair. Once complete, simply follow the processing times stated on the box and wait for the colour to develop. It’s important to bear in mind that treated hair will process colour more quickly so doesn’t need to be left on as long.
How to select the right colour of Korean hair dye
When it comes to choosing the best Korean hair dye for you, considering the colour of your skin tone is most important. The right shade will compliment your complexion whereas the wrong shade could make your skin look dull and washed out. Those with pink undertones should avoid lighter colours, such as blonde hair dye, which could make the skin look washed out. Darker skin tones can really benefit from highlighting around the face so a brown hair dye or henna hair dye would be appropriate. Black hair dye suits olive and darker skin tones and will compliment the skin tone best.If you’re ready to dye your own hair, shop Korean Hair Dye at BONIIK – the best Korean beauty, skin care and makeup store in Australia!