We always want to change our hair up, no matter if it’s our weave or our real hair. We all want to experiment with color but sometimes don’t want to use bleach, for fear of over bleaching. Here’s … ways to dye your hair without using bleach.
1. L'Oréal’s Hi-Color
What it is: L'Oréal’s Hi-Color is a box dye that is specifically formulated for dark hair. This permanent hair dye that comes in a variety of colors to include reds, violet & blacks, blondes, and browns.
How to use it: Pick the dye you want and either a 30 or 40 vol. developer. Mix the two until it’s creamy consistency, apply, and let the dye do its job.
2. Lime Crime’s Unicorn Hair
What it is: This a semi-permanent vegan hair dye. It’s specifically formulated for darker hair. There’s a total of 27 colors that are extremely vibrant. This product also doesn’t require bleach, but unlike the hi-color, a developer isn’t needed for each product.
How to use it: You can try out the sample packs to make sure it works but after that, just thoroughly saturate your hair, or the weave, with the dye and leave on for 30 – 60 minutes and then you can be a beautiful unicorn.
3. Splat’s Midnight Collection
What it is: This a dye that’s formulated for brunette hair. It doesn’t require bleach at all! This a vegan and cruelty-free dye that comes in 3 colors.
How to use it: With this product, it’s best to watch the hair as you dye it because you may need to leave it in longer than the other dyes listed above. Everything you will need to use to dye your hair is included the box so you won’t have to buy anything extra.
4. Standard Box Dye
What it is: This is just your typical box dye that you can find anywhere. These do require bleach to get the most vibrant color.
How to use it: If you don’t want to bleach your hair, you can use the dye with a developer and add to your hair. This will only add a tint to your hair if your hair is dark.
When you’re dying your hair, you need to test it out on a section before you commit to that color. Testing on a small section allows you to see if the dye will work for your hair and how long you need to leave it on.
- Angela Tilghman, Hair lover, Writer, Intern, Kesini Beauty Bundles