How to dye your natural hair at home: DIY

January 8, 2020

How to dye your natural hair at home: DIY


How to dye your natural hair at home: DIY

Wondering how to dye your natural hair? This is a quick DIY on dying your natural hair at home.

Hair color is just an expression of something different that you want to have, or something creative

Tina Knowles

Step 1: Research on how to dye your natural hair

As part of my natural hair journey, every year I decide to do something new with my hair. To ring in 2020 I decided to give my hair a little life by adding some color. I started with watching YouTube videos from Curls on Mai , Ravenn Alexiss and Hazel Goddesss . Choosing a color is hard work. I had multiple discussions with girlfriends and finally I decided to color my hair golden brown and do honey blonde on the tips.

Step 2: Choosing the hair color

When searching for the best brand to use to dye my natural hair, I kept coming across Creme of Nature. The reviews online were great and the range of colors had my interest piqued. After a quick google search, I found that Jumia Kenya carried a large range of their products. I had decided that I wanted a toned down brown and blonde tips so I bought colors 9.2 and 10.0. They arrived in bubble wrap. However, one of my boxes was wet and when I opened I found that the creme color developer had spilt. It was not alot however the instructions were wet which meant if I had only bought one box it would have been a mess.

Arrival from Jumia Kenya

Step 3: Prepping my natural hair

When I unboxed the package it contained:

  1. Instructions on how to dye your natural hair
  2. Creme color developer
  3. Creme Gel Hair Color
  4. Intensive Conditioning treatment
  5. Argan oil ampoule
  6. Plastic gloves
How to dye your natural hair: unboxed Creme of Nature
What’s in the box?
  • I’ve colored my hair before so I skipped Step 1 which is to do a colour preview test.
  • I mixed the permanent gel hair color into the creme color developer and shook well. You’ll actually see the colour changing. Since I was using two different colour I labelled the back of each color developer bottle.
dye color developer
Labelled bottles of color developer
  • I parted my stretched hair into 6 instead of 4 sections as advised because I wanted greater control over the colour sections.
Natural hair parted
My stretched hair parted into six sections

Step 4: Applying the color

  • I then applied the mixture onto my hair starting from the front and working to the back. I later learnt that I should start from the middle and then work towards the back and then the front. By doing this you will allow uniform color to spread across your hair. My method made my hair lighter at the front than the back. Which I honestly don’t mind.
Applying the hair dye
Applying the color to my hair
  • I left my hair for a total of 40 minutes to process (the instructions say 30 mins for natural hair). Due to starting at the front my hair processed much quicker at the front and not at the back which means that I ended up with an ombre effect.
  • If you want your hair to look uniform part your hair into four sections and start with the back two and move to the front two. I’ve also seen people put their hair into a shower cap or use foil to demarcate the areas of color. I should have done this as my blonde tips did not appear at all.

Step 5: Washing and styling

  • After the time had run out, I hit the shower and lathered my hair first with warm water until the it was clear. I shampooed with my TRESemme moisture rich shampoo.
  • Next, I then applied the argan oil free intensive treatment sachet I got in the box. I mixed it in with my Mosara deep treatment masque. N.B. never use the Mosara treatment on its own as I feel it doesn’t have enough slip so this was a great combination. I covered my hair with a shower cap for 30 mins and then rinsed my hair out.
  • I then completed my LOC method and incoporated the free argan oil ampoule I received in the box.

Step 6: Results!

I then proceeded to do a high puff as a quick and easy style.

Feedback: I love my new hair color! Sure I thought it would turn out to be something completely different. However, I’m always down to try something new as well as fail and do better next time. The purpose of this blog is for me to fail and to try again so that we can all learn on this journey of being natural!

From Anitaglam with love!

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