Ronna Bonifacio | Four tips for coloring your own hair at home
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Four tips for coloring your own hair at home

MTV VJ Aryanna Epperson (left) and Beauty Editor Kim Palanca (right) show off their crowning glory. I think I can try Kim's (Hi Kim!!!) shade.

MTV VJ Aryanna Epperson (left) and Beauty Editor Kim Palanca (right) show off their crowning glory. I think I can try Kim’s (Hi Kim!!!) shade.

Ever since I began coloring my hair, I’ve only done it one way: out of a box. Mostly this is my cheapskate ways, but it’s also because I can’t imagine sitting for hours at a salon for my hair. Now that salon days are less of an occurrence for me, maybe I might feel differently 😉

Anyone who knows my husband and I well knows that hair coloring is an “issue” for us. He dislikes it. That’s it, hehe! Before he proposed, he actually even asked that I promise not to have colored hair when we do get married. That’s how much he doesn’t like my hair color on me.

I love doing it myself for two simple reasons: it’s fast and it’s affordable. I usually only do it twice a year so as not to damage my hair. That’s mid-year, before my birthday, and end of the year, before the slew of holiday parties also known as the season of tagged photos. 😉

I often just hit the drugstore for a box of color. Watsons recently held the Color Your Hair, Color Your Life event where they showcased the kinds of coloring jobs you can do by yourself at home.

Bloggers Helga Weber (left) and Jackie Go (right) in their new, and bold hair colors! Would you try purple or red at home?

Bloggers Helga Weber (left) and Jackie Go (right) in their new, and bold hair colors! Would you try purple or red at home?

Here are my quick tips for coloring your own hair at home:

1.     Don’t do anything too drastic.

A few shades darker or a few shades lighter is okay. If you’re going from dark brown to blonde, please, please, please leave that to the pros!

2.     Keep your old ratty shirts and old towels.

Use these when coloring your hair so as not to damage your clothes and towels.

Just some of the after coloring care products you can get from Watsons.

Just some of the after coloring care products you can get from Watsons.

3.     Moisturize.

Yes, even hair talk requires moisturizing. Put blobs of moisturizer on your hair line, your ears, and your nape, where your hair grows. This will keep the dye from staining your skin in case it gets there.

4.     Choose no ammonia.

Easier on the nose. For someone who has tiny tots in the house and is often near my hair, this is a must! I wouldn’t want my tiny human sniffing that stuff when I’m burping him. Even before having kids though, I’ve always chosen dyes without ammonia because it’s less damaging.

Blonde, brunette, or redhead? I usually use Revlon, but blondie might be too much for me! :) I'm curious to try syoss' home coloring kit!

Blonde, brunette, or redhead? I usually use Revlon, but blondie might be too much for me! 🙂 I’m curious to try syoss’ home coloring kit!

Do you have any tips you can share with me? If you know how to do your own highlights at home, tell me! It’s something I wish I could do!

Check out Watsons for these hair color products and more.

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