My Home Hair Dying Experience | Garnier Nutrisse Crème 10.01

by - June 07, 2020

I've always been the type of person who gets their hair coloured at a hairdresser as I don't quite trust myself (or anyone else) to do it. During lockdown, my hair has grown a lot in the past few months meaning that I have incredibly dark roots and therefore my hair is resorting back to its greasy ways after washing so I was getting towards the stages of desperation. I asked my hairdresser what sort of colour would match and off I went to buy a hair-dye during the weekly food shop!




My Hair:
For context, I've had my hair coloured since I was about 13 due to how greasy it was (I used to have hair that dried greasy after washing it so I was in a constant cycle of washing and it still looking awful) - the bleach was a method to help dry my hair out and make it last longer and it helped. Since then, I haven't been back to my natural colour in years and I prefer life as a blonde. Naturally, I have quite mousey-brown hair and given how pale I am, I find it often makes me look quite lifeless as the contrast between skin-colour and hair-colour could be quite different especially in winter months.

The Kit:
The actual kit itself is pretty self-explanatory to use and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. Essentially you squeeze the colour into (what I assume) is some kind of bleach and then squeeze into the hair and massage it in with the provided gloves. You then need to wait 15-25 mins depending on how resistant your hair is. There's also a conditioner provided to moisturise the hair and stop it from drying out. It's a relatively pain-free and simple process that doesn't take too long so I was quite impressed.

The Process:
I started off by colouring a small patch of hair on the underneath segment of my head so that if it went horrendously wrong or the colour didn't match you wouldn't be able to tell and I could wait till after lockdown to get my hairdresser to remedy it. Thankfully, the colour seemed to match really well so later that day I set about covering the rest of my roots! To apply, I just squirted a somewhat generous amount into a dark patch of hair and then massaged it in with the gloves. It was easy and straightforward to do and only took about 10 minutes. I waited about 20-25 mins before washing off which seemed to be the right amount of time. If you keep monitoring how well how your hair is doing every 5-10 mins then you should be able to judge pretty easily when it's ready to come off.

The Results:
I was actually very impressed with the results! I'd seen a few things that said that this colour could be quite warm toned and ginger-looking which would not match my normal colour so I was slightly concerned about that. When washing, I used the Bleach London Silver Shampoo and left that on for about 5 mins when shampooing the colour off which I think helped to ward off any warmer toned blonde. The colour actually matches pretty well to my regular one and my dark roots are well and truly gone so I'm happy with how it turned out!


Home hair dying turned out to be a lot less faff than I thought it would be and it turned out relatively well for a first attempt. I'd even consider doing it more often to touch up my roots in between trips to the hairdresser and to save money on colouring it as the match was pretty good and it was simple and easy to do. I just need to get a haircut now once hairdressers reopen as I'm not quite brave enough to do that myself! Have you dyed your hair during lockdown, how did it go?


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44 comments

  1. Great post! Your hair is so pretty! I'm thinking about dying my hair in the future.

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    1. Thank you! It wasn't as scary as I thought!

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  2. This is a very helpful post! I have always wanted to dye my hair...just have been a little scared. I think salon prices are crazy, but I wouldn't want to be responsible for the bad job I do! Your colour looks great, It is very pretty!

    Em x

    https://www.loveemblog.com/2020/06/meet-business-cotton-push.html

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    1. Thank you! I normally get it done in a salon but I'm thinking of alternating now I know it's not as scary as I thought!

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  3. I’ve box dyed my hair with dark colours before but not with blonde! These kits are always super useful for a cheap alternative to the hairdresser! Thanks for the tips ☺️

    Lamara - www.lamaratravels.com

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    1. Thank you! They really are, I'll definitely be using again!

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  4. I love your results! I used to get highlights so I'm terrified of messing my color up. I'm rocking a grown out balayage until I can get to the salon again!

    bossbabechroniclesblog.com

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    1. Thank you! I think the salons will be so busy after lockdown!!

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  5. It is interesting to see how box dye works! I know I wouldn't trust myself because I would probably screw up the bleaching process. Love how your hair turned out!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. I didn't trust myself either but I got so desperate and thankfully, it worked!

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  6. The end result looks lovely, I'm really impressed by how the box dye worked! I've actually never dyed my hair before!

    Kelly x until-another-day.com

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  7. I home dye my hair and love hte results as well. I just wish my greys didn't grow out so quickly...

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  8. The results are fab! That colour is a really good match! I've never tried a box dye because my hair is auburn, most colours don't stick to it. I've only had my hair professionally stripped which I'd NEVER do again because it turned my hair into straw. Even though I loved being blonde!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  9. Your hair looks really nice! I haven't done anything to my hair during quarantine, it was my resolution when my friends started trimming their hair themselves. However I'm getting inspired with this post :)

    Lindifique

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    1. Thank you! I tried to resist but eventually caved!

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  10. Oh wow it looks so good! I've used home dye before and it was a a bit of a faff but really does the job still!

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    1. Yes, it will definitely tide me over till hairdressers open!

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  11. You have done such a good job. My home hair dye has always been a disaster and I've only gone from brunette to red!

    www.raisingharry.com

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  12. Your hair looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Great result!I've never tried hair dye but I'll keep this brand in mind if I ever decide to take the plunge! I admire your bravery.

    www.susanberkkoch.com/blog

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  14. This is a great post and from looking at your pictures you would never be able to tell that you had dyed your roots it matches your hair perfectly!

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  15. Your hair looks lovely, it's a great match!

    Lauren | https://www.laurenyloves.co.uk/

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  16. Ooh I used to use this! Love this stuff :)

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  17. I love this! I dye my hair at home too and find the process a lot easier now compared to back when I started!

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    1. It's definitely not as difficult as I thought!

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  18. I wasn't sure whether or not to use this product on my hair - the results are great! I need to get some next time I go shopping xxx

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    1. It was so much easier than I anticipated! Good luck if you give it a go!

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  19. I use Garnier Nutrisse all the time! Well, I say "I" but in fact I take it to my hairdresser who just puts it on the roots rather than all over. But I need to use a dark shade so we have to use Vaseline all around my hairline to minimise the staining. Your hair looks fab though, congrats! Lisa xx

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  20. it turned out so good! i dyed my hair last month but it didn't stay in v well, how do you manage to make the colour stick?

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    1. It was a permanent dye so that's probably why. I didn't do anything specific to make it stick more :)

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  21. You did such a great job! I always dyed my own hair, it's amazing how easy the kits are! xo


    Makeup Muddle

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  22. Ahhh your hair looks so good! Have always wanted to dye my hair but never had the courage. This looks super simple though, might have to try it out!

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    1. Thank you! It was a lot easier than I thought!

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