9 Best Drugstore Hair Colour Kits So You Can Dye Your Hair At Home
Don’t have time to sit in a hair salon for hours to dye your hair but still want a fresh hair colour? Try dyeing your hair with a hair colour kit!
If you’re not going for the unicorn hair look (bleached colours or bright hues like pinks, greens and blues that require bleaching), an at-home colour kit is a good and cheap alternative. Dyeing your hair at home is totally a viable option if you know the right formulas to pick. Click through the gallery to find the best ones for your hair’s needs!
Text: Michelle Chew / HerWorldPlus / September 2017
Additional text: Cheryl Lim
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Natural-looking and smells somewhat pleasent
Color Soin Hair Colour, $24.90, from Guardian.
This paraben- and silicone-free formula smells pleasent compared to the ammonia-laden types, and the colour payoff is natural and shiny.
Phyto Phytocolor Permanent Hair Color With Botanical Pigments, $39.90, from Redmart.
This brand is all about natural ingredients and botanical ingredients so it’s the safest for sensitive scalps. But that said, like with any other hair colourant out there, do a patch test just to be safe.
Most fuss-free colourant
Cielo Cream Hair Color, $17.90, from Watsons Or Guardian.
There’s no pouring or mixing involved with this simple kit. You just dispense the cream right from the tube onto the brush provided and comb it onto your hair.
Best tangle-free hair dye
Garnier Colour Naturals Hair Colour, $9.90, from Guardian.
This dye will keep your tresses silky and smooth. No wonder because it is packed with olive oil, to condition hair as it colours.
Best grey hair coverage & can be stored
Bigen Speedy Hair Colour Conditioner, $14.90, from Guardian.
This covers grey hair in as quickly as 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the intensity of the colour you pick, no need to wait 30 to 45 minutes. And the best part? You can store the remainder for use another time.
Most hair-loving colour
Bionike Shine On Hair Colouring Treatment, $39.90, from Guardian.
This is one of the priciest colour kits available but is ammonia-free and doesn’t have that strong rancid smell.
Most value for money
Revlon Colorsilk Hair Colour, $9.90, from Watsons & Guardian.
This basic, no-frills colour kit is the most affordable we could find. It’s on sale on Guardian’s online store at just $7.40.
Best for damaged, dry hair
L’Oreal Paris Excellence Creme, $19.90, from Watsons Or Guardian.
This comes with a special pre-serum which you apply on your hair before the dye goes on. This helps to protect hair from chemical damage so it’s softer and smoother after colouring.
Easiest hair dye to use
Liese Bubble Hair Colour, $19.90, from Watsons or Guardian.
This dispenses from the bottle as a bubbly foam colourant, which you spread onto your hair with gloved hands. You don’t even really need to section your hair as the bubbles can be massaged in. When the foam is all dispensed on, it holds hair up pretty well without any hair clips.