Select a hair color shade that complements your skin tone and is close to your natural hair color for a more natural look.
Carefully read the instructions provided with the hair color kit. Different brands may have slightly different application processes.
Make sure you have all the necessary supplies ready, including the hair color kit, gloves, a timer, an old shirt or towel, a plastic or glass mixing bowl, a brush or applicator, and clips to section your hair.
Wear an old shirt or cover yourself with a towel to prevent staining your clothes.
Divide your hair into sections to ensure even color application. Use clips to keep the sections separated.
Mix the color according to the instructions provided in the kit. Most kits will include a developer and colorant that need to be mixed together.
It's generally best to apply hair color to clean, dry hair. Avoid washing your hair immediately before coloring, as natural oils can provide a protective barrier to your scalp.
Begin applying the color from the roots and work your way down to the tips. Use a brush or applicator for even distribution.
Use a handheld mirror or have a friend help you to ensure you don't miss any spots, especially at the back of your head.
Follow the recommended processing time in the instructions. Use a timer to ensure you don't leave the color on for too long.