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4 Hints for At-Home Hair Color

Coloring at home is convenient, and it allows you to make informed decisions about what you’re putting on your head (and absorbing through your scalp). Because hair dyes can contain shady ingredients, our Whole Foods Market stores carry Naturtint Hair Permanent Hair Color, which is formulated without ammonia, resorcinol or parabens.

For stunning at-home hair color results, follow these simple steps.

1.     Start with dirty hair. This may seem counterintuitive, but the natural oils help protect your scalp during the coloring process.

2.     Get it together. Before you open the box, gather all the supplies you need, including a comb, a couple of old towels and an old tank top or T-shirt.

3.     Protect the perimeter. Apply a layer of creamy lotion or Waxelene around your hairline to keep color off your skin.

4.     Begin with the roots. If you’re coloring for the first time, massage or comb mixture down to the ends. If this is a touch-up, allow the roots to process before applying to the rest of your hair (if desired).

Do you have a tip for applying at-home hair color? We’re dye-ing to know about it!