Think pulling the plug on your relationship is tricky? Try dumping your hairdresser and going it alone – it’ll send you down a spiral.
But fear not, friends, because as someone who was recruited at 12 to start dyeing their own mother’s hair at home, I’m here to tell you that it’s all going to be okay.
I promise. Because honestly, if prepubescent me could cope, you have certainly got this.
Now, a bajillion years on, I’m a DIY hair queen who never, ever gets her hair coloured at a salon. Instead, it’s just me and the bathroom sink every two months, and I’ve never felt more empowered.
But, first things first, here are 12 very important things you need to know about dyeing your own hair.
Pick the right product.
If the proof is in the pudding, then the result is in the product, so whatever you do, don't skimp out when it comes to dye. Think about the look you want, what you hope to achieve, and choose accordingly.
For instance, for a gal like me who's been going grey since she was 25 (no one ever said journalism wasn't a stressful career), grey coverage is ESSENTIAL, especially for these self-acquired dark locks.
Enter, Clairol Natural Instincts hair colour.
This semi-permanent conditioning vegan hair colour has worked wonders on my hair. It contains no ammonia or parabens, and it hides those pesky greys while enhancing your natural colour.
And best of all, it's crafted with 80 per cent naturally derived ingredients, such as coconut oil and aloe vera, ensuring that the long-lasting formula provides a gorgeous natural colour that lasts up to 28 washes. Plus, it's affordable and incredibly easy to use.