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PR samples* | I get so many questions about my hair colour, which is always such a compliment to me, because I colour it myself! So, I made a video all about how to dye your hair at home using the new Nice’n Easy formula. It’s like my 101 for hair colour success! Please enjoy!
VIDEO – How to dye your hair at home
So, in case you can’t watch a video right now, I thought I’d recap the main points about using new Clairol Nice’n Easy to dye your hair, and how the formula has improved.
How to dye your hair with the The New Formula
I love the new formula!
No Ammonia Smell
This is one of the best things I notice about the new formula because I don’t feel the need to get the windows open! Clairol has added new ammonia trapping technology that encapsulates the unwanted ammonia smell and replaces it with a fresh lily scent with accent notes of green apple, mimosa and pear and a base of smooth musk and heliotrope flower.
The gorgeous crème texture glides and spreads through the hair so easily and I find that I only need to use half the product that I used to use in the old formula.
Damage Blocking Technology & Reduced Risk of Allergy
The new formula also helps block damage with EDDS technology±. This works to encapsulate copper and prevent it from reacting with water and other free radicals which can damage hair. It means there’s less protein damage at the surface of the hair, the colour is more even, and the results last longer.
Also, there’s some super clever stuff going on to reduce allergic reactions. This is down to a new shaped molecule that is not recognised by the immune system so easily and is therefore less likely to create an allergic response. Who knew?!
How to dye your hair at home – The Steps
It is so easy to colour your own hair if you follow the instructions. Watch the video here (insert link).
Even though the new formula is proven to be less likely to trigger a new allergic reaction, it is still essential to do a patch test, which is a pretty simple process. Just use a cotton bud to pop a tiny bit from the colour tube and dab it behind your ear. Wait 48 hours and if everything is fine, you can go straight ahead.
Mix & Apply
You pop on the gloves, squeeze the tube into the developer bottle, shake it up and start applying to the roots.
Once the roots are done, I start working it though the lengths and ends making sure all the hair is saturated. I keep a face cloth handy to remove any dye that has touched the skin as I go.
How To Dye Your Hair At Home
Make sure that you use enough product. If your hair is thick, or long, or both, then you may need more than one box. I use two.
Use a Timer
I set a timer for 25 minutes as soon as I have applied to the roots. I then apply the colour to the rest of my hair and as soon as the timer goes, I rinse if off. Please do make sure that you watch the time. The new formula is super effective and will keep developing. If you leave it on longer than you are meant to, you may get a result that’s darker than you want it to be.
I follow with the Step 3 ColourSeal Conditioning Gloss and it’s all done. So easy! The dye leaves my hair looking and feeling healthy and shiny and it covers all my greys.
Where can you buy Clairol Nice’n Easy?
You can order it at Amazon now. Remember to get more than one box if you have a lot of hair. The colour I used this time is 5A.
*This post is a collaboration with Clairol, however, as always, all thoughts are my own.
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