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Sarah Russo3 years ago

Gosford, do you know which hair dye to use?

Dying your own hair can be daunting. The range of hair colour products can seem endless and they all appear to do the same thing. But putting the wrong dye in your hair can result in a disaster you may have to bear with for months. We have taken the guesswork out of transforming your hair colour and have researched the best dye for every colour job. Whether you are looking for a subtle change with little to no commitment or want a dramatic makeover, our tips will help you breeze through the process and have you rocking your freshly coloured tresses in no time.

Before Dying

If you are going to dye your own hair, speaking to a colour professional is highly recommended. Extremely dry or pre-coloured hair may change how dye molecules react, so ensure you know what you are doing before applying colour to your locks. Here is how to select the right dye for your hair type:


Semi-Permanent Hair Colour

How it works: Lasting between 6 to 8 washes, semi-permanent hair colour works by adding colour molecules to the cuticle layer of the hair.

Features: As this dye does not contain any ammonia or peroxide, you will not be able to lighten your hair. However semi-permanent hair colour will cover up to 50% of grey hairs and will not leave unsightly regrowth.

Best for: If you are looking to add a subtle depth or tone to your hair, you can do so with minimal damage. Keep in mind this dye will darken your hair.


Demi-Permanent Hair Colour

How it works: Penetrating only the outer band of the hair shaft, demi-permanent hair colour lasts between 24 to 26 washes.

Features: Similar to a semi-permanent hair colour, a demi-permanent dye cannot lighten your hair and also does not leave a line around your roots. Containing a small amount of peroxide, you will notice a subtle enhancement to your colour.

Best for: A demi-permanent dye is a great way to try a darker shade without the commitment. This option is a great way to refresh your colour (again, it will not lighten hair) and leave a silky finish.


Henna Hair Colour

How it works: A natural alternative for chemical-laden hair dyes, henna hair colouring tints the hair shaft with a translucent red colouring.

Features: Using a henna hair dye can be messy and takes some time to work. For a well-developed colour, it is recommended to leave on your hair for up to 12 hours.

Best for: If you are looking to boost your hairs shine and add a red, brown or black tone, try henna hair dye.


Are you looking for advice on how to achieve your desired hairstyle? Visit one of these hairdressers in the Gosford area.

Aquarius Hair & Beauty

Open 6-days-a-week, the team at Aquarius Hair & Beauty want to help you achieve your desired look. Services include style cutting, perming, curl setting, blow-drying plus a range of beauty treatments such as waxing, manicures and pedicures. Attending a wedding or event in the Gosford area? Come in and see the team for a range of bridal hair and beauty packages. Call to book your appointment!
Where: 4 Avoca Drive, Kincumber NSW 2251


Judy Dowd’s Hair Studio

No matter the look you are after, the professional team at Judy Dowd’s Hair Studio will help you look your best! Open 7-days-a-week, their hairdressing services include colouring, permanent waves and straightening, event styling, style cuts, hair extensions and men’s razor cuts. Not sure on how to transform your hair? Call the team now to book your appointment and see what they can do for you!
Where: 6/8 Karalta Road, Erina NSW 2250

Not in the Gosford area? Click here to find a hairdresser near you.


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