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I wanna dye right now: Achieving your dream hair color at home

“Huwag ka magkulay ng buhok, makakalbo ka!” (Don’t dye your hair, you will be bald!)

“Sinisira mo lang buhok mo!” (You are just damaging your hair!)

“Panget! Mas maganda yung buhok mo dati.” (Ugly! Your hair before is much better.)

Sounds familiar? Alas! You are caught by Marites.


Aside from them staring at you for too long, people tend to ingrain fear with the concept of hair dyeing. Or worse, they will shame someone for having unnatural hair color. It is a fact that many are still reluctant to try bleaching and coloring their hair at home, thanks to the stigma that people instill in the minds of everyone about it.

If ever you are itching to make a drastic hair change, you don’t need to worry because it is possible to make a safe DIY salon in the comfort of your own home. The heavens gave you the power to paint your hair to the color you want, so why not? It’s your hair, after all!



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First things first: Understanding your hair and hair products

As simple as hair dyeing may appear, it is one of those things that we should think about before doing it on our own. Start your journey by finding factual resources and helpful tutorials online on how to bleach and color your hair safely. Understand the condition of your hair to use the right products.

Several bleaching kits already keep away from Ammonia, an active ingredient that can weaken your hair because of its higher pH. It is advised to use Ammonia-free products to keep your hair less damaged during the coloring process.


To bleach or not to bleach?

There is no such thing as achieving a vibrant hair color with your black Filipino hair. If you are aiming for pastel and loud hair color, it is best to bleach your hair first.

If it is your first time lightening your hair, do a strand test to check the health of your hair. Load it with vitamins and nutrients before bleaching. As stated earlier, do use Ammonia-free bleaching kits.


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Reviving your newly bleached hair

A damaged hair breaks the fun of the coloring process. After you bleach your hair, allow it to recover through deep conditioning. Use your favorite hair treatments or bond-building products. Remember that coloring your hair requires high-maintenance care.

If you are taking multiple sessions of bleach, it is recommended to plan and space the dates ahead to avoid unnecessary hair damage.


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Painting thy hair with your target hair color

You may feel like a newborn person when you change your hairstyle. What more comes when you dye your hair?

The time to go crazy with your hair color is now. Undecided of which hair dye brand to buy? Here are some local brands for your makeover.

Hybrid Colours

Ranging from bleaching kits to direct dyes, this vegan and cruelty-free brand is offering cheap yet effective hair products.


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From the words hue (color) and lumière (light), HUEMIÈRE offers vegan and cruelty-free hair products, enriched with nutrients. The main shop of HUEMIÈRE  is currently on a break for the rest of July, but you may still shop their products through their official distributors and resellers.

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Joining the community

Now that you are part of the cult, there’s no turning back!

If you want to meet sisiw friends online, you may want to check out a local Facebook group Colored Hair Community Philippines to help you on your hair journey at home. This platform is designed to discuss different hair tips, tricks, and products meant for colored hair Filipinos.

The future of your hair depends on your hands, so practice safe bleaching and coloring. Flaunt your hair with a color you have been dye-ing to try.



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