different hair dye colours

Dyeing your hair: everything you need to know

Original shade New shade Difficulty

Black

Platinum High (14)
Black Brown Medium (15)
Blonde Brunette Low (16)
Blonde Red Low (17)
Red Dark brown/black Low (18)
Red Blonde High (19)

 

Nordic white

This ultra-white, almost grey shade has taken platinum blonde to a whole new level.

Nordic white

Cinnamon swirl

Caramel and auburn highlights are mixed together to create highlights without going too light.

Cinnamon swirl

Jet black

As the name suggests, this is jet black, but here’s a tip for you. Don’t ask for jet black, ask for dark brunette if you want more of a natural-looking black.

Jet black

Honeyed highlights

Think lots of honey-blonde highlights that lift brunette hair without going too blonde.

Honeyed highlights

Buttery hints

How gorgeous does this sound?! Warm highlights (e.g. golden, honey, butter) are used rather than champagne or platinum hues.

Buttery hints

1. Lemon juice

This is a popular hair lightening treatment in the summer months and can be successful for some people if you’re after lighter tips or highlights.

Try mixing the juice of half a lemon with a cup of water and applying it to your hair evenly using a spray bottle.

Ideally, you should let the lemon juice mixture dry while you’re sat outside as it activates faster in sunlight. After a few hours, rinse it off with shampoo and then condition your hair.

1. Lemon juice

2. Natural henna dye

Henna hair colouring treatments are a fantastic alternative to more modern dyes as they contain no nasty chemicals which might dry out and damage your hair.

Henna – a dye made from the leaves of the henna tree – has been used as a stain for leather goods for centuries as well as for colouring clothes and henna tattooing.

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2. Natural henna dye

3. Cinnamon

Many people claim this popular baking ingredient can actually be very effective at subtly lightening hair.

It’s often added to home hair lightening remedies and may help achieve natural highlights or make your entire mane look lighter depending on where you apply it.

3. Cinnamon

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