Hair 101 : How to Dye Your Hair Without Bleaching

April 07, 2012



Let me explain a little, before a very short tutorial about coloring your hair. I have asian hair, and my original hair is seriously pitch dark black, and very thick. My mom used to be so proud of my hair and always wanted me to become a hair model for commercial because it was very healthy, shiny, and black LOL . But I ruined her dream because I have dyed my hair since I was 12-13 [don't remember exact age]. I've done it at many different salons, and also at my own home by using many hair dye brands




And probably because I am the only Indonesian beauty blogger with blonde hair, many Indonesian readers asked me question about how to get my hair, or about hair dye process.

I am not a professional hair stylist nor  have studied it before, in here I just share my own tips about how to achieve hair color that you want, without bleaching. I know this basic tips based on my own experience. And this only works for dark / asian hair. If you have light hair, you're lucky because you can just get any color that you want easily. So let's start


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So, ever wandered why the model's hair on the hair dye box will look different on your self although you use the same hair dye? That's because every models' bleach their hair first before coloring, or have light hair to begin with, so the color of course appears more prominent on them!

Got it?

So of course you won't get the same result!

The most common mistake is that people don't know that to get the exact hair color like on the box is to have your hair bleached before. But for those of you who don't want to bleach your hair, here's the mini tutorial if you have black / virgin hair





Coloring your hair with dark brown, will only make your hair become black brown with a hint of brown under sunlight




Coloring your hair with medium dark brown, will get your hair into dark brown




Coloring your hair with medium brown, will get your hair into medium dark brown




Coloring your hair with light brown / light blonde, will get your hair into medium brown

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This mistake makes people can't get the exact hair color that they want, and blame the hair dye. The hair dye has nothing to do with it, it's just the matter of color that you choose! Many people don't want to get the blonde hair color, because they think their hair will turn into blonde as well. In fact, IT'S WRONG! Black hair will never ever be blonde without bleaching, so dont be afraid!

It's just a basic tutorial that many don't know, I suppose. And the result will also depends on your hair dye, and how long the process takes. You can also try it with red.

If you want dark red, get medium red hair dye. If you want medium red hair, go with light red hair. Because black hair can't absorb the color as nice as light hair since it's more pigmented, and black is the strongest color o_o Does it even makes sense?

So if don't be afraid to get blonde hair dye and go dye your hair with it, because it is NOT GONNA make your hair into blonde, but create a medium brown [that most Indonesians want?]

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So, does hair dye takes big role in this dyeing process? I say, not necessary. Because most hair dye is just about 9-15USD, and I don't really see much difference between each brands, but people know that I love Palty Hair Dye.

Why is it?

Because I can't get the color that I want on other hair dyes. Said like Milk Tea Blonde, it's difficult to find that color in Indonesia. I know L'Oreal in USA carry similar color, but L'Oreal in Indonesia doesn't provide the color because it's not a trend in here. That's why I use Palty instead, since I can get it easier compared to USA L'Oreal.

So if you ask me, "hey stella, is this xxx hair dye brand good?", "which one is better, this brand or this  brand?", "have you tried the xxx by xxx?"

I honestly have to say, I don't see much difference, I only see the color. If it's the color that I want, then I grab it. I also dare to bleach my hair, so it's much easier for me. I don't suggest you to bleach your hair if you don't treat it properly though, and I really recommend you to bleach your hair at salon, because it can be pretty messy compared to hair dye, if you have never done so


Eh but doesn't mean sasha hair dye is good.. wtf it's just 0,5USD per box! How can you expect it to be good, im too afraid to use it lol

stick with L'Oreal, Wella, Palty, Liese, and so on la.. haha

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Okay another frequently asked question is how about blonde hair like mine?

You can not have it without bleaching!

I bleached it like 3-4 times on the last time, and finish it with a hair dye, and not to mention that my hair has been under bleaching prochedure many many times before. I still do my hair by myself, and although you guys think that the color looks ok, but in fact on the back part, it's quite uneven, because I cant see it T___T If you have someone to help you is of course much better!

If you still find it confusing, just go visit professional hair salon, and tell them what color you want, I am sure they know at least this basic coloring process and can get you right. But for those of you who want to dye your hair at home, I hope this would be useful!






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