How to Dye Dark Hair Without Bleach

Dec 18 , 2020

Nkey Chibuzor

How to Dye Dark Hair Without Bleach

Black is beautiful. Black is gorgeous. Looking to colour your afro and rock your dark hair in some other shades of colour, but can't afford to have anything tamper with your natural hair colour? Need tips on how to dye black hair without bleaching? Your search stops here.

We bring you all the steps to dyeing afro hair at home with a boxed dye without bleaching it. 


Useful Tips for Dyeing Dark Hair Without Bleaching
  • Use The Right Hair Dye Products: For african women and other women of colour using the right hair dyes for dark hair tones is the first basic step to successfully colouring your hair without bleaching it. Afro hair is fragile and prone to damage, and so make sure to select the right hair dye for your african hair. This is why Sta-sof-fro hair dye is the recommended hair dye for black hair, as it is specially formulated for african hair and designed to meet the peculiarities of dyeing afro hair. However, bear in mind that you cannot transition from your dark hair to blonde without any form of bleaching. Start out with a hair colour few shades lighter than your hair tone. Keep things in perspective by using a hair colour products formulated for afro hair to minimize damage to your hair.


  • Consider Your Hair Colour: Another vital fact is that your natural hair colour will interfere with the hue your dark hair will take after dyeing it with the hair colour of your choice. Black hair will end up some shades darker than the colour indicated on the box: red dye, for instance, will go dark red on a dark brown hair.


  • Permanent Hair Dye Does It Better: To lighten your hair several shades lighter, choose a permanent hair dye above semi- or demi-permanent dye as these will not lift your hair colour. A permanent dye is more likely to deliver better results as it contains certain ingredients that lighten dark hair. Use concentrated dyes, in brighter colours such as blue or purple, as they're are more likely to show on dark hair than light colours.  


  • Go For Cooler Tones: Hair dyes with warm tones will appear warmer on dark hair. A cool shade of hair dye will give your dark hair a colour much similar to what is indicated on the pack.


How to Dye Dark Hair At Home
  • Choose your preferred boxed hair dye: a permanent hair colour, preferably in a cool tone, is a great option. Remember that hair dyes are translucent, making it possible for your dark hair colour to shine through and give your dyed hair darker hue than what the box says. Therefore, opt for brighter shades of hair dye.


  • Part your Hair in Sections: part your hair into two from around your mid-ear level, twist the upper section into a loose bun and secure it up with a hair clip. 


  • Protect yourself: Protect your clothes, skin and work surface from getting dye stains. You can use plastic or newspapers to cover your work surface. Drape an old towel or T-shirt over your shoulders to protect your clothing. Apply a petroleum jelly, such as vaseline, all around your hairline, the nape of your neck and earlobes. Then, wear a pair of plastic gloves to protect your hands.


  • Prepare your hair dye kit: prepare the hair dye, carefully following the instructions on the box. This usually involves pouring the dye into an applicator bottle that contains the cream base, then giving the bottle a shake to mix them up. Or use an applicator brush to mix the dye in a non-metallic bowl.


  • Apply dye to your hair: Working from the roots of your hair, apply the dye to your hair section after section until you've covered every part. Tie the dyed hair into a bun, cover with a shower cap and allow the dye to process for the length of time indicated on the package.


  • Rinse Off and Dry: After processing, rinse off the dye with cool water until the water runs clear. Apply conditioner to your hair and wash it out after about 3 minutes. Dry your hair and style as you wish.