When it comes to colouring your hair, it’s both nerve-wracking and exciting at the same time. The process of hair colouring can sometimes be impulsive or even take weeks with innumerable visits to the salon (and your mom’s scolding if you’re an Indian teenager). If you’re getting highlights, lowlights or balayage, you need professionals to step in. But if you’re just touching up grey hair or experimenting with streaks, at-home hair colour kits are great! Easy to use, these are formulated with a lower dosage of ammonia and dye that makes it safe to mix and apply. Here are 12 best at-home hair colour kits available in India that are great to experiment and cover grey hair too.
When it comes to hair colour, there are actually four types of hair colours.
1. Temporary Hair Colour
As the name suggests, temporary hair colour literally washes off after shampoo. It’s great to experiment with different colours and ideal for the girl who wants to sport a new colour every now and then.
2. Semi-Permanent Hair Colour
Semi-permanent hair colours are usually ammonia-free and can last unto 8-10 washes at an average. This number can go lower or higher depending on how often you wash your hair and just how fast your hair grows too.
3. Permanent Hair Colour
If you’re looking for something more long-lasting, then permanent hair colour is the right choice for you. Permanent hair colour is what is used at salons and usually needs to be applied after new hair growth. Permanent hair colour usually doesn’t fade away for weeks and is used to cover greys and to enjoy good hair moments too!
As mentioned in the intro, highlights are basically the art of merging hair colours to refresh your looks. Highlights, low lights, ombre and balayage are all about to technique and it’s best to leave it to experts. So if that’s something you’re looking for, it’s best to head to a trusted hair colour expert.
Get Your Home Colour Kit Ready
We know that colouring your hair at home, might get a little messy. To make it quick and hassle-free, seek help from someone, make sure you organise your at-home colour kit which includes :
- latex or plastic gloves
- hair colouring brush
- a clean bowl
- a shower cap
- an old towel
Best 12 Home Hair Colour Kits In India
L’Oreal is like the godmother when it comes to hair colour. I won’t be wrong if I say that this is among the top favourite salon and at home hair colour brands. And why shouldn’t it be so? The colour payoff is brilliant, the application is super easy and it does not contain any ammonia. Your mom is happy, you are happy. The colours Iced Chocolate and Praline Brown are great if you want to try something new. It has a no-drip formula that makes it one of the most sold hair colour kits in India. It takes care of your hair follicles and the colour stays put up to 8-10 weeks. All the check lists we do prior to hair colouring. this one ticks off all of them. This truly and literally comes out with flying colours. Available in 11 beautiful shades, this one does not damage your hair and takes care of the grey hair too. What are you waiting for? Go get it for Rs 630.
This hair colour brand has 3D color gel technology and makes it to a great at home hair colour kit. The shine it gives after application is unbelievable. It actually becomes like 3D! The silk proteins and pro vitamins reaches out to every hair and provides nourishment and protection. It is not just a hair colour. But it is like a hair shield. Containing no ammonia, forget about hair damage with this one. It gives you a multi-tonal colour and provides 100% grey coverage. Give your hair a new style and your personality the X factor. Available in 8 gorgeous shades, buy it for Rs 400.
Available in 8 vibrant shades, Garnier hair colour is the most commonly used hair colour kit by Indian millenials. The shades Caramel Brown and Light Brown are amazing choices for Indian skin tones. Containing no ammonia, this hair colour brand protects your hair, providing nourishment to the core. The pigment payoff is great, and with proper hair care, it will stay up to 2 months. The small kit is priced at Rs 80.
To all the college goers out there, if you are looking for a great yet inexpensive hair colour brand then BBlunt is the one for you. The best thing about BBlunt Salon Secrets Hair Colour is that they give you a shine tonic in the kit. The shine tonic is next level and you won’t believe the amount of healthy, natural glow it will bring to your hair. There is a fun blue shade which is very subtle yet very interesting. People will keep on guessing if your hair colour is blue or black. It contains no ammonia and takes care of hair fall and graying. The price of this one is Rs 185.
Crazy Color by Renbow offers a variety of hair colour shades that go 35 shades that range from basic browns, reds to the more fun blues, oranges, pinks and greens. Anybody who loves to experiment with their hair colour, must at least once try on these. The Peppermint and the Rose Gold are standout colours by Renbow. Since these are semi-permanent, you can keep changing your look with every hair wash. If you are looking or a new you, you know by now which product to get. Easy to use, this one makes for a great home hair colour kit. These are priced at Rs 650 each.
Berina hair colour has 37 drop-dead gorgeous shades to choose from. You have a beautiful Magenta, Matte and Ash Blondes and interesting hair colours like Blonde Green and Royal Blue. This brand will be the perfect choice for your highlights. You will notice the instant coverage of grey hair. Get this one for Rs 230.
Get nourished and glowing hair colour with this home hair colour palette from Schwarzkopf. Enriched with silk proteins and Keratin complex, your hair will have a re-birth after using this. It makes the hair so soft and smooth so if texture is something you’re struggling with, try Schwarzkopf Hair Colour. No matter what your preference is, be it semi-permanent, permanent or mere grey coverage, the answer is the hair palette from this one. It is priced at Rs 325 and has 6 shades.
The Matrix Socolor Hair Color is a luminous hair cream with some beautiful hair color shades available. It will give you a shiny shade and will not fade anytime soon. In order to get a salon style hair colour at home, you can make the most of this kit. The application is very simple, it does not stain and gives protection to your hair. It covers your grey hair, nourishes the hair roots and feeds protein to your hair. Buy it for Rs 320.
A hair colour brand from Denmark, if you are looking for an organic at home hair colour kit, this is the one for you. Though it is a little steep on the pockets, it will give you beautifully coloured and nourished hair that it will all be worth it. It is one of the most organic hair colour brand available in the market. It does not contain any SLS, ammonia and are cruelty free. This brand has 7 gorgeous shades available with rich pigment and suitable for all hair types. It does not damage your hair a little bit, does not cause any allergic reactions and conditions your hair generously. This is priced at Rs 1450.
If you are looking for fun, experimental and WILD hair colours, you are at the right section. Arctic Fox colour brand provides you with shades like purple, yellow and neon pinks and green. Bring out the dazzling and colourful you with highlights here and there. For a home hair colour kit, this might be a little more work. So getting highlights is the best suitable option here. It has no drip application, colour stays on well and fades very lightly. The best thing about this apart from the OMG colours? It smells amazing. These are priced at Rs 3964.
A very impressive hair colour brand which is quite inexpensive too. Use it at home without any difficulty as its application is very simple. The colours are highly pigmented and they stay put on the hair for 8-10 weeks. This ammonia-free brand is not only long lasting but is great in taking extra care of your grey hair. The Mahogany colour from this range is a cult favourite. Enriched with walnut oil it takes care of your hair by giving it a healthy and natural look. This is priced at Rs 140.
Get a glossy and shiny salon style finish hair colour at home with this hair dye from Wella. It gives a full coverage of hair colour and makes your mane look radiant and shiny. With Kolestan perfect enriched in it, you get the beautiful dual tone shade as well. The shade range has a great spread of browns. There is no ammonia and it does not promote hair damage or hair harm of any kind. It is priced at Rs 350.
If you are not sure if you really want to get your hair colored, then we have something for you as well. BBlunt’s One Night Stand Hair Color is exactly as the name suggests. You apply it, leave it overnight to see if that works for you. If you, go get your hair colored. If not, wash it and it fades.
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