How To Dye Your Asian Hair At Home Like A Pro And Look Natural

We love to dye our hair sometimes; the question is, are we doing it right? Here are ideas for dying your Asian hair and looking like a pro and natural.

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How To Dye Your Asian Hair At Home Like A Pro And Look Natural

Looking Like a Pro with Dyed Asian Hair

When it comes to dying your hair, it can be hard having Asian hair. Not only is Asian hair darker than other types of hair, but it is considered taboo. Asian hair is harder than other ethnicities to dye, but that does not mean you cannot achieve a beautiful color or shade.

If you do decide to color you Asian hair - you first need a game plan. One thing you will need to do is use a toning shampoo to eliminate the warm tones from your Asian hair - especially your straight Korean hair.

Make Sure Your Asian Hair is Healthy

Make sure your hair is healthy before deciding to dye it - allowing the dye to adhere to the hair properly. And try to have your hair as straight as possible to help the dye take to the roots and follicles. 

Dying your hair can be damaging due to all of the chemical processing. 

Now, if you have previously dyed or bleached hair, then you must wait at least three months before changing the color.  Note, a full bleach treatment to go from black hair to bleach blonde is hard on your scalp and hair and can lead to split ends.

Now, with red and brassy hair happens when the hair is not healthy or the proper steps have not been taken before dying the hair.

In case you have dark hair and you want to go lighter, it may take a few sessions to achieve the color you desire. Always err on the side of caution, and lighten your hair slowly, to prevent orange or brassy hair. Because, the last thing you want is to be walking around with brassy hair, or bright orange hair. Instead of going full blonde or red, the first time you are dying your hair, slowly transition hair colors.

Skin tone is the also a crucial thing to consider before you are dying your hair. it is best, to choose a hair color that skin tone.  Too much dying can produce the hair dry which may lead to hair weakness. 

It is easy to overdo the amount of hair dye the first time you are dying your hair on your own. A lighter application of hair dye allows you a little wiggle room, that can be adjusted in the future. Remember you can always go darker, or lighter, but if you make too drastic of a change to your hair, you may struggle with a mistake.

Fortunately, there are various strategies to make beyond any doubt your new shading turns out right, and the wellbeing of your hair stays intact. Use temporary hair dyes before opting for permanent color. A permanent change isn't recommended the first time you are dying your hair.

If you overdo the color, permanent color is hard to fix. The advantage of using a temporary hair color is you get to test out different styles and shades before committing to your hair color.

Keep in mind washing your hair every day speeds up the rate at which color bleeds; it is recommended to wash your hair every other day, to reduce color loss. You may think your hair will be greasy or oily, but most of us already over wash our hair. By avoiding washing your hair every day, the need to dye your hair decreases. 

Dyed hair is a fun trend - so the key is having healthy Korean hair.

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Starting out, you should have an idea of the color you are going for, the faster you decide the on the color of hair you want, the quicker you can get started.

If you have never dyed your hair before, it is best to search out the help of a professional hairstylist. If you attempt to a DIY dye color, make sure you are matching your skin tone. Keep in mind that gray and white hair do not dye the same, so picking a color that is darker than your normal shade that requires less time going lighter. For example, if you have brown hair and some strands of gray, cover the gray first with a lighter brown shade and then add the trend colors.

Warm undertones should go for warmer colors hues like copper or silver. To start with, settle on the proper hair shading you want to understand whether your skin tone is warm or cold. In that instance, you could have a neutral skin tone, which offers you an olive composition.

A good recommendmation is going for a temporary hair dye before using a permanent dye. Because, if you make a mistake with a temporary hair dye, you can also wash it out and start over.

Caring for your hair after dying it.

After dying your Asian hair, there is a chance your hair will start to lose its color - you may notice there is a lot of color going down the drain. Don't freak.  It is completely natural for some hair dye to rinse off, this is part of the process, and happens to everybody that dyes their hair.

To minimize how much color is lost when you are showering, make sure to use conditioner to give your hair a chance to regain some moisture. Use cold water when you are rinsing out your hair.  Cold water helps your hair maintain its natural oils, and reduces how much color is lost when you are showering. Avoid taking a hot shower.

Pro tip:

When you wash your hair, use a conditioner and shampoo specifically formulated for your hair color, and has ingredients that promote a healthy scalp, make sure it has the following ingredients.

Look for these ingredients in your shampoo and conditioner.

Argon oil: will help protect your scalp against any bleaching irritation from dying your hair. Argon oil has natural oils to help lock in moisture and prevent your hair from drying out.

Vitamin C will help limit free radicals and has been shown to promote to trigger the production of collagen, keeping hair strong and healthy.

Usnic acid is shown to be anti-microbial and antifungal in helping to reduce any potential smells or after smells from dying your hair.

After dying your hair should be completely clean and allowed to dry naturally. Blow drying hair or using a towel to dry your hair can cause you to lose some color. Allowing hair to dry naturally, reduces the likelihood of you losing additional color from dying your hair.  Leaving you with you an added sparkle to your hair.

To test your hair, should experiment with the hair dye on a strand of hair to see whether it works. The way your hair is segmented your hair will allow you to apply the dye quickly and this is essential for helping and a natural looking shading. White hair is altogether absent of shade.

On the off chance you make a mistake when you are dying your hair, don’t be afraid or embarrassed to go to a salon, to get it fixed. However, when people make mistakes dying their hair, it is usually because of low-quality products.

 Use high-quality products, and you will have no problem when it comes to dying your hair. Always read reviews on the products you've picked. When it comes to dying your hair, always do your research.  When it comes, getting a hair color that looks natural, the biggest factor is the quality of the hair dye you are using.

Korean Hair

We know that Asian hair has a mind of its own - especially Korean hair. However, that does not mean that you dont have dye options for you Korean hair.

Find the dye trend that works for your Asian hair despite the color. If you have straight hair - have fun with adding lots of different colors to show the different layers.

Many Different Colors

Hair can be so many colors, and then we want to spice it up with a new trend and add new colors. The colors can vary from brown to reds - medium and light colors to the exotic color trend; purple. No matter your Asian ethnicity, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean dye coloring your hair is stepping out away from the black hair you were born with.

Have some fun and pick any of the colors schemes and find your hair trend today.


If you decide to bleach your hair blonde, be prepared to invest some time. Transitioning from black to blonde hair takes at least 2-3 treatments, and is the hardest color of hair to upkeep. Make sure to have proper shampoo, conditioner, and protein treatments for your hair.

Maintaining blonde hair requires root touch-ups every four to eight weeks, depending on how fast your hair grows. Out of all the hair colors to pull off for Asian hair, blonde is by far the hardest, but the most rewarding. 

If you choose to dye your hair blonde, be prepared for frequent root treatments, and spending more on specialty shampoos, and conditioners to take care of your hair.


Brown, brown, and another shade of brown. Brown is always a good idea. Start out simple when fading from black to brown, giving you room to see how well your hair takes to dyes and yet not quite as taboo or bold. 

Your straight or curly hair will look amazing with the different colors within all the layers.


Red. What a fun color!
Some Asian often Korean women have natural red highlights in their hair. So why not have some fun with it and the different shades of red are a good idea.

Auburn. Maroon. Any color on the red spectrum, find your color today.


The natural hair color of an Asian woman. To add black can also be a fun color trend and can add layers of depth to you straight or curly Asian hair - especially Korean.

Fun Colors

Color, color. color. Be bold and step out and avoid the taboo. 

Purple. Gold. Blue. Ombre. Go for it and have fun stepping out and breaking the trend.


No matter how you decide to dye your Asian hair - have fun.

Highlights to layers, claim a new style all our own and find what makes you happy.



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