With the recent announcement of the GCQ implementation comes the news that salons and barbershops are allowed to operate at 30 percent capacity while abiding by strict health protocols. A lot may rejoice at finally getting the chance to have their DIY quarantine cut and color fixed, but some people are still wary, and for good reason, too. If you want to lessen contact with others as much as possible, you can turn to box dye and DIY your hair color makeover.
Box hair dyes now are a far cry from your grandma's color kit that only comes in black or brown. There are now tons of warm- and cool-toned hues you can choose from! You should, however, proceed with caution and make sure to read and follow the instructions to avoid any fails. That said, we round up our top picks to help your DIY journey:
1. Liese Creamy Bubble Color
If you're new to the box hair dye game, Liese Creamy Bubble Color is beginner-friendly and won't take too much time to use. Just make sure to read the instructions carefully. (Read our review here!)
LIESE Creamy Bubble Color, P419, BeautyMNL
2. Kolours Dual Conditioning Hair Color
Kolours offers hair dye products that are made for Asian hair texture and undertones. The Dual Conditioning Hair Color, in particular, is infused with Vitamins E and B5 to ensure that your locks stay moisturized throughout the process.
KOLOURS Dual Conditioning Hair Color, P256, Watsons
3. L'Oreal Paris Excellence Fashion
The L'Oreal Paris Excellence Fashion hair color line is infused with Hi-Shine complex that ensures your dye job will last for a long time. It's also enriched with collagen and ceramide to protect and strengthen your locks.
L'OREAL PARIS Excellence Fashion, P399, Lazada
4. Revlon Colorsilk Hair Color
Revlon's boxed dyes are ammonia-free and infused with keratin and silk amino acid to nourish your locks and keep them healthy as you color them.
REVLON Colorsilk Hair Color, P395, Lazada
5. Bigen Cream Color
This Japanese brand is one of the OG hair dyes—you've probably seen your mom or lola use it! One of their newer innovations is the One Push that will make your coloring sesh go by quickly.
BIGEN Cream Color, P399, Watsons
6. Lolane Pixxel Color Cream
Hailing from Thailand, Lolane has been a trusted brand for Asians because it takes into account their hair texture and undertones. Their Pixxel Color Cream comes in different hues, from browns to reds and purples.
LOLANE Pixxel Color Cream, P179, Watsons
7. Glamworks Permanent Hair Dye Color
Don't be fooled by Glamworks' affordable price point—this tried-and-tested dye actually works! It's easy to use and provides a lasting, vivid hair color.
GLAMWORKS Permanent Hair Dye Color, P49, Watsons
* This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.