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Sarah Lahbati Just Colored Her Own Hair With A Box Of Dye. Here’s How You Can Achieve It!

Everyone’s dying their hair these days—and we love it. Why? Because it’s one of the best ways to truly express yourself and show off your unique sense of style. Between highlights, dyes, single process, and double process color, there are so many options out there for getting your hair just the way you want it. 

READ: #MetroBeautyWatch: 5 Hair Color Trends You'll Start To See Everywhere This Year



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For hair color inspiritations, we always turn into our favorite celebs, models, beauty influencers and personalities. After all, it's part of their job—whether it be for a new role, a concert, a TV show, or you know, whenever they just feel like it, such is life for these famous faces.

One of the biggest fans of changing her hair color in the local biz today is Sarah Lahbati. This Metro cover girl has really changed up the color of her locks more than we can keep up with, and killed it every single time! Scroll for further proof: 



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This week, the actress once again surprised us as shared on Instagram that she shifted her red brown hair to an ultra light ash brown, and it turns out, the change was a DIY job! Sarah lightened her strands four times lighter, using a box hair dye from L’Oreal. And according to Sarah, “My hair doesn’t look great but feels softer and smoother too!” 



So, if you're an avid at-home colorist—or want to try it for the first time—here, we list some advice to help you flawlessly transform your hair color. Here’s to perfect at-home hair color today, tomorrow, and forever!

Moisturize your locks. Hair color takes best to hydrated, healthy hair, so conditioning treatments should be part of your regular regimen. 

Take the strand test. If you're trying a new shade, test it on a few trimmed hairs or hidden pieces first, and look at the result before you commit. A common horror story from testers who didn't do this: hair that turned orange and purple. Of course we don’t want that to happen! 

Know your natural hair color. It’s best to choose a color that is no more than one or two shades lighter or darker than you natural hair, since any dramatic changes can be difficult and costly to fix. 

Buy two boxes. Depending on the length and thickness of your hair, you should always buy a few boxes of dye. You know, it’s better to have too much hair dye, than to realize you need more halfway through.

Invest in a color brush. Squirting the dye out and spreading it all over your hair may be easy (and fun), but this method can be messy and imprecise. Instead, mix color in a bowl and paint on with a color brush for the most even professional finish. 

Start from the top. Since roots need the most color (and processing time), apply dye there first, then comb through the rest of hair to distribute it. Work in four to six sections, like pros do in the salon, to ensure full coverage.

Gloss it up. Like lip glosses for strands, hair glosses leave a hue-boosting hint if color and shine.


Lead photos from Sarah Lahbati