Holly Willoughby may be a dab hand with a box of hair dye now, but that hasn't always been the case. The This Morning star revealed that she once suffered a DIY hair dye "disaster" after accidentally turning her blonde hair red – and according to Holly, it wasn't a "nice red". Speaking in a video on Instagram for British Vogue's Vogue Night In series, Holly confessed her mishap to beauty director Jessica Diner, while sharing a step-by-step guide to dyeing her roots, all from the comfort of her own bathroom.
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The 39-year-old explained: "I went red by accident, when I was much, much younger, and I used to kind of experiment with your hair, and I was – I'd gone blonde through using those kind of beach spray blondes. So I came back home and I thought 'Oh, I better just put this dark hair dye over the top.' And, obviously, I mean, I'm not a colourist, but that was a disaster because it didn't go brown, it went red. But not even like a nice red, and also red, it did not suit me, but I had to stay like that for ages until the colour grew out. So I get with home hair colour why people are nervous, because I have had my own disasters too."
Holly really does dye her own hair
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Holly revealed last month that she really does colour her own hair using Garnier, which is good, considering she is an ambassador for the brand. Sharing a video of her dyeing process, Holly said: "Tomorrow morning on This Morning I know I will get an awful lot of questions asking how come I’ve managed to get my hair colour done whilst we are in lockdown (roots were getting out of control!)... I thought it’s a good opportunity to answer that question and a few others... Do I really use Garnier to tint my own hair and if so how do I do it?... Hope this helps if you are considering home hair colour for the first time ... Always do a patch test and follow the instructions…"
Garnier Nutrisse 10.01, £5.79, Superdrug
In the video, the blonde beauty revealed that she has always dyed her hair at home; while she does get her highlights done "once in a blue moon", "nine times out of ten, this is the tint I do," she revealed. And the good news is that her go-to dye is completely affordable. Holly uses Garnier Nutrisse – 10.01, called Baby Blonde, which retails for as little as £5.79.
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