How To Color Your Hair At Home— VIDEO

There's a lot more that goes into coloring your hair at home than just simply reading the directions that come in the box. How do you keep the dye from staining your skin? (Spoiler: apply petroleum jelly first.) Do you need a brush or are your hands sufficient enough? (All you need are your hands.) Are you supposed to shampoo after you rinse out the color? (Yes, but make sure to use a color-safe shampoo!) The questions are endless, and super-intimidating if you're a DIY hair-newbie like I am. But if you do some research and follow the right steps, you can get a salon-perfect color at home without breaking the bank. So to save you time and effort, we've already done the hard work for you.

In partnership with Schwarzkopf, we're bringing you the ultimate guide to successfully dyeing your hair at home. You can finally calm your fears, as you'll no longer have to worry about being in the next beauty horror story. Check out the entire step-by-step below, and for more beauty how-tos, don't forget to subscribe to Bustle on YouTube.

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This post is sponsored by Schwarzkopf.

Makeup: Allie Smith