8 Hair Colours That Don’t Require Bleaching in Singapore!

Published on Apr 05, 2017

Yes, we get it! Vibrant hair colours are oh-so-gorgeous to look at and you are seriously considering booking an appointment with your hairstylist to get it done.

But before do, just remember one of the major consequences of dyeing vibrant hues is that bleaching can often damage your hair and requires lots of maintenance!

For those of you who LOVE to perm and rebond your hair (and therefore can't bleach!), here's the list of hair colours you can consider for the festive season that DO NOT require bleaching!

UPDATE: We've just updated this list of hair colours and added more colours to the list!

1. Grayge (Gray Balayage Brown) *NEW*


We may not be able to get grey without bleaching... 

Grayge grey balayage brown by Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon

Grayge Balayage Brown by Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon

But you can actually get these grey-brown shades without bleaching!

Short hair grey brown balayage

Grayge Balayage Brown by Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon

Doesn't this colour look gorgeous?

2. Ash Brown *NEW*


A lot of stylists say that we must bleach to achieve ash brown hair colour.

No bleach ash brown hair colour

Bump Hair Design @ The Rochester Buona Vista

But it doesn't seem to be so here at these Japanese salons. 

Do however note that the ash brown colour may not be possible for everyone - those who have coloured their hair brown before will find it easier to achieve this hair colour!

3. Reds


You probably guessed it; red is one of those hair colours that don’t require bleaching.

Still, it's an eye-catching colour just like vibrant hair colours!

If you are not entirely sure about red hair, try it with red highlights first and see if it suits you.

Red hair colour

Style NA Korean Salon @ Parkway Parade

4. Rose Gold (ROLD)


Red hair colour

The issue with Red Hair Colours are that they leave a red undertone... So if you intend to change hair colour after that, you may have to bleach your hair in order to get rid of the red undertone.

On top of looking beautifully vibrant, this hair colour leaves near to zero Red Undertones... so you don't have to bleach your hair to get rid of the red undertones in the future!

No bleach lavender hair colour

No Bleach Pink Lavender Hair Colour by Flamingo Hair Studio

5. Purple Hues


Purple no Bleaching Hair Colour (1)

Picasso Hair Studio @ Bugis Haji Lane

Another funky colour to dye your hair is purple!

Unlike pastel purple, a bold shade of purple doesn’t require bleaching but still exudes class and is a head turner.

It is also a very wearable colour that still looks professional!

Medium Haircut and Lavender Rose Hair Colour and Natural Perm (Sio)

 CLEO Hair & Make @ Clarke Quay The Central

There are different shades that you can go for like this lavender rose colour by CLEO Hair & Make.

Now tell us this doesn’t tempt you to dye your hair just as much as those powdery hues would!

6. Ash Green


Who would have thought green of all colours would make the list of hair colours that don’t require bleaching!

Green Hair Colour without Bleach

Picasso Hair Studio @ Bugis Haji Lane

Maybe because no bleaching is required and because the colour is so unique, Green is actually one of the most demanded colours since last year!

Note however that not all hair salons are adept at handling ash greens without bleaching so head down to Picasso Hair Studio and ask the professionals!

No bleach olive brown hair colour

Olive Brown by Follicle Salon @ Ngee Ann City

If green is a bit much for you, you can always choose to opt for Olive Brown that will give an ashy brown look after the olive green fades!

7. Brown on Brown


It’s no surprise that brown shades would make the list but most of the time brown hair colour is considered to be safe and boring. However, there are several ways to change it up and stand out from the crowd.

No bleach brown highlights

No Bleach Highlights by Focus Hairdressing

Focus Hairdressing does it right by lifting the highlights without using bleach.  The lighter shade of brown definitely enhances the overall look with a subtle contrast that doesn’t look tacky at all.

Haircut and Colour (Ryu)

Flamingo Hair Studio

Hair colour (kai)

Branche Hair Salon @ City Hall Capitol Piazza

Light brown highlights added to brown hair can brighten up the entire look and give off a natural sun kissed vibe. Japanese salons tend be really good with blending lighter shades of brown with darker ones and if brown hair is what you are going for, you can try out Art-Noise Japanese Hair Salon at Holland Village.

Hair Colour (Yukie)

Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon @ Holland Village

8. Mix ‘n’ Match


Hand Pressed Hair Colour

Picasso Hair Studio

Using more complex techniques, your hairstylist can mix and match colours and do some magic to make simple hair colours look really sophisticated, like this hand-pressed colour!

Brown Red Ombre

Follicle Salon @ Ngee Ann City Takashimaya

Of course, you can always fall back to Ombre Brown and Red for a seamless gradation!

No matter which colour you choose, stylists at COVO Japanese Hair Salon say that you will get a more and more vivid result the more times you colour the same colour. The second time colouring Red for example will be brighter than the first and the third time brighter than the second. If you want to know which colour will give you a more vivid result, it may be best to check with the stylist to see which of the colours are strongest for your natural colour base - red, yellow or blue!

Do keep in mind that all coloured hair, whether bleached or not, tends to wash off over time, so remember to use colour shampoo to lengthen the lifespan of your hair colour especially for Reds, Greens and Purples!

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