While we love being pampered at the salon, we can agree that there are better ways to spend our money by learning a few tricks on how to best color hair at home.

Once you select your ideal hair color product, follow these simple recommendations and your at-home hair color experience will be a successful one.

A Few Must-Follow Guidelines

How to Color Hair Tip 1 - It's best to choose a color that is no more than one or two shades lighter or darker than your natural hair, since any dramatic changes can be difficult and costly to fix. Don't try to go platinum blond if you're a natural brunette. Leave dramatic changes to professionals. At-home hair color products are not chemically designed for this type of transformation.

How to Color Hair Tip 2 - Keep in mind that semi-permanent colors won't lighten your hair - they can only make it darker.

How to Color Hair Tip 3 – Do a strand test first! Try your new color on a strand of hair underneath your top layer before coloring your whole head. This way, if you don't get what you expected, you can easily cover it up.

How to Color Hair Tip 4 – Protect your skin. Since some dyes can irritate and stain, spread Vaseline along your hairline or a Q-tip before applying any color.

How to Color Hair Tip 5 – Always follow the instructions on the box!

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Best at Home Hair Color Products


Clairol’s Perfect 10 Nice 'n Easy Hair Color

This at home hair color product from Clairol is a high speed, high gloss permanent hair color that gives your hair shine and reflective dimension in just 10 minutes. Perfect 10 Nice 'n Easy Hair Color is great for covering gray hair. This is a gentle hair color product, upgraded with a moisturizing ColorSeal Intensive Conditioning Crème.

Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color

Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color is an ideal at-home hair color product for those of you who want to experiment. It can transform naturally dark hair with ultra-reflective tones. With the Ultra Lightening Blondes, even brunettes can become blondes without bleach, in one simple step! Garnier Nutrisse is the only color creme with an ampoule of grapeseed oil so you can start nourishing while you color!

John Frieda’s Precision Foam Hair Color

This at-home hair color product covers every strand perfectly, so you are assured of shiny, natural-looking results. Quick and easy application. No need for complicated application tools or help from friends. This unique foam spreads quickly and easily, flawlessly covering the hard to reach hair on the back of your head, roots and hairline. Precision foam color allows you to achieve the same salon precise coverage that you would receive from a professional colorist.

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