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How to Color Your Hair With Salon Results

Updated on August 1, 2015

What Brand of Hair Coloring is the Best

Coloring your hair can be extremely intimidating, especially if you've never done it before or you tried it once or twice and had disastrous results. I have been coloring my hair with over the counter hair coloring for 15 years now and have mastered the art of hair coloring. I even get my stylist who cuts my hair saying how great my hair coloring is and who colors it. When I told her I do it myself she can't believe it. So don't let hair coloring intimate you ! There are mistakes that we all make that I will address so you don't make them.

Don't buy cheap hair coloring ! When I say cheap I mean the ones that you see on sale for $2.00 - $3.00. They dry out your hair and don't usually have the conditioner your hair needs after coloring it. The best ones I've found are the 10 minute hair colorings (Clairol's Perfect 10) that are between $ 10.00 - $15.00. The brands that require you to keep the hair coloring on for 30 - 40 minutes end up making your hair to dark or to light. Plus, the longer ones tend to burn your scalp because of the long time it's on there.

Picking the Right Hair Coloring For Brown or Dark Colored Hair

This is the biggest mistake we make, pick the wrong color to put onto our hair. If you have brown or dark hair, you can't buy blond and expect to get the blond that you see on the box. You need to buy a shade or two lighter than your natural hair color, PERIOD.

I have been there and it's so tempting to purchase the color you want to get to, but if it's more than a couple shades lighter than your current hair color it won't work. What you do is gradually lighten your hair continuing to get a couple shades lighter every 6-8 weeks when you color.

Coloring Hair Blond to Red

Picking the Right Hair Color For Blond or Light Colored Hair

If you have blond, grey, or even light brown colored hair you can pick any dark color and you will get the results. You have to be careful though, grey hair if mixed with another colored hair will turn out lighter than the rest of your hair.

Keep this in mind when buying your hair coloring. For a lighter color than your current hair color, you want to stay withing a couple shades of what you already have.

Colors for Hair Coloring

Picking the Right Hair Color For Red Heads

If you have red hair, you can get frustrated fast because it's almost impossible to get rid of a red undertone no matter what color you try to change it to. What you want to do is look on the box and it will tell you if it will cool down or warm up your red tones. That is the kind of hair coloring you need to get rid of the red. If you don't do this, you won't get rid of the red undertones.


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    • DeborahFantasia profile image

      Deborah 6 years ago from Italy

      I'm glad I could help out ! Happy hair coloring :)

    • Francesca27 profile image

      Francesca27 6 years ago from Hub Page

      Great information. I will use your suggestion the next time I need to color my hair. Thanks.