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Save bucks coloring your hair at home: The right way

Hair is extremely powerful because it has the uncanny ability to ruin or renew our attitude. Just about every woman’s mood has been affected by the type of hair day she’s having — and that could be why we spend so much money on it.

At-home hair coloring

Here are some tips for coloring your own hair that will ensure you don’t get yourself into a hairy situation.

Be conservative

If you decide to play beauty parlor at home, experts agree it’s best to be conservative with color choices. Choose a semi-permanent color and make sure it’s not a drastic change.

Read all instructions

It’s the same thing you learned in second grade — read all of the instructions before you begin. That’s very important when working with at-home hair color because you don’t want to be fumbling through certain steps that require quick application.

Start with a strand

Every box of hair color advises users to conduct a strand test first. While it can be tempting to skip this important step in the effort of saving time, it is a good idea to test before you begin. Hair colors contain chemicals, so there’s a chance you could be allergic. Performing a strand test will make sure you’re not.

Wear something old

By doing hair color at home, you’ll easily save $50 or more. But make sure you don’t negate that savings by ruining a rug, shower curtain or shirt in the process. Hair dye can be detrimental when it comes into contact with anything except hair.

Get free help

All reputable hair color brands offer a free service for customers. It’s a free hotline that will answer any questions you may have about the home hair coloring process.

Research reviews

Plenty of publications have tested at-home hair coloring kits to find the best products available on the market. They’ve already done the dirty work so you can skip straight to gorgeous hair at a fraction of the price!

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How to get long-lasting hair color
Make your hair color last

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