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Thread: What's your fav do-it-yourself hair color brand?

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    What's your fav do-it-yourself hair color brand?

    Thinking of taking a break from the salon and doing it at home, but it's been a while and now I'm a blonde (from my new natural shade of silvery white ) and was wondering what does the job without too much damage or peroxide.

    What do you like?
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    don't use it anymore as i turned a great shade of gray... but i always used Clairol Nice 'n Easy, and never used the gloves provided as it's not that harsh
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    The hair dresser used Color Charm on me for years, so when I started doing my own hair I used Color Charm with his exactly recipe. I was lucky because my hair dresser was a little dingy- he relied on me to tell him what to do with my hair color, half 6 and half 7 with equal about of developer and some cheap hair conditioner to keep hair soft. The conditioner in the mix really helps out, I use about a 2 tbsp after measuring the color and developer. It looks as good as when he did it.
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    I have not use home color for years, sorry I am no help!

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    I do my own and I use this brand because it is semi-permanent hair dye. What that means is, it lasts about 28 shampoos and it just fade over time and I don't get any nasty roots showing. So if you wash your hair 2 times a week it lasts for 16 weeks. It has a really nice conditioner that comes in the box and it doesn't damage my hair at all.
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    I like Nice and Easy. Hair dresser said for dark hair always use a shade of ash so each strand will have different shades of color. All one shade of color screams hair dye job for dark hair. He showed me to streak the color on my hair not do it like shampoo. Put more on the ends then the roots. It takes time but looks great. Wren shampoo is the best. The Tresemme keratin smooth shampoo and conditioner is the most like Wren you can buy over the counter.
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    Loreal for me.

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    I used to use Loreal Preference, but that was when I was dying my hair black, which is my natural color. Then went to red, then my new natural silvery white, then strawberry blonde and now blonde. I took the Loreal test and it gives a different type depending on whether you answer permanent or semi-permanent, but the colors were very close. Time to go look I guess.
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    I used nutrisse last month, my hair turned purple.
    now for my favorite, usually Clairol, coz it's cheap. my hair is white if I don't add color to it. i'm too young to be white

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    I use Clairol Nice & Easy. I only leave it on for 10 minutes as my hair is so fine.
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    I have never dyed my hair, or had it dyed, or bleached. My hair is silver, all natural.
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    I go to Sally n get swarzcopf igora 12.1 (natural light blonde) and 12% vol peroxide, this was the colour hairdresser used, and its much cheaper doing it myself, I use a highlighting comb so it doesn't go on like block colour. I have used Sally shop when in Florida so know you have them in USA.

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    I use a German brand that's 1/3 of the price of American dye here and I dye mine red, I have natural red/brown but I like to cover the gray I use swarzcopf too notmorecraft
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    Quote Originally Posted by notmorecraft View Post
    I go to Sally n get swarzcopf igora 12.1 (natural light blonde) and 12% vol peroxide, this was the colour hairdresser used, and its much cheaper doing it myself, I use a highlighting comb so it doesn't go on like block colour. I have used Sally shop when in Florida so know you have them in USA.
    I know she used 9N but not sure of the brand name - does that matter? She said she didn't use peroxide but I think the first time she did. Do you think she'd give me the recipe if I asked her? I know, I know, just ask...
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    I used to use Preferece by Loreal until my daughter told me about a new product, off hand I cannot remember the name but it starts with an A and is in a black box. Several years ago I gave up paying $60 to have my hair colored and decided to do it myself. Spent the $60 on fabric.................LOL
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    I don't use it anymore either. My husband is a chemical engineer and convinced me to stop using it. Best thing I could have ever done. I'm free! I do remember that the older you get the lighter you should go. Use soft shades.

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    I like Nutrisse (it turned my hair purple the time I used a color called "Eggplant" or "Black Cherry" - can't remember exactly, but never have had another incident with using browns). I tried the new Olia and that is now my favorite. I have tried almost all of them on the market since I have been coloring my hair for about 40 years. Some color the gray but leave my hair stiff and dull. I have used the 10 minute ones and they do color the gray but I don't like the feel of my hair afterwards. I'm going to stick to Nutrisse and Olia from now on.
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    I use L'Oreal Excellence, because of the applicator. It is a multiple tip applicator, like a comb. Combs thru better than the single tip applicators. I use 6R because I always wanted to be a redhead. People think that it is my natural color (my natural color is a dark ash brown). My grey hair is a nasty mousy grey color, not a pretty silvery white. So until it gets to that pretty shade, color me red.
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    It has been over 30 years since I had a perm. The last one I had I came out looking like little Orphan Annie! In the last 2-3 years I have had it highlighted which I do like but it has been over 9 months since I have done that also. I use Miracle II soap for shampoo and Coconut Oil for conditioner occasionally and use it for my hair dressing. Used to use Suave but they no longer make that. People always wonder how I get my hair a bit shinny. So that is just the coconut oil. I use coconut oil for many, many things. It is a great product.

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    Its funny, I'd been dying my hair since I was 12 years old as my mother was a hairdresser so I'd get her leftovers. As I grew older I went from a mousy brown to a shade of auburn as my father and sister were both red heads and my mother was an auburn. I felt left out in the red department. Finally when I was getting ready to retired, I decided I needed to find areas where I could cut down as my income would be cut basically in half. Decided dying my hair would be one of the areas I'd cut off. I also noticed I'd added some grey hairs but it was coming in streaked so I thought okay, frosted. Worked for me but then I thought wait a minute, now I have greys, mousy brown and auburn so how to make it look good while it was growing out. Went to my hairdressers to see about frosting all of it and she suggested low lighting it instead. Sounded good and that's what I did. I love my grey streaks still as I worked hard for them I keep telling myself. Still collecting more grey hair as I age but I don't mind it as some folks do. I keep telling myself I worked hard for those grey hairs and I'm proud to show them off.........:-D
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    If you discount my very gray and thin hair, I am a brunette and have had good coverage with Nutreese. I like it as it seems less harsh than others. I liked the Olia but it didn't cover the gray as well. I've been doing my own for almost a year now because of cost, and it has taken a lot of trial and error to find the best one for my particular hair. You may have to do the same thing.....every head reacts differently to the chemicals in the dyes......

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    I have tried several brands. My favorite brand is Avon. I found out by accident that they even make it. It is rarely listed in their catalogs but you can find it online and either order it there or take to your Avon rep. Best hair dye I have ever used and the price is good.

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    I don't color my hair but help my daughter with hers. She typically uses Garnier, I think.
    FYI: I am too unmotivated to either color or highlight my hair because it takes work to keep it up and I have better ways to spend my time.
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    I agree w/Misty Mom,Loreal Preference.I'm mostly grey w/some brown here & there. I use the one that comes w/the High liter kit,Love it

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    I stopped with the hair colour when my head broke out in bumps and open sores. The chemicals were just too harsh. I am now a white/gray/brown mixed up mess--- it is what it is!!

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