(Closed) At home hair color… help?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 1996

@AbbyDabbyDoodleBug: the color will probably fade as it grows out, so regrowth might not be so bad 🙂

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@mole: I used the Feria Foam the last time I colored and it did come out A LOT darker than the box suggested.

@AbbyDabbyDoodleBug: I have medium brown ashy colored hair as well. I went with Medium Chocolate Brown in the Feria Foam, and as I said- it was a lot darker than I expected, so now I’m in the process of growing it out. Other brands I’ve used fade pretty quickly so growing it out is not as noticable, but feria tends to stay pretty true to color for a while, so my roots are definitely showing. Until you find a brand that fades well and your hair reacts well too, I’d hold off on going too much darker than your natural hair color. Roots are a biotch.

Post # 19
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@AbbyDabbyDoodleBug: you should be fine with one – mine is mid back right now (gotta cut it, im starting to look like a witch) and i just started having to use 2 boxes – but my hair not thick by any means..

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I actually really like the foam because you apply it just as you would shampoo. It is messier, though. I don’t even put the pump on – I just pour it into my hand like shampoo. But it smells horrible! I swear it smells like soy sauce. It could be good for a beginner because it is hard to miss any spots. 

I have been dying my hair at home for about ten years (since I was 11!) and I’ve always preferred Clairol or Loreal. I dye my hair a medium blonde and I really like the color that they provide. 

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I like this post! My hair is pretty long and thick but layered. My stylists have always had to go back for more color at least two or three times. Thinking I should probably get two boxes…

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

To be honest, I would probably go to a salon for a colour-correction. I find that when I box-dye my hair, it fades out really quickly (dying it from blonde to brown). Another thing is, is your hair is a few diff colours, a colourist would be able to figure out what colour looks best on your skin tone, and actually attain that, instead of box-dying it and taking a gamble. Especially if you want highlights. I think it’s quite a feat because the colour on the box is hardly ever how it turns out, whereas you can just show your colourist a picture of what highlights you want, and they can do exactly that. It might be just me, but I think it’s a good idea to go to a colourist for a colour-correction (the 1st time). I am rather picky about my hair though!

Here is how my chocolate brown hair turned out!

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve been using the sublime mousse (foam) and love it. The color comes out exactly like the box says it will and it’s super easy to apply!

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Clairol Natural Instincts Non-Brassy for Brunettes, I love it!!  It lasts for maybe a month or so?  But it’s only like $7 at Wal-Mart so I don’t care.  My hair stylist cut my hair after I colored it and thought it looked great!  And she’s a friend, so she would have told me LOL.  I have OLD highlights that I’m growing out so they’re probably there on the ends of my hair, but I don’t notice them until it’s time to color again…then my brown hair turns a bit reddish. 

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