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The Best Hair Color To Dye Your Own Locks At Home

We go through the same emotions every time we find ourselves perusing the hair color aisle at the drugstore. At first, we're really excited about all the possible hues for switching up our 'do. Curiosity hits when we realize how "easy" it is to go from mahoghany brown to vibrant cherry. But we grow anxious when we start to question which brand will give us the desired results.

Dying your own hair at home requires a lot of trial and error. And with so many products on the market, we find that it always works in our favor when we ask a friend or a colorist to point us in the right direction.

If you're searching for the best at-home hair color, below are eight brands our editors trust.

For Concealing Roots...
Clairol Nice 'N Easy Root Touch-Up, $6.99. This brand's color range makes it easy to find your perfect shade so that you can mask roots and grays with the included "precision brush."
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For A High-Shine Gloss...
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For An All-Over Refresh...
For An All-Over Refresh...
Vidal Sassoon Salonist At-Home Colour, $11.19. A 2-step process (cream application followed by a serum) allows you to easily target roots and grays, then blend the color into the longer layers for a more natural look.
For Fool-Proof Ombré...
L'Oreal Paris Feria Wild Ombré, $12.99. It may be hard to fathom DIY ombré, but this at-home hair color kit takes the guesswork out of the technique with a blending brush that creates salon-worthy highlights.
For A Brighter-Than-Bright Hue...
Celebrity Hair Color