The Best Hair Color To Dye Your Own Locks At Home

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."
For Concealing Roots...

EverPro Beauty Gray Away Temporary Root Concealer, $8.99. We were a little on the fence about this spray-on product when it landed on our desks. But it has to be one of the fastest and cheapest ways to "spray away the grays" without looking like we have color plastered on our scalps.

For A High-Shine Gloss...

John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss, $9.99. Easily a favorite among the "blondes" in our office, this ammonia and peroxide-free gloss restores color without leaving strands dull and dry.

For A High-Shine Gloss...
Madison Reed

Madison Reed Color Reviving Gloss, $24.95. Madison Reed changed the at-home hair color game after first introducing this kit. Now, the brand is shaking things up with this gloss formulated with hydrating Argan oil and strengthening keratin for shine without the damage of a permanent hair dye.

For An All-Over Refresh...

Garnier Olia Oil Powered Permanent Color, $7.99. The rich blend of floral oils in this at-home kit, including sunflower and camellia, helps the color to penetrate deep into follicles for a vibrant and smooth finish.

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...

Manic Panic High Voltage Classic Cream Formula Hair Color, $13.99. When it comes to wild and wacky hair color, Manic Panic is the best, hands down. The shade that you see in the packaging is exactly what you're going to get.

Jennifer Lawrence

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