Best home hair colourants

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Best home hair colourants

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Can I have some suggestions please as I suspect I'm not going to the hairdressers for a while?!

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I like the John Frieda ones. Bit more expensive than average but often discounted. I find the coverage good, and it leaves my hair in decent condition. And it's a mousse which makes application a bit easier.

I use the light non-reddish browns like Ash and Natural.

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I’ve always rated L’Oréal and Clairol Nice and Easy. I’ve only had my hair dyed once at a hairdressers. I’ve always done my own and barring a slight mishap when I was 15 I’ve had no issues. I have a lot of grey now and both cover well. Take time to section properly. Focus on roots and don’t forget your crown.

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Should you apply to wet hair or not?

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Always dry hair, the ones I've used. They actually recommend you wash it the night before rather than on the day but I often don't think that far in advance.

I use vaseline lip balm on the tips of my ears and around my temples to try and minimise skin dyeing beyond the hairline, and if there are any obvious bits where that's happened I use a baby/skin cleansing wipe on immediately.

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Yes to the dry hair and I thought that ‘old’ hair (ie not too freshly washed) worked better too.

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Thanks for the suggestions. Also don't forget to do your patch tests.

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I’ve used nice n easy, garner nutrisse and L’Oréal preference. They’re all much of a muchness.

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I've only done it once (this century at least :lol:) and it definitely said not clean hair, but I understood the instructions to say to rinse it first. Maybe I got confused.

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I like Schwarzkopf Colour Expert. Always on dry (and usually dirty) hair.

Always patch test. I had a reaction to one once.

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Yes, dry unwashed hair.

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I used to use Loreal N&E. It was fine for several years until it just went too dark. I'd use it again as a stop gap though.

Can I ask a question. I only ever went all over but is there a way of doing just roots adequately? I'm growing out bleach, but I like the ombre look so I'd quite like not to destroy it, esp not with random big chunks of another colour.

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This is in no way a reccomendation, but when I was shopping for my dye there was a speciak ombré kit. I think L'Oréal

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Lots of colourants have a couple of methods usually - all over and root application only - usually the majority of the time with it just on roots and then 5 mins or so on the rest. Using a comb can help it look more blended.

I have done just roots because I’m blonde and even if I didn’t dye it the blonde at the end is much lighter than new growth.

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Just got to find some in stock online now!

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Would your hairdresser help, if you can't find any in stock? My hairdresser put a post on Facebook saying she will try to get people's own colours to them, if they need it.

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She probably would but I've managed to track some down.

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I would totally just use a non perm 10 washes one and just do the visible roots.
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I’ve been using the Live! bright ones for a while as I do favour purple/blue/red hair.

I need to get something semi-permanent for Betty. I’ve used krazy kolor and Directions in the past but they wash out in 2-3 washes. Last time I used a semi-permanent Live one. I’ve heard good things about Bleach London. She wants orange or red hair.

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It's the best time to play with new colours really, isn't it?!

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