The best at-home colour kits I’ve tried

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Sometimes a trip to a salon is out of the question for various reason, and when we can’t get there we have to take things into our own hands. We’ve tried a host of products from semi-permanent through to permanent products for home hair dyeing and in this blog we’ll let you know what’s worth the effort.

Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Crème

If you use blonde dye pick an ash or neutral tone. Hair has a tendency to have a warm hue, so choosing a light or gold colour will help keep blonde highlights standing out.

Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Colour

This is a semi-permanent dye that is designed to wash out after 28 washes. It is vegetable based and contains no ammonia, meaning it is gentle to hair. This is great for adding richness to your hair colour and because it’s designed to wash out it doesn’t leave you with roots.

Vidal Sassoon Pro Series

This colour is hugely vibrant and takes a bit longer than the others we tested. We found it works best if you apply it to your roots, wait 20 minutes and apply to the rest of your hair to get a more natural colour. The conditioner supplied with it also leaves your hair as shiny as it can be.

John Frieda Precision Colour Foam

This is one of our favourites because of its foam applicator. The applicator means you get salon style application and won’t end up with dye all over your face/clothes/floor. We found it best to apply to your roots for 15 minutes then pulling it through the rest of your hair to the ends for ten minutes for the most natural colour.

Tish and Snooky’s Manic Panic

If you like bold, fun colours, then you probably won’t find anything that is better than this. Tish and Snooky have been creating bold hair colour for 40 years and they have a massive range of colours and all of their range is vegan too

These are just some of the products available, and we haven’t tried everything out there on the market. As ever, these products might not work for you, but with trial and error you’ll find the one that is right for you.

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