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Hair Dye Recommendations


Hey Ladies!  Its been awhile since I've done my hair at home and I'm wondering what some of the best at home hair dyes are.  I've read different reviews on here and I'd like to get some more opinions. I'm looking for permanent colour that is vibrant and long lasting.  I'm not concerned about grey coverage,  luckily I don't have to worry about that yet ;)
Apr 01, 2015 @ 09:13 pm

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Hair Dye

For me personally I love Vidal Sassoon Salonist Permanent Hair Color it done in two easy steps and in my opinion it really does work as well as if you went to a salon. Have a great night SnowWhite.
Apr 01, 2015 @ 10:31 pm

I've heard good things about that dye

I'm interested in trying that dye. I've heard good things about it and they have such lovely, vibrant shades. It's definitely a major contender for me right now. Thanks for the input! Hope you're having a great night :)
Apr 01, 2015 @ 10:58 pm

Hair Dye

Your welcome it is my favorite but I also like John Freida's Precision Foam in Hair Color. Very easy to apply and no mess or drips with both of them. Hope you turn hair turns out nice.
Apr 02, 2015 @ 12:46 am

Hair at home

I love love love L'Oreal Couleur Experte. Base color is lovely, leaves hair soft & shiny and the hilights just rock. Only thing w hilights is they don't give a lot. I have super thick hair so used 2 packets but it depends on your hair & how many hilights you want. Before I ysed it I read a lot of reviews and most women used cap for hilights, getting hubby to do back. I tried freehand w tool they give u but quickly realized it would b a disaster. My BF is a frustrated artist ;) so the back of my hair looks amazing. Lol. Also, hilights r soft, not that bleachy color. I'd been spending a fortune at salon for yrs and when between jobs decided to try this, scared sh-tless! I am now furious w myself for not doing it sooner. Not only am I saving a ton but everyone tells me my hair looks better now than when I was spending a queen's ransom! By the way I am getting grey and this covers beautifully. Just love it.
Apr 02, 2015 @ 02:17 am

Great recommendations

Christine I was also interested in the John Freida line as well. I've never used a foam before. I feel like it would be a nice change from the gel type, probably neater too.
JudesW, I'm not so sure about the highlight part. The last time I did the cap and hook it was a disaster lol. I had my mom help me because my BF wasn't too comfortable doing it. We did far too many and they turned out really bleachy looking. I ended up having to low light to compensate. I have medium brown hair (natural) and I find that any highlights I've attempted at home turn out looking bad. Way too light and unnatural. I really appreciate your suggestion though, :)
Apr 02, 2015 @ 09:22 am

Hair Dye

Hello SnowWhite,you were asking about a good Hair Dye and the best for you to purchase is ,John Frieda.Their hair dye is down right fantastic!!!!!I just love,love it!!!.Their hair dye is like no other I've ever tried ,in fact it's the only Hair Dye I will use or ever use.It leaves your hair with a beautiful shine and your hair is soft and manageable when done.Some dyes leaves your hair dried out or feeling corky,that's my opinion but,John Frieda is nothing but the best with complete grey coverage(in case).I love all their hair products and they are always giving out Hair Dye to anyone who signs up there.I was just named John Frieda Brand Ambassador.It was because I love and use their products all the time.Go to John Frieda.ca and check it out yourself.Hope this helps.
Apr 02, 2015 @ 11:59 am

vidal sassoon

5VR has been my signature colour (every 3 weeks) since the fall of 2014. I am in LOVE with this colour, all except for the fact that my grey hair makes it so that I need to colour so often.

I'm also in need of some suggestions. The colour (after 5 weeks) is now faded, a little red in colour (I have some actual red in there somewhere from previous dyes) and after 5 weeks, a lot of grey roots.

I want to go back to a lighter brown, but I'm not sure which colour/brand would offer an easier transition...any advice?
Apr 02, 2015 @ 12:12 pm

Beauty Outlets

You'll save a bit of money and get a way better quality colour by going to a beauty outlet and buying salon grade colour and peroxide and mixing it yourself at home. the only thing missing from your drug store kit is the bottle. I've gone to Williams Beauty Outlet in the west end of toronto (dundas and roncesvalles) for years. I get a product from France called Keune and whatever peroxide they have. This works provided you don't want to extremely lighten as that involves bleach which requires a pro, but I end up with a great dye, decently conditioned hair afterwards (I have really normal hair) and I can afford to dye it every 4 or 5 weeks when the roots start to show. the last time i used a drug store brand it smelled horrible, stripped my hair for a week and didn't last. reds tend to fade the fastest, there's no real getting around that but i'm also not gray so it fades back to a brown, which is what i am naturally.

there are plenty of beauty supply options around the city. you'll just need to find one that suits you and your hair type.
Apr 03, 2015 @ 06:52 pm

Beauty supply outlets

Tanyarphillips, thats a really neat idea! I've never even considered that route before. Is it really as simple as mixing it and applying? Are there typically instructions on the bottles or do you need insider knowledge?
I have really fine, thin hair. I am afraid of frying it, been there done that. I have medium brown hair and either want to go 2 shades darker or red.
Apr 04, 2015 @ 08:22 am

it's exactly the same, not certain if there's instructions

mix equal parts of colour to peroxide formula, and apply. depending on how your hair takes colour will depend on the depth you get. i have fine hair but lots of it, so i don't notice any discernible difference when i colour and all colour temporarily swells the hair shaft. there's probably instructions online somewhere.

i started this because a friend was a hair dresser and suggested it and i find the product is way easier on my hair than anything from the drug store ever was, and i've been doing this for about 15-18 years. i find using a leave in conditioner right after dying also helps and it's the only time i use such a thing. good luck.

this is the product I use http://www.keune.com/na/Product-Finder/Product-Information/prodid/646/rtid/1655/tagids/474#.VSAD_JPAGM8, like i said I get it in Toronto at Williams Beauty Supply. They do have a red line but i find it tends to bleed out a lot and went back to their usual red line and was way happier. There's also a trick of 'grounding' the colour by using the base colour for whatever line you're using. For example each set of shades is represented by a number, I tend to use 4, 5 and sometimes 6's as a darker red head, so to ground the colour I'll mix in about a 1/4 of a 5 if i'm using a 5.67 as an example. hope that helps.
Apr 04, 2015 @ 11:34 am

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