First of all, if you are looking for a major color change, your hair is super long or seriously damaged, you are clumsy, nervous, etc. I encourage you to head to the salon. A stylist can address these issues better than you can at home. I had a scary incident about 10 years ago when I actually got a teensy weensy bit of color in my eye - REALLY not good - luckily I think it was mostly watered down and I lucked out, so be very careful. Don't be tempted to color your eyebrows at home for this very reason.
Coloring your hair can be a bit time consuming and messy. So grab an old t-shirt and towel you don't mind getting stained - the color WILL stain everything it comes in contact with so beware - and let's get started.
For this round of home hair color fun I wanted to try one of the new foam options, so I settled on Clairol's Nice N' Easy Color Blend Foam. Since it's a new product, they didn't have many red shade options, so I settled on this one:
Here's the resulting color:
It was a really nice color, a little darker than I wanted (I would have liked a brighter shade). Now, I did this about two months ago and the only drawback to this color is that it faded SO fast. I know that reds fade quickly anyway, but this one was super quick. So I would suggest coloring with this product every 4-6 weeks instead of 6-8 weeks. I'm wondering if the same thing would happen with another foam brand? I also recommend buying 2 boxes of color if your hair is longer than mine, I used every single drop.
I'm going to use this color again (just bought it today - it was on sale). I looked at John Frieda's foam and L'oreal's Sublime Foam and neither had an acceptable shade of red - at least not in the store I was in. I was hoping to try one of those. I'll try something else in about 6 weeks, so stay tuned!
So do any of you color at home and what brands do you like?
Oh, and I was not compensated in any way shape or form for this post, but if a company wants to send hair color my way - bring it on! ;o)