So a few weeks ago I began haveing thoughts about changing my hair color. At the time I had three different colors in my hair . Your probably thinking whoa! before you freak out It was just streaked through my hair , not just blunt dyed...lol Anyways the bottom had dark brownish/dark blondish highlights. The middle had sandy blonde and redish/brownish highlights. Then the top was extreme blonde highlights all over. I thought it all blended very well and I really loved it. However after a while when the "Growing Out" process began i just wasn't feeling it...lol So Instead of going out and spending over a hundred dollars to dye it one color again I thought of attempting to change it myself.
Let me tell you I was SO nervous at just the thought of doing this to my hair , just because I had heard so many bad stories of girls dyeing their hair and it coming out horribly wrong. lol So I decided to go online and check out some reviews of hair coloring products other people had used. Mainly just to set my mind at ease... haha. Little to my surprise ,that just made it worse! I came across so many reviews saying NOT to dye your hair at home. After a few days went by and I was still whining about changing my hair my loving husband talked me into the "At home" dyeing idea again. I went to my local target and spent like 2 hours reading and browsing different brands. I ended up going with L'oeal Healthy Look (I think thats the name) I'll put pictures down below. I choose the color "Darkest Brown Expresso" . The process is really quick and easy. The smell was really not bad at all like I thought it would be. It says to leave in for 10 minutes but seeing as how my hair was REALLY blonde on top and stuff I left it on for 15 (which is was they recommend for if you have gray hairs) so that was ok to do lol.
My results??? I LOVED it , it came out so pretty and evenly colored throughout my whole head. The color is really dark and beautiful. the product also gives the color a nice shiny look which is nice. I would deff recommend using this product if your wanting to try hair coloring at home. I have no complaints about this product. Plus you save a ton of money doing it yourself at home. I think my box dye was on sale when I got it so I paid $6.00 VS the $120.00 I would have paid going to my hair dresser.
Now I know this isn't for everyone, and if your really unsure about doing this at home or if you have REALLY dried out and damaged hair I would say go to a hair dresser to do it. My hair really wasn't in bad condition so I gave it a try ( oh and my hair is still not badly damaged, actually its smoother now then it was before) Not healthier because once your hair is damaged youreally cant fix it , you can however prevent it from getting worse by going dark vs blonde.
Anywho Im just babbling lol... i hope this helps someone out there who is thinking about doing this and is curious about how it turns out...lol Oh and just as a disclaimer I am not a professional I have never been to beauty school ( I want to though =).) But I just tried this on my own on a whim.