When it comes to hair dye, the at-home options seem to get a little bit better every year. I’ve always been hesitant to give up my beautician and take the chance to do it myself. However, with the last year in quarantine, I was forced to rethink that strategy or slowly fade back to my natural look. While many women have done just that and, quite frankly, look fabulous, it just wasn’t for me.
I was pretty intimidated at first by all of the options available. I found myself standing in the hair color aisle looking at all of the boxes, wondering what I’d gotten myself into. Finally, I used my “phone a friend” option and called my hairstylist, who is not only my stylist but is also a friend. She understood my plight and was also kind in realizing that she might have a mess on her hands the next time she saw me. I asked her opinion on what to use, and she was quite forthcoming. Unfortunately, the hair products she typically uses aren’t intended for beginners, and I most likely couldn’t purchase them on my own.
She then recommended a name that I’ve known for years and have always trusted, and it all became very simple for me. Sally Beauty. I’ve known about Sally Beauty for many years and thought they would be a great place to start. So, I hopped online and was genuinely pleased and the amount of information they had available. They have Hair Color 101 tutorials for pretty much anything you’d like to do and step-by-step procedures that made it really easy for me to take the plunge. Sally Beauty also has colorview technology available on their website and app, an amazing tool that allows you to virtually try on a new hair color without having to commit. I had a lot of fun with this technology and was able to see myself in a whole new light by trying out colors I’d never considered. I mean, they have over 1200 shades of salon-quality hair color so there were a lot of options to choose from.
Since my first foray into at-home coloring, I’ve explored some different options based on the online quizzes and the in-store recommendations for my skin tone from their helpful sales staff. I have some friends who were so impressed by my results that they’ve also started experimenting, and so far, these have been our favorite products.
I love this option because it’s formulated to provide maximum shine, and it actually made my hair stronger. It’s got ingredients like Moroccan Argan and Coconut oils that made my hair smoother and silkier, an effect I didn’t expect when using a home hair-care method. The non-drip formula was easy to apply and didn’t make a mess, and again, it covered my gray hair without fading over time. This product is sold exclusively at Sally Beauty, which guarantees first-rate quality. It gave me salon-quality results, which is quite different from other products you can purchase at the store.
What’s even better is for the month of June, all Ion kits will drop from $9.99 to $4.99, a great way to get a new look (or bring out your natural beauty) without spending a ton of money.
I love this option because not only is the price ah-mazing, but it’s pre-blended and only takes one application. It also gave me 100% gray coverage, so I do not see reminders of days gone by when I look at my roots. In addition, it’s gentle on my hair and odorless, so I don’t leave my ‘hair session’ with a headache or fried hair. This is the perfect way to go from looking like an older woman to having a youthful look and embracing the fabulous woman that I am.
I have a lot of busy friends that find the idea of not having to sit in a salon chair for hours quite enticing. That’s where Fast 10 is a real game-changer for them. Infused with vegetable squalane oil, argon oil complex, and karaveg 18, it offers superior gray coverage. Plus, it’s formulated in Europe and was designed exclusively for Sally Beauty. The best thing about it? As the name implies, it only takes 10 minutes to get a great look and get the job done. Wow.
Dark & Lovely delivers vibrant, fade-resistant color using double conditioning power. It seals in moisture and protects both relaxed and natural hair while coloring. It also restores protein while deep conditioning your hair, leaving it looking its best and giving you the color you deserve. This product is the best way to showcase a dark shade, especially for women with brunette hair or black hair, all while offering amazing options if you’re looking for a blonde look instead. The golden blonde option is perfect for a pixie cut, short bobs, or face-framing layers.
I didn’t personally use this product, but my friend swears by it. Before visiting Sally Beauty, she was unhappy with her hair and was about ready to give up. After trying Creme of Nature, however, she called to tell me how impressed she was and how amazing her hair looked after completing the application. Come to find out, this product is infused with double the conditioning power of Argan Oil and uses something called strengthening Micro-Sphere technology. So basically, this product comes in, adds fabulous color, and then leaves your hair better than it found it. This product proved to be the end of the search for my friend, who was seeking a fresh look and a new color scheme.
The first product I was encouraged to try was Toppik, which is a great option when trying to cover my dark roots and grey hair and touch up my blonde highlights. To be honest, I thought it was such a great choice I almost just kept using it instead of switching to a permanent color. It comes in 9 gorgeous hair colors, so I could match it to my natural shade and touch up my roots from my last salon appointment. I have naturally fine hair, and it made it look like I have full, thick hair. It was also resistant to rain and sweat for long-lasting results. I recommended it to a friend that has hair loss, and it was a game-changer for her, and it saved her from having to go in for frequent root touch-ups.
Bigen Hair Color is designed for someone with a full (or partial) head of all gray or white hair to bring out your natural hair color and leave you with a great look. It gives you a bold color and is long-lasting, and it leaves your hair looking natural and healthy. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to use. All you have to do is mix the powder with water, and it’s ready to go. The fact that it’s ammonia-free shows that Sally Beauty is putting the best quality into all of its products.
If you’ve been considering trying at-home hair coloring either because of health concerns or for budgetary reasons, now is the time to take the plunge. Sally Beauty makes it easy to find the best hair color for you and makes it a breeze to get the job done without stress or a big mess to clean up. Plus, their products offer a wide variety of application methods to suit any style and make coloring your hair an easy process. Whether you’ve got short hair, dark hair, fair skin, dark skin, straight hair, or a red hair color, if you’ve considered going for a new amazing style, this is the time. Before you take the plunge, check out their website and get the info you need to get back on the path to fabulous.