The key to doing your own color at home is finding the right color/brand and sticking to it. When I was younger (high school), I would try different colors and brands every time. That often led to disaterous results. As I've gotten older and wiser, I realized the color that works for me and use it every time. This is my signature color...
The color is called "Toasted Coconut"...doesn't that sound so tropical and lovely? Ha! Anyways, I'm a big fan of the L'oreal Couleur Experte hair coloring system. I have used it since junior year of college. It's a 2 step process, where you do an all over color and then go through with a highlighting wand for color definition. Has anyone else used this? I literally SWEAR by this stuff...and I've tried ALOT of at-home hair dyes.
This makes my hair the perfect shade of a nice medium blonde, then it adds in the lighter blonde highlights. Since I've been doing it for so many years, I'm now an expert on the little highlighting wand, but it does take some time to get used to it. But at-home hair dye has come along way...it's pretty hard to mess this stuff up, seriously! And I get compliments on my hair color all the time...even when I'm in the salon getting my hair cut...ohhh, if they only knew it was hair dye out of a box!
Well, since this hair dye is pretty much vital to my existence as a blonde, you can imagine my HORROR when I realized that a lot of stores were not carrying it anymore. I could no longer find it at the grocery store or Target. I just about had a panic attack thinking about having to switch up my brand and color...especially 3 months before my wedding.
After some internet research, I realized that Drugstore.com carries it and it's only $14.99/box. Which is way cheaper than I was paying at Tar-jay. I totally ordered 3 boxes of it today! I've never used drugstore.com before and I was very impressed...free shipping and I already got an email saying it shipped out about 2 hours after I placed my order! So I won't have to deal with my gross dark roots for too much longer!!
So that's my dirty little beauty secret!!! Anyone else have any to share?