3/31/16

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Being someone who has done the whole hair dye DIY at home many times over the years, like the time when I was 18 I thought I could dye my hair back light after dying it dark which resulted in light roots and orange hair. I had to wear a hat to the pharmacy and buy some dark hair dye to cover my mishap. 

It's funny now but seriously at the time it was one of a few awful "never do that again" experiences with beauty DIY. An unfortunate mistake to learn from. 

I choose my hair colour according to season - going darker in the fall and winter months. Now since the seasons are changing, I'm looking to lighten things up once again. 

My colour of choice? Nice n' Easy 8G Medium Golden Brown by Clairol Expert Collection. I have never had bad results with this colour and I like it. It's lighter but not light enough that it makes me look totally washed out.



By the way, If you have red hair and need to brighten it up or if you are any other shade and can pull it off, I hear the Nice n' Easy Born Red collection can help you find your true red! 

Here are tips from me to you about DIY at home hair dye! 

1- Stick to a brand you know and trust. Once I have tried a brand such as Clairol Nice n' Easy and it works for me, I will go back knowing what to expect without surprises. 

2 - Stick close to your natural colour. What we think looks good and what actually looks good could just be two different things when it comes to home dye. 

3- Follow the directions and do the strand test if you are unsure how the colour you chose will turn out. It just takes a moment and then you can decide if you want to proceed.  

4- Often at-home dyes can fade after a few washes. Avoid this and make your colour last longer by washing every other day. When you do wash, make sure you use a colour-safe shampoo and conditioner. Clairol Nice n' Easy Colourseal Conditioner (included with dye kit) makes maintaining your colour easier.

To see the entire colour collection available please visit Clairol.com and don't forget to follow Clairol on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates!


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34 comments:

  1. I have never had a DIY hair disaster. I don't even do the test first. I have always just mixed it and put it in and never had a disaster. I guess I've been lucky :)

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  2. i used to be able to dye my hair blonde at home but with aging my hair is darker so the last time i tried my hair turned orange. lets just say im choosing darker colours now

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  3. So far no disasters but I haven't experimented much. Right now my hair is my natural colour, light brown with too much grey!

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  4. My DIY disaster is more of a DIY what the heck?... Tried to add blue streaks to my daughters hair, couldn't even see it when the job was done, maybe seems like a few darker areas in her light brown hair.

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  5. I DIY all the time at home but no real disasters other than having to get hubby to help put it in places I can't reach and see. I always use a light brown which was my natural hair colour. According to my roots I think I am totally grey.
    Florence C

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  6. My dyi dissaster was me trying to put highlights in my hair.My colour now is a medium blond.

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  7. I haven't had a disaster yet, lol! My colour now is Ash blonde

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  8. Years ago I dyed my hair blonde but didn't,t get the ash blonde and my hair went strawberry blonde. My sisters were having a double wedding and my hair clashed with the dresses.

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  9. I have only attempted home colouring a few times - I'm not very good at it - I guess it just takes lots of practice - I have dark brown hair -- so there is not too much that I can do, or that can go wrong -- as a younger person, I had a lot of bad experiences with perms (who remembers the Toni, perm in a box?!) I really need to do something these days, however, to cover the grey :)

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  10. When I was a teen I used Sun In and my hair was ORANGE!!! Now I stick to the basics and usually get Natural Instincts.

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  11. I dyed my hair blonde once, and I ended up looking older than I was... and it was not a good look for me!

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  12. I can't recall a bad hair color (but can at the salon) but my mom is 77 and she tends to buy hair color that is....interesting to say the least ..I color my hair with whatever is on sale on the apps (like checkout51) I don't have a favorite brand lol (Sabina edwards)

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  13. I have never had hair disaster from colouring my hair. It sometimes is to dark but it fades!

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  14. my worst hair disaster was when my sister permed my hair she left it in too long and it totally fried/frissed it out

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  15. As a teen I used to dye my hair lots of crazy colours, mostly purples, pinks and blues. One time I decided to go really bright blue and my friend convinced me I should bleach my hair first so the colour would really show up. We bleached my hair and then immediately put in the blue dye. It turned out as blotches of orange and green and was really stretchy, almost like an elastic. I had to get my waist length hair cut to fix the mess we made. I cried for several days about that one! Now I stick to deep browns and reds.

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  16. i tried to give myself blonde highlights at home years back. I ended up with blonde hair. It so did not suit me!

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    1. Now when I colour my hair I go for a light brown

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  17. my go to color is a medium brown. Worst hair disasters when my hair turned orangey on top

    billiondollarprincesss @hotmail.com

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  18. No DIY disasters yet. My current colour is light brown.

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  19. I died my hair a darker brown,and it turned out almost black!! My current and natural hair color is a medium brown!

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  20. have not really had a disaster other than maybe I didn't rinse out well enough and my pillow case was discolored in the morning... my colour is amedium auburn shade.

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  21. I have naturally black hair so once I used hair dye for light brown hair because I wanted to lighten my hair ... it was awful ...my hair color was not good at all ...so I went back to dying my hair black.

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  22. I haven't had any disasters yet, knock on wood!!!

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  23. I've been colouring my fair for about 25 yrs, mainly to cover the grey which started very early. I've not had any disasters as such but have had to change to a lighter colouring as the grey was showing way too quickly, I now use medium blonde instead of dark blonde.

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  24. My worst at home DIY hair disaster was trying a new brand that had significantly less product in it compared to other brands I have used and getting midway through dying and not having enough to do my whole head...what a mess! I had patches of different shades.

    I had to send hubby to the store to get another 2 boxes so I could do my whole head the next day...thankfully it wasn't noticeable.

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  25. I attempted to bleach my hair. It turned to orange and the texture was like straw for weeks! Never again! I stick with natural dark browns now!

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  26. I had long hair and tried to color it by myself with only one box, i was going a darker shade and tried to spread the color out as much as possible, it didn't color veery well. now i stick with something closer to my current color

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  27. My ultimate worst hair disaster at home is when I watched too many youtube videos on how to bleach my hair. Turned out super brassy at the roots ..soooo horrible!

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  28. When I tried to dye my hair blond... IT WENT GREEN! UGH! Let's just say I sent my sister to the store to get me a dark color!

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  29. I once ended up with green-tinged hair after a DYI colouring attempt.

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  30. My mom gave me an at-home spiral perm when I was in junior high which made my hair 5x the size & so brutally frizzy, it was terrible. That perm forever changed my hair & to this day still has a permanent wave.

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  31. I just had one on Sunday.....can't get it out fast enough. BRASSY, definitely the wrong colour for me.

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  32. My disaster was trying to do a a root touch up and I picked the wrong shade. The top of my head was red.(Debbie W)

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  33. My worse DIY home hair care was when I tried to dye my hair and left it in too long. It was not the colour it was indicated in the box!!

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