The best home hair colors are easy to use, are not messy, offer lasting dimension and shine, and don't damage your strands. You can get beautiful results at home for a fraction of the cost you'd pay in a salon as long as your intended hair color change isn't too drastic.
1. Clairol Nice 'n Easy
Nice 'n Easy gives dimension and guarantees to retain its depth for at least eight weeks. Finding the right color should also be a breeze because there are 56 shades to choose from. The box comes with a healthy amount of conditioner that provides soft hair with a glossy shine. When you visit the Clairol website and click on the color you're considering, you can see user reviews for that particular color. There are several listings for Nice 'n Easy on Makeup Alley for various colors. In all cases, over 60 percent of all members said they would buy this product again. Drugstore.com reviews are consistently four to five of five stars.
2. Clairol Natural Instincts
If you're a commitment-phobe when it comes to hair color, but you want to try on a new shade that is close to your current one, Clairol Natural Instincts is one of the best home hair colors you can try. 77 percent of Makeup Alley users would buy the product again. Drugstore.com reviewers give a range of one to five of five stars, based on shade. Some women say their hair feels healthier after they color with Natural Instincts, according to the Clairol site.
3. Garnier Nutrisse Permanent Crème Hair Color
Rich color, several shade selections, little mess, and a not-so-horrible smell make Garnier one of the best home hair color options. The Garnier website says it will cover gray completely and effectively nourish the hair. Overall, 78 percent of Makeup Alley members who have tried the all-over hair color product would buy it again and Drugstore.com reviews consistently give four to five of five stars. The solid hair colors received better reviews than the highlighting kits.
4. Revlon Frost and Glow Highlighting Kit
The Revlon Frost and Glow Highlighting Kit is available in Honey, Chestnut, and Blonde, so no base hair color is left out. The formula is ammonia-free and it's easy to create either subtle or dramatic highlights with the kit thanks to the special cap that is included in the box. Drugstore.com reviews give the Frost and Glow kits four to four and a half of five stars.
5. Revlon Colorsilk
One of the major attractions of this hair color is its low price. You can often find two boxes packaged together for under $5.00. There is also a selection of 40 different shades, and Revlon states that there will be 100 percent gray coverage when using the Colorsilk hair dye. Makeup Alley reviewers didn't give any shade of Colorsilk below a 50 percent "would buy again" rating (Blue Black), with roughly 80 percent on average who would buy Colorsilk dye again. Drugstore.com reviews give most shades four to five of five stars.