I don’t know about you, but sometimes (well, a lot of times) I don’t have time to make it to the salon every 6 weeks for a haircut, let alone fresh color! So I have become quite the expert on coloring my hair at home. Today I wanted to share with you my tips & tricks for making it look like you never missed the salon!
I used�Natural Instincts Creme Hair Color. I have long, thick hair, so I like to buy two boxes to make sure it will all get covered. �This time I bought two different colors. �I mixed #31 Darkest Brown and #30R Dark Auburn. I like a little red in my hair, but I also like it really dark, this was the perfect blend.
Step one: Mix Color
Start with mixing your color. When you buy Natural Instincts it comes with everything you need, even gloves, and instructions on how to do it. Follow instructions for mixing. If mixing two colors like I did, you might need an extra bottle like shown to the left.
Step Two: Section off hair
Part down the middle and behind the ears on both sides. You don’t need to pin it or anything, just have it generally parted.
Step three: Apply
I start in the middle and I apply at the roots and rub in and out. I continue just doing the roots until I have done the whole front section of my hair. Then I take the color and apply it to the rest of the hair in the front section. Once the color has been brought all the way through to the ends, I start with the back section. Same thing, starting at the roots first then completing the rest of the hair.
Step four: Saturate Hair & wait
Once I have it all the way through, I twist my hair into a bun on top of my head. It usually stays because of the color and I let it sit there for usually 20 minutes. The Natural Instincts color said only 10 minutes which is always nice! If you have color on your ears or forehead you can use baby oil on a cotton ball to take it off. It might not take it off completely, but it will definitely help.
Step five: rinse, wash, condition
Natural Instincts came with not only conditioner for right after you wash, but also a Color Fresh conditioned for a week or two into the color treatment to revitalize the color. Brilliant! Is there anything worse than your color fading too fast? I think not.
The end product!
And voila! You have beautiful, natural hair color at home! If you would like to just cover your roots, it’s also easy. Do the same steps as above except just don’t bring the color all the way to the tips. I am loving my Natural Instincts Color, it’s so vibrant and beautiful, it turned out great! No go grab a box bring your hair color into fall!
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