3 Tips for the Perfect DIY Hair Color


If you’ve ever had your hair colored at the salon or used boxed hair color before, you probably know the hair dye basics: apply, let develop, and then rinse out.

But these 3 easy tips from expert colorists can help you get the perfect home hair color:

1. Don’t Shampoo Beforehand

Expert colorists advise not to shampoo your hair before application. It can strip some of your scalp’s natural protective oils, leaving you prone to possible sensitivity. So while it may be tempting to fully cleanse your hair before coloring, it’s important to resist the urge if you want to see better results.

2. Add Sweet’N Low to Your Hair Color Before Application

According to their website,  adding a single serving of Sweet’N Low (the pink packet) to your hair dye before application can help prevent itchiness and and irritation for people with sensitive scalps. From there, you can follow the hair color application instructions as usual. Note: this trick will not avoid irritation if you’re allergic to hair dye. Always do an allergy test before applying color.

3. Tailor Your Hair Color To You

It’s very important that your hair color formula takes into consideration all those questions that your stylist would normally ask you, and the only way to do that is through customized hair color. Expert colorists know that factors such as skin tone, eye color, coloring frequency, and more can have a significant impact on achieving your desired shade.

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Up and coming company eSalon does just that, in that their expert colorists craft each hair color — one-by-one — using the precise formula they feel will best attain each woman’s goals. High-quality ingredients and pigments go into the advanced salon-grade formulas, which allow eSalon to deliver superior grey coverage, along with rich, long-lasting, healthy-looking hair color. For a total hassle-free experience, each hair color order is delivered right to your door, and the color is under $20.

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Customized color truly makes a difference. eSalon already has earned a handful of high-profile mentions. Rachael Ray featured it on her show, while Total Beauty reviewers voted it “Best Hair Color” for 2013 and 2014 – two years running! Plus, it won the highly coveted award for “Best Home Hair Color” from Allure.

It even comes with a professional coloring brush, gloves, stain guard, stain remover, and shampoo & conditioner – in addition to the guidance of expert colorists. Plus to top it off, eSalon has a special offer for new customers: Get your first custom color kit for only $10* (a 50% savings!), with a satisfaction guarantee or your money back.


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