5 Best At Home Hair Color


While there’s nothing quite as amazing as a professional cut and color, sometimes it can be hard to find time to schedule a lengthy salon visit, much less fit those expensive treatments into the budget. And if you have extensive gray or rapid regrowth, you might need to do touch ups far sooner than your wallet allows. Luckily, there are some great home hair color products on the market  that offer salon quality style without breaking the bank. Available at your local drugstore or specialty beauty shop, you not only have the convenience of coloring your hair when it best suits your schedule, you’ll enjoy the great value these home hair colors offer.

Garnier Olia Brilliant Color


Infused with healing oils, Garnier’s Olia Brilliant Color series is a favorite amongst beauty mavens everywhere. With a wide array of color choices, hair is left salon-shiny and feeling great, all without fading. Their unique blend contains 60 percent natural oils and no ammonia, as well as having a creamy texture that prevents dripping or running.

Sally Beauty AGEBeautiful


For those super-resistant grays, Sally Beauty’s AGEBeautiful hair color is the perfect solution. Formulated especially for more “mature” hair with ingredients designed to replenish aging locks, it contains intense moisturizers such as keratin, silk protein and vitamin E. Color is vibrant and long-lasting, with 100 percent gray coverage. You will have to purchase your toner, gloves and applicator separately, but it’s still much more affordable than a salon visit.

 John Frieda Precision Foam Color


If you’re worried about your hair color application skills, John Frieda’s Precision Foam Color offers one of the easiest home kits on the market. The foam ensures even coverage and prevents a sloppy mess, and their fade-resistant formula keeps color bright for much longer than other brands. It also comes with a deep conditioning treatment to ensure hair is left glossy and smooth.

Clairol Nice n’ Easy Root Touch Up


If you just need a quick touch up in between salon visits, Nice n’ Easy Root Touch up covers gray hairs while brightening color. The specially formulated root treatment only takes 10 minutes (15 for really stubborn grays) and the precision brush makes application simple. The wide array of color options means you’ll have no problem finding your matching shade, and hair is left soft, sleek and free from those gray roots for another few weeks!

L’Oréal Paris Couleur Expert


Want those glamorous and trendy highlights but don’t want to pay top dollar for them? L’Oréal Paris Couleur Expert is a dual system that contains both hair color and a highlight kit, with colors that complement each other perfectly. Easy to use, it comes in several great shades and works well for both touch ups and a full color change. The kit comes with everything you need, including two pairs of gloves for the color and highlight and a deep conditioner.