I dye my own hair. I’ve been doing it for years. The reasons are pretty easy to explain. I don’t have a lot of time to go the salon and I can’t justify the expense. If there are two things a mom never has enough of, they’re time and money. Over the years, I’ve used just about every major brand of hair dye you can buy. There were colors I liked, but I showed very little brand loyalty.
Two years ago, I started using L’Oreal Excellence Hi-Color and I haven’t used anything else since. It’s a hair color specifically targeted to people with dark hair. Last week, I used the color H9 – Red Hot.
This product is a bit different than the kits you get at a department store or supermarket. It includes the color crème and a red intensifier. It does not include the developer, applicator, or gloves. These are all items you can purchase separately. (As a bonus, reusable applicators and gloves reduce the amount of waste when all is said and done!) I use the L’Oreal Technique Oreor Crème 30 Volume developer. It lifts your base color 3 levels while the color is applied, eliminating the need to bleach your hair first to get the color advertised in the display. It’s basically two steps in one.
I love red hair. Unfortunately, red dye tends to fade faster than any other color. I usually dye my hair every 8-12 weeks. Though the color does fade, it lasts longer than other reds I’ve used and hasn’t damaged my hair. The picture below was taken a week and a half after I dyed my hair.
I did not receive any compensation for this post from the manufacturer or the retailer. I purchased the product. All opinions expressed are my own.