It's hard to find the time and money to visit the hair salon. That's why you can always pick up products from the store and take care of your own hair. It's not all that hard, as long as you have these products that Elle suggest:
Tina I've been using Loreal hair colouring for years and at 67 my hair is still healthy and thick and in great condition. That's using 10+ Blonde. I've always used good shampoo and conditioners though either John Freida or a Salon Brand.
Jackie These are all temporary solutions. Till you wash out your hair. If you want your hair colored, go to a salon and get it done wright! Because a corrective color can cost you a fortune!
Val1708 Training nights are fantastic. I go to a top end salon & have my hair coloured by someone doing their training. I get my hair coloured for £10 & it helps the student with experience. It's a win win experience.
Rebecca If you aren't terrible it at, you should learn how to color your own hair. Going to a salon is incredibly expensive, and usually you're paying a HUGE amount of money for things you can do just as well at home. It's an art, don't get me wrong, that's why they charge as much as they do, but if you can't afford it, maybe it's best you don't go at all. It's honestly not difficult to follow the instructions and color your hair at home. But it's also easy to mess up, I guess.
Sev @pamilawoffard they all say temporary touch up.. And no not all of them contain metallic salts. Some are literally just mica or dyed talc powder.
PamilaWofford Well then it should labeled temporary solutions. These contain metallic salts that can destroy the texture of your hair leaving it porous and unable to properly hold color
Sev Also, as a hair dresser you should know that coconut oil has protein in it and using it to often can break the hair. It has zero moisturizing properties, its only good to use after an actual deep conditioner so you don't lose any moisture. But again, it doesn't moisturize and protein on hair isn't a good thing to use in excess. Twice weekly is way too often.
Sev None of these ruin the hair. They are all wash off products to spray/dab on your roots to give you a few extra days before going to the salon. I have also studied hair and I love a product not mentioned but similar to the mascara looking one. But it's a gel that doesn't stain and looks natural on the hair without a waxy looking coating. But again, none of these alter the state of health or the real color of your hair. It just goes on then you wash it out. Just make sure there's no alcohol in it to avoid drying out your roots.
Nini Sorry I wasn't clear ! I wasn't trying to one up you PamilaWofford!
Nini I wasn't discussing the colour, just the condition of the hair in general. Some dyes can make your hair pretty ragged.
PamilaWofford Coconut oil helps your hair grow. You shouldn't deep condition your hair before you color it. It helps to do it after you color your hair. I've been a hairdresser for a long time.
PamilaWofford Coconut oil has nothing to do with the color it will turn your hair. It depends on the amounts of Pheomelanin and Eumelanin.
Nini If you deep condition with coconut oil at least twice weekly prior to washing, you shouldn't end up with any issues. Don't forget to eat well to strengthen your hair. Beauty starts from the inside!
PamilaWofford Yeah, skip the salon enjoy your cheaper product, and sub par hair. And then us hairdressers will see you in the salon and charge you $300 to fix it. Not smart.