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The Best At-Home Hair Coloring Products: 45K Reviews
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The Best At-Home Hair Coloring Products: 45K Reviews

Based on 45,257 Influenster Reviews

If you're coloring your hair at home, using the right hair coloring product is absolutely crucial. Hair DIY is intimidating enough, without having to worry that the product you're using isn't high-quality. When you prepare your coloring station, along with gloves, a comb, bowls, foils, and towels, grab the best at-home hair coloring product there is on the market. 

Influensters have spoken. Here are the top-rated at-home hair coloring products, based on more than 40K reviews.

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John Frieda® Precision Foam Color Permanent Hair Colour
BY JOHN FRIEDA®
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars67%
  • 4 Stars18%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star4%
4.4 / 5 (368 reviews)
Buy on Jet.com for $10.87
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Lien C.Lien C. said...
I LOVE John Freida's hair dye. It actually works super well (better than any other box dye I've tried..and I actually like it more than the dye I got from Sally's)

I love how long it holds your color and its easy to use. also the conditioner thats included smells amazing!

I started buying this to dye my moms hair (we use one bottle and her hair is about 2.5 ft long) what we do is shake up the bottle and do her roots first wait 15 then use the rest of the bottle to go over her ends then wait 20 mins then wash out.

I use the expresso dark brown *its almost black but not exactly and looks natural on my olive complexion

It didn't feel too damaging either. Quite a few people have actually told me my hair looks healthier afterwards.

Also if you pair w John Freidas Brillant Brunette shampoo it will naturally lighten it over time

10/10 for ease of use & quality as well


ALSO: its available at Ulta (; *bonus points*


This is one of my favorite products(:

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Ion Color Brilliance Permanent Creme Hair Colors
BY ION
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars67%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star3%
4.5 / 5 (1,133 reviews)
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Shiianne R.Shiianne R. said...
This is my favorite dye.
My hair colour? I'm not a real redhead, though I wish I were. This is the brand that got me to the colour I want, and I continually use it, as my roots grow in.
The nice things about it? The smell isn't horrible, which is a big change from the box dyes of old. It also sticks really well (my hair always hated taking colour), and it doesn't fade! Fading is the absolute worst thing that can happen with red hair, but I haven't had trouble since using ion!

The only thing I have difficulty with, is completely matching. I use the same box, every time, but the problem is... I'm *secretly* a natural blonde, but because I keep killing my hair with dye, it tends to come back a dirtier colour at first, before lightening up. So I'm never sure how long to keep the dye on for, and sometimes I end up with my roots being a tad lighter than the rest of my hair. It doesn't look bad or anything, but I can't seem to perfect this science yet. That's my own fault though.

Overall, I like this dye and the colours it offers. So does my sister - I made her hair blue not that long ago! Now THAT fades. ...read more
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Revlon ColorSilk Beautiful Color™
BY REVLON
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars60%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.4 / 5 (1,642 reviews)
Buy on Target for $2.08
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Courtney P. said...
If you're determined to dye your hair using box dye (like I am!) use Revlon. I've tried pretty much every drugstore/department store box dye brand, and Revlon is not only the cheapest but the most effective.

I usually dye my hair various shades of red, and it's easy to mess up red. It can look brassy, unnatural, cheap, or just bad. Revlon makes my hair look amazing. I've had a ton of people express surprise when I tell them I'm not a natural redhead. The color lasts about as long, with care, as you'd expect red to last, so it's about equivalent to most box dyes in this respect.

I also love that the color doesn't damage my hair much, and it doesn't have that gross freshly-dyed-hair smell when you're done (the inclusion of the after-color conditioner definitely helps). I've never had a bad experience using Revlon, and honestly, for the price, I don't know how any other box dye lines are still in business! ...read more
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L'Oréal Superior Preference Fade Defying Color & Shine System
BY L'ORÉAL PARIS
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars59%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star3%
4.4 / 5 (2,088 reviews)
Buy on Target for $2.68
Influenster Beauty Awards Winner 2015
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member-5360d08dd said...
I am against hair dye. I don't think it's good for your hair or your body, BUT I'm also 24 with a significant amount of gray hair, so I have a hard time finding hair color that covers grey roots and actually turns out to be the color it says. usually when I color my roots it always turns out 3 shades lighter than says and does not match rest of hair. I really enjoyed this color treatment when i was coloring at home. I have a little extra money.... I always use the conditioner in the box as well. It really does help keep the color longer. I find this doesn't dry your hair out like most hair dyes. I have some of the 'healthiest looking hair' which is told by so many, and yet I dye it on a monthly basis. If I try other colors I will definitely keep this in mind. Also when people color, they need to keep in mind what the starting color is and how porous one's hair is,,meaning how much of the color will it absorb- drier hair will soak up more which could create the lighter roots problem, so keep that in mind- also, picking colors closer to your natural color is less likely to produce weird or disappointing results. ...read more
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Manic Panic Semi-Permanent Hair Color Cream
BY MANIC PANIC
4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars48%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars14%
  • 2 Stars6%
  • 1 Star5%
4.1 / 5 (1,715 reviews)
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Allee K.Allee K. said...
I just want to preface this by saying I did not bleach my hair prior to using this product as I didn't want the true red color, I just wanted to add a reddish tint to my dark brown hair. With that being said this product is amazing! I applied it in January, it is now a few days away from May and the color is still going strong! Since I didn't bleach my already very dark hair it's really only most noticeable in well lit places or in the sun, which is fine and exactly what I wanted. The color payoff is great, the application was simple. The only thing I recommend is that you don't wash it out in the shower, my shower looked like a bloody murder scene and I had to bleach it several times in order to get the red out of my white shower walls. I also want to add that I am African American and thus I only need to wash my hair once a week, if you wash yours more often it'll probably fade faster. The product didn't damage or change my hair texture at all. Everyone loved my color and my mom even bought some for herself! ...read more
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Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color Light Intense Auburn R3 for Darker Hair Permanent Color
BY GARNIER
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star3%
4.4 / 5 (931 reviews)
Buy on Target for $6.99
Influenster Beauty Awards Winner 2016
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Jennifer M.Jennifer M. said...
This is a great cheap alternative for permanent hair coloring vs going to a salon. The formula is great and doesn't damage your hair like most other brands of box colors. I absolutely love this color Red as well. The picture on the box is exactly what you get too. It's easy to do, with a very detailed instruction manual that comes with gloves in between the manual. Depending upon the color saturation and how much hair you have (length, thickness) will determine how long you must leave the dye in your hair. When you wash out there will be TONS of dye coming out--don't freak out, I promise you will still have vivid red hair! Rinse really really well or the next couple of times you wash your hair, you'll still see dye coming out. As with any red, you need to know that this will fade rather quickly, so be prepared for some costly upkeep maintenance! Overall, this product is great for people who can't afford to go to the salon, or for busy people who want the job done quickly! ...read more
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