We've scoured the shelves to find the best home hair dye for each beautiful hair requirement. Whether you want it glossier, blonder, covering greys or moisturised, we cover what each product promises...
Ever walked down the home hair dye aisle at the supermarket and been baffled at the terrifying range of lotions and potions which promise to do no end of wonderful things to your hair? Where on earth do you begin? And how do you know which is the best home hair dye?
If this sounds like a conundrum that’s familiar to you, here’s something to help. We’ve scoured the shelves to find the best home hair dye for each beautiful hair requirement; whether you’re looking for blonder, brighter, glossier, moisturised, anti-ageing and more, we’ve found the best hair colour kit for a range of different target areas.
Which hair dye do you use? We’d love to hear about which you think is the best hair dye for colouring your hair at home. Let us know in a comment below. Ooh and any tips for home dyeing? We want those too!
What? John Frieda Precision Foam Colour Brown
How much? £4.97 from Superdrug
What does it do? There was a real gap in the market for a home hair dye that was made a bit simpler to use, and many people who’ve home dyed their hair for years say they wouldn’t go back after using this foam version. Perfect if you’re new to home hair dying and are a bit nervous about it, you simply massage in the foam like you would a shampoo, meaning you don’t miss any bits, and you don’t risk the mixture dripping down the back of your neck or staining your shoulders.
What? L’Oreal Paris Ombres
How much? £5.99 from Superdrug
What does it do? This home hair dye allows you to create a two-tone colour finish on your hair. It comes with a special brush that allows you to comb the colour through your hair gradually and soley to the desired area of your hair.
An easy way to achieve a salon look at home!
What? Garnier Olia
How much? £6.00 from Boots
What does it do? Hair oil has become an absolute can’t-live-without beauty staple for many of us with drier locks and Olia is the first home hair dye to contain it, which makes for a really moisturised finish. This one also promises to cover those pesky greys too!
What? Clairol Nice n’ Easy Light Champagne Blonde
How much? £5.98 from Tesco
What does it do? Clairol’s Nice n’ Easy range has long been favoured by home hair dye fans and we can see why. They have a huge range of shades and colours and a particularly lovely range for blondes. If you’re looking to go brighter blonde this light champagne shade will get you that timeless Marilyn Monroe-blonde.
What you say:
‘Nice n’ Easy is the best, I have been using it since 1972! The conditioner that comes with it is worth buying on its own too!’ – Sandra on Facebook
What? L’Oreal Casting Creme Gloss
How much? £6.79 from Superdrug
What does it do? This ‘healthy look’ formula is all about ultra-glossy colour. The amonia-free colour nourishes the hair leaving it with a glossy, healthy looking finish. Even the post-treatment conditioner contains Royal Jelly, ooh la la!
What you say: ‘Ive used Casting a few times to cover up a few white hairs, it did a lovely job and didn’t dry my hair to straw like permanent dyes’ – Gayle on Facebook
What? Jerome Russell B Blonde Pink Toner
How much? £4.49 from Superdrug
What does it do? OK, so if you’re searching for that subtle bubblegum, slightly crazy (but not too attention seeking) kind of shade, than this fabulous pink is perfect for you. Just apply it as you would a conditioner, pop your hair in a bun – under a rather attractive plastic hat – and apply the hairdryer for 5 minutes. Then leave for the time indicated on the strand test, which is usually around 15 minutes, then rinse. Simple.
What? Josh Wood Blending Wand
How much? Now £12.50 from M&S
What? Clairol Nice n’ Easy Age Defy
How much? £5.99 from Boots
What does it do? Not only does this mixture help to target stubborn greys, but it also fights the 7 signs of ageing hair as it does so. The formula promises to be long lasting on those pesky grey hairs and will be gentle to hair and on the scalp.
What? Clairol Nice n’ Easy Root Touch up
How much? £4.69 from Superdrug
What does it do? Perfect for a quick touch-up between dyes or to tide you over until your next trip to the hairdressers, this smart kit makes touching up your roots easy peasy. Using the nifty little brush to target the desired hair, each pack guarantees to match the colours of other leading brands (just be sure you know what colour you need first, we don’t want you ending up with roots even more obvious than when you began!)
What you say: ‘I use Nice and Easy, very simple to use’ – Gay on Facebook
What? Scharzkopf Live Color XXL
How much? £5.49 from ASDA
What does it do? These home dyes offer super long lasting colour and promises to give maximum intensity and vibrancy, a ‘HD’ effect, if you will. Great for if you’re thinking of adding an unusual tone to your ordinary colour like red or purple.
What? Scott Cornwall Decolour Remover
How much? £12.99 from Boots
What does it do? This decolour quickly and effectively breaks down artificial colour pigments, stripping your hair back to its natural colour, and is amonia and peroxide free. More expensive than a hat but we think you’ll agree it’s worth the extra cash if your hair has ended more carrot than copper…
What? L’Oréal Préférence Glam Bronde
How much? £6.00 from Superdrug
What does it do? Blimey! You certainly are keeping up with the trend this season, ‘bronde’ is the new ‘in’ shade 2015, and this kit gives you that perfect colour in a matter of minutes. All you have to do is part your hair, (remember to brush it first to make sure the dye is even) and then glide the colour through each section. After a good 15 to 20 minutes? voila! You are Jen Aniston! The cons? This product comes with a lot of chemicals attached, so don’t use it too often, although it should last a while.