The Best At-Home Hair Color Kits and Products

Who doesn't love going to the salon for a root touch up, or full-blown color change? Guilty as charged! But when you're on a budget, and a salon trip is out of range, going the DIY route is a totally doable, and more affordable, option. We rounded up our fave products so that your home hair color job will look as good as a pro's.

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1. For the Risk Taker

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If you're looking to experiment with your naturally dark hair color, look no further than this high-pigment dye that creates intense color and shine. 

Go Intense Passion Plum Ultra Vibrant Color, $7, www.softsheen-carson.com

Dramatic hair hues can wash out over time. A color-guarding shampoo is a necessity to rock a bold hair statement for as long as possible. 

Schwarzkopf GLISS Color Guard Shampoo & Conditioner, $6 each, www.target.com

 

2. For the Natural-Looking Shine Lover

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If you love coloring your pelo but hate drying it out, this is the beauty buy you've been waiting for. This cool kit conditions, protects against damage and offers vibrant color.

L'Oreal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Color + Shine System, $9, www.target.com

To optimize shine on colored hair, deep conditioning treatments are essential. This one contains a special Keratin Care-19 Complex that penetrates deep into your hair to make it soft and shiny, and promises up to 95% less hair breakage.

Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Anti-Breakage Treatment, $11, www.walmart.com

3. For the Blonde Bombshell

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If you're fully committing to seeing if blondes do have more fun, you're going to want a dye that brightens you up without completely frying your hair. This one is infused with conditioning natural flower oils.

*Note: If you're looking to go more than two shades lighter than your natural hair color, you really should see a professional. 

Garnier Olia Brilliant Color, $10, www.garnierusa.com

Keep your color as vibrant as possible by using products created especially for blondes. The chamomile in these goodies maintains brightness while the honey helps restore moisture.

Blonde Sexy Hair Sulfate-Free Bombshell Blonde Shampoo & Conditioner, $13 each, www.jcpenney.com

4. For the Commitment-Phobe

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Just because you love how a dye job looks on the box, doesn't mean you'll end up loving how it looks on you and that's okay! With hair chalk, you can test out a vibrant color before fully committing and have a fun, short-term pop of color.

Splat Hair Chalk, $4, www.walmart.com

If trying out a bit of chalk color treatment, keep it mind it's a dry application. Make sure to deep condition your locks to keep the moisturiser alive. You can always DIY your own hair mask but if that isn't for you, this Living Proof mask is sure to restore your true color and giving it a deep clean in the process.

Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment, $12, www.sephora.com

5. For In-Between Dyes

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Frequent dye jobs can leave your hair looking lifeless. In between color treatments, make sure to use products that hydrate and revive strands.

Live Clean Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo & Conditioner, $6 each, www.target.com