TranquilMind Posted September 25, 2012 Share Posted September 25, 2012 I've been doing my own color for a long time, mostly because I don't lean back in the bowl to have my hair washed, due to neck reasons. At any rate, don't use those boxed hair colors from the drug store. Go to Sally's Beauty Supply (or another chain, if you have that instead) and purchase professional color and the Developer (I use 30, due to resistant gray!). They also have something called Gray Magic, a liquid that you add to your haircolor before putting it on. I just did my hair and the color is awesome this time! I mix levels 7 and 8 so I have a nice, natural looking blonde, very similar to the blonde I was before ...age happened. I sometimes paint on lighter streaks a few days later. This Gray Magic stuff really helps it hold the color. This is the first time in months that I have redone it. I always do the area around the face and temples and along part first, and let that sit about 10 minutes before doing the rest. Then I sort of shampoo it up before rinsing, then rinse out and wash over the sink. I've done both of my kids' hair with highlights in the past and they were asked by professionals what salon did their hair. ;) I calculated that each haircolor job costs me maybe $2.00, including color, developer and Gray Magic additive by the time I am done, because I buy large quantities and don't have a whole lot of hair. My kind of price! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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