At-Home Hair Color: What's Your Favorite Brand?

Suzanne Murray
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Ever since I had my baby, I've been a new person—much happier, more patient, more tired. I also look like a different person—no time for beauty rituals like waxing or tweezing, pedicures, or haircuts. Not that I was a big spa person, but I did have time to get pampered here and there if I wanted to.


The one thing I really miss is getting my hair colored. I started getting grays when I was sixteen and have been coloring for the past 5 years (at least). It's not so much pampering as a necessity. But sitting in the salon takes so long and now that I live so far away, it's out of the question. I tried it once—left my house at 9 a.m. and got home at 4:30 p.m. and all that I accomplished was a hair color. I definitely don't have time for that!

I decided to color it myself, which I've always hated doing. I bought Clairol Nice'n Easy Perfect 10. The instructions on the box said I would have to leave the color on for only 10 minutes. I am a complete skeptic when it comes to any kind of beauty product and did not believe this for one second. My grays take at least 45 minutes, if not more. But I tried it this morning during the baby's nap and ... it worked! I couldn't believe it! Just 20 minutes later (including application, sitting, and rinsing) and my hair was dark and super shiny. It looked like I had it done in the salon, but it cost a lot less. I just had to share in case you're looking for a good at-home hair color.

Now that I look more like my dark-haired self, maybe no one will notice my unruly eyebrows, unsightly toes, or whisper of a mustache (shhhh). Maybe I can even get out of these maternity clothes soon. Ah, motherhood!

If you've just had a baby and are ready to get back into your beauty routines, you should visit Cafe MicheleZ's Beauty & Style Buzz. She's always got great beauty and fashion suggestions. Or consider joining CafeMom's All About Hair and Makeup Group.

When's the last time you did something beautiful for yourself? Got any time-saving products you'd like to share? Lemme know!

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