By Melissa Matthews and Maggie Blaha
At-Home Haircolor Done Right
"Unlike selecting a shade of lipstick, coloring your hair is a big commitment," says Garnier hair color expert Chuck Hezekiah, who gave us some helpful tips on how to pick the right shade to achieve the best results. So, before diving into that box of color, please read on.
1. Let the experts handle drastic changes. Sometimes it's OK to be dramatic, but not when it comes to coloring your hair at home. When shopping for your color, stay within one or two shades of your natural hue. The color guide on the side of the box is a good indicator of the results you can expect. So, if your current hair color is not pictured on the box, the color won't work for you.
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2. Don't use haircolor past its prime. Unlike wine, haircolor does not get better with age. Check the box's expiration date before buying, because the color will not develop properly if it's old.
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