So, believe it or not, I have been coloring my hair since I was in my mid-twenties. This was actually to cover gray, and not just because I wanted to change my hue! Guess it runs in my family. So, I have tried many at-home kits. Revlon Color Silk, Loreal Excellence, Loreal Preference, Clairol Nice & Easy, Garnier Nutrisse, etc. I have always tried to stay as close to my natural color as possible. I have also preferred an Ash base as I do not like red in my hair. Now that I am reaching a "golden age milestone" Agh!!!, My hair needs to be colored every 2-3 weeks. I can't imagine if I had to pay someone to do it. I would be in the poorhouse!
I have been very loyal to L'Oreal and found it to be one of the best products out there...until now. I just found the one for me, and hopefully it will stick around for a while as it is a new product. It is called "Age Beautiful". Now, I don't love the name, but, I do LOVE the product!! I was turned onto it by my local Sally Beauty Supply. It is specifically designed for aging hair and meant to leave it in beautiful condition. Well, of course I am a skeptic until I try things on my own. I am happy to say that I am a skeptic no more! I used the 4A formula which is Dark Ash Brown. I purchased the developer creme made by them as well. It mixes in equal parts which is 2 ounces each. I mixed them in a plastic color bowl, put on my gloves, grabbed my applicator brush and started. It mixed easily and was a great consistency. I parted my hair as I went and started with my roots, then finished with the ends. My hair is thick, and it is below my shoulders. I was pleased that it was enough to cover it all.
One week later and it looks so beautiful!! I am so pleased and my hair truly looks so healthy and shiny. I don't see any grays at the roots which often does happen within 1 week with the other color products I have used. It advertises that it is designed to "fight all 5 signs of aging". You can read more about it here. I will continue to see how it goes, but so far, it is far better than any others I have used!
On a similar note, I recently discovered Bigen Haircolor.
Try both of these for yourself. They are extremely affordable and very user-friendly!! Happy coloring!
Feb 28th-(Just completed week 3 and it is time to color once again. However, it has performed far better than my previous color choices and I am so pleased)!