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Tip Tuesday: The Most Popular At-Home Options For Hair Color

Our top five picks for coloring hair at home...if you must. 

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By Alexis Webb · January 17, 2017

Naturalistas are often hesitant to alter their hair color for fear that the processing will ruin their curl pattern or leave tresses dry, brittle and/or damaged. Your hair journey doesn’t have to end that way! While there are several factors that go into successfully coloring hair, like picking the proper stylist and treating regularly, choosing safe at-home color options is also an option! When deciding on what hue to rock, get inspired by your favorite celebrities rocking the same style. See some of the Internet’s favorite go-tos below: 

Nutmeg brown is an easy enough color to achieve without much time or effort. And it's perfect for those who are in a conservative work environment.

Donna Ward

The moisture rich formula in SheaMoisture's Hair Color System will protect and hydrate your hair while processing. $15, target.com

Plums and purples are often safe color options for natural hair because you don’t necessarily have to “lift” the hair to achieve the look.

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Try Artic Fox's 100% Vegan Semi Permanent Hair Color in the shade “Purple Rain” to get a bright vibrant hue without all the bleach. $17, walmart.com

Naturalistas everywhere are going red, and for good reason!

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The red dye in Adore Creative Image Hair Color normally adheres to natural hair easily and is great if you want to add some vibrancy to your tresses. $7, amazon.com

Some color enthusiasts prefer “off-black” hair dyes since the color won’t appear too harsh, but still create curl cohesiveness and sheen when moisturized. 

Noam Galai

The One 'N Only Argan Hair Color (1N Very Black) will give your curls a more uniform and instantly chic look, while hydrating. $7, sallybeauty.com

Cool hues of blue can give you a dynamic, eccentric look and may end up being more practical you think.  

Shirlaine Forrest

Try Manic Panic Vegan Hair Color for a deeper navy. The deep blue will be closer to black,  but stun under sunlight. $11, sallybeauty.com