A shiny new hair colour can do wondrous things for an overworked mum. It can turn sallow skin peachy, hide greys, give dark strands oomph and even play up freckles
But while going to the salon can make you feel like a goddess, when you freeze at the debit card machine the guilt begins to set in. Luckily, at-home box kits are more sophisticated than ever; totally idiot-proof with luxurious, high-end results. We trawled through the hundreds of brands and tones to save you time in the supermarket.
At a glance
- Home box kits are more sophisticated than ever
- There are range of different products- even no drip ones
For Bright Blondes– L’Oreal Feria by Preference in Extreme Platinum Power
If you’re convinced that blondes have more fun, this is the tone for you. It’s very bright, sexy and sun-kissed with an icy undertone. Plus, it leaves your hair beautifully shiny and hydrated, which is the holy hair grail for blondes.
For Medium Blondes – L’Oreal Casting Crème Gloss in Sweet Honey
If you want to go from mousey to magnificent, try this creamy, totally drip-free colour. It leaves you dark blonde with lovely honey undertones, a multi-tonal salon look from the privacy of the bathroom!
For Brunettes - John Frieda Precision Foam Colour in Light Natural Brown
Boxed dye not your best friend? Try a mousse. There’ll be absolutely no dripping or mess, we promise. Simply combine the colour with the developer, gently tip (don’t shake) the bottle and then massage the mousse all over your hair. This shade is a fab choice for medium brunettes as it has just the right amount of warmth in it. But there are another 26 shades to choose from.
For Dark Brown – Schwarzkopf Live Color XXL in Tempting Chocolate
You used to think your dark hair made you mysterious—until a few greys started revealing too much. Add a chocolate undertone to your hair and give yourself a vibrant, youthful boost. This one gives amazing coverage and a serious dose of colour.
For Black Hair – Garnier Olia in Deep Black
Technology breakthrough alert! This is the first oil-powered home colour, made with sunflower oil. The oil opens up the hair shaft allowing the colour to lock in place for longer. It also hydrates the hair so you will get beautiful, shiny, midnight-black hair.
For Redheads – Schwarzkopf Live Color XXL in Red Passion
Nothing says ‘look at me’ like sexy, vibrant red locks. Just ask the likes of Rhi-rhi and Chezza, who’ve both dabbled with flame-coloured hair before. This Schwarzkopf offering is made with micro-fine intensive colour pigments, which result in a really intense, electric shade. It’s also infused with special fruit oils, like pomegranate, so, not only will you be channeling the little mermaid, you’ll smell delicious, too.