Do You Color Your Hair At Home?

Do You Color Your Hair At Home?

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Question of the Week: Do you color your hair? If so, do use at-home products or do you leave it to professionals?

Answer: I colored my own hair for years. But I met the hairdresser of my dreams recently (Jessie Rae Baker-Swim – Los Angeles, she is a bang master!) and I handed the duty over to her capable hands.

Here’s what happened with the League this week…

EauMG – tries a new luxury perfume line from Italy, Moresque. She’s been having a sweet tooth lately and couldn’t wait to try their perfume that’s inspired by caramel.

Gouldylox Reviews – Wondering what you really need from the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale? Check out my own cheat sheet and grab the best of the best!

Love for Lacquer – Ever wondered what the BEST drugstore highlighters were? Jess has her top 5 favorites on the blog now!

My Beauty Bunny – Cruelty Free? Check. Pretty packaging? Check. Effective formulas and fast results? Check and check. All reasons you should check out our review of Marie Veronique Advanced skincare!

Nouveau Cheap – I’m hearing some of you say, “Too soon!” in my head as I write this, but the Wet n Wild Holiday 2015 collection has landed and I have tons of pics for you!

Olive & Ivy – Only have ten minutes to get your hair done in the morning (or even less)? This easy twisted hairstyle is the perfect way to look polished on a time crunch.

Phyrra – tells you how to get the Oil Slick Hair Trend!

Prime Beauty – tames the bird’s nest on her head with Redken’s Frizz Dismiss Collection. Win a set for yourself too!

we heart this – You could wait until the magic hour to take a selfie. Or, you could just use COVERGIRL’s Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation for an around the clock glow.

Beauty Junkies Unite – See just how naturally pretty and romantic the latest eyeshadow palette from IT Cosmetics is — The Romantic Naturally Pretty Matte Palette!

Blushing Noir – So THIS is love?! Why just one of the Too Faced Love Flush Blushes is just NOT enough.

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by EauMG – One of the things that I love about perfume is hearing everyone’s unique take on fragrance, their impressions, olfactive memories…it’s more about discussion than it is sniffing. One of the newer blogs that I enjoy is Juice. Krista has a way with words and photos that will engage both novices and experts.

Your turn, we heartsters: Do you color your hair? If so, do use at-home products or do you leave it to professionals?

6 thoughts on “Do You Color Your Hair At Home?”

  1. I have my stylist color my hair. But I only do it at this point like twice a year with a super mild dye. I am very paranoid about damaging my hair with anything intensive. @stef I wish that I had a bang master!! :)

  2. When I reached my late twenties and set up residence in Los Angeles I began getting my hair professionally colored–base color, highlights, lowlights, the whole shabang. There was such pressure to have a perfect coif when you’re young and hitting the big town of movie stars!
    Prior to that, I colored with whatever box color was cheapest (and many times, you could totally tell!). But, maintenance is a bitch, and I’m a low maintenance gal, so…as I hit my forties (still in L.A.) I’ve started self-coloring again. There are a lot of options these days that are so much better than before. Also, the wisdom of the ages has taught me to not stray too many shades from your natural color–for this, you DO need a pro. I’ve also learned that reds fade exceedingly fast, so pick a color a shade or two darker than you really want. I love the relative low mess of the mousse colors. Celophane is great for a glossy, more temporary wash of color that richens or brightens your natural color.
    I also was a big fan of e-salon, a subscription hair color service that has a colorist mix a personal shade for you based on a questionaire and current photo that you provide. Then, you choose the frequency of the color shipments (that are the same until you submit for a change). I did this until I got backed up with a few colors (I mentioned the low maintenance, yes?). Anyway, I may start back up with this. It comes with pro tools the first time.

  3. I have it done, but then she sends me home with product to do my roots, in between appointments, and I can handle that pretty well now! It took me forever to find just the right color and now I rarely stray from it.

  4. After years of coloring my hair myself, I’m taking a break. I haven’t dyed my hair in over a year and my hair is virgin again. My first grey hair showed up when I was 14 and I had noticeable grey by the time I was 25. Now I’m in my late 30’s and years of coloring my hair took a toll. Since I stopped using hair dye, I look like I highlighted my hair with grey–I even have a pretty awesome grey stripe down the one side of my head like a Disney villain.

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