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I henna my hair after a tip on here. I started off with the lush blocks but now I mix my own blend of Cassia, henna and indigo.
It gives my grey hairs a sort of blonde, brown look and a nice shiny browny red all over. It's a right pain in the bum to do, messy and time consuming but I love the effect.
Because it sort of blends the greys rather than dyeing all the hair I find regrowth much less noticeable so I don't get obvious roots. I haven't done it for about two months now and you can just see a bit of Silver at the roots, and I'm at least 25% grey I'd guess around the front.
Excuse terrible messy hair but I hope this gives an idea.
I think if you are just getting your hair dyed brown, then try a box colour - I find mine comes out well. If you were blond or having anything complicated done, I would say to stick with professional colouring - blond is harder to get right imo.
i colour my hair every 3 weeks complete pain! i initially have it all coloured at the hairdressers then every bit is covered and its all one colour! then i try to keep it up but the box colours always tend to be darker and when i look in my main mirror can see slightly different shade! same as yourself with the cost but it always looks so much better at the hairdressers i have to say
I bleach and tone mine at home. Bleach is bleach after all and I just whack on an expensive toner, voila I'm a dead ringer for Elsa. So yes, I'm all about the home dye jobs.
Try it at home next time you're due a touch up and see how you get on.
Word to the rise though; make sure you buy s mixing bowl and brush, they are pennies but no matter what box dyes proclaim you cannot apply dye out of a squeezy tube. You need to paint it on as the hairdressers do.