Nowadays I have developed quite a few gray hairs on top and my haircolor fades into a mousy "see-through" brown color. I know "see-through" isn't a technical term but hopefully you know what I mean. I love my hair to be dark and rich. It makes it look longer and healthier. I have been dyeing my hair and my friends' hair since around the 9th grade. We have been through a couple disasters but nothing that wasn't fixable. I went to cosmetology school about 4 years ago and learned about professional color. We used Wella haircolor at my school so that's what I know best and what I still use. You can find it at Sally's. I use the demi-permanent because it is less damaging to your hair and it fades in a way that doesn't show roots.
For the color scale think of 1 as black and 10 as platinum blonde. I chose a mixture of 4 Natural, 5 Natural, and 6 Red Violet.
You will want to do 1 part color to 2 parts developer. I used 1 oz. of the 4N, 3/4 oz. of the 5N and 1/4 oz. of the 6RV. I wanted just a hint of red. Then I used 4 oz. of the Wella Color Charm developer which is what needs to be used with the demi-permanent color. Mix it up, slap it on for 20 minutes and voila!
Here is my before picture. Notice the mousy and "see through" brown. LOL
And here are my after pictures!
It looks just as good as professional and only costs about $5.00 per tube of color and about $4.00 for 8 oz. of developer! You can't beat that! What about y'all?? Do you color your own hair? What's your go-to haircolor???