How to Get A+ Haircolor at Home
Gloria Boyce-Charles, 54
The Lesson PlanGloria is correct: "Relaxed hair is definitely more susceptible to damage," says Sharon. "You can dye it at home, but to be safe, use a demipermanent formula, which contains no ammonia and much less peroxide." For Gloria, Sharon chose Clairol Natural Instincts in Nutmeg Dark Brown ($10, drugstores). "I wanted to lighten Gloria's hair a shade or two to bring out the warm tones in her complexion—going darker would look unnaturally monotone and be too severe against her skin," she says. And Gloria doesn't need highlights to enhance her color: The dye won't stain her grays quite as much as the rest of her hair, creating natural dimension.
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