Boxed hair color may be cheap, but for just a few dollars more, I prefer professional offerings which tend to be more richly pigmented, easier to customize, and longer-wearing. Tip: When coloring at home, don't stray too far away from your natural shade. Also, while you're shopping, be sure to pick up your color bowls, brushes, measuring cups, and the always-invaluable hair color stain remover, too. They're worth the small investment.
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