Coloring at home???

I want to color my hair at home for the 1st time ever. It is medium brown~mousy brown color. I need gray coverage. I am looking to lighten, brighten and cover grays. I have very fair skin and prefer cool colors because I have a lot of red in my skin. What is your favorite at home color brand & color suggestions are appreciated TIA
3B w/ some 3C
Normal porosity, medium texture, dense, high elasticity
Co-wash Suave Naturals Coconut
Deva Curl One Condition (DCOC)
Leave in DCOC
LA Looks Sport Gel #10
Homemade Version of DC Set It Free
That's tough. You really need someone who is very experienced with hair color to respond. Have you been to Makeupalley - Street Smart Beauty - Homepage and ever posted on their hair boards? I would suggest you post your question and pic there and you will get some very good, detailed suggestions. Good luck!

3a (
with 3b)
Fine texture/
Normal porosity/Medium density
Low Poo
(Aveda's damage remedy); Styling: Aveda's: Color Conserve Daily leave in+ Be Curly Style Prep+ Phomollient (mixed w/ Defining Whip)
Finishing: Aveda's Texturizing Creme or Defining Whip; Eufora Pure Polish Drops
Color
Maintenance:
Aveda's Madder Root condish+Clove condish
In my experience, if you don't want to go lighter, a Demi is your best bet. I like Ion color brilliance Demi, available at Sally's beauty supply. You just have to mix it with 10 volume developer. One word of caution, these shades run several levels dark. I use 7NA, medium ash blonde and I get a nice rich medium brown. You would probably want to look for a level 8 neutral or ash.
In my experience, if you don't want to go lighter, a Demi is your best bet. I like Ion color brilliance Demi, available at Sally's beauty supply. You just have to mix it with 10 volume developer. One word of caution, these shades run several levels dark. I use 7NA, medium ash blonde and I get a nice rich medium brown. You would probably want to look for a level 8 neutral or ash.
Originally Posted by heatherlou
Yep! My cousin used 7 and got medium to dark brown. As with most haircolors, it is best to choose a color 2-3 shades lighter than you really want. It's easier to go darker after if needed vs trying to lighten back up.

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In my experience, if you don't want to go lighter, a Demi is your best bet. I like Ion color brilliance Demi, available at Sally's beauty supply. You just have to mix it with 10 volume developer. One word of caution, these shades run several levels dark. I use 7NA, medium ash blonde and I get a nice rich medium brown. You would probably want to look for a level 8 neutral or ash.
Originally Posted by heatherlou
Yep! My cousin used 7 and got medium to dark brown. As with most haircolors, it is best to choose a color 2-3 shades lighter than you really want. It's easier to go darker after if needed vs trying to lighten back up.
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
I very strongly agree with this. Definitely try a lighter shade than you think, at first. I got the shoe polish effect when I first tried hair color - it came out way darker than I expected and was all one color - no highlights. It took me some experimenting to find what I finally ended up with. If you can afford it, I suggest going to a salon when you color for the first time. You will pick up important tips from watching it done and the colorist may help you choose a color. Good luck!
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
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