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Considering trying out the newest “blue black” hair trend in color? You must have good taste. This color combo has been turning lots of heads recently and looks great on long, short, wavy, straight and curly hair and locs. Here are a few blue-black at home coloring kits to try out. The great things about these coloring kits is that they are available at your local drugstore or beauty store–Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Sally’s Beauty Supply. They’re all inexpensive and promise lasting, vivid results.

L’Oreal Paris Excellence in 2B Blue Black, $7.97

This line of L’Oreal colors are known for their “reflective” colors. The blue black in this line is rich, good for conditioning hair as it adds color and promises 100% gray coverage as well. This color is keratin-infused and comes with a protective treatment for post washes to prevent fading.

Dark and Lovely Rich Conditioning Color 382 Midnight Blue, $4.95

For those with premature graying curls, this fade resistant color promises 100% gray coverage and locks in color and shine once applied. Dark and Lovely’s exclusive Moisture Seal technology, which includes panthenol and aloe gel, helps in doubling up on the conditioning power behind this color.

Revlon Luxurious Colorsilk Buttercream 12BB, $5

This color contains mango butter complex of shea and coconut butter for extra conditioning and shine. It’s ammonia-free, too–so you’re not exposing your hair to the harsh coloring agent found in most store hair color kits. Color deposits smoothly without harming or weakening the hair.

Manic Panic NYC High Voltage After Midnight, $13.99

This ready-to-use color cream is actually a vegan product. It is best for highlighting darker hair, and the list of ingredients is short and simple. Among them are hops and flower extracts.

Garnier Nutrisse Blue Black, $6.99

This color kit contains grapeseed oil to help nourish hair from the start of the coloring process. It’s also infused with avocado, olive and shea oils to keep hair shiny and well conditioned.

Vidal Sassoon Pro Series 1BB Midnight Muse Blue, $9.99

Part of the vibrant shades collection, this kit contains Hydrablock color, a preserving conditioning agent to help prevent fading after your first process.

Just remember…

If you are considering using a blue black color, you may want to consult your hairstylist or a professional hair colorist. Pin some photos and see if it truly is the color craze for you before committing with these permanent hair dyes. And of course, be sure to read all of the  directions thoroughly as you should with any hair coloring product.


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