• NO.1 Clairol Natural Instincts
  • NO.2 Schwarzkopf Keratin Color Permanent Hair Color
  • NO.3 L'Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color
  • NO.4 John Frieda Precision Foam Colour
  • NO.5 Garnier Olia Permanent Hair Color
  • NO.6 Arctic Fox Bleach, Please Complete Hair Lightening Kit
  • NO.7 Dark and Lovely Fade Resist Rich Conditioning Hair Color
  • NO.8 Madison Reed Radiant Hair Color Kit
  • NO.9 Josh Wood Colour Permanent Hair Dye
  • NO.10 REVLON ColorSilk Beautiful Color™ Hair Color

10 Best At Home Hair Color in 2022

Jan 13, 2022

You might have already felt fed up with your hair color but are not going to a salon to have your hair dyed. How about coloring your hair at home? It is much more economical than coloring hair in a professional salon. The professional hair coloring would cost you from 75 to over 500 dollars while the price of at-home hair color is no more than 40 dollars. If you just want to switch up to low-key hair color or cover your gray hair, coloring hair at home works.

Here are five tips you need to know if you color hair at home:

  1. Don’t wash your hair two to three days before dying because your scalp and hair will produce natural oil to protect them from irritation and harm caused by the hair dye.  
  2. Apply vaseline to your hairline and your neck to protect your skin from being dyed.

  3. Apply the hair color from the root to tip. When all your hair is applied, comb your hair to make sure color is distributed evenly.

  4. Don’t use shampoo right after dying your hair. Otherwise, the color may be faded.

  5. Then use a color-protecting shampoo and conditioner to make the hair color more long-lasting.

Here we’ve rounded up ten foolproof hair colors with high quality and each of them has a complete set of dying tools to make sure that your bathroom won’t be a mess after using the hair color, even if you’re an at-home color novice.  

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  • gentle
  • various shades
  • enhancing glow
  • foolproof
  • long-lasting
  • no ammonia or added parabens
  • It leaves the hair a bit dry after use

Clairol, a world-known hair care brand, offers a wide range of products made with natural ingredients and favored by the public. As a best seller of this brand, Natural Instincts comes in 38 shades, including blonde, brown, black, and red. You will find a shade that suits you well. The gentle and safe Natural Instincts is formulated with 80% naturally derived ingredients, suitable for all hair types and textures. Packed with coconut and aloe extracts, the No-drip crème formula helps nourish and condition your hair while dying it gently, leaving your hair a natural hue. Natural Instincts lasts long and the official claims it to last 28 washes. This hair dye is easy to use. You just need to follow the official instruction to squeeze color enhancing cream in tube 1 into bottle 2 and shake the bottle to fully mix them. Apply the mixture evenly to your hair. Beauty writer Celia Shatzman mentioned in an article on Byrdie, “This dye only needs ten minutes to work wonders and it takes much shorter time than in a salon.” This dye is cost-effective and suitable for novices. But some consumers reviewed that it left their hair dry after use. We recommend using the hair conditioner and essential oil in follow-up hair care routine.

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  • gray coverage
  • repairing
  • good-smelling
  • long-lasting
  • It might cause allergies

Schwarzkopf started its business with shampoo products and now it provides a variety of products for cleansing, repairing, and dying. Schwarzkopf is the winner of many awards and is favored by the public for its advanced technology and high-quality products. Keratin Color Permanent Hair Color, suitable for gray hair, comes in over 20 shades. No matter what shade you choose, it will work effectively for covering your gray hair, leaving you looking younger. Keratin Color Permanent Hair Color comes with a pre-color serum that helps condition the hair before dying for a more even color result. Keratin Color Permanent Hair Color also adopts K·Bond-Plex technology to repair the damaged hair and reduce 80% hair breakage, leaving the hair firmer and healthier. It is worth mentioning that this dye is good-smelling. Beauty writer Lindsey Metrus said in an article on Byrdie, “The biggest problem of dying, at home or a salon, is the unbearable scent. But Keratin Color Permanent Hair Color smells good. It is formulated with Keratin-Complex which makes your hair brighter and healthier.” But some consumers reviewed that it caused burning and prickling sensation while using. Those with sensitive scalps should be cautious about choosing this product.

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  • various shades
  • long-lasting
  • gray coverage
  • color may not be same as picture

L'Oréal Paris, a leading hair color brand, provides high-quality products which are favored by consumers. Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color has long been a golden standard for hair dying since 1973 and comes in over 50 shades on the official website. No matter what color you choose, blonde, brown, black, or red, all make you get rid of dullness. This effective hair color not only offers bright colors but also helps cover the gray hair, leaving you looking younger and more fashionable. Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color adopts the latest technology to keep the color lasting over eight weeks. Formulated with Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, antioxidants, vitamin E, and UV filtering agents, this hair color not only moisturizes the hair but also prevents fading caused by UV rays. With a transparent gel texture, this hair color, paired with Care Supreme Conditioner and Shine Serum, makes the hair smooth and shiny while preventing color shading. Some consumers mentioned this effective product on the official website, “I tried Preference Natural Blonde and love the way my hair shines and seems to feel healthier. Also, the color doesn't fade. I was going to go back to Excellence, but think I will stay with the Preference.” But some consumers complained the dying result is different from what the official website claims. We recommend conducting a color test before choosing this product.

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  • long-lasting
  • rich color
  • nourishing
  • conditioning
  • none

John Frieda, a British professional hair care brand, offers a wide range of hair products and many of them are winners of Allure Beauty Awards. Precision Foam Colour, a gradual foam color, is a non-drip foam formula that helps hair color deeply penetrate the hair root, hair tip, and hard-to-reach areas for a more even distribution. Don’t need to worry about the patchiness even for novices. This hair color boasts bright color and the official claims it to be 100% gray coverage, making consumers look younger and more energetic. In addition, it moisturizes and conditions the hair, leaving the hair soft and shiny. Precision Foam Colour generally lasts up to 60 days. Pair it with Colour Refreshing Gloss and Frizz Ease of the same brand to achieve a better effect.

Precision Foam Colour is foolproof and a consumer reviewed on Walmart, “ I use this all the time. It is easy to use at home and leaves no mess. It doesn't matter that I don't have much experience dying hair, and has been great to save money this year during the pandemic! I actually just dyed it this morning. It even comes with a touch up conditioner to use once a week.” 

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  • long-lasting
  • rich color
  • moisturizing
  • fresh smell
  • no ammonia
  • various shades
  • color may not be same as picture

Garnier, a beauty brand under L'Oréal Group, focuses on “natural skincare” and provides many products with gentle ingredients for consumers. Olia Permanent Hair Color comes in 34 shades including common black and brown and bright purple. No matter what kind of hairstyle you are seeking, you could find a hair color that suits you well. The master colorist Joel Warren from New York is also in favor of this high-quality hair color. He said, “I like it because it’s an oil-based hair dye that leaves hair in amazing condition. It's similar to the product we use at the salon and contains no ammonia, which is very important.” This hair color has a fresh floral fragrance and a rich color which brings an obvious coloring result. It can cover most gray hair, making you look younger. Olia Permanent Hair Color is formulated with 60% natural flower oil, including Sunflower Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Passionflower Oil, and Camellia Oil, which can help improve roughness and dullness of the hair. Those with dry hair can be at ease to choose this product. The official claims that, compared with uncolored hair, this product makes the hair more hydrated, smoother, healthier, and more luminous. Unfortunately, some consumers reviewed that the results of this hair color are different from what the official website claims. We recommend conducting a color test before choosing the shade.

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  • nourishing
  • hair growth
  • preventing dandruff
  • anti-inflammatory
  • cruelty-free
  • to be used with caution for those with sensitive scalp

ArcticFox, a professional natural hair care brand, is devoted to offering effective hair coloring and hair care products made with safe ingredients. All the products of this brand are free of harmful chemicals that might irritate your hair, suitable for most hair textures. Bleach, Please Complete Hair Lightening Kit contains a violet base to prevent the yellow color after bleaching and dying. A consumer reviewed on the official website, “very easy to apply and lightened well and evenly. I have a lot of very fine hair and it's about mid-back length. surprisingly one kit was enough to do the mid lengths and ends. the first process didn't seem to dry my hair at all. it was still really soft. I did a second bleach one week later, hair was kind of dry as expected. but not too damaged. I would definitely recommend this.” This product contains Polycare® Split Therapy, a patented technology which effectively prevents the split ends. It is formulated with many effective ingredients such as Omega-3, 6, and 9, and vitamin B, C, and E contained within Açaí, pairing with castor oil to prevent hair loss and balance the PH value of the scalp. It makes the hair firmer, ideal for those with scanty and vulnerable hair. In addition, cocoa seed oil and sunflower seed oil can deeply moisturize and nourish the hair. Mango seed oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and pawpaw extract prevents dandruff and enhances the reproduction of hair follicles, leaving behind healthier hair. Bleach, Please Complete Hair Lightening Kit includes vegetable-based cream bleach 3 oz and latex-free gloves. It is foolproof, suitable for novices as well. Unfortunately, some consumers reviewed that it caused a burning and prickling sensation. Those with sensitive scalps should be cautious about choosing this product.

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  • long-lasting
  • nourishing
  • conditioning
  • cost-effective
  • the effect of gray coverage is not noticeable.(reflected by some consumers)

Dark and Lovely, devoted to offering hair products for women of color, provides many solutions for hairdressing and hair care through professional research, favored by the consumers. As a best seller of this brand, Fade Resist Rich Conditioning Hair Color offers various shades. No matter what skin tone and hair type you have, you can find one that suits you. This hair color is best for natural hair texture, which is also confirmed by the famous website Byrdie. Beauty writer Lindsey Metrus said, “When it comes to coloring hair, it is important to keep moisture. Fade Resist Rich Conditioning Hair Color, designed specifically for natural texture, protects the hair while coloring it.” It is formulated with Argan Oil, Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Olive Oil, and vitamin E to deeply nourish the hair from the root to tip and relive the dryness, leaving behind smooth hair. The official website claims it to last up to eight weeks. With a non-drip formula, this hair color could cover most gray hair, making you look younger and energetic. 

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  • nourishing
  • foolproof
  • effective gray coverage
  • various shades
  • no ammonia
  • cruelty-free
  • color may not be same as picture

Madison Reed, an American professional hair color and hair care brand, is devoted to providing high-quality products at a reasonable price. Radiant Hair Color Kit comes in up to 40 shades.It is bright and rich and covers most gray hair, delivering an even and natural color. This hair color is enriched with various nourishing ingredients such as keratin, argan oil, and ginseng root extract, which effectively protects the hair and relieves dryness, leaving the hair more smooth and luminous. Free of harmful chemicals such as ammonia, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, and PDD, this safe and gentle product is suitable for most hair types without unpleasant smell. A consumer reviewed this effective product after use, “This hair color is so natural looking and the product application was easy to use. I have been looking for a more natural home hair color to use during COVID that would cover the greys scattered throughout my hair. This one did the trick! It covered them completely (unlike dark brown glazes). I took the Madison Reed color quiz and scored a dark medium brown (a shade lighter than this one), but I opted for the Ravenna because I thought it would be closer to my ashy very dark brown hair color. I am so glad that I chose Ravenna. It was perfect! ” The complete set of dying tools are foolproof, suitable for the novice. But some consumers complained that the result is different from what the official website claims. We recommend conducting a color test before coloring.

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  • moisturizing
  • conditioning
  • strengthening the glow
  • effective gray coverage
  • no ammonia
  • not long-lasting

Josh Wood Colour, a professional hair color brand created by famous colorist Josh Wood, is favored by many Hollywood stars for its excellent color match and high quality.Permanent Hair Dye is the winner of 2020 Marie Claire Hair Awards and other beauty awards. Josh Wood Colour declares his original intention on the official website, he says, “I created the Permanent Colour Kit so you can achieve 100% grey coverage and glossy colour that's kind to hair, wherever you are.” It is professional in color match. No matter what hair color you have, you can find one here that is suitable for you. The novice can be assured to use. This product is enriched with many natural ingredients such as Hydrolysed Quinoa and castor oil. With a gentle formula, it will nourish and condition your hair while coloring it, leaving behind naturally glowing hair. Permanent Hair Dye is free of ammonia and unpleasant smell. Unfortunately, though excellent in colors, it doesn’t last long. We recommend following up with color-protecting products for a better effect.

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  • long-lasting
  • effective gray coverage
  • various shades
  • cost-effective
  • ammonia-free
  • it might leave the hair dry

Revlon, a well-known international makeup brand, provides a wide range of products such as makeup, skincare, beauty tools, and hairdressing. The products of this brand are favored by consumers for its high quality and cost-effectiveness. As a best seller of this brand, ColorSilk Beautiful Color™ Hair Color comes in 41 shades. This hair dye has a rich color, covering the gray hair so as to make the color look more even and natural. In addition, ColorSilk Beautiful Color™ Hair Color adopts the patented 3D Color Gel Technology™ of Revlon which delivers a solid and long-lasting color for your hair from the root to tip. This ammonia-free hair color is rich in keratin and silk fibroin to deeply moisturize the hair and improve the hair texture without unpleasant smell. ColorSilk Beautiful Color™ Hair Color is long-lasting. Our team tested that it does not fade after four weeks. A consumer reviewed on the official website, “When I do think of coloring my hair, this makes it a no brainer. The new formulation w/ keratin seems about the same and is a great basic permanent color that's affordable and easy to use. It's only been a week, but my hair is black and feels like it did before, which is great because my hair leans towards dry. effective, easy and affordable permanent color. If you want a permanent color that simply does what it says, here ya go!! recommend for an easy refresh!!” The price of this hair color is reasonable. Unfortunately, some consumers reviewed that their hair became dry after use. We recommend using a hair conditioner and essential oil in follow-up hair care routine.

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