So, I’ve got this problem. I have dull, boring, unflattering, mousy brown hair. Well at least that’s what I HAD, back in the Stone Age before I started getting it colored every eight weeks like clockwork. It’s been years since I saw my natural shade in any significant quantity, and I’d like to keep it that way for as long as possible.
The issue is that the economy is in the tank, I just moved into a new apartment and I’m paying double what I used to in rent, and suddenly $200 for a trim and color so often seems a little extravagant (and, quite frankly, not in the budget).
So I’ve been toying with the idea of at-home hair color to stave off my roots, but I’m a little concerned. First, because I already have color on my hair and I don’t know how new color will react with it. Second, because I remember all of my friends that colored their own hair in high school, and the results were not always, shall we say, triumphant.
But if I gather up the courage, I think my first attempt is going to be with Frederic Fekkai Salon Color. I’m already a devotee of a large number of the brand’s products, and the kit seems to come with everything to make a home-color novice comfortable with the process.
The price is a little above what you will pay for drug store color, but I’ve been so pleased with Fekkai in the past that I’d be willing to give it a shot in order to ease my transition into recession-era hair care. As it stands, I think Fekkai was brilliant to release this product – surely, high-end hair product devotees will feel more comfortable putting their color in his hands now that money is tight for many.
Frederic Fekkai Salon Color, Sephora, $30.