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Best At-Home Hair Dye Kits

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Having good hair can set the tone for your whole entire day. With freshly colored hair, your confidence is heightened and your mood is boosted as you go about your day. Treat yourself to beautifully colored hair whenever you want, and in the comforts of your home, with these at-home hair dye kits. Here are our top picks.

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Clairol Natural Instincts Semi-Permanent Ammonia-Free Hair Color

Staff pick

The Clairol Natural Instincts Semi-Permanent Ammonia-Free Hair Color comes in a pack of three and is formulated with 80 percent of naturally sourced ingredients including coconut oil and aloe vera. This three-step hair-dye kit is comprised of a color enhancing cream, a color activation developer, and a conditioner that leaves your hair looking and feeling shiny and healthy. This dye is great for all hair types and it is available in over 10 different tones and colors. The dye only takes 20 minutes to develop and can last up to 23 washes.

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Revlon Root Erase Permanent Hair Color

For the roots

If you're searching for an at-home hair dye kit to touch up your roots, the Revlon Root Erase Permanent Hair Color is a great option. This kit is comprised of a press bottle that releases the color and developer at the same time, a bottle cap that also doubles as the mixing bowl, and a mixing and application brush. Once you apply the product, it only takes five minutes to develop. When you're finished touching up your roots, simply wash the press bottle's removable nozzle as well as the bottle cap and set it aside for next time. You can use this product up to three times. This hair dye is available in 13 different shades and it delivers 100 percent gray coverage. 

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L'Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach

To create an ombre 

The L'Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach is designed to help you achieve a beautiful ombre look from home. This easy-to-use hair dye kit comes equipped with developer cream, bleaching powder, lightening cream, conditioning shampoo, and an application brush to help achieve the perfect ombre. If you want to add bright colors after bleaching, this kit is a great first step. Feel free to add color to your hair after bleaching or sticking with your lightened results.

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L'Oréal Paris Couleur Experte 2-Step Home Hair Color & Highlights Kit

To add highlights to your hair

Great for adding highlights to your locks, the L'Oréal Paris Couleur Experte 2-Step Home Hair Color & Highlights Kit comes equipped with a two-step process for dying your hair and adding highlights. Included in this kit is a multi-tonal cream developer, multi-tonal gel cream, illuminating cream developer, micro-fine illuminating powder, multi-moisture cream conditioner, and three tools that are specifically designed to create flawless highlights. It only takes 30 minutes to process the dye, leaving you with a beautiful new hairstyle in a short amount of time. 

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Manic Panic Flash Lightning Hair Bleach Kit

An all over bleach

The Manic Panic Flash Lightning Hair Bleach Kit is a strong, yet gentle bleach that can lift your hair up to seven levels. This kit is comprised of a 40 volume cream developer, a mixing tub, a tint brush, a plastic cap, one set of gloves, and instructions. If you're looking for a big change, this may be a great option for you. The bleach comes in a dust-free and easy-to-use package that will help you keep the bleach in your hair and off of your floors. This cruelty-free and vegan formula is intended for individuals with natural brown to black hair to lighten to varying tones and shades of blonde. 

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Just For Men Mustache & Beard

Dye your beard

This Just For Men Mustache & Beard hair dye kit comes in a pack of three and is designed to rid your beard or mustache of unwanted gray hairs. With up to 10 natural-looking shades and tones to choose from, this hair dye will leave your facial hair looking natural and youthful. You can also use this dye to color any gaps in your beard, making it look thicker and fuller. This kit comes equipped with color, developer, and a brush to make applying the dye as easy as possible. It only takes five minutes for the color to process and you are left with long-lasting results.

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Poen 20 Piece Hair Dye Coloring Kit

Just the tools 

Perhaps you already have hair dye at home, but you are searching for the perfect tools to apply your dye as flawlessly as possible. The Poen 20 Piece Hair Dye Coloring Kit comes equipped with everything you need to give yourself an all-over dye, a root touch-up, a hair conditioning treatment, and more. This kit includes two large-sized mixing bowls, four hair coloring brushes that range in size, two plastic capes, four hair clips, two pairs of plastic ear caps, and one pair of gloves. Every item is long-lasting and conveniently washable and reusable.

The bottom line

Having the ability to dye your hair at home can boost confidence and give you the freedom to multi-task while you wait for your hair to process. There may be times when your schedule becomes too busy to dedicate a couple of hours to the salon. That's when an at-home hair dye kit comes in handy. 

The Clairol Natural Instincts Semi-Permanent Ammonia-Free Hair Color is formulated from 80 percent of naturally derived ingredients and only takes 20 minutes to process. You won't have to worry about your hair becoming damaged as the coconut oil and aloe vera included in the formula work toward keeping your hair healthy and moisturized while you achieve your desired color. 

If you're looking to quickly touch-up your roots or your beard, the Revlon Root Erase Permanent Hair Color and the Just For Men Mustache & Beard are great options as they both only take five minutes to process and, offer optimal gray coverage, and deliver long-lasting results.