I've been dying to color my hair again after 3 months now.. And my favorite Dying Kit (since I usually color my own hair at home) is Revlon Colorsilk. My last shade was Medium Brown I think which was pretty but I want to try their Ash brown now xD..
I needed two kits because my hair is longer than shoulder length and also so that the color will be evenly distributed since I have 2 bottles... I love Ash Brown color..it's my type of Brown (no red/orange tint..more on the pale brownish gray side)
I can't really guide you step by step for hair dying at home since I really did not prepare myself to do so (so sorry!xD) Of course you will have to wear old t-shirt and Towel (ones that you don't really bother if they will stain-because they are gonna stain a lot!), big hair clamp and small one for my bangs.
It's important to read the instructions... So first we prepare all the stuff, so we open the boxes and mix what you gotta mix, prepare the extra stuff. I sectioned my hair in four parts and started coloring by part. After I'm done applying the color, I left my hair for almost an hour.
Oh by the way! I used to color my hair immediate after Shampoo and drying my hair - which was wrong! You have to wait for 24 hours after shampoo before coloring your hair. It should be still clean and free from other products like heavy conditioner, leave ons, spray, clay, gel, etc. So yeah, I have new color! Bye, bye roots...
My hair has gone lighter xD (I love it, but sometimes it shows a little itsy bitsy orangey hue ~.~" but I know its normal and it will be gone after few washes)
But so far, I love my hair color! And of course you probably are thinking if my hair gets damaged xD Of course there is possibility and it does get damaged but it has remedy... I just use intense conditioning and also leave on conditioners help.
I know that I said before that I will get my hair colored at Salon but my mom said something like.. Salons here don't give the right color that you actually want.. They give you the wrong color most of the time because they want to finish some stock... So in the end you won't get the result and you won't have any choice but to wear that color for months >.<"
So this is how it looks like under different lighting.
Btw, I got some samples (Skin Food and Etude House :D)