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Date: 9/3/13 8:59 AM

Time to revitalize that fried summer hair. Coloring adds moisture and body to the dead high-lights.
The unwanted red in my medium brown hair always seems to come out, despite staying away from the "golden" shades. Or using a "medium brown" it will turn too dark for the first couple of weeks. Clairol doesn't last.
I saw in a mag. that Garnier Olia rated high in Consumer voting.
I know many have used L'Oreal for years.
Any tried-and-true or new formulations in brands?

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Date: 9/3/13 9:32 AM

I have incredibly dry hair and I can't color at home. The chemicals in it is made on an average, and it's too harsh on mine and my hair dresser has to add a lot less to keep from damaging mine further, not to mention the gray I have. Plus, she makes it where my auburn/brown hair isn't too red or too brown, which I cannot replicate at home, nor can I get it properly colored because it's waist length.

Saying that, the salon generally uses L'Oreal. Mine is formulated for dry and grey hair, and a pro brand only.

There is something to getting your hair done and can save some people from a lot more damage and problems. However, when I dyed my hair at home last, I used Garnier, and it caused the least amount of damage to it (which isn't saying much. Say boo to my hair and it gets split ends.) and less fried dryness.

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Date: 9/3/13 10:38 AM

Forgot that we have a Sally Beauty store nearby.
Anyone buy "salon" formulated brands there?

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Date: 9/3/13 7:30 PM

I really like Garnier and have gotten good results from it. Before it came out, I used Natural Instincts.

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Date: 9/3/13 7:56 PM

I've been using L'Oreal Excellence for 25 years. It's never harmed my fine, thin hair and always makes it feel soft and gives it body.

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Date: 9/3/13 8:33 PM

Also a Loreal excellence fan. I keep threatening to go gray and admire it on others but feel younger when I color so for a few more years will color. I use light golden brown but am thinking of bumping up to a dark blond shade. Sew Nanny what shade do you like in the Loreal. I like the color of your hair in the profile photo. My hairdresser has asked several times what I use as she says the color looks good. I think also that Loreal makes a good product as my hair doesn't seem damaged by using it.

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Date: 9/3/13 8:33 PM

Also a Loreal excellence fan. I keep threatening to go gray and admire it on others but feel younger when I color so for a few more years will color. I use light golden brown but am thinking of bumping up to a dark blond shade. Sew Nanny what shade do you like in the Loreal. I like the color of your hair in the profile photo. My hairdresser has asked several times what I use as she says the color looks good. I think also that Loreal makes a good product as my hair doesn't seem damaged by using it.

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Date: 9/3/13 8:35 PM

Oops sorry for double post. Blaming it on the ipad.

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Date: 9/3/13 9:16 PM

I started out using Medium Brown in my 30s, but it's a little dark for me now. I used Medium Golden Brown for a couple of years, but my favorite shade is Light Beige Brown which is the color in my avatar. Sometimes I have a hard time finding it locally and might have to end up ordering online.

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Date: 9/3/13 9:25 PM

Quote: gramma b
I saw in a mag. that Garnier Olia rated high in Consumer voting.

That's what I use now ... for the last year or so. But I'm a redhead who WANTS the red (and covers the gray) so I won't be much help on that issue.

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