If you color your hair regularly at a salon, it鈥檚 pretty much like saying 鈥渂uh bye鈥 to your paycheck. But, you can always boost your hue (or try a new one) in the comfort of your own bathroom. While some boxed colors are tried-and-true (and for good reason), you might be overlooking your shade soul mates. Scroll through for five brands you need to know whether you鈥檙e after ombre, pastel, or good ole鈥 brown/black/blonde.


1. Jerome Russell Punky Color: Hello, hue! If you鈥檙e looking for a bold semi-permanent dye in every color of the rainbow, you鈥檒l love Punky Color. Colors like plum, pink, and cherry red are made without acid dyes, which can stain your scalp.


2. L鈥橭real Paris Feria Smokey Pastels: Obvs you鈥檝e already heard of L鈥橭real, duh. But hear us out. Their Feria Smokey Pastels collection is totally gorg. Look out for the blues, pinks, and lavenders that are smoking hot. Plus the formulas are hydrating so they won鈥檛 dry your hair out.


3. IGK Amaro Ombre Highlight Spray: Wouldn鈥檛 it be amazing if you could get perfect ombre highlights without dealing with the mess and complicated process? Well, there鈥檚 a can for that. Simply spray it on for the contrasting look you鈥檙e after. Note that the color is only temporary, though, so you鈥檒l need to repeat on days you want the perfect sun-kissed highlights.


4. Manic Panic Amplified: If the ingredients in most hair dye brands make you nervous, you鈥檒l love Amplified. Not only do they have fun shades like Virgin Snow and Vampire Red, but it鈥檚 also made with a completely vegan formula and their tagline is, 鈥淭ested on celebrities, not animals.鈥 Heart!


5. Christopher Robin Nutritive Mask With Temporary Coloring: You know when you get gorg highlights, but they change color as they fade over time? Boo that. Reach for this mask that鈥檒l subtly even your pigment while neutralizing gray.

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