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Superior Preference How-to: Watch the Video

Hair Color Application

Changing up your hair color at home can seem like a daunting task—but it doesn’t have to be that way. Whether you want blonde hair, brown hair, or red hair, it’s all about finding the right at-home hair color kit to suit your needs. Today, we’re here to tell you about one of our very best at-home hair color options: L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference. Once you’ve chosen a hair color and are aware of what will go into the dyeing process, watch the step-by-step video above to find out how to use Superior Preference at home.



How to Find the Best Hair Color for Your Skin Tone
Before you can even get to applying hair color, you’ve got to figure out what you shade you’re interested in. The Superior Preference line of at-home hair color comes in more than 50 gorgeous hues. To find the best hair color for your skin tone, it’s all about your undertone. If you have warm undertones, opt for a warm hair color (like Medium Chestnut Brown); if you have cool undertones, try a cool hair color (like Dark Ash Blonde). Not sure what your undertones are? Flip your wrists. If your veins appear green, then you have a warm tone; if they appear blue, then you have a cool tone.



What to Know About Coloring Your Hair at Home
Once you’ve singled out your new hair color, it’s time to get to work! Now, there are few things to keep in mind. For starters, if you’re going for a lighter hair color, then this will require bleaching—and the darker your starting shade, the more work it may take to achieve your desired hair color. If you have long, thick, and/or curly hair, you may need two boxes of Superior Preference to fully cover your hair. You may also want to keep an extra box of Superior Preference stocked in your bathroom so that you can touch up your roots when new growth starts coming in. Watch the video above for step-by-step tips on using Superior Preference.



How to Take Care of Colored Hair
After you’re done coloring your hair, your work isn’t done just yet. It’s time to make a few tweaks to your regular hair care routine—and it all starts with the products you use. Switch things up by using a system of shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask formulated for colored hair, like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Repair and Protect Balm. And when you’re in the shower, turn down the dial. Super-hot water can strip strands of essential oils, leaving hair feeling drier and looking duller—not what you want when you have a brand new hair color to show off! Finally, you can temporarily hide gray roots with the L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up, which lasts one shampoo.



For more at-home hair color tips, here are 6 At-Home Hair Color Application Tips for First-Time Dyers.