3 Best Hair Dyes to Cover Grays or Re-Invigorate Your Personal Beauty

Dying your hair – whether to hide those gray hairs and make yourself look younger or simply re-invigorate your sense of style – is fun and easy. Your hair is one of the easiest things to change whenever you want to add some excitement to your personal look. If you’re blonde, the latest fad is to add lowlights or darker shades of brown. Some blondes will go so far as to dye their hair dark brown or even black, although some cringe at the thought of appearing “Gothic.” Brunettes, meanwhile, test the theory of “blondes have more fun,” bleaching their hair to golden blond or even platinum blond.

While dying your hair can be a great way to enhance your personal beauty, not all hair dye is made alike. Some, like cheaper drugstore hair dye products, leave your hair dull and lifeless. If you want to dye your hair, you will want to choose the very best hair products. Nothing is worse than a bad hair dye job!

In this article, we will feature three of the best hair dye products and brands that you can buy at Walmart or your local drug store. I’ve gone through the shelves and selected the four best hair dye products that won’t destroy your wallet, or your hair! With these tested and true hair dyes, you can rest assured that your hair will be renewed and beautiful, not dry and brittle!

Note: Dying your hair is not just for women. Men, too, can be adventurous and re-define their natural look with a quick dose of hair dye. It is usually easier for men to dye their hair because male hairstyles and haircuts are usually shorter, meaning dying a man’s hair is a shorter, less arduous task.

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Best Hair Dye #1: Garnier Nutrisse Cream. Garnier, who’s tagline is “natural technology for healthy beauty,” is part of the L’Oréal hair product brand. You’ve seen their products on the shelf: As the makers of Garnier Fructis, their iconic, bright green bottles are hard to miss. Garnier makes fantastic hair shampoo and hair conditioner for all types of hair (straight, curly, blonde, brunette, etc.), but they also make hair dye!

Just like their shampoo and hair conditioner, as well as their gels, mousse, hairspray and hair serums, Garnier’s hair dye claims to use active fruit ingredients. Don’t be too confused: While it might sound all natural, Garnier Nutrisse Cream hair dye isn’t all-natural or organic. However, it is a fantastic choice for those who want to cover up their grey hair or simply switch up their hair color.

Garnier Nutrisse Cream hair color comes in 31 different hair dye colors, ranging from Natural Black (Licorice) and Blue Black, to Beige Blonde and Natural Blonde.

The dying process itself is relatively simple and straight forward. You mix the hair cream with the hair dye and apply it to your hair using the included plastic glove. This is a gradual hair dying process, which means you apply it to your hair and wait 25-35 minutes. The dye will slowly darken to the shade that you purchased.

Unlike other hair dyes, I found Garnier Nutrisse Cream hair dye to be relatively non-caustic. Some hair dyes burn my scalp and fill the room with obnoxious odors of hydrogen peroxide (the chemical that strips your hair and prepares it to absorb the new hair color). Garnier Nutrisse Cream felt gentle and actually smelled good, and the end hair color result was just as the box promised.

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Best Hair Dye #2: L’Oreal Color Pulse. L’Oreal is one of those giants of the personal care and personal beauty product world. L’Oreal Color Pulse is aimed at a younger audience, or an older, more mature market that wants something exciting and new for their hair.

L’Oreal Color Pulse features bright and bold, rather unconventional hair dye products. The colors include dye like “Electric Black” (a sort of midnight, black shade) and Chilled Plum (which borders on dark purple). You can get L’Oreal Color Pulse in semi permanent dyes. The best feature of this hair dye brand is that it doesn’t use hydrogen peroxide, so no burning scalps here! However, L’Oreal Color Pulse may not be permanent and long lasting enough for some hair dye enthusiasts.

Best Hair Dye #3: L’Oreal Féria. L’Oreal’s other hair product line, Féria, is for those who want trendy, professional-looking hair. It’s perfect for those who need bright, intense color in their hair and is great for highlights. Streaks of blonde? Streaks of black? Mix it up? Féria promises to add shimmer and shine to your hair dye job, and it is true. Application is easy, and the box includes everything that you need to make your hair dye job a breeze, even if you’re going for fancy highlights or lowlights.