Despite the fact that I vowed never to dye my hair with a box dye -- well, I end up using one again. Why? Long story short, I previously had my hair professionally dyed at a hair salon and my hairdresser made my hair go green, the colour was very uneven even when "professionally" done, someone who claimed to have 10 years experience. You could say I lost trust in hairdressers dying my hair once and for all.
To be fair, he did say it's never happened to his clients before, the guy was super nice
and super flirty and he did try his best to rescue my hair, unfortunately without success but I could tell he was just as mortified as I was and he really did spend hours on my hair. He did blame it on the fact my hair had been box hair dyed which mucked it up. -shrugs-
All I know is I'm better off dying my own hair knowing what to expect. Not only is it a lot cheaper, I will get similar results each time. I won't point fingers at anyone for messing up and to be honest, it's faster and I can dye it in the comfort of my own home.
I picked up a Clairol Nice n' Easy hair dye, one of the more reputable brands, from Boots.
Having very thick, dark asian hair - I opted for a "light ash brown" which claims to reduce brassiness.
If you have never dyed your hair before, be sure to read the instructions carefully and do the strand test.
Basically, you pour (1) into (2) then shake the bottle until it's even, then you have your dye ready to use.
I like this hair dye, it's easy to apply. My hair is dry and coarse and so I notice immediately when my hair dries further. But I didn't notice any difference in dryness so I am rather pleased with the result. I also particularly like this hair dye because it blends very well with the 3 tone colour formula, it makes it look much more natural.
And there you have it, nice and easy.