Everyone knows that coloring your hair can be absolutely life-changing when the results are good. Vibrant, shiny hair color can tie your whole look together. On the other hand, a bad color job can ruin a day faster than a bulls eye pimple on your forehead. Personally, I’ve experienced many a hair color disappointment in my life, mostly in my younger years. This isn’t terribly shocking given that most of the hair color I used originated from a box purchased at my local grocery store. Since this time, I have been relying on color from my professional stylist. But this habit can add up fast…
I didn’t start coloring my hair super regularly until I found gray roots-BOO! Then it was every 5 -6 weeks at the salon. The problem was-my color was not stunning. It was nice, but it was mostly maintenance color. Given how much I was paying for the Salon visits, I began to consider other options. I had heard about salon quality hair color at home and wanted to know more.
When making the decision to color your hair without a salon visit, the stakes can be high. Oftentimes, box color is a one-size-fit all option that dries your hair out and leaves you less than satisfied. This is something I wanted to avoid at all costs. But when I got some not so flattering highlights, I decided to take a chance and act. I knew that eSalon had received a 2016 Allure Best of Beauty Color Award. I knew that there were a lot of positive reviews. I knew I was ready for a change.
How it Worked
I hopped on the web, navigated to esalon.com and answered a series of questions about my hair type, length, current color, amount of gray, current treatments, and desired color. I attached a current photo of myself that showed my current hair color. This wasn’t required but seemed like a pretty great idea. I also had the option to video chat with a colorist, which I opted not to do this time. Based on my answers, picture, etc., a colorist selected a customized shade just for me! I finished up my order and sat back and waited for my package.
A few days later, I received my customized color kit. It included the Hair Color, the Developer, 2 pair of gloves, an applicator brush, stain barrier for my hairline, and a sample of their Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner. I divided my short hair, as best as I could into 4 sections per the instructions. I donned my first pair of gloves and mixed the Developer and Hair color and applied the mixed results to my roots first and waited 10 minutes. I then applied color to my ends and waited another 5 minutes. With the leftover color, I hopped into the shower with the second pair of gloves and washed it through from root to end per the instructions. This was a pro stylist tip, so I made sure to follow it.
Once I rinsed all of the color out, I blew my hair dry and noticed right away that I had vibrant color and shine. No Dryness. Not only that, the color was spot on. No uneven color. My gray roots were covered. My highlights were covered. But I also had a really great tone. I managed not to screw the application up at all, which means it was super easy to apply! The best part of the whole deal is that eSalon was only $10.00 for my first order. Cha-Ching! After that, the cost is $24.95 for a single shipment or $19.95 for a subscription service.
Even at the single shipment cost, I am saving $50 or more over my salon color visits. It’s kind of hard to believe. I’m not sure I would go back to the salon for my regular coloring. It just makes more sense to use eSalon. The quality is high, the cost is really reasonable, and the product is easy to use. All I know is that I am soooo in. Check out the results.