Whatever your age, it’s likely you’ve faced the ramifications of attempting an at-home box hair dye, whether that’s while covering your greys or going for an all over colour. Fortunately for me (Jem – Blog Editor – Hi!) colour mishaps were far and few between, mostly due to the fact that I was blessed with a hairdresser for a Mum. That’s not to say my curiosity of box dye didn’t ever come into play, because it certainly did on one or two rebellious occasions.
It’s worth noting that my natural hair colour is a medium-to-dark brown and I have always been experimental when it comes to hair colour; bright pink, purple, pillar box red, aqua blue, deep brown – you name it, I’ve tried it. That being said, I can recall one time (it’s funny now, not so much at the time) when I was adamant that I could get my dark locks to turn blonde in one box job. Oh, how wrong I was. Before I knew it, I was rocking a root shade similar to that of an Orangutan. Gratefully – after many tears – Mum was there to rectify the situation. How do I pay her back? Assist in the colouring of her greys, and a favourite for that has always been the products from Josh Wood – designed specifically for this type of hair concern.
Josh Wood’s at-home colour system surpasses greatly the minimal options we had as teens, meaning it’s possible to achieve beautiful, natural looking salon-quality colour at-home for the fraction of the cost of an in-salon appointment, and without the fear of frazzling your hair.
Whatever your hair colour needs, we’ve teamed up with the top colour experts at Josh Wood to help you achieve head-turning hair colour from the comfort of your own home. The Josh Wood Expert Colour System and shade-matching service has been specifically created to make finding the right shade and products to cover greys and maintain your colour readily available, and ultimately, super simple.
HOW TO FIND YOUR PERFECT SHADE
First up, if you’d like a permanent colour, try to match your hair to the swatches on the front of the box (tip: it’s easier if you’re browsing on your phone so you can hold your hair against the swatch)…
JOSH’S TOP TIP
Once you’ve found your match, navigating the rest of the system is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Well 2.0 – 9.0, actually. One of my favourite’s that I’ve previously used on covering Mum’s greys is the Josh Wood root concealers, which are clearly numbered like the boxes, for example: if you’re a 5.5, just look out for concealers that match this shade and you can’t go wrong. In regards to caring for your colour, we’re also huge fans of the Shampoo and Conditioners from Josh’s range. The colour care products are split by broader hair colours (blonde or brunette) and your biggest hair concerns – the perfect way to protect your colour and nourish your hair, too.
TREAT YOURSELF TO A GOOD HAIR
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Darker Brown Root Smudger
“As I get older, I’ve become reliant on products that help cover up rogue lighter or grey hairs. The Josh Wood Darker Brown Root Smudger is the perfect solution to conceal dense regrowth in-between my colouring. Used on dry or damp hair, it’s super simple to twist and squeeze the product and apply to the roots.” – Shivona, Customer Service Manager
Light Brown Tinted Dry Shampoo
“Not only does this keep my hair looking fresh for a few extra days before washing (you know, when you can’t be bothered to go through the hair washing ordeal) but the tinted formula is great at covering lighter pigment in my hair” – Ciara, Graphic Designer
Lighter Blonde Root Marker
“For instant root coverage (which you can use on both dry hair AND your eyebrows due to the eyebrow brush included) this root marker is something super easy I can pop in my bag or desk drawer so I have it on hand whenever I need it” – Harriet, Brand Campaign Manager
Fine Blonde Shade Refreshing Shampoo & Conditioner
“As someone with super fine hair, I struggle to find products that don’t weigh down my locks, so this has changed the game for me – leaving my hair super soft and glossy. This duo also doesn’t compromise my bright blonde colour, as it contains advanced UV filters to prevent fade and natural anti-oxidants to keep blonde hair healthy” – Jess, Account Manager
Still not sure which shade and products are right for you? Don’t fret! Josh Wood’s online consultation is the solution. All you have to do is answer a few questions about your hair and the experts will tailor the system to fit your colour and concerns. You can even save your results and access your personalised system at any time, so you’ve always got a record of exactly what you need. Simple!
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