HAIR COLOR Coloring Your Hair for the 1st Time at Home with Better Natured

by Nicole Matyjasik

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Before Better Natured, I saw my stylist faithfully every four weeks. I recognize that most women push their appointments out a little further, but the truth is, I am 70% gray. I knew my results and I loved my salon color. Still, over the last few months, I started to wonder if I could do this at home. Luckily, I found Better Natured and can honestly say it matches my color spot on and it is easy enough to use at home! The tips below are a great guide to use when coloring your hair at home for the first time.

Take our Hair Color Quiz

If you are wondering which Better Natured color is ideal for you, tap into our virtual tools. Take the Better Natured Hair Color Quiz to find the ideal tone and shade for you! Our hair color quiz takes less than 5 minutes to complete and takes the guesswork out of choosing your color.

Make a Prep List

Layout all items that come in your at-home color kit. Here are a few other items that are already in your home and will make your application easier. Your color application will go a lot smoother when all your tools are at your fingertips. 

  • Rattail comb- helps create clean sections to help ensure root coverage is thorough
  • Clips- for hair sections
  • Old hand towels
  • Handheld mirror- to help you see the back of your head
  • Shirt- wear something that opens in front or that you will not mind if it gets stained.

Prep Your Hair

You do not want to apply hair color to dirty hair. Product and mineral build-up may create a layer of film around your hair and alter your color results. To avoid this from happening, shampoo with a clarifying shampoo a day or so before you are going to color your hair. Once you are done shampooing, rinse it out. Apply your favorite Better Natured conditioner like mine, Better Natured Color Care Conditioner, making sure to rinse it out completely. Allow your hair to dry naturally and do not use any styling agents.

After Care

Now that your hair is color-treated, you should protect your investment. If you are not already, make sure to switch all your hair care products to color-safe options. All of Better Nature's haircare collections are color-safe. Our Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner are our go-to choices. Our styling agents can also assist in your color fading less over the weeks leading up to your root touch-up. Whether you are looking for some blowout assistance, a humidity fighter or you simply want to add some texture to your natural look, you can find it all

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We’re Here to Help!

If you have some questions or are just not certain about your color choice or application, we are here to help. We have an expert team of color specialists available to book a consultation, live chat, or email at Our customer service phone number is available Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST at 1-800-242-9283. When your new color is complete snap a photo and give us a virtual hug! Follow us on Instagram @Betternatured and tag your photo #betternatured. We would love to see your new Better Natured hair creation! 😊

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