Would You Rather Dye?

There's an ongoing discussion in our office about whether or not it's ok to dye your hair at home. I've experimented with it more than once, mostly bl
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There's an ongoing discussion in our office about whether or not it's ok to dye your hair at home. I've experimented with it more than once, mostly bl
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There's an ongoing discussion in our office about whether or not it's ok to dye your hair at home. I've experimented with it more than once, mostly blonde highlights in an attempt to recreate the perfect California beach hair I possessed naturally until moving to the east coast. Luckily, it's never turned orange or fallen out or cost me more than $10, and it's a pretty good alternative to getting a tattoo which is what I usually want to do when I'm bored. However, it's never looked like Gwyneth's either. I'm aware there's a reason colorists have their jobs - it's a science and an art rolled into one and they're the ones trained to make your hair look pretty and more importantly, natural. Each time I've let a friend brush cheap chemicals onto my hair I've taken comfort in the fact that someone out there can fix it if I actually end up looking cheap. But the rest of the office (all two of them today), balks at the the idea of color from a box, saying you're most likely to come out looking brassy or brittle, and are better off just not dying it at all. I'm sticking to lemon juice this summer, but are you intrigued by the Garnier boxes? Or do you save your pennies for salon only treatments?