Coloring Your Hair At Home? Don't Follow Brit's Makeover Habits

01/05/2007 at 02:00 PM ET

To those of you jonesing for dramatic hair color makeovers à la Britney or the Olsen twins — hold on a minute. John Frieda head colorist Sharon Dorram-Krause, whose clients include Kate Hudson, Kate Winslet and Linda Evangelista, warns that non-celebrities should proceed carefully. “I don’t recommend it for the layperson because they don’t have a colorist at their disposal, and the hair really takes a beating [in the process],” says Dorram-Krause. “A lot of times [stars] aren’t doing these transformations overnight—it happens over stages.” She recommends deep conditiong with L’Occitane’s Shea Butter or adding Vitamin E tablets to a Kerastase mask for “an extra boost.” And if you do decide to color your hair yourself, make sure you do a strand test on an underneath layer of hair to see how the color will take, says Dorram-Krause. “Otherwise it’s months before your hair looks good again.”

Click here to read more about Hollywood’s hottest hair trends in Off the Rack.

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LKD on

She is going to break her hair!!! What happened to the cute bob cut that was her best look since the “come back”

j on

huh. don’t follow brit’s MOTHERING habits either!!!

Wendy on

I can’t stand that bob, or those fakey-fakey extensions. I LOVE the dark-chocolate brown color on her, though. I think she should stick to that! It looks PRETTY, and grown up.

T on

She’s hideous.

Jason on

Well gonna have to disagree when she appeared on david letterman’s show the second time I thought that was the best she had looked in 2006 but sadly she had to ruin it by putting hair extensions back on and not dressing very flattering and doing way too much partying.

Jason on

Well calling her names constantly isn’t anymore respectable than the things that she has done.

KT fr Cda on

I’ll be sure to following the hair dying tips when I win a pile of money. The average person cannot afford a hair colourist or stylist. Oh and J, truer words have never been spoken! So funny!

shopoholic on

What happened to her? if you look at her 2 years ago she looks like a different person!!!!!!!!!! She also got a little heavier since the time she payed a visit to David letterman

Nic x on

I used to be a big fan of brit and she used to look so stunnin i tink she lookes better with the hair extensions like me i have hair extensions they really can be good when u need em ! The bob looks a nightmare cant stand it! and the dark brown is ok But blonde britney is best i bet u all agree lyl n i hope britters releases a come back single or albums soon in 2007 xxxxxxxxxx

Cathy on

I think that she is stupid along with her hair. I like it how she says sorry to all of her fans and expects everyone to forgive her. SHE IS TRASH and there is no reason for her actions. . .and on top of that she says she knows it was wrong the way she has acted and the CONTINUES TO DO IT????? This girl needs help and is she going to give her kids to friends like she gave everyone of her dogs away to friends because it was to much with dogs and babies????? WHATEVER Brit you are sick and heartless and I feel terrible for you kids that have a mommy that only thinks about herself.

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