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.”

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crystal on

Well said!!!

Jason on

Well O’Wryly and the same could be said for calling people deragotory names.

Melody on

personally I like her natural hair..light blonde/brownish.. I like her hair when it’s real and at medium-length. I like the brown a long, seems more like a mom.

Rikki on

Honestly, isn’t it time for people to just admit that Britney will do anything to get publicity? Her life choices should be enough to keep her out of print. She has been the author of her own destiny and basically what we have found out is she is tacky and very self centered. Who cares about her hair or her for that matter?

Chrissy on

Britney is nothing more than a disgusting, classless wench. The sad thing is that America eats it up.

Kelly Frazier on

Rather than telling the world that she is trying to change her image, she should prove it. When I was a new mother, I stayed at home taking care of my children…. She either isn’t listening to her publistist or her stylist, or she really isn’t trying to change her image.

O'Wryly on

‘Scuse me, Jason? I called no one a derogatory name – I simply commented on what Britney chooses to present to the public. Granted, it may all be a facade and she’s really a shrewd, articulate, and learned young devoted mother but that’s not what we’re seeing, now is it?! Case in point, today’s bikini/yeehaw boots photo. Perhaps that’s the epitome of taste in YOUR eyes, but it’s certainly saying something else entirely to me and that something is not fit to type. Have yourself a superb day!

Tricia on

I’ve seen pics of Britney’s real hair with no extensions and it’s short and super damaged. I wouldn’t even let the professionals that do Brit’s hair touch mine. What ever happened to her pretty hair like when she was with Justin? Even now I think she always looks crappy and fake.

andrea on

i’m done coloring my hair at home. every time i do, it turns out reeeeeally bad and completely the opposite of what is on the box. not only that, but it makes your hair dry and brittle. i would rather pay extra and get something i love.

victoria on

she sould’nt color her hair at home. i mean ain’t she rich or something. what she can’t afford a salon.

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