Best Haircolor Products on a Budget: Reader Advice

One of the great beauty prerogatives we enjoy is freedom of haircolor—and, like the true budget fashionistas we are, we’d prefer not to pay an arm and a leg, thanks. Of course for major overhauls we’d have to say (from, ahem, personal experience) letting the pros handle it is probably best, but for more subtle changes (a little lighter, darker, redder, a few highlights) there’s no reason you can’t do it at home for less. However, not all home haircolor products are created equal—so what are your picks for great home hair color products?

Pictured: For a little extra shine, body, and temporary color boost, we dig Clairol’s Natural Instincts, $9.89,