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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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jennifer on

She looks way better in black, she looks so ugly compared to when she first came out. She needs to stop partying and thinking about men and sex and take care of her kids. I learned that in life no one is more important than your child.

Jasmine on

She should just give up, whats the point of making a new album if she sucks, I know i dont want to even listen to it.

Pat on

They should let b and get her life back together.Why is is when some one fall people always want to keep them there? I think they are all human and the are entitle to make mistake like everyone

Candice on

I agree, maybe if we ignore her then she will go away!! What do you all think? I am sick and tired of Britney..Britney.. Britney.. Next!!!!!

Kalin on

You have to be careful when doing drastic changes to your color at home. Hair can only take so much when going back and forth from light to dark – and it makes the results unpredictable, which can make your hair anywhere from red, to grey, to green. If you value length, I would avoid home coloring if you are going for change. Here, Brit cut her hair short, and it was probably from exhausted ends more than anything. At one point she did add in long extensions, but how many average people have the money for that expense?

bianca on

i think that her hair is gonna fall outt!!!!!!

Lisa on

You people are so wrong for being so critical of her. She is probably so low right now in her life, what woul d you do if you found out she committed suicide……would you feel responsible for your comments? Don’t you think you should stop kicking a dead dog? I’m so tired of everyone bashing her because everyone does it and it’s just so mean. You would never want to be treated that way, and don’t forget karma is real and it’s a B***** You people have no morals!

erin on

changing your hair color a million times is a sign of low self-esteem.

Beth on

I’m so surprised PEOPLE haven’t posted a picture of Britney and her newest “hairstyle”. Perhaps it is for the better, because Lord knows Britney doesn’t need anyone to diss her anymore. She is obviously in a much darker place than most of her fans knew. I don’t know if she is in the deep middle of a break-down? Or if shaving her head was a new beginning for her? It must feel nice for her to have her own, undamaged hair growing in. Or it could be the beginning of a long road into depression, or whatever it is that’s going on with Britney. I think she really needs to concentrate on her family and loved ones, but if her career is still a priority to her, she really should give an interview, or write a message to her fans. I wish nothing but the best of health and happiness for the girl.

Night on

I hope people never puts a photo of Britney up. I never like her much and have said some pretty bad things about her, but I will not stop. She is suffering, and needs time left alone. My heart goes out to a fellow mother going throug some hard times.
TO the people at “People” magazine…please don’t post her photo. Thanks for leaving her alone

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