Some good home hair coloring products for achieving a basic hair color change include Clairol Natural Instincts, Revlon ColorSilk and Clairol Nice 'n Easy. Products that allow for more color customization and effects such as highlights include eSalon and L'Oreal Paris Superior Preference Mousse Absolue.
When dying hair at home for the first time, consider using a temporary or semi-permanent dye to get an idea of the results. Temporary dyes wash out within six to 12 shampoos, while semi-permanent dyes wash out in around 20 shampoos. This allows for the testing of several different shades before settling on a permanent color.