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The surprisingly easy way Teri Hatcher dyes her gray hair at home

The "Desperate Housewives" actress has been dyeing her own roots for years.
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In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic many people — including celebrities — have been searching for easy ways to bring beauty treatments into their homes.

"Real Housewife of Beverly Hills" star Kyle Richards shared her favorite drugstore hair dye while actress Halle Berry showed off how to DIY a facial. Now, Teri Hatcher is also revealing how she takes care of her hair at home while practicing social distancing.

The 55-year-old actress posted an Instagram video on March 25 where she showed her followers how she colors her gray roots from the comfort of her own bathroom.

"Many, many, many years ago when I was doing 'Desperate Housewives,' I started dyeing my gray roots myself because I didn't have time to go to the salon," Hatcher said in the 15-minute video.

Though she said she's been dyeing her hair at home for years with brands like Clairol and Garnier, Hatcher decided to switch things up and try the brand Madison Reed for the first time — and she was impressed with the results.

Madison Reed Permanent Hair Color Kit

Hatcher used the brand's permanent dye kit, which comes with all the supplies you need: the actual cream dye, a bottle of color activator, a barrier cream to protect your skin, a cleansing wipe to remove unwanted color, a color-safe shampoo and conditioner sample and a protective cap and gloves. Hatcher applied the dye to her roots for 30 minutes, then applied to the rest of her hair for an additional five minutes.

"I might be a new Madison Reed fan," Hatcher said while admiring her new color. "The shampoo and the conditioner when you rinse it out in the shower felt particularly luxurious ... I think it looks pretty healthy."

According to Madison Reed, its dyes are formulated without ammonia, resorcinol, parabens, and gluten. The creamy dye formula includes argan oil, keratin and ginseng root to help protect and condition hair.

Once she washed the dye out, Hatcher revealed her surprisingly simple at-home styling routine. She starts with a few spritzes of the Phyto Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray for a bit of extra volume.

Phyto Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray

She then applies both the Leonor Greyl Sérum De Soie Sublimateur, which includes vegetable oils and silk proteins to nourish and soften hair.

Leonor Greyl Sérum De Soie Sublimateur

Next up, she added a pump of the Madison Reed Tame Color Protecting Smoothing Cream for a bit of extra moisture before blow-drying and straightening her strands.

Madison Reed Tame Color Protecting Smoothing Cream

Between Hatcher's routine and Kyle Richards' go-to drugstore hair dye, celebrities are proving you don't have to spend top-dollar to maintain your hair while self-isolating!

This article was originally published on April 1, 2020.

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