Bought this last week (dark brown) wasn't too optimistic because it was so cheap but thought I would give it ago. Easy to apply with no dripping, pleasant smell, no tingling of the scalp. After waiting 30 minutes, rinsing off and applying the after colour conditioner I was amazed at how soft and boucy my hair was and the colour was fantastic, the greys were covered better than any of the more expensive products. I am going to Aldi this week and I am going to stock up on the great product for future root touch ups. Can fully recommend this product and at the price you really can't get better.
I have been colouring my own hair for years and usually go for l'Oreal or Revlon but while shopping decided to try the Aldi Carino permanent hair colour in Lightest Beige Blonde - and was glad i did!
The colour was easy to apply and unlike some, was not runny and I could apply with a brush for better application. The smell was also not as strong as L'oreal colourants I've tried and i had no sendation of scalp tingling/burning. As I always do I applied to very clean (no wax/mousse/serum/sprays) dry hair and for this colourant I left the colour on for 30 mins. Rinsing out was easy and my hair felt soft and not in the least bit dry. Once I dried my hair I was really impressed! My hair was full of volume and bounce and the colour was just stunning and very very even and all grey covered and blended in to perfection :0)
I have already purchased another box in preparation for root touch up in around 4 - 5 weeks and if the second application is as easy as the first - and with equally great results - I will have no hesitation in swapping to this brand and giving the others a miss.
Carino Professional Permanent Hair Colour from Aldi
I used shade number 6/7 Chocolate Brown.
This comes in a typical hair dye box, average size, with a photo on the cover of a model sporting the said colour.
The box is expensive looking, matt brown with gold coloured lettering.
It claims to 'cover all grey' and comes with 'intensive colour conditioner'.
This is the first time I have tried this, as I usually buy my hair colour from Boots and use one of the branded ones - I have tried them all, and I am not fussy, as I just buy a generic 'brown' shade to cover my ever-sprouting grey hairs.
Inside the box is a tube of Crème Colour, 50ml, 1 bottle of Developer Lotion, 50ml, 1 sachet of Colour Care Conditioner, 10ml, 1 pair of gloves and an instruction leaflet - so far, the same as any other hair dye.
There are the usual warnings on the box about doing a strand test as you may have an allergic reaction etc.
As usual, you mix the colour and the developer together and comb through your dry hair. This particular brand takes half an hour, after which you wash it out then use the conditioner.
On washing it out, I found that the dye had left my hair quite dry - and using the little sachet of conditioner wasn't particularly effective either, as it was quite a measly portion and the product was not very intense.
The bad news: it has not covered my grey hairs. Not at all.
Usually, with other brands of hair dye, it covers them at first but then they pop through after about a week: This wasn't even that good, as the greys were there immediately.