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Clairol Nice n Easy is a brand i have used and trusted for years, i have dyed my hair many different shades in my time and like to use their regular permanent hair dye as it is easy to apply, doesn't drip and has some good staying power compared to other brands. I also absolutely adore the little tubes of Colourseal conditioner that are provided, and would gladly pay the price of the hair dye for the conditioner alone!
There have been a spate of these new foam hair dyes on the market, of course i felt like i could trust my favourite brand so when i saw this hair dye for £1.50 cheaper than my usual one i put it in my shopping basket straight away, in stock was my usual colour which is dark brown so it seemed silly to pay extra for exactly the same shade.
One thing to note of the foam colour line is that there isn't as much of an array of colours, just a few blondes, a few reds and brunettes and the obligitory black one.
Getting this home i opened the box ready to dye my hair. In the box there are two bottles, one containing the developer and the other containing the colourant. Gloves are provided as well which is handy as i have bought other dyes before that do not provide them. One thing i was dissapointed with straight away was the conditioner, it was not a tube of my favourite Colourseal treatment which you get in the normal dye but just two sachets of apparently the same conditioner. Using this was a nightmare as they hadn't even been cut to aid opening, so i actually had to jump out of the shower when soaking wet to open it with a pair of scissors!
When i read the instructions i must admit it seemed a bit scary, with things having to be done precisely for it to work (e.g shake bottle 3 times only, hold bottle upright) But when it came to doing this it wasn't hard at all and worked straight away. One of the things that really put me off this product is the smell, it absolutely stinks! The only way i can describe it is a stale ale smell, i always open windows for some ventilation when using a hair dye but my flat and my hair smelled of a brewery for at least a few days! Not the most appealing of smells.
I put an old towel down on the floor like i normally do and proceeded to apply the product. Upon contact with my hair the foam turned into more of a liquid form, and actually started to drip quite badly. A good thing about the foam is that it is much easier to apply to the hair and spreads quite quickly and evenly. After i was done applying the dye i sat down while it developed (25 minutes) and watched a bit of telly. After this time was up i went to wash it off, walking to my bathroom i spotted a dark purple splodge on the door. Yes, it was hair dye.
Not only was it on the door, but also on the carpet. I started to panic (i am in rented accomodation!) All thoughts of washing the dye off was replaced by a frantic rush finding something to get this stuff out, and fast! I still to this day do not know how i got this dye out of my carpet, but all i can say is 1001 cleaner is AMAZING. ( a review on that to come!) Now very annoyed i could not wait to wash this stuff off, i rinsed thoroughly and applied the conditioner, left that to sink in for a few minutes and rinsed off.
Ok, the colour was as i hoped it would turn out so that was a bonus. There is still no way i could recommend this. In my years of colouring my hair i have never had a product drip so badly or smell as bad either. Yes it was cheap at £5 a bottle, but in all honesty this dye could have cost me a new carpet! A bit of a false economy! Also, even after washing my hair a few days later i could still smell that horrible stale beer smell, i do not know why it lingered on my hair for so long.
I have thought that maybe i should not put the blame entirely on this product, and after dying my hair for 13 years i suppose it was inevitable that there would be an accident sooner or later, but i did not do anything different to how i would normally do and incidently have not had anything happen like this since.
I will not be purchasing this or any other brand of foam hair dye again. However i have given it 2 stars as my hair did look nice after and it was easier and less time consuming to apply than regular hair dye. That is about as far as any compliments about this go i am afraid.
Thanks for reading:)
Oh how I hate colouring my hair!! I so envy people who don't have to and the people that do it because they fancy a change?? What's that all about? Just you wait while the grey fairy decides to sprinkle her dust on you and then you will know what I'm talking about!!
I descend from two parents with the early grey gene so what hope did I have? I first saw a few greys in my mid twenties and it's been downhill ever since. Now at 46, I think if I left my hair it would be completely grey but much as I hate colouring it, I'm not going there!
My hair is shoulder length and light brown. I used to have it coloured regular at the hairdressers but since it comes through almost every three weeks, its far too expensive and my husband puts either a root touch up or full colour on for me. I'm useless where things like this are concerned. I also just couldn't justify paying £30+ every three weeks.
I bought this in Asda during the weekly shop. It wasnt on offer but I needed something to cover more than just the roots as the underneath of my hair was showing lots of grey (so my helpful husband kept informing me!)
~~~What do you get?~~~
You get a box with the colour shown in top right corner. I opted for light brown. Inside you get two bottles. one bigger than the other, a pump dispenser, some clear plastic gloves and instructions. Oh and you also get two sachets of conditioner to use afterwards.
~~~What do you do?~~~
You mix the two bottles, giving a couple of shakes as it mixes easily and screw the pump in, leave to settle and your away.
I usually apply vaseline around my hairline and ears to minimise colour on skin which I did and then husband applied some of the product around my hairline and main roots, then I put the gloves on and gradually massaged all the foam into the rest of my hair. I found it to be runnier than expected and it goes on as a white foam but it does colour. Honest! After applying to hair, I piled it onto top of my head and set timer for thirty minutes. It can be left for thirty five minutes for resistant greys. It stung a little on my scalp initially but this soon went off and also there was a very strong ammonia smell. If you are a first time user of colourants you are supposed to do a skin test to make sure you are not allergic but as I am a seasoned hair colourer I don't bother.
When the timer went off, I rinsed my hair with fresh water until it run clear. Unfortunately we don't have a shower so next I ran a bath and whilst in the bath, I gave hair a really good wash and put conditioner on that is supplied. One is supposed to be enough but it wasn't. I used both and a little of my usual elvive conditioner as well. After thoroughly rinsing and getting out of bath I combed hair through and blow dried as usual. On close inspection, the colour hadn't done a great job of temples where some grey was still showing but this could have been down to husbands application!! I really liked the colour it had turned out though. It was a nice shade of brown with a warm depth to it.
~~~Price~~~ I paid around the seven pound mark for this but it can be purchased elsewhere for less or on offer for around the £5 mark.
~~~Would I use again?~~~
Yes for the colour and I would make more of an effort to do the temples myself. ( Husband you are sacked lol) My hair was left feeling soft and the main reason I will mark it down is for the runniness. Be very careful to wear an old towel and make sure you clear up any drips straight away!
After going from blonde to brunette a month or so ago I have now decided that actually, blonde is better. I knew I would decide that because I always do so here we are again trying to get my hair back to the way it was. However, I also have the bottom layers of my hair bright pink at the moment so it is not a simple case of whacking a load of bleach on and letting it do its job.
I didnt really want to bleach my hair because I must have dyed my hair 5 times in the past month so its really not in the best condition at the moment. I knew that going from a medium brown to a blonde wouldnt be too easy without bleach but I have often used dyes in the past which have given me a medium to dark blonde result which was something I would be happy with.
Browsing in my local Asda there wasnt a great deal of choice. Ideally I was after a foam type dye because I didnt want to end up missing a big chunk of my hair like I have before! In the end I opted for Nice n Easy Colour Blend Foam in the shade lightest blonde. I paid £4 for the dye which I thought was a very reasonable price for a well known brand.
I applied the dye the day after buying it. I also wanted to refresh my pink so I decided to put the blonde dye on first and then follow with the pink underneath. In all honesty I thought this would be a recipe for disaster and I would end up with bits of pink in the blonde etc but I went ahead anyway!
The instructions that came with the dye were easy to follow and the dye was easy to mix. The foam comes in a sort of pump but its not a pump! You actually squeeze the bottle to dispense the foam. Mixed up the dye is a liquid and it is sort of an amber colour. To dispense the dye is actually quite hard. It is easy enough to squeeze the bottle but the foam that comes out isnt exactly what I would call foam. It is bubbly but not really thick like foam and I found it difficult to get enough of the product out of the bottle each time.
Applying the dye is ok, the consistency makes it easy to get all over your hair without dripping it all over the place but I was really let down by how runny the foam was. It also felt quite greasy.
I thought there was enough dye for my shoulder length, thick hair. However, I was only using the dye on half of my hair as the rest is pink so it would probably be wise to get two boxes if I was using this on all of my hair. As soon as I had used about 2/3 of the dye it became almost impossible to get anymore of the dye out of the bottle so this made it quite difficult, in the end I actually took the lid off and used it as a liquid because it was impossible to get the foam out of the bottle.
The dye is supposed to stay on your hair for about half an hour. As I was applying the pink at the same time I imagine mine was actually on my hair for at least 45 minutes. I did check on the development numerous times and I was disappointed. I hadnt expected bright blonde hair but it really looked like it hadnt changed at all.
The dye didnt smell too bad, it did have a slight chemical scent but this was not strong and I didnt need to open windows or anything.
When it came to rinsing my hair the dye washed out easily. The conditioner provided was nice and thick and it left my hair soft and silky.
I was disappointed with the colour. My friend actually started laughing at me and calling me ginger! I wouldnt agree with him, I dont think its ginger but it is a mousey brown colour. Considering the colour it was before it has only lightened it a couple of shades.
However, the coverage is good and I do actually sort of like the colour I think (I really cant decide). However, the hassle I had applying the dye was not worth it in my opinion and I think that in the future I will use a different dye that I have used before such as Perfect 10.
The last time I dyed by hair I needed it done fairly urgently. Usually I use the nice' n easy liquid dye (see my review) and rely on either my mum or my sister to help me apply it. It tends to drip and can be quite troublesome. This time my sister and my mum weren't available so I decided to ask my boyfriend to dye my hair for me. Going to shop to buy some dye I came across this Clairol foam dye and thought it would prove far easier for him to use than my regular dye (I love being right).
In the box you get a bottle in which you pour the two liquid ingredients, you then shake this for 30 seconds and leave to stand. After a minute you simply squeeze the bottle in the middle which pushes the liquid through the top and forms it into a foam. The foam is really lightweight and soft and incredibly easy to apply to your hair. I was worried about my boyfriend being able to cover the entirety of my medium length hair and so directed him on which bits to cover. He got the hang of it pretty quickly and found it really easy to use this foam.
With the liquid dye you usually end up with your hands and face dyed too from excess that drips down. I also find it is a recurring problem that the dye splatter or drip on my bathroom and infuriates my mother. This foam due relieved both of these problems I have dealt with for years. Once the foam is on your hair there is absolutely no drip, it soaks into the hair and makes it wet but not dripping wet. You basically end up with a fully covered head of dye but no possibility of dripping.
It is also really easy to wash out, just takes a little bit of rinsing until the water runs clear. I tend to have a bath afterwards and shampoo my hair, then condition it with the little tube you get with the dye. This made my hair incredibly soft and the colour was amazing. I actually think the coverage with the foam is possibly better than the liquid dye - that or my boyfriend has a secret talent for dyeing women's hair...
This product costs the same amount as my usual dye, always under £5 but varies depending on where you shop. the range of colour is also really good which means I can switch to other colours should I want to. The coverage was even and thorough and the colour was vibrant and my hair glossy looking.
Overall, this is my new hair dye from now on because I love the results and the application is way easier.
Clairol nice and easy foam
I have been dying my hair for years now, I do prefer to get it died at the hairdressers but sometimes it can just be too expensive when there are other things I would rather be spending my pennies on. So far I have never had a bad experience when dying my own hair, sometimes the colourings don't turn out quite how you would expect but nothing that looked bad.
On this occasion I picked up the medium blonde hair colour to use, my hair normally is somewhere around a light brown, but definitely brown instead of blonde. I just wanted a shade lighter and to cover the odd grey hairs that have made a very unwanted appearance.
The back of the box does show a few colour options, if you hair is lighter, pretty much the same or darker (like mine) how it should turn out. Of course this will never be precise because people's hair is so different from one person to the next in both shade and how well it takes to colouring. However, I would like to point out that the hair dye did turn out pretty much how the colour chart indicated that it would, something that doesn't always happen.
This was the first time I have ever used any of the foam options and I was surprised at how easy it was to apply. The prep takes no time at all, just mix the ingredients a few quick shakes and then you are more or less ready to go. The instructions are really easy to use.
The gloves that they provide were really good and where thick enough that I wasn't worried that they might break. But they were on the small side, I don't have very big hands and I found the gloves fit really well, but usually I would have expected them to be a bit roomier.
The application was easy but it wasn't a system that I loved. You have to squeeze the bottle to get the foam released in your hand and then rub the foam onto your hair. I actually found this process took a lot longer than some of the other more common systems for applying hair dye. I also found that I really had to check that I had all the hair covered. On the plus side there was enough dye that I had some left over and I have shoulder length hair.
After applying the dye you have to sit back and relax until the timer indicates you should go wash it off. It was straight forward to clean off, but the smell of the dye did linger on my hair until the next wash.
With the hair dye you do get an application of conditioner (as with all hair dyes I have ever used), but it wasn't a very generous amount. It was a small sachet that I only managed to get two applications from. It was nice, but nothing special. I think when it comes to conditioners with hair dye L'oreal really do give you the best and most generous amount of conditioner.
After drying my hair the dye did turn out how I expected. Apart from the not so great grey coverage I really liked the colour, it wasn't a drastic change and a few people couldn't even really spot the difference but it was just what I wanted, a bit of a fresher look. By the not so great grey coverage I mean that it didn't cover some of the more stubborn grey hairs I have, maybe I'm just being too picky because it was only a few grey hairs that escaped.
The overall results were good but I'd have to say not great. Yes I might try this foam hair dye again in the future but it's not one that I will be rushing out to buy again anytime soon. If you are interested I bought mine from Superdrug for around £5.
Three out of five stars.
After seeing numerous Nice'n Easy advertisements I relented and purchased this product out of curiosity. Could it really be that simple to achieve a vibrant multidimensional natural looking colour with lowlights and highlights? A few months earlier I used L'Oreal Sublime Mousse and was extremely happy with the result. The process was incredibly simple and even with long thick hair dying my hair on my own was a fuss free process. With some of the more traditional products I've had to have a friend or family member help me e.g to section hair quickly so the colour absorbs evenly. I should have used L'Oreal again but I was curious about other mousse based hair dyes and so experimented with Nice'n Easy. Big mistake.
I chose shade 5 Medium Brown as I'd previously dyed my hair lighter and was looking to revert back to a more natural shade. My ideal shade would be a dark brown but I was aware that hair dye often turns hair darker than the shade shown on the box. We've all read horror stories of women who wanted brown hair and ended up looking like Morticia Adams.
Firstly the bottle used to mix and apply the dye was a squeeze bottle and so it was harder to get the last of the product out compared to the L'Oreal bottle which dispensed foam with an easy pump. The smell of this product was off putting. So much so that I opened all possible windows to allow more ventilation. I've tried a few other brands before and none had a smell anywhere near this strong.
The box claimed one of the key benefits of this product was that it was drip free. However nothing could be further from the truth. This is the messiest dye I have used which was a surprise as it's a foam based product. Thankfully I had old towels covering the carpet and my clothes. After the application process I found the dye had begun to dye my skin in multiple areas including my ears, neck and hairline. The foam itself dripped throughout the entire process. As a result I spent the entire waiting time furiously scrubbing my skin to get the dye out. Don't just take my word for it after using the product I did a little research on the internet and found it was a common problem. It may be useful to mention that with L'Oreal I had no problem with dripping.
After rinsing I found my hair was jet black. Thankfully it didn't look too bad with my skin complexion but for some this could be a problem. Fortunately I found that the dye fades quite quickly. Within a few weeks of use. If you want a product with long lasting results I wouldn't recommend this one.
Now for the positives. The amount of product you get is greater than with most brands so if you have long hair one box will do the trick. I also loved the nourishing conditioning treatment that comes in the box. Although most brands will give you one sachet this product came for two. One to be used on the day of the treatment and the other to be used in a few weeks time to condition and lock in the colour.
This is one of the worst hair dyes I've used and while it may not be the worst around I have to be honest ... I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. There are far superior products on the market. Personally I'd recommend L'Oreal Nice n Easy or any box of Garnier. If you want to drastically change you hair colour Garnier is not a bad option. Just make sure to choose a few shades lighter and be reasonable about the intended outcome. If you really want a nice'n easy product pick up a L'Oreal Sublime Mousse box.
i am reviewing the foam range which is a fairly new product that came out this year and has become quite a good option for those who want a product with a different formula to the regular nice n easy hair dyes.
i have tried other hair dyes prior to getting and using this on a regular basis, some of which have been better for example loreal castings (which i think leaves your hair looking shiny), however this range had the particular colour i was after which drew me to the product. there is a wide range of colours
it is sold in boots, superdrug, supermarkets and certain chemists and also available online.
the box comes with instructions- i found these quite simple- they were written in steps with pictures on and it was different from the paper instructions you usually get with hair dyes the paper is glossy which could come in handy in case you spilt water over it.
you also gets some gloves which are ordinary gloves, in comparison to john freida foam hair dye which has black more professional looking ones, but when buying a hair dye gloves are not the most important thing to look for.
you also get a conditioner (as with most hair dyes) to use afterwards, in my opinion the one with the regular range of clairol dyes is far superior and leaves your hair feeling much nicer. this one leaves it feeling slightly weighed down in my experience. but it is designed to keep the colour looking nice and protect your hair after dying. i do recommend using the conditioner that come with this hair dye over a regular one, however as it is designed to be used with the product.
then there is an activator which you are meant to pour into the pump bottle given.
these are what i consider to be the pros of the products:
nice range of colours- 18
easy to use
My gloves are on, the applicator is in my hands, I start to slide it through my hair. SPALT! Hair dye on the floor. I put the bottle down and clean it up before it stains my light vinal. I start again and before long, SPLAT! More hair dye on the floor I turn to reach for the cloth to clean in up, without thinking I swing round and clean up the miss. I turn round and what do I see? Hair dye all over my blind that hangs at my kitchen window. I realise by this point that enough is enough, I should of just went to the hair dressers, it would of been less hassle and also cost less money in the long run. (Having to replace my blind) A few days later I noticed an advert on the television, Clairol Colour Blend Foam claiming to be drip free, is this the solution to my messy hair dying experience?
After seeing the advert for the hair dye, I went into Semi Chemi and picked up a bottle. I get home, stick on the kettle, and start to read the instructions on the box. It assured me that it was quick and easy as well as being a revolutionary new way to colour my hair, and all for the price of £4.99. Could this really work? Only one way to find out.
As with any hair dye, the usual allergy warnings written both on the packet and in the instructions, advising that the product shouldn't be used on scalps which are sensitive, irritated or damaged and that a strand test should be undertaken 48 hours before use. This colourant isn't recommended for people under the age of 16 or those who have black henna tattoos. Black henna is likely to increase the risk of allergy. Seriously take the advise and do the stand test, it only takes a few moments, and lets face it... Who wants the face the size of a balloon? Not me that's for sure. There are also several other warnings about not using on eyelashes or eyebrows and if any product accidentally finds its way into the eyes, they should be rinsed immediately.
There are roughlt 18 colour shades to choose from ranging from Light Blonde to Black and it's recommended that the shade you use should be no more than two shades lighter or darker than your natural colour. My natural colour is Dark Brown although I put this dye on a pervious dye, it turned out fine, although not recommended.
The new "Shake it! Foam it! Love it!" Clairol Colour Blend Foam claim that this foam colourant will tone and highlight whilst being drip-free and can be applied with the hands. The product comes in a box containing 60ml Nice n Easy Colour Activating Cr\'e8me, 60ml Nice n' Easy Colour Blend Formula, 2 sachets of Nice n Easy Colour Seal Conditioning Gloss, a pair of disposal gloves (saves our hands turning a blue colour.)and full written instructions of the steps you need to take before applying the dye to your dry hair. As this is a permanent hair colour, it contains fairly harsh chemicals including ammonia, phenylenediamines, resorcinol and hydrogen peroxide.
First stage is to put on your gloves. Add the Colour Formula normally numbered number one, into the Colour Activating Creme container, normally numbered number two (without sounding rute) Put the cap back on and the container is shaken vigorously until the two liquids are blended. Remove the cap and replaced with the Foamer Cap. \line It is recommend that you use a golf ball size dollop of foam. Gently squeeze the bottle and collect the foam in your hand, apply to the root areas and hair line first. When
The applicator bottle has a line showing how much product to use on short hair and those with long hair are advised to use the entire contents. This product foams up to six times its volume and should be adequate even for the longest hair, so dont worry when you see the foam and think "OMG is there enough in here? Shall I tempt it?) My hair is half way down my back and trust me, there is defenatly enough, so don't panic, and go for it.
When you apply the foam to your hair is is recommend that you use a gofl size dollop. As with any hair dye first apply to the roots, and hair line, then to the rest of your hair, remember root to tip. Once the foam comes into contact with the hair, it liquifies and wets the hair. When I completely soaked my hair with the dye, I still had just under half a bottle left, so I just slapped it all on and rubbed it into my hair, not massaging into my scalp. You much keep the bottle upright one it is foamed because if you tilt it, the foam turns to liquid in your hands before you've time to apply it to your hair. The foam itself, it like a light brown mouse, although I used black, in you hands it looks a light brown but don't worry your colour will come out black.
If you are worried about using this hair dye and how to apply it, I recommend visiting Clairol's website where they have a video clip showing how to do it.
Once the colourant has been applied, fasten hair away from the face (only necessary if you have longer hair like me) and wait for 25 minutes. Once the waiting time is up, rinse the product out of the hair until the water runs clear. Finish off with the Conditioning Gloss which is applied to wet hair,for best results leave in for 2 minutes then rinsed off. This final step is essential to maintain hair colour intensity for up to 8 weeks. Clairol have been very generous with the amount of product supplied in the sachet so there will be more than enough to do short hair as well as long hair. Before you go into the shower to rinse it off, I recommend removing the top off the sachet as it can be rather tricky with wet hands.
As I'd chosen the shade that I have used for the last two years (Black), the results were pretty much the same as any other colour that I have used, except my hair seemed slightly a deeper black that usual and it left my hair feeling soft and shiny. It actually felt as if I had just come out the salon and had my hair coloured. We all know how difficult it is to colour your own hair, especially the back of your head, but with this head dye my hair was fully coloured and the coverage was excellent with no patches missing.
If you are needing to do your roots (recommended every 6 to 8 weeks) apply the colour to the roots then comb through your hair, this will give your hair a more natural look and save product build up. However doing this with this hair dye there will be a lot of waste, some people may recommend keeping it till needing it again but I would never recommend it, through it away and don't be a cheap skate.
The conditioner that was provided in the sachets is plentiful but I feel that this would have been better if it was provided in small tubes, like the normal Nice n'Easy. This would certainly make it more user friendly, and more hygienic.
After six weeks of using the dye, apart from my dark brown roots slightly showing, the colour itself it still pretty much the same colour it was when I first dyed my hair and it has still remained shiny. I used the conditioning creme like it said and there was enough for it to do so. Now I know what your wanting to know. How many times did I drop some on the floor, or did I get any more on my blinds. Answer is.... No not one splat anywhere. I actually couldn't believe it, I even had the cheek to be adventurous, I put some foam on my hand and turn it upside down (like they do in the video) to see if it would fall expecting it to fail, it never, I stayed put on my hand. The experience of being a lazy and messy colourer, this dye was fantastic, you used it just like you would when your washing your hair, that's after doing your roots and hairline, there was no fuss and no mess. I can't recommend this product enough I rate it full marks of 5 out of 5. Thank you for taking the time to read my review, I hope that it is of some use to you in making the decision if this hair dye of for you or not. I will continue for as long as they sell this to use it, out with the old in with the new, that's what i say. Happy colouring.
I have always had my hair coloured either at the hairdressers or with a home colour kit, but since moving too far away for my mum to colour it for me (and not trusting my boyfriend to do it right) i decided to try the Nice n Easy foam dye. I was a little worried about doing it myself as i have tried in the past with other products, but this couldnt have been easier. It didnt smell to strong - the first time our house hasnt smelt of hair colour all day, and it didnt run or drip while I was applying the foam. Also as i have long hair I normally have to buy 2 boxes of hair colour to cover all of my hair but after buying 2 boxes of the Nice n Easy Colour Blend Foam I found that one was more than enough for my hair. The foam is also much easier to wash out than convensional hair colours, my hair didnt feel heavy or sticky and it took much less time to wash out before the water was running clear. The conditioner it comes with made my hair feel incredibly smooth and soft, especially on the ends where as sometimes my hair can feel very dry after colouring. I would definatly recommend this product to anyone who colours their hair themselves. I have also used this product on my mums hair and the grey coverage is excellent, the fact that it takes less time to apply to the hair makes the whole experience much more enjoyable.
I started to use this hair colour foam after recommended by my hairdresser. I am colouring my hair for myself and she noticed that at the top of my head I didn't manage to cover the roots at all and had a clear line - when using the original hair colouring from Nice 'n Easy.
This foam is a lot easier to apply on the hair. I press some into my hand and apply it like it was a shampoo. And this way I can cover my roots all over my head, don't need to be worried of missed areas anymore.
I found it difficult to find the perfect hair colour earlier, because all the browns had some reddish colour, which made it visible that I dyed my hair. This is the first I'm really happy with because of the natural looking hair colour I gained. I use the 6.5G.
It's really easy to mix as well.
The smell is not that strong as it was with my previous hair dyes, it reminds me of the smell of beer, maybe because it's a foam. And the best part is the conditioner which makes my hair soft and shiny and smells lovely, something like coconut.
I usually straighten my hair after I wash it, but after I dye it with this foam I don't need a straightener as my hair is really strong and looks a lot more straight than usually.
I pay around £6 for this hair dye but I usually stock up when it is on offer. The dye is different to normal dye as it is a foam. I find the dye easy to use. You just mix it, shake it and apply. The dye doesn't smell as strong as normal dye and it is much easier to apply. It shakes well and blends well. Make sure you apply gloves when you use it though as it stains your hands (and everything else) quickly.
The dye needs around fourty minutes to soak in. The good thing about it is that it doesn't drip. It stays put until you wash it out. The foam washes out quicker than normal dye and it doesn't leave any residue on your scalp after use. Another good thing about it being a foam is that it doesn't make your head itch. After use my hair is much bouncier and looks full of life and vitality. Yes, the foam can be messy, but once you rinse it out and style your hair you overlook it. The fantastic results outweigh the mess.
I would recommend this foam colour as it is easy to apply and covers roots really well. I have naturally ginger hair which I dye black and this foam covers all of my ginger roots well without any tell tale patches.
A great alternative to normal dye.
I've been dying my hair since I was about 14 (nearly a decade now!) and I have used most of the brands on the market before now. About 4 years ago I found a nice'n easy colour which worked for me so my brand loyalty kicked in and I've used the brand since.
I'm not the neatest of people when dying my hair and I'll admit there are probably a few suspect patches of purple, black and that funny brown colour in bathrooms across the country. A foam hair dye seemed like a genius way for me to dye my hair and preserve my bathroom and towels! So far so good.
The easy to use squeeze foam pump is a great idea as it's much easier to get your mixed colour out without desperately shaking the applicator bottle and squeezing the life out of it. It also makes the dye easier to apply a I prefer to use my fingers and make sure I've covered everything even when using the applicator bottle.
The ammonia smell is no better or no worse than the original nice'n easy so that didn't bother me and wasn't anything new to me either, I just keep the window open while I'm doing it. The developing time isn't anything different either and I frequently leave it on longer than stated because my hair is quite porous.
I like the final colour and was please that there wasn't any glaring shade change with the new formulation as I did have to buy a colour which had been name differently and I wasn't feeling too positive.
Selling in pretty much all supermarkets, Boots, Superdrug, Wilkinsons etc it is widely available and typically the dyes sell at around £6-£6.99.
Great for convenience and mess free dying but I didn't feel like the dye was on my hair during development and I think I'm a bit old school and like to know it's there so I'll stick to mixing and applying the liquid version even if I need to buy new towels!
I have used home hair dyes in the past and found that I need somebody to help me apply them. When I've applied them myself I end up missing patches of my hair and end up leaving it a mismatch of colour. I saw the averts for the foam hair colour and was a bit unsure that it would actually work at first...it seemed a bit too good to be true. The application of the foam is really easy, it is just like putting on a shampoo. I used the black colour foam and it took to my hair really quickly and the colour was the same as on the box. The one problem I did find though is it tends to stain any bit of your skin it gets on so you need to be careful when applying around your ears and neck. It also stained my sink black to, it did however wash away eventually after a good scrubbing. All in all a great easy product, just avoid skin contact
Being a regular hair colour user I like to think i have tried pretty much all the brands out there, Clairol are probably one of the best I prefer to use. I like the range of colours and cover. When i colour my hair i always manage to splatter my back and all surrounding areas and always end up with my wrists coloured as well as my neck and ears. So imagine my excitement at a new 'Foam' colourant. I was due a new colour so off i popped to the supermarket and found these on offer 2 for £6 i think it was. I got it home and proceeded to colour my hair. Mixed as instructed, did as instructed Shake etc then spent a good 5 mins trying to figure out how on earth do i pump this foam checked out the instructions to no avil finally by accident i figured out i had to squeeze the bottle, went on to colour my hair and found that not only did it not seem to be nearly enough for my hair that once you get to a certain point the foam is no longer a foam and more of a liquid residue which i could no longer pump. When i finally washed and dried i was not in the least bit impressed by the colour nor thecover i was left with some patches which granted was mainly due to the way i applied but given there wasnt nearly enough as i would usually have in the liquid form it was hardly likely i would have a 100% head of new colour. So all in all i found this product to be less messy but in the long run a great deal more expensive trying to fix what went wrong. Personal recommendation would be stick to the old, out with the New.
I have always used that other manufacturer because 'im worth it'. Decided to try this non drip formula as it looked soooo easy on the TV, plus I wanted to try and avoid the spills that hit the bathroom wall no matter how carefull I am. From the moment I started to apply the colour it felt difficult to go on. My hair started to feel very straw like very quickly. I continued hoever as the strand test had been fine. I did feel a nipping feeling that I didnt with other brand which made me make a mental note not to purchase again. I waited the recommended time and couldnt believe how awfull my hair felt when rinsing out. Old rope would be the best way to describe it. I wasnt that impressed with the final colour either as it appeared much darker than 'advertised'. I ended up leaving the conditioner on for several hours to try and combat the extreme dryness. Not so nice and easy for me.....