Product Type: Clairol hair care products
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Buyer beware! Not nice nor easy!
Clairol Nice n Easy Colour Blend Foam
Member Name: tajnz
Clairol Nice n Easy Colour Blend Foam
Advantages: Free conditioning treatment, One box will do the trick even for long, thick hair
Disadvantages: Drips, Stains skin, Much darker than indicated, Incredibly potent (much stronger than other brands)
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.
Summary: If you want a Nice n Easy product pick up a box of L'Oreal Sublime Mousse instead