Product Type: Clairol hair care products
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Good but not great...
Clairol Nice n Easy Colour Blend Foam
Member Name: InchyInchy
Clairol Nice n Easy Colour Blend Foam
Advantages: The colour was similar to what the box suggested
Disadvantages: Not the easiest application system
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.
Summary: Three stars out of five