Product Type: Clairol hair care products
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Member Name: freud
Clairol Nice n' Easy Root Touch Up
Advantages: good price, easy to apply, good results
Disadvantages: none really
I use to used L'Oreal's highlighting kit to colour my hair every 6-8 wekks but since finding this Root Touch-up by Clairol I've found that I only need to use the dye every 8-9 weeks. As everyone who colours their hair knows, it's the roots that give the game away!
There seemed to be a really good choice of colours which, say Clairol, match the most well-known brands of dye & I was lucky enough to find it today at Superdrug for just £3.
It'd a permanent colour & takes only a few moments to prepare & once applied you just leave for 10 minutes (15 if you have a lot of grey) & just rinse with warm water.
On reading the very clear instructions & perusing the equally clear pictures I'm aware that I should, I suppose, have done a strand test first. However, I'm an impatient person with no tattoos & an old scalp but skipped this step & just mixed the powder to the mix with the nifty little brush included & wearing the plastic gloves provided. It just couldn't be easier.
The smell of the prepared paste is quite strong as you'd expect from most hair products but this is negligible when the hair is rinsed.
It's easy to apply - although the brush doesn't look too strong it's designed well & allows you to put the root mixture exactly where you need it. It isn't sloppy or runny either so you don't get the product running down your neck or in the ears.
It rinses out fairly easily (rinse until the water runs clear) & that's all there is to it!
My hair always looks fine when I've used this & I'm confident that I can last another 2 weeks before buying my hair dye kit again.
To be honest though, although the colour match always blends well I have to say my hair at my roots doesn't look quite so shiny as the rest of my hair but I'm sure this isn't noticeable to others & I'm too old to care even if they did lol.
I'd recommend trying this if you're bothered by your roots & don't want to keep having your hair dyed for health/ financial/ time constraints. For the money I think it's a good product which has never let me down, it's easy to use & the results are good.
Summary: worth a try