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Garnier Herbashine Fortifying Creme Coulourant

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      14.02.2012 10:52
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      Would definitely recommend and will be using again

      I used this dye the first time that I have ever tried to dye my hair on my own, and considering that I have long hair it could quite easily have gone disastrously wrong!

      The product was about £5 from Boots, so a lot cheaper than the cost of getting a colour at the hairdressers. I was using Number 210, shade Blueberry Black, and that is part of the reason why I was willing to try dying my hair on my own... with black I figured that the chances of me dying my hair green were a lot less.

      Inside the pack there are gloves so that you don't dye your skin at the same time, which were large so that they should fit anybody but also stayed on well and so did not make doing the dye more difficult. The colour gets mixed (very easy to do and explained by a detailed leaflet with pictures inside the box) into a cylindrical squeezy bottle with a pointed tip. I was able to use this bottle to squeeze the dye quite neatly onto my roots where I had separated my hair which I was pleased about as I am really not good with things like this! After covering my roots, I then squeezed the rest of the dye onto my main hair. There was plenty to go around even though my hair length is to the middle of my back so I would be surprised if there was not enough in the pack to dye one person's hair (unless it was both long and very thick).

      The pack advises that you do not leave the dye on for more than 15 minutes, with a recommended length of 10 minutes. For me the application on it's own probably took a good 10 minutes. So then, by the time I left it on for a further 10, it would have been 20 overall, and I had no problems. The dye did not irritate my skin/scalp at all, and when I had finished washing/conditioning/drying my hair I was thrilled with the coverage and shade.

      The colour really did have a slight blue undertone, exactly as described on the pack, and in my opinion was nicer than I had achieved at the hairdressers. It had dyed all of my hair equally, and was also easier to wipe off my skin (where I had been a bit messy) than the colour from the hairdressers.

      The conditioner provided in the pack smelled lovely, was just about big enough for even my hair, and smoothed on easily. After washing, the hair felt in a better condition and was left with a good shine.

      I would definitely recommend this product as I am really pleased with the results, and so far the colour has lasted 3 weeks without any really noticeable fading. The packaging explains the process well and I think that most people would manage to use this dye reasonably easily. For the price I think it is definitely worth a try.

      The only thing I would warn people about, which is not specific to this product, is that if you are trying to dye your hair a different colour over a hair dye, then the results can come out a bit strange. So unless you are really confident in what you are doing, this product is perhaps best only for people who are dying their hair a similar colour to "top it up", people who are dying it a lot darker so it will cover everything anyway, or people who are dying previously undyed hair.

      Also, I got managed to get some of this dye on the carpet (so for future reference perhaps I'll put an old towel under my feet!) but found this washed off really easily anyway with a little bit of warm water and carpet cleaner.

      I hope this helps!

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      20.11.2011 23:46

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      found the right one!

      Ok, SOO, at first i wasnt too sure whether or not to use this product, however, i weighed out the good points from the bad, (from your guys reveiws) and decided to go for it. My hair has been highlighted over the years, and many attempts iv tried to go brunnette, and ended up a ginger, (nothing wrong with that, but i wasnt hoping for that result!!!). I have gotten so fed up with salon costs and roots, i did alot of research on this product before hand and decided to go brunnette, or try to.

      I bought Dark Blonde (No 700) as my hair was already highlighted and the color would of been darker because of this. It came out a gorgeous subtle light brown, with my highlights shining through. I have bought another box on hand for a month or so when this starts to washout/fade. So happy with my result.

      I really think people who give this a bad reveiw need to state what color they are going to/from. This product is best if you want to go darker, seriously people, if you want to go lighter, its definatley a salon job, trust me.

      xx

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      07.09.2011 00:31
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      the best home hair colourant I have found on the highstreet!

      Ive tried many different hair dyes and i have been dying my hair for 5 years now. I started by only having my hair coloured in salons but decided it would be easier on my bank balance if i could just do it myself at home. i was a bit scared of doing so at first but now i feel like ive got a good knowledge of hair colour do's and don'ts. I highly recommend garnier herbashine. It had been my only hair colour i have used for over a year, mainly for the reason that my hair is very prone to damage, so i have to be really careful to what products i can use without drying it out. Garnier herbashine is the only hair colourant ive found that truely leaves my hair shiny and conditioned, even several weeks after colouring. The only downside i have is that it works in only ten mins... most people would see this as an advantage, but it gets to work as soon as you start applying at the roots, so you have very little time to really saturate all of the hair evenly so that the roots are not darker than the ends - my hair is really long and thick so i have to work extremely fast and can get a bit panicy incase ive missed any areas. However ive never had any patchyness and it has turned out lovely everytime. i highly recommend garnier herbashine if your looking for gorgeous shiny colour without the damage!

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        17.08.2011 12:16

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        Lovely for home colouring!

        I rarely dye my hair at the salon as I feel it costs far too much, and I trust myself more than a stylist! I have used this product for years when I want a more normal hair colour as I do prefer very bright and extreme hair colours.

        I find this so pleasant to use, it's really easy just like all the other bottle dyes. It smells really nice and lingers for a few days like other Garnier hair dye products. It leaves the hair in lovely condition, not feeling frazzled or harsh. It claims to leave hair strengthened as it contains bamboo, and I would not disagree! I dye my hair on such a regular basis that it does feel quite weak and I have a lot of dead ends - I always find using this product seems to repair my dead ends and leaves it feeling a lot stronger than before.

        There is a great assortment of colours and quite reasonably priced!

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        30.04.2011 02:55

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        so got this product thinking it may bring my hair to life a bit over the summer, however it killed it. I put the dye on about a year ago firstly in a burnt copper type shade, it looked okay at first but after awhile my hair looked very ginger, I waited out the six to eight weeks period where it should stay coloured but even after 1 year the colour is still lingering I went to my stylist and she said that it had basically ruined my hair, even now it is still there, so far I have redyed it once since with a different brand to try and hide the ginger bits but I would definitely never ever use this again

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        13.04.2011 12:56
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        More like a tinted conditioning treatment

        Shade Purchased and product information : 800 Blonde - A revolutionary hairdye which only takes 10 mins to dye your hair, contains no ammonia and has added bamboo extract to strengthen and condition the hair.

        Background information: I had prelightened my hair twice before applying this hair dye to my hair, trying to get from medium brown to light blonde.

        Mixing: Mixing this product is the same as any other hairdye in my experience, squeeze bottle A into bottle B and shake. Pretty simple, the instructions tell you everything you need to know. Smells divine.

        Application: The application was really easy, the bottle provided has a nice precise tip on it to enable precision application, no drips or spillages in this house. Didn't really change the state of my hair at first though, so was hard to tell where I had applied the dye for the first few minutes. Still smelt amazing though

        Results: Well the bamboo definately does something. My hair hadn't really changed colour though, it was lighter than before in some places but this may have been due to the condition of my hair rather than the quality of the product. However after my hair was dried etc it did feel alot smoother and better conditioned.

        I wouldn't recommend it to my family and friends after this first experience, but I may use it again in a couple of weeks now that my hair is actually blonde.

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          13.03.2011 13:09
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          Leaves your hair shiny but questionably coloured.

          Garnier Herbashine is a semi-permanent hair colouring with Bamboo extract promising shiny radiant colour and fortified hair. Notably it does not contain ammonia.

          Over the years my hair has been every colour under the sun. If you flick quickly through a photo album of me over the past 15 years it will create a rainbow. I haven't dyed my hair for a while now as I know how much of an ordeal it is to get your hair back to it's natural colour. I certainly did not want to be back at the point where I was at the mercy of hairdressers at the sign of roots coming through so thought I'd try a semi permanent colour to give my hair a bit of a home made overhaul. Gernier Herbashine was on special in Superdrug and I chose colour 550 Mahogany.

          The good points -
          The hair dye itself is very easy to use although I thought the gloves could have been a bit better. It was quick (about 10 minutes developing time) and easy to applicate, the smell was quite pleasant and not chemically as some hair dyes can be. When I put it on it was white which was good because it meant I didn't miss bits. Once it was on I could pile my hair up without having to use a clip and it was easy to wash off the bits that had got on to my neck. After use my hair is very shiny.

          The bad points -
          I am a natural red head but over the years I have lost a lot of the red. After checking the swatches on the back of the box I thought this would work well to get the red back. However I was a very disappointed with the colour I ended up with. It was supposed to be mahogany ie dark red - exactly as the swatch on the back of the box in fact. As it turns out my hair is purple and much darker than I was expecting. The end result is a very obviously dyed set of locks which does not look at all natural. At the end of the day I am just not cool enough to carry off purple hair!

          Everything about this product is good apart from the main point which is the colour result. I'm not sure I would use again as I do not know what colour my hair may end up.

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            21.02.2011 19:03

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            I decided on this semi permanent after my usual Garnier's Movida became discontinued. The box says ''apply to dry hair''. My advice is don't! It wont massage in this way and is likely to become patchy and intense very quickly due to the ultra quick developing time. Damping your hair works fine and helps to lather up and spread evenly. Don't do half the hair then the other. Do front to back or vice versa, whichever you feel needs the longest development time. Shade 300 Darkest Brown came out almost black for me, applied to dark brown but fading coloured hair. I'd suggest trying a lighter shade first time around if unsure.If all else fails, get 'COLOUR B4' which I'm told removes any unwanted dye.

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            04.02.2011 23:17
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            Easy and reliable home colourant which is gentle on your hair

            I've used Garnier Herbashine Fortifying Creme Colourant, in various shades, on several occasions and have never been disappointed. If you can't afford salon prices for a professional colour and are too nervous to try a permanent dye, then this is the product you need as it's affordable at around £6-ish a pack and reliable. It's very simple to use ..... just squeeze the tube of colour into the developer bottle, replace the lid, give it a shake and you're ready to go after putting on the plastic gloves supplied in the pack. You apply the mixed solution to towel dried damp hair and leave for 10 minutes before thoroughly rinsing until the water runs clear. The pack also includes a generous application of lovely smelling conditioner which has always made my hair feel very soft afterwards. In my experience the colour has always come out very evenly and looks natural - though I suppose that depends on the shade(s) you pick. I usually choose one of the dark blonde, light to mid brown or auburn shades and they've been lovely. My only slight gripe is that the colour rarely lasts for the 24 washes suggested on the pack. In my case, the colour all but washes out after 12 to 18 washes but that could be due to the shampoo I use.

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            31.07.2010 17:57

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            "red mahogany" my arse.more like purplei want my locks back. this product ruined my life. not even worth one star. but you can't give it a zero.

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            16.07.2010 21:19
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            amazing hair colourant, definate recommend!

            i brought this from Boots, as i was bored with my hair colour (as we all get from time to time) The colour choice is very good, with a wide range of colours from blondes to browns. i chose medium brown as it suited my natural hair colour, and i am glad to say it colours well, with no fuss and hardly any mess
            This hair colourant works in 10 minutes and is very very easy to apply! the pack consists of a bottle of developer milk, a colourant cream and a shine treatment. To colour your hair the guide included shows easy steps on how to acheive the best colour. All you have to do is add the colour to the developer milk and leave on your hair to set for a minute time of 10 mminutes
            Compared to going to a salon, which is much pricier, the only thing that you are actually missing out on is the gossiping with your hairdresser, which can easily be fixed by getting a friend to help you colour your hair. This is much easier than doing it by yourself as its hard to see whether youve managedto cover your whole hair with it.
            The reason i love this hair colourant is because it contains bamboo extract and is ammonia free, which leaves your hair with a natural shine and leaves it feeling very soft, compared to other products whih seem to dry out the hair
            The only problem i came across when using this product is the fact that if you get any on your bath, it dyes the bath. it does wash away or you can sit and scrub it off if it is a problem. Recently i have been using a old towel at the bottom of the bath, and this protects it
            After colouring your hair, it also includes a special fortifying shine treatment which leaves it very glossy and soft to touch
            I would reccommend this product as it covers any colour (including grey!), and has shades to suit everybody. I also like the easy application and the ease of colouring at home. the no ammonia means it wont smell your house out!

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            24.04.2010 20:47

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            After using Casting and the colour not covering well and washing out within a couple of washes, I decided to go for Herbashine Red Mahogany.The colour is gorgeous, very vibrant, glossy and not "pillar box red" but very noticable. My hair is so shiny and after numerous washes, it still is very much the same colour which is a pleasant change!! I will be sticking to this now and at last a colour that doesnt wash out quick.If your after a beautiful vibrant colour with so much shine, then try this.Ive tried every hair dye there is and some better then others but this has to be the best one ive tried yet.

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            06.04.2010 13:33
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            All in all a great product, lovely colour and shine and great value for money!

            Well, firstly I must begin this review by saying that I have never before dyed my hair, and as much as I have always wanted to, I have always been nervous of dye products after hearing horror stories of them going wrong, and it was because of this that I did a lot of researching about this product before using it.
            I had heard about this product's main ingredient being bamboo and how it strengthens the hair, it does not contain ammonia, and people who had used it said that they had good results and it was easy to apply etc. so after much consideration I decided to take the plunge and try it out!

            I purchased the dye in "Red Mahogany" which is a redish brown kind of shade, my own natural hair is a medium brown colour.

            The process of applying the dye was quite simple, you mix the tube into the milk (I can't remember what it calls them now, but it clearly tells you in the instructions, don't worry :)) and then shake the bottle until it looks even inside. Now as I had never dyed my hair before, I probably made this more difficult than it needed to be, I applied it via the bottle but now think it would have probably been easier to comb it through the hair.
            The cream itself doesn't drip as the box says, it looks kind of purple when applied to the hair which was a little scary at first!
            The box says the dye takes 10 minutes but for certain shades it takes 15 minutes to darken, and this was one of them, but I really didn't mind 5 minutes longer. I didn't suffer any discomfort or stinging during this time, in fact I didn't really feel the hair dye on me at all! I had of course already done the allergy test however so I knew I had not had any reactions to the dye.

            After the 15 minutes was up, I rinsed the dye out of my hair until the water ran clear as instructed, this was probably the messiest part since I had to do it in a sink, I do suggest that if you have to do the same, make sure you put lots of mats/towels down as it does tend to go everywhere, so be careful!

            I then applied the conditioning cream and left it on for 2-3 minutes before rinsing that out too, this left my hair incredibly soft! Even when it was still wet I could tell my hair looked shiny and conditioned, which was a very reassuring sight I must say!

            Once dry the colour was a beautiful and rich dark shade of red, I absolutely love it! It looks nicer than it does on the box even! My hair feels strong and looks conditioned, the only thing that went wrong was that I should have used two boxes rather than one due to the thickness of my hair, it's a little patchy in places where I didn't apply enough dye, but I think this is due to my lack of knowledge of applying dyes and is something I can at least fix later. Oh and as for the smell, it is a little bit strange and it took a couple of washes to remove it completely, but it's definitely not as bad as the smell of ammonia, so I can't complain too much about that!

            As for how long the dye lasts, I can't comment since I have only just done my hair for the first time, but I think I can quite honestly say that I will continue using these products when I wish to colour my hair.

            I am very happy with the colour, the price of the product and the effect it gives. They also come in quite a large range of colours so there's something everyone should like! :)

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            23.02.2010 21:50
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            If you are sure about what hair colour you want, this is the product for you!

            Garnier Herbashine Fortifying Creme Coulourant has bamboo extracts in it and this claims to make your hair stronger and more flexible. It also claims to give you a shiny, radiant colour, and also cover any grays if needed within 10 easy minutes.

            I use Garnier Herbashine Fortifying Creme Coulourant one every 3 or so months. I use the Black-Brown colour and this has to be my favourite colour they do. I have natuarlly lightish brown hair and I have wanted to dye my hair dark for ages, so when I found Garnier Herbashine Fortifying Creme Coulourant, I was a bit worried about if it would really make my hair black (because most brands I have used do not give me the full results I wanted, and incase it was a too big of change) or if, when dyed, it leaves marks above your head about where it has been applied. However, when I tried it, it was everything I could have asked for in a hair dye. It does exactly what it says it's going to do.

            However, if you are scared of dying your hair a different colour for the first time, I would recommend not leaving the dye in for too long. For the first time I used it, I put it in for about 7 minutes and I still do, and it still goes very black, but just about enough, but it was a shock to find a brand work!

            Garnier Herbashine Fortifying Creme Coulourant claimed to leave your hair shiny when dyed, and it did, when you first have it dye and done up, it feels very soft and looks shiny and healthy. They also claimed that it gives a radiant colour, and it does. Also gray coverage, well, I do not have any grays but I am almost 100% sure that it would. It does also make your hair feel stronger and more flexible. Once you have gotten used to the colour and you like it, you will feel so much more confident about your self because you feel better because sometimes changes can do that.

            When you open the package, you will find two bottles and one packet. When appling, remember NOT to wet your hair first! You mix the two bottles together and shake, and then, while wearing the gloves, cover your hair with the liquid evenly. Then leave for about 10 minutes. Then wash it out, until the water runs clear. After, you apply the packet, which is meant to give your hair a lovely shine, which it does. Then wash it out. When your done, throw the items away to aviod dirt and stains.

            You may notice, once you put the dye in your hair, you still get dye marks on your fingers and on the top of your hair, but it does not take long to remove.

            Normally, like I said earlier, I dye my hair every 3 months or so, but I wait for my natural colour to come through, but just before it does, i dye it. The dye is a semi-permenant, so if you really do not like it, you can just keep washing your hair and it should be gone in about 6-8 weeks, but even after that, it normally takes my hair about 3 months to go completly natural, but as you wash your hair, the intensity goes a bit.

            Having a good product has it's costs. It is about 5 for so pounds, but it does go on sale a lot for about 4 pounds. Although it is a bit highly priced to use a lot of the time, it is a great product and I highly recomend it to anyone who is wanting to dye their hair. It is just like going to the hairdresses and I always get asked where I get my hair dyed, and I say I do it, and everyone seems very impressed.

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              30.01.2010 14:42
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              It's just a great product!

              This hair colourant really is amazing for regular use. I use it on my Gran's hair every 6-8 weeks and it covers ALL of her grey and turns it a lovely honey blonde shade which lasts very well for a semi-permanent colour.

              It claims to work in 10 minutes, but in the instructions it says 'if you have more than 50% grey, leave it to develop for an extra 5 minutes' - neither of us was too bothered by this, it was only 15 minutes unlike the 45 that she used to wait.

              As it contains no ammonia (it states this clearly on the front of the box), it doesn't smell of anything much - which my Gran commented on immediately as soon as i started putting it on.

              It also doesn't take as much of a toll on her hair as her old colourants used to due to the disappearance of the strong ammonia! This means that i could dye it every single month if it needed doing, but it often doesn't - redying her hair every 6 weeks is mainly just to cover roots and pep up the colour.

              There are 16 shades that consist of 4 'Shimmering Blondes', 5 'Sultry Browns', 3 'Rich Reds' and 4 'Brilliant Browns/Blacks' so you will most probably find the shade to suit you. In my opinion, there could be a lot more shades to cater for everyone - but as this colourant is relatively new, i'm sure Garnier will develop the product even further in the future.

              The colour that i use is just named 'Blonde' which to be honest is rather vague but upon looking at the back of the pack where it shows the predicted colour result, i decided to give it the benefit of the doubt and picked it up. It was a lot more of a cautious purchase as it wasn't for use on my hair! But she's definitely glad that i picked this up, i've been using it ever since.

              I pick this up for around £3.99 from Boots or Superdrug, and sometimes it is on a '2 for 1' offer - which i highly recommend you make good use of and stock up! The pack includes a mixing bottle that has some solution already in it, a creme colourant tube that you mix into the bottle, gloves and a conditioning sachet for use after rinsing the colourant out. It is really good value for money as the conditioning sachet is really big and there is enough for 2 or 3 applications to pep your colour up further in between colouring.

              So go on, don't you want newly coloured and vibrant hair in less than HALF the usual time?

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              A semi-permenant colourant creme with Bamboo extract and no ammonia to give shiny, radiant colour with optimal grey coverage in 10 minutes /