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Nutrisse Garnier Ultra Colour
I have been dying my hair every six weeks for over twenty years, and have used Nutrisse Garnier permanent dye products for at least 13 years. I know that it's been this long, as my now husband honestly believed that I was a natural (but mildly) redhead when we met!
I have used several colours over the years; my current preferred option in 5.54 Maple Syrup that is described as a light mahogany chestnut.
I buy and use this dye in the UK and the USA. The packet I have in front of me is one from the USA. The packaging is a distinctive green and white box, inside which are instructions, gloves, the dye tube, the developer bottle and nourishing conditioner. As with many products, there have been several formulations over the years. This product no-longer comes with a separate 2ml oil that's added to the developed dye.
The dye is very easy to use. Here's what I do when I'm touching up my roots. First I apply moisturiser to my face, ears and neck. This makes it easier to remove any stray dye. Then I follow the manufacturer's instructions: I empty the dye into the developer bottle, and then apply the dye to my hair. I always start at my temples and the base of my fringe, and then apply dye in small sections to the non-dyed areas close to my scalp. Once I have done as much of the roots as I can, I lightly massage the dye in and then leave it for 20 minutes. Finally, I apply the remainder of the bottle to the rest of my hair, massage and then wait 10 minutes. The product's consistency and viscosity is appropriate for the job.
The dye is easy to wash out and I've never had any problems with my bath or shower being stained from this much-necessary beauty regime.
I should note that I find the dye's scent to be noticeable as soon as the developer bottle is opened. The smell is pleasant and non-offensive.
I have never been unhappy with the results from this dye. It's long-lasting and does its job very well - you'd never know how much grey I really have!!
This permanent dye is often on offer. I believe that it is well priced; I try not to pay more than 6 fo it.
Another highly recommended product.
After trying various permanent dyes - I am a very proud bottled Redhead. (6.60 Fiery Red)
Nutrisse Ultra Colour is the only dye I now use! I have tried many different brands but they don't tend to stay bright and vibrant for long.
Extremely imformative box including, colour guide, allergy guidelines and information, ingredients, box contents, contact details and recycling information.
The box could be a little more attractive but has a lady on the front with the correct hair colour appropriate which is all you really need on the box as includes vasts amount of information.
I have rated the contents slightly down for the lack of glove size, I have to use much smaller gloves and cannot use the ones provided as they are about a large, I would say on average most woman have small-medium, I am aware that I have smaller than average anyway.
1 applicator bottle of Developer Creme (60ml)
1 tube of Nourishing Colour Creme (40ml)
1 bottle of Colour Nourishing Conditioner (40ml)
1 pair of gloves
1 application leaflet (usually includes a money off voucher for Garnier Deodorent, well all of mine always have and have been using it for a few years, this offer may change though.)
With any hair dye you should do a skin test 48 hours before they apply the dye, this is by using a small amount of hair colourant and applying in either behind the ear or on the crease of your elbows (this is because these are thin layers of skin and most sensitive areas of your upper body) and leaving for 48hours to see if you are allergic, if you have any reaction to the test then do not continue to use the product.
Very quick and easy to prepare for; apply to dirty hair so no need to wash it, which saves time and effort.
- Apply the gloves that are supplied in the box,
- Open the end of the colourant by piercing with the reverse of its lid,
- Unscrew the top of the white/clear container, add the colourant in, screw the lid back on,
- Shake well for 30 seconds,
- Pull off the top of the bottle tip and apply roots first.
Nutrisse Ultra Colour is so easy to apply, no need to wet or wash your hair beforehand as it applys better to dirty unwashed hair. Leave for between 10-25 minutes depending on coverage and wash out until water runs clear. You then apply their gorgeous conditioner that is supplied with the dye, rinSe out the conditioner after 2 minutes until the water runs clear again. Once your hair has dried it will feel very soft but still stunningly healthy.
I suffer from psoriasis and was advised never to dye my hair, but this dye helps keep my hair healthly, helps clear my psoriasis and causes me no irration, dying my hair has now become something I enjoy and look forward to.
NO STAINING ON FURNIATURE OR SKIN: 5/5
It doesn't dye your skin, even if you get some on you, just wipe away with a face wipe or damp cloth, if it is still there it will wear off over a couple of days if not before. It wipes away just as easy if you get it on bathroom fixtures and washes out of clothing or fabrics.
NO FADING: 5/5
The colour doesn't fade and everyone always comments on how great it looks and smells, I happily recommend it to others and continue to be a proud user.
They are often on offer at local pharmacies such as superdrug and boots for buy 1 get 1 at a discounted price so it is worth grabbing whilst on offer for around 2 for £9, although not very expensive normally at around £5.50 a box.
I was getting bored of dying my hair different shades of brown, and had been considering going red for quite some time before taking the plunge. After much research and searching the internet for other people's results of different dyes, I finally picked up a box. Shade 5.62 Vibrant Red from the Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Colour range.
Other than really loving the colour on the model on the box, it was also specially designed for people with naturally dark hair. I really didn't want to bleach my hair but I knew lighter was better for getting the red pigment to 'stick'... So this was the next best thing. Initially I was worried that my new red hair would be too red for me, but the end result wasn't as bright as I was expecting. It was definitely red, but a dark shade that is more obvious in sunlight. I didn't realise this until catching my hair's reflection in a shop window one day, and I was rather impressed!
The application itself was very simple, just like dying your hair with any other box dye really. The first time I used this colour, I did leave it on that extra longer just to make sure it had fully taken to my hair. The rinsing the dye out however... What a mess!! If you're not EXTREMELY careful, you will end up with red coloured splashes of water everywhere. Also the first few days afterward I was finding red dye transference onto the collars and shoulders of my pajamas, and on my ears, neck etc. It was even dying my fingernails pink everytime I touched my hair! D: Luckily my pillow cases are red otherwise it probably would have dyed them too! One thing I really liked was how the dye doesn't have a strong, overpowering smell to it, nor did it make my head itch during the development time.
I was then given the tip to wash my hair as normal after washing the dye out, to help get all the excess dye out. This was something I had never needed to do with my dyes before but seeing as it was a different colour, and red is known to run, I thought I'd give it a go. The next time I dyed my hair with this colour, I followed this tip and surprisingly I didnt have any problems. Yay! The only thing is, everytime I wash my hair, the water does turn a little red, but this isn't an issue. Also I know some people say to wash your hair in cool water to stop the red dye fading quicker... But I wash my hair in hot water as always and I only need to dye it again once my roots start coming through. Never noticed any fading... Also I don't feel like it's ever dried my hair out. In fact my hair is left feeling soft and shiny :) Admittedly I do use products targeted at helping hair to look more glossy, but the dye does claim to keep your hair looking shiny for up to 8 weeks. The only other change I've made to my hair washing routine is buying shampoo and conditioner that are free of sulfates. A good sulfates free shampoo and conditioner to use (if you can get it on offer) is Naked Smooth for straight/longer hair, but I'll save that for another review ;)
The colour itself, although darker than expected, is really nice. And I'm actually surprised as to how much I like it! And even more surprised how many compliments I get! :) Highly recommended for those wanting to go red!
I've been a very proud unnatural redhead now since I was about 13 - I've tried tonnes of different dyes and colours over the years but as far as I'm concerned bright red is the shade for me! I stuck to one brand of hair dye for years and years but a few months back I started getting annoyed that my bright shade wasn't lasting as long as I wanted it to so I started a search for another brand - hopefully the same kind of colour but one that wouldn't fade quite so quickly. This 'Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Colour' in shade Fiery Red was the one I opted for after much searching and I'm happy to say I don't think I'll ever look back. I've got the colour I adore and it lasts without fading so much longer than my previous brand did.
Price: Around £5.49 - The Ultra Colour range of dyes is often on a 2 for £8 deal though!!
Stockists: Boots, Superdrug & Amazon - this brand is very widely available.
Shades: I personally use shade 6.60 - Fiery Red however this dye comes in plenty of shades for everyone: blondes, browns, reds and black so you're bound to find a colour you like and that will suit you.
Other Info: This dye not only promises to keep your colour looking vibrant without fading for up to 8 weeks but also claims to have a new anti-drying formula due to added - Shea butter, avocado, olive and blackcurrant. I find when I first dye my hair it becomes ridiculously dry for quite a while afterwards so the promise of this one being anti-drying really appealed to me personally.
Packaging & Contents:
The packaging for this dye is pretty much what you'd expect from a product like this. It comes in a cardboard box which on the front has a picture of a woman with the colour hair that you're hoping for - to be honest the woman on this box is how I recognise the shade - I keep forgetting the name of it! On the front, back and sides of the box is a LOT of information on the product for anyone who wants to find out more - ingredients (on the bottom of the box), safety instructions for using the dye, the length of the colour (in this case permanent) and a colour chart of the hopeful results depending on your natural shade. There is so much info on the box that I think any questions about the dye should be answered however if your question isn't answered there is also a website address and phone numbers printed on the box for additional queries. Inside the box there should be:
A bottle of developer crème
A tube of colour crème
A bottle of the after dye conditioner
A pair of disposable gloves
There should also be a leaflet in the pack explaining how to use it and such if you've never applied an at home dye before. One thing I will say is always check the box BEFORE you buy on a number of occasions I've got home to find one of the key products missing - usually the colour crème so always check the contents before you buy to make sure they're all there when you come to using it. The packaging is very informative and very eye catching as well - it definitely caught my eye in Boots.
Application & Ease of use:
*Before I write this section there is a warning before applying this: You are supposed to do a skin test 48 hours before you dye your hair just to make sure you aren't allergic to the dye. The instructions on how to do that are written in the leaflet in the pack.*
Getting ready to apply this is very simple - squeeze the colour crème into the developer crème bottle shake and apply all over your head - or just on your roots if it's just a quick touch-up. Before application I recommend putting a layer of Vaseline around the areas that the dye can get that isn't your hair - forehead, ears, neck etc because that means if the dye does get on these areas it won't stain your skin and can be wiped off in seconds. I don't consider the excess dye to be a disadvantage about this product though because I've found that with every dye I've ever used. Now I normally get someone else to apply this on me because I feel they can see my hair better at the back and can ensure it's all covered properly but it's actually really easy to apply yourself as well. In the few times I've dyed my hair myself with this I haven't had a problem with missing any areas out or putting more on some parts than others so don't worry you won't end up looking two-toned - unless of course that's the look your going for!
One thing I really like about using this dye (which might sound strange!) is the smell. I often find hair dyes smell far too chemical and they kind of insult my nose slightly when I have to use them. However this one has a really nice fruity smell to it instead of the harsh chemical one so I can wear this without the smell being too strong for me or anyone else in the house - and it lasts on my hair even after I've washed it a few times as well! One last thing is if you have long hair like me I recommend using 2 boxes of this dye on your hair just to make sure everywhere is covered evenly and you don't miss anywhere out!! All in all it's easy to apply yourself and washes out fairly quickly afterwards as well (you leave this one on for 25 minutes!), and best of all it smells gorgeous!
Getting it out:
I know I mentioned previously that this washes out fairly quickly after dying but I thought I'd add this section to mention the conditioner also. I've found that this when washing this out the water starts to run clear after just a few minutes which when compared to my previous dye is amazingly quick! At first this will look as if there's a bloodbath in the shower but 2 minutes later the water should be running totally clear (even if you have used 2 bottles of dye like me!) - my old hair dye used to run out pretty much everytime I washed my hair for about 2 weeks so I liked that this one was a lot quicker. The conditioner is definitely worth mentioning in this case I think - because it's actually really brilliant. I've never thought much of conditioners that come with hair dyes because as I said I find my hair is often quite dry afterwards so I don't think they work 99% of the time. However in this case the conditioner that comes included is really good - it leaves my hair feeling really soft, looking glossy and as its scented with the same fragrance as the dye - smelling great. That smell and feeling even lasts on my hair once I've styled it so I end up with great looking colour and the condition of my hair looks great as well - it's an added bonus for me definitely.
Colour & Longevity:
For me the shade this dye creates on my hair is totally perfect - the exact colour that I think suits me the best - not to toot my own horn or anything! I have naturally medium brown hair so this dye creates a very vibrant, glossy looking red on my hair that is very bright and noticeable without being too over the top. It actually does look exactly the woman on the box' colour when its first done so the colour on the box is very true to life - should you have medium-ish brown hair like me anyway. I always get really nice comments on my hair when I've used this and because it's a slightly less OTT version of bright red I think that makes it stand out more since bright red hair has become so popular with us women. The longevity for this dye actually really amazed me because it lasts far longer than the dye I previously used. Now I know all red dyes fade very fast so that makes the 4-5 weeks my hair stays vibrant and bright quite amazing really - and even after that it does start to fade but roots don't come through as quickly so it doesn't need dying as much as I used to. As even when the colour starts to fade slightly it doesn't look terrible - after about 6-7 weeks the roots do start to show through and as the colour is so bright they are very noticeable so make sure you've got a bottle on hand for quick dying emergencies!
My overall opinion:
Seriously I have nothing bad to say about this dye. It's easy for me to apply myself quickly and without any disasters, the colour is amazing and actually lasts a long time on my hair, it definitely makes my hair feel and look a lot better - and not just with the colour with the quality as well & (this shouldn't be a thing to usually mention but it is) it smells great! If you're looking for a red dye which looks bright and vibrant enough to make a statement but not be too over the top then look no further this is the one for you! I don't think I'll ever change my dye because simply this one works so well I'll never need to. I highly recommend this dye - I'll be buying it ... forever I guess!
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For years now i have been colouring my hair myself at home as i find it quicker and cheaper than going to the hairdressers. I love the whole Garnier hair colour range including the new Garnier Nutrisse foam. I have been every colour from blonde, light brown, dark brown, red, purple, black and now back to blonde. As soon as there's a new colour out i have to try it. The most recent colour i have used is the 9.03 Natural Light Baby Blonde which i absolutely love!
It's easy to use, pour the contents of bottle 1 into bottle 2, shake well, put on the gloves provided (which i find too big) and you're ready to go. It speads easy throughout your hair, i always have some left over as i only have shoulder length hair so it should be fine for any length hair. It's thick enough to not drip but i always have an old towel round my shoulders just incase. I use an old towel because when i used the darker shades they sometimes stained but most colours don't and they usually wash out of clothes and towels. It's quick and easy to rinse out and your hair feels instantly soft.
After using Garnier Nutrisse my hair is always so soft, shiny, in great condition and smells gorgeous. I love the conditioner that comes with it as it makes the softness last longer and helps the colour stay in the next time you wash it.
The colour looks so natural. Its a warm natural light beige blonde with light baby blonde highlights so it's not a matt finish and looks more natural. It's so shiny, warm and a gorgeous mix of colours. I would recommend this colour to anyone who loves warm blondes.
I bought Garnier Nutrisse hair colour from Tesco, Asda, Boots and Superdrug in the past, all prices are usually £5.10 or £4.49 for the foam as it's new. Now i always buy it from Superdrug as i have the new Superdrug beauty card and quickly build up points to either purchase the Garnier Nutrisse colour for free (using my points) or to purchase other goods for free as a result of all my hair colours! I think this is a great price for the quality you're getting. I think it's great value for money as you pay the same amount for a semi-permanent colour. If you go to the hairdressers you have to pay for the colour, the wash and dry and the time it takes for the hairdressers time.
I have been colouring my own hair at home for quite a few years now, I have always liked to experiment with different colours, from blonde, to red and to Brown.
I saw the garnier burrowed ultra colour and me being me, I had to buy it and give it a go. The shade I went for was a medium Brown.
Inside the pack you get the colouring with the applicator nosel, already filled with the peroxide, the colour in a separate bottle to mix together, the glove, the conditioner and the instructions. Garnier could not make it any easier to understand how to colour your own hair. There is more than enough product to cover my shoulder length hair in one applialcation.
The conditioner is really good and make your hair look, feel and smells fantastic after colouring, and the colour lasts for weeks without fading. This is where I come to the disadvantage of this hair colour, when choosing the colour, go for the one lighter than the colour you actually want as my medium Brown turned out nearly black.
I like to change my hair colour quite alot and like to try different shades and tones. Often shades of red, brown, black, plum. I have tried many brands and colours and have found that the Nutrisse hair colour works really well!
The amount of product is sufficient, my hair is below my shoulders and I find there is more than enough product to work into the hair. The smell of the hair dye is quite strong but it not too overpowering. Once dyed the colour is really attractive and bright. My hair feels in really good condition and the added conditioner in the pack really makes a different, it makes my hair feel really soft and workable.The colour holds in the hair very well, even the tones of red (red is notorious for fading quickly!) I found the colour tends to last about 4 weeks before there is noticeable fading and by then it needs re-doing anyway due to the growth of my hair and the visible roots!
Would recommend this product for people such a myself as it covers really well, covers the greys I've found and leaves hair in good condoition. Overall a product that is easy to use, not too strong and gives great results. It is not too expensive either when compared to other hair dyes!
I have always loved the natural colour of my hair and had never considered dying it until these horrible grey ones started appearing. I was only mid 20s and was not impressed at them turning up so soon! I started looking at permanent home dye kits for the first time and was slightly scared by the choice. In the end I went with the brand that I had seen Davina McCall advertising Garnier Nutrisse, choosing the colour was slightly harder as I was trying to match a tiny picture on the box to my natural brown colour. I opted for 'Brown' thinking this would be a safe option.
Inside the box is an applicator bottle of Developer Creme, a tube of Nourishing Colour Creme, a bottle of Colour Nourishing Conditioner, a pair of gloves and the instruction leaflet. You will also need an old towel to cover your shoulders and some shampoo and tissues to clean the skin round your hairline as you are applying the dye.
To ensure that you wont develop an allergic reaction it is important that you carry out a skin allergy test 48 hours before each application. This does mean you have to plan when you want to dye your hair but I'm sure we've all seen awful photos of people who have reacted to hair dyes. The information leaflet is very good and gives clear instructions on how to do the skin allergy test and has a box of special precautions to read before you get started.
I always make sure I have everything I need before I get started. I sit on a chair covered in an old towel and remove everything from the bathroom I don't want to get dye on. I find having a bag for the empty bottles is essential so that you don't get dye on anything.
The first thing is to put the gloves on, these aren't great in terms of fitting but I've never had a pair split so they do the job. The instruction leaflet has step by step instructions on mixing the colour from the tube with the applicator bottle contents, these are very simple and you just snap a piece of plastic off the top of the applicator bottle when you're ready to start. If you want to put the applicator bottle down at any time the box cleverly doubles up as a holder with a perforated circle on the back, this then holds it firmly preventing you knocking it over.
Getting the colour on
There are instructions for whole head or touching up your roots and it gives extended times for those like myself who have resistant hair. To do a whole head takes 25 minutes for a whole head, 35 minutes for resistant hair. This is longer than some other brands which only take 10 minutes but I would rather sit for longer and have no grey at the end. I find the applicator bottle fairly easy to use it only has a small hole so it is easy to control the speed the colour comes out. The colour is advertised as having a 'fresh and fruity fragrance' and it isn't an unpleasant smell but not what I would call fresh. With a window open I never feel that the fumes from the dye are taking over the room.
Rinse and Condition
It's easy to rinse off and has never stained my bath but I also ensure I rinse it round well. The conditioner is very thick and the bottle has enough for another 2 weekly applications.
The hair colour leaves my hair shiny and looking healthy, the colour is even and all my grey is covered too. I use shade 5.3 Golden Brown and it has golden highlights to it which I really like. Despite having tried other hair colours I've always returned to Nutrisse.
I buy my hair colour from Boots where it is £5.10 but they often have it on offer, I recently stocked up when they had it on a 3 for 2 promotion.
Would I recommend?
Yes, it is an easy to use hair colour which gives good results.
For several years now I have been experimenting with a wide variety of different brands of hair colours and have practically tried every single shade imaginable from white blonde, blue black and pillar box red so I've been through a number of good and bad products. Red has been my favourite colour and I have gone through every single shade imaginable and know which ones to buy depending on how subtle or in your face I wish the colour to be. Garnier Nutrisse's Fiery red provides a vivid auburn shade with ruby tones in natural lighting, don't be fooled by the expected results that are pictured on the box. I can confirm that light/mousy brown hair will have the closest result to the image on the front of the packaging however darker hair will not have a brighter result as the dye is not designed to lift the hair a lighter colour.
Using these dyes on bleached/processed blonde hair will most likely have a paler colour than anticipated which won't be anything like the box picture as blonde hair will need a couple of applications to keep up with the colour if the hair has great amounts of damage, however this may not necessarily the case with natural blonde hair that hasn't been through bleaching and dying. Most dyes are affected by the health of your hair so don't be disappointed if a dye doesn't give you the desired results as over processed hair is less likely to retain the colour molecules as they are weaker. I know this as I was previously white blonde and used Garnier Nutrisse's Mocha Brown which faded to a light caramel brown as my hair was extremely damaged. Eventually I became bored of the brown and opted for the red head look and used their dyes once again.
I had significant regrowth by the time I decided to go red and therefore had half a head of healthy fresh hair and half damaged hair and I could see the difference in fading of the dyes; my roots are still a lush ruby red and haven't faded at all, but my ends that are broken are fading to a mid auburn tone which is still a nice colour to have. If you have healthy hair, you're guaranteed to have a long lasting and vivid shiny colour however if your hair lacks hydration the chances of the dye lasting will be significantly reduced. Overall throughout all of the products I've tried and tested I've found that this range is the most reliable as it doesn't leave your hair feeling clogged up and matted after dying and comes with gloves as standard and a small bottle of conditioner that leaves your hair feeling extra silky.
~ Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Colour ~
I like to change my hair colour, infact I am a little obsessed with it, I like my hair to look good and when my hair looks good I have more confidence in myself.
Having been red for about six months last year, towards the end of the year I decided I wanted to go brown for a change, after a while I added highlights which I regretted pretty much straight away and about 4 weeks ago I decided I wanted to back red!
I was in Asda with my brother and was trying to decide between two different shades of red and he was telling me to hurry up so I decided on -
Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Colour in shade 6.60 Fiery Red.
And can I just say I am glad I did!
The colour is brilliant, my hair was just below my shoulders when I dyed it and to be honest it didn't look as bright as I wanted but I had it cut to roughly chin length and the colour is so much more noticeable now. In the natural light (daylight) my hair actually glistens, and the colour looks so brilliant.
Red hair dye is known for it's fast fading but I am pleased to say that with a bit of help from Garnier Fructis Colour Sheild shampoo and conditioner the colour has lasted pretty well.
It's only now 4 weeks on that I am really beginning to notice any colour fade, but as my roots are coming through (blonde) it needs re-doing anyway.
If your after a more natural looking colour this isn't for you as it is very obviously dyed as the colour is so bright.
My hair looks in amazing condition and it is so smooth and shiny. I am more than pleased with this hair dye and I shall be getting some tomorrow!
I tried this dye a couple of months ago, and found it to be fairly good, with a similar result to how the shade looks on the box.
I basically just dyed the ends of my hair, because I wanted a dip dye sort of effect, with my brown hair fading into the red. I have quite dark brown hair, and this was the first semi-permanent dye that had any real result on my hair. I left it on for the exact time stated, and when I washed it out my hair felt very healthy and in good condition, you could tell that the dye hadn't damaged it at all. The only slight downside was how long it took for the dye to rinse out - ages! It was a little messy in the bathroom too, so I would advise being really careful with it! You get a really nice bottle of conditioner with this dye too, which smelt really lovely.
The colour turned out fairly vivid, which I was surprised about because I didn't think it would have such a good effect. You could definitely see the red pigment, especially in direct sunlight. On lighter hair than mine, I think this would look absolutely fantastic. So I would probably say that this dye is best suited for light - medium brown hair for the most intense result.
Giving ultra visible results thanks to its colour customised technology, Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Colour creates expressive colours and reflects, even on naturally dark hair. The intensity enhancing formula creates an ultra-vivid shiny red hair colour. The rich colour creme diffuses the colour deep into the hair, for an extremely long-lasting colour result. Enriched with fruit oils, Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Colour intensely nourishes while you colour, leaving your hair looking healthy, nourished and with a glossy shine. This permanent nourishing hair colour gives you radiant colour for up to 8 weeks. It is advised that you do an allergy test 48 hours before applying this product to your hair. If you have a lot of grey hair, the result will be too intense with this shade. This product is not recommended for use on very light hair.