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Fruity fragranced hair colour.
Member Name: jeffjen
Advantages: Fragrance, no mess, can be applied to dry hair, covers all grey.
Disadvantages: Colour fades faster than some other hair dyes.
Although I tend to stick with one or two products which I have used many times and are favourites of mine, I am not afraid of trying out other brands and products particularly if they are on offer.
Garnier Nutrisse is a permanent hair colourant which I have used a few times and whilst it isn't my favourite, it is one I am happy to use. I tend to purchase Garnier Nutrisse when I spot it on offer and that's just what I did recently, after discovering it was priced at just £4 at my local Asda.
Garnier Nutrisse is a crème colourant, enriched with Grape Seed oil which Garnier state is a rich radiant long-lasting colour that covers up to 100% of greys and leaves the hair feeling nourished, which is all I want from a home hair colourant.
The formula is enriched with fruit oils in order to nourish your hair as it colours, but also to make for a pleasant colouring experience as the ammonia smells normally associated with dying your hair when using a permanent hair colour are replaced with a fruity fragrance.
Included in the box, along with the colourant, developing lotion and gloves is a conditioner enriched with avocado oil to apply to your hair after colouring, so as well as the grape seed oil enriched colourant, you also have more fruity fragrance to enjoy when using the conditioner. Full instructions and information on performing a skin allergy test 48 hours prior to colouring your hair are also included.
You apply Garnier Nutrisse to dry, unwashed hair which I am glad about as I prefer to use colourants which you apply to dry hair as I find this is a far easier, faster and overall far less messier process than when using those which are to be applied to wet hair.
The colourant is easy to mix together by pouring the colour into the developing lotion bottle and giving it a shake. It is then ready to use.
The bottle has a tipped pointed applicator which makes it easy to apply the product to my hair. I divide my hair into sections and cover the roots first with the formula, before scooping my hair up in my hands, piling it on top of my head and squeezing the rest of the product through the lengths whilst doing so.
I usually prefer gel colourants to creme ones, as gel colourants tend to be less runny on application, but I am pleased to say that Garnier Nutrisse is probably the best creme colourant I have used as it isn't runny. Indeed for a creme formula it is really impressive.
What else is impressive is the fruity fragrance, which makes for the pleasant experience promised. Your eyes won't be watering and neither will those of family members who may use the bathroom after you!
After 30 mins I rinse the product from my hair using the shower and once the water is running clear I then apply some of the avocado enriched conditioner, which has a creamy thick consistency and works well, moisturising my hair. My fingers glide easily through my hair as I apply it and also after rinsing it out, my hair feels soft and smooth.
After drying my hair as usual, I am always left very pleased with the condition and colour of my hair. I tend to use the 'Cocoa' dark brown shade and it covers all grey. My hair looks shiny and vibrant and I can smell the fruity fragrance on my hair until I next wash it.
The only niggle I have with Garnier Nutrisse, is that the colour does not seem to last as well as others I have used on my hair. After two weeks I notice it has begun to fade and my hair colour does not seem as vibrant as it was. If it wasn't for this happening, then Garnier Nutrisse would possibly be my favourite hair colourant due to its fruity fragrance, excellent grey coverage, ease of application and no mess application.
Unfortunately the fact that it isn't as long-lasting as some other hair colourants lets it down somewhat for me personally and for that reason it is only one I will purchase when I see at a low price as part of some promotional offer.
Summary: Shame it fades faster than some others, otherwise this would be my favourite.