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Let's Dye a Little.
Member Name: springtide
Advantages: Lovely smell and a natural looking result.
Disadvantages: Could be a little stronger for my type of hair.
Garnier Nutrisse is a range of hair dyes in the cheap and cheerful end of the market. I have found that my rough, grey hair responds as well to cheaper hair dyes as it does to the more expensive brands so I now tend to use Garnier Belle Colour or Garnier Nutrisse, the big difference between the two being the smell. Nutrisse has a conditioner with a great fresh smell that I am happy to pay the extra few pennies (about a pound) difference.
Look for the Avocado!
Nutrisse promises the 100% grey hair coverage which I need as my hair is now pepper and salt colour with more salt than pepper. It claims to provide 8 weeks of anti/ drying colour and there is enough conditioner in the bottle for one or two conditioning treatments between dyes The box is easy to spot as it is highlighted in an attractive green colour mirroring the avocado shown on the front of the pack and on the reverse and the accent is that nourished hair means better colour.
All the hair dyes I have tried recently say you must do a spot test for allergic reaction 48hours before you use the dye. this is a bit of a pain but worth it because you just never know, a slight change in an ingredient could give you a big problem . It's easy to do just dab a little of the colourant behind your ear and let it dry. Re-apply during the 48hours and do not wash or touch it.
Set aside a little time.
This is always the hardest bit for me finding the time! I find I need at least an hour without interruptions so sneak away and lock the bathroom door.
The kit includes.
Developer creme in an applicator bottle.
Nourishing Colour Creme in an green aluminium tube
New conditioner containing avocado oil, olive oil, blackcurrant oil, which is an innovation, and Shea butter.
Rather Huge Gloves
Instructions, clearly written
Make sure you have read ALL the warnings and instructions which are laid out very clearly, before you go ahead. Don your gloves mix the developer creme and colour creme and after a good shake apply to dry hair. This really is one of the better smelling hair dyes and the thick white creme is not at all drippy. I always apply it all over and then wait 35 minutes as my grey hair really is tough to dye, if your hair is not of the pan scrub variety 25 minutes should suffice. My colour of choice is 9 light blonde, also called Aphrodite Blonde but I think that is a bit fanciful when applied to me. When the time is up , still wearing your gloves add a little water and massage your hair to loosen the hair colour. Then, give it a really, really good rinse. next add a generous blob of the lovely smelling conditioner and work through your hair then leave for 2/3/ minutes before rinsing, that's it. Dry as you wish and you can then toss your locks to your heart's desire.
My hair is a challenge and although it never gives me a truly golden blond head of hair it does take away a lot of the greyness and gives it much more life and shine and brightness. It gives my hair a very natural look which I am happy with and my hair feels wonderful and soft and with a great scent from the conditioner of which ther is enough left for future use. An excellent price of around 5.00 to 6.00pounds makes this a 5 star buy for me. readily available from supermarkets.
Thanks for reading my review which may also be osted on Ciao under splishsplash
Summary: Inexpensive hair dye which includes a great smelling conditioner.