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I like John Frieda shampoo and colour my hair at home so it was a natural progression to get his hair colour when it was first available. I didn't think it was very good but the results were not bad so when I was given the opportunity to use it again free of charge I did. The colour I was sent was medium red brown and I was colouring over a medium brown.
The hair colour is foam that you create yourself by mixing the developer and colour. The smell isn't as strong as usual when mixing but develops to be quite pungent while the colour is on my hair.
Application is very simple and the foam is thick so easy to spread along the sections of hair. It doesn't make my hair as wet as when I use cream hair colour so is awkward sometimes when I am dying my hair alone as I cannot always feel at the back of my head that all my hair is covered.
Development time is approximately 40 minutes but I am stating that from memory as I no longer have the instructions and coloured my hair 3 weeks ago. I left the foam on for just over an hour, contrary to the instructions.
I did not achieve the results expected and felt disappointment after blow drying my hair. My hair looked glossier and there were tonal areas but there was very little red in the colour, it is more a hint of red inside a chocolate shade which is very nice and attractive but it is not what was promised. My original hair colour matched one of the guides on the box and that showed my coloured hair would be much more red than was the truth.
The red shade has faded within these intervening 3 weeks, the brown shade I am left with is still glossy and healthy in appearance but I remain disappointed that I was not able to obtain the expected red.
I found the foam to be quite destructive to my hair, in spite of the healthy appearance it felt dry with more frizz than before I coloured my hair. This effect lasted for more than 10 days and only lessened after I applied an intensive hair serum for added moisturising effect. It feels slightly more dry than usual even now and never have I had a home hair colour have this effect.
The cost of £7 means it is more expensive than other home hair colourants and I did not think the benefits of this colour over others is deserving of it being one of the highest priced in Superdrug.
i really wanted to love this product! i am a big fan of john frieda and i like the fact that this dye was in mousse form. i have some white and grey hair at the front of my hair,which since my hair is dark brown is very noticeable. i picked up the medium brown shade from my local boots and went home and read the simple instructions. it took me less than a minute to mix up the dye as you just have to turn it upside down a few times ( please don't shake it as it will fizz up too much!). i then squeezed a large amount on to my hair and put it directly on my white hair at the front so that it would get the maximum time to develop. it took less than 5 minutes to do my full head as it spread out so quickly and evenly and it smelt a lot better than other dyes i have used in the past. i left it on for the recommended time and went in the shower to rinse it off. it came out my hair very easily and the small sample of conditioner that is provided smelled so good and made my hair feel very silky even while it was still wet. i got out the shower and went to the mirror to see how well it had covered the white, and to my horror it had done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to the white hair! literally nothing! it was still bright white. i double checked the box and it did say it was 100% grey coverage, i did not even get 1%! i had no choice but to dry my hair and go back out to buy a different dye. the only good things i have to say is that it made my hair really shiny and the brown hair was a lovely colour!
Having never previously dyed my hair, I decided to try this product as it boasted easy application and even colouring and I was not disappointed. The instructions were straightforward and easy to follow, the gloves felt much nicer than the ones included in some other brands of hair dye, and the dye itself was easy to mix without creating a mess. When it came to application the foam was very easy to dispense and held on to the hair well, although the instructions said to saturate the hair and I did find that eventually, after applying almost all of the foam, a few drops did fall onto my shoulders and the floor. This only caused very minimal mess which was easily wiped away and could be avoided by applying slightly less foam. I was not hugely precise in my application and I thought I might have red marks left around my hairline but this rinsed off easily. After colouring my hair was left glossy and pleasant smelling, with a rich, even colour and no patches. I was very pleased with the deep red colour which came out very close to the colour on the box, looked natural, and has hardly faded at all after many weeks. I have fine hair which can get quite dry, but the dye did not damage it and the conditioner which comes with the dye left my hair feeling hydrated. I am really pleased with the results and will definitely keep using this product, even though it is slightly more expensive than some dyes on the market, it is definitely worth paying a little extra for the salon-quality results.
Firstly, I love dyes which are easy to apply and this is one of the easiest I have ever tried. The foam spreads easily and means that whilst waiting for it to develop, you are comfortable and it holds well.
The range of colours for this brand was great- some interesting ones and the ones I tried did come out as advertised. The colour that my hair went looked natural and nicely toned and the dye left it feeling in great condition, particularly after applying the after-care conditioner.
As usual, I did have to buy two boxes of hair dye, which I always find frustrating. The price is fairly middle- of- the - road, but for what you get, it's best not to always go for the bargain.
I have had my hair also dyed in a salon before, and I would say that this gives just as good results, providing you have the patience to do it properly- as with any hair dye!
This was the first time I used mousse colour and so I decided to buy what I thought would be the best. Here are my thoughts.
What come with it ?
A bottle of toner, this comes with a small round lid originally but the mousse pump will be attcahed once the colour if mixed.
A small bottle of colour, this is then added to the toner and shaken, this only turns into mouse when it is pumped out.
Some really good quality black glove akin to the kind of quality you get I marigolds. These do not split tear, and could probably be used twice.
A bottle of conditioner that has a number of uses with it and does not smell too bad. This also makes the hair very glossy and soft and does protect the colour very well (but only with other hair colouring kits not this one).
In all honesty I was not too impressed here. It could have been my application, but I found it to be very patchy. I have coloured my hair a number of time in the past and have never had an issue before. The colour also washes out really quickly. Within two weeks I had very little colour left and the patchiness got worse and worse. I will not be buying this again.
The application of it very clean because the mousse didn't stain either my skin or any of the surfaces a. I found it really easy to apply. This tookhalfan hour on my head before I could wash it out and due to the mousse not staining and being a fluffy texture this was much easier than normal hair dye.
If it wasn't for the fact it looked so terrible I would be purchasing this again, due to these plus points.
Price and Availabilty
This isn't the easier hairdye to find. It is available in limited supermarkets and boots and Suerdrug and can also be found online. This is also a little more expensive than most home colourants, but I think this is more for the name than the actual product. I have seen this for between£5 and £8 and I really do not think this is worth it. It is safe to say I will not be buying this again.
No one is ever happy with the colour of their hair, are they? Of every woman I have ever asked, all have said they'd rather their hair was another shade, if not another colour. I'm one of those many women, and have, over the years, spent a lot of money on dye trying to get my hair to any colour (and I mean any) other than the one my hair devolves into when the dye has faded. My natural hair colour is somewhere on the blonde spectrum but for the past few years I have been trying to find the exact shade of auburn to dye it; the type of shade that you see on women with flawless skin and bright green eyes, not one that makes people wonder if I actually tried to dye my hair bright orange.
This is where John Frieda Colour Precision Foam came in. I first started using this dye about three months ago, after previously having trailed from brand to brand in the search of 'that perfect colour'. I saw this dye on sale at boots and decided to give it a try, and have bought it another time since.
I went for the light copper brown shade. The packaging was appealing, a classy black box with a swatch of colour and a black and white picture of a model staring out at me, parading her shiny, glossy hair at me. The side of the box illustrates how the dye leaves no ugly patches if you do it yourself from home, and the box shows which colour hair this dye will work best on. After standing with my hair against the box at boots, I determined that my hair was just slightly lighter than the darkest shade, which promised to turn quite a vibrant auburn hue.
The price was something that originally put me off buying this dye. It normally retails for £9.99 but I bought it in the sale for 1/3rd off which roughly put it at the price that I usually buy other dyes.
Inside the box
Inside the box, you get an application bottle which already includes the developing agent, along with a small bottle with the colourant solution inside. You also get thick black gloves for dyeing your hair, rather than the see-through gloves you usually get with dyes, an instruction sheet and (my favourite part of dyeing my hair!) the after colouring conditioner.
I had used foam dyes in the past, so was not unfamiliar with the process. However, I still read the instructions carefully to ensure I wasn't missing anything. They were clear and easy to read and spelt out each step of the process perfectly.
Next I added the colourant to the developing agent and, following the guidelines, very lightly tilted the bottle from side to side until the contents were mixed. The product still looks like liquid whilst it's in the bottle, but as you press the applicator lid down it comes out as coloured foam. Looking at the liquid in the bottle, I was a little concerned it wouldn't cover my very thick, past shoulder-length hair, but the foam kept coming out and I found that even after I'd gone from my roots to my tips and covered all of my hair, I still had a LOT of foam left. I continued and used the entire bottle to try and get a more vibrant colour, or to cover any patches I might have missed, but it probably wasn't necessary as you can quite easily see where the dye has been applied.
When rinsing my hair, it did take quite a long time for the colour to run clear. Once this had finished I could apply the conditioner. This is my favourite part of the dyeing process as I always find the conditioners included with dyes leave my hair amazingly silky, smooth and shiny. This conditioner was no exception, as well as actually smelling great too!
Once finished and out of the shower, I manually dried my hair and looked in the mirror for results. The dye had come off more vibrant than even the box had suggested, a couple of shades more rich, and created a beautiful colour. I was very impressed with that result, but for people who wanted stringently what the box showed may have been disappointed. This colour stuck around for about a week before fading slightly to a (still very pretty) less vibrant shade of auburn, which didn't fade much at all for the next five weeks after that until I dyed it again. The colour I got the second time was consistent with my first use, and is now in the slightly less vibrant stage.
After use, I surveyed the room I applied the dye in for any damage. I have always been quite a messy person with dyes, not realising what damage has been done to the walls and floors until long after the point when it's easily wiped away. However, the foam applicator was very precise and no mess was found either time.
Eventually I will probably want yet another hair colour change (though I love this colour and can't imagine it being any time soon) and when that happens I will absolutely stick with the John Frieda Foam Precision range - so long as they stock the colour I want!
Amendment: I have since found this hairdye for only £6 in Savers. We don't have one locally but for this hairyde this is a very good price, and I've stocked up! Hopefully this might help someone.
I have been dying my hair for over ten years now and have used a variety of products. While I used to have favourite types of dye I never had a strong brand loyalty and often switched. That was until this product came out. For a year now I have been using their 'Radiant Red' which is a medium brown colour with a hint of red. It is a beautiful shade and the red tone only becomes apparent in bright light which helps give it a more natural feel. I have been using it ever since it hit the shelves and I will now only use this product even though it costs a bit more than other similar products. (it's £9.99 per box so it's not a huge expense, but other self dye kits are probably about a third cheaper.)
Remember to do a patch test on skin before using this product, like with any other dye.
To mix the product you need to add the colourant into the developer. After putting the lid back on the developer bottle you tilt the product to mix, don't shake it! It says to tilt the bottle 5 times, I just feel that it normally needs to be tilted a little bit more, about 8 times, to get the foam to be thick and get an even colour. Once the dye is mixed you should use it straight away. Remove the cap and add the pump to the bottle.
I really like the pump action and it seems to work really well at distributing the colour evenly. The foam is thick and creamy and easy to spread through hair. I have very thick hair and it's about shoulder length but I find that the colour covers all of it well, as long as I use the whole bottle. I also have quite a lot of grey hairs around the front of my head and it covers them well too. To do this the dye needs an extra 10 minutes as grey hairs take a bit longer to absorb the colour. The intensive conditioner that comes in the box should be applied after washing ALL the colour out, it does take quite a while to ensure all the colour is out but be patient, it's worth it!
This product also gives nice shine. There are lots of different colours available and so there is bound to be one right for you. It really is a well made, well priced product. It doesn't have the pungent smell of some of the other dyes and is incredibly easy to use. As it is foam it drips far less than other dyes but be careful not to put too much foam in your hand at once as it can spill and then stain carpets or clothing!
I have been dying my hair since I was a very young teenager, using a variety of colours and resulting in a high number of both successes and failures. This is the first time that I have used one of the modern day foam colour dyes, and have been really impressed with the results!
I was in desperate need of an image makeover after letting myself go a bit since having a baby - but like many new mums, found it difficult to leave my baby long enough to have a salon appointment, and to be honest couldn't really afford the expense! So instead I decided to try dying it myself, using the relatively new John Frieda Precision Foam colour.
Having had my fair share of DIY hair dye disasters of the years, I was a little concerned about how it would result especially when you consider the fact you have a lot of hormones in your system post birth. But after reading many glowing reviews and that fact it is advertised as a "salon formulation" I bit the bullet and bought a box (try saying that quickly!).
I'm ashamed to admit that after about a year of total neglect, my hair was in pretty poor condition and back to it's natural colour - "miserable mouse" with a hint of grey. I have gone all different colours over the years, but as my natural colour was a blank canvas and had no other dye through it, I decided to be extra brave and go for a blonde shade - in an attempt to reclaim some of my youth and remind myself of my "blonde bombshell" days! I chose 9N Light Natural Blonde.
The dye kit comes in very stylish black packaging with a black and white image of a model - I'm not sure how that helps give an indication of colour on a real person! But there is also a section of the front packaging which is a close up of hair in the particular colour of dye you've chosen. I think I would prefer to see a colour photo of the model after having her hair coloured instead - though the colour on the box is rarely how it turns out anyway. The packaging has the standard colour guide on the side and description of the product on the back. The contents included -
Foam application bottle, containing developing solution
Colour solution bottle
Intense after colour conditioner
The price of the kit is around £10 for a box - so not cheap, but you can often find it on offer.
The dying method is very straightforward - hair dying that is! You are meant to do a patch test 24 hours prior to using, but I like to live life on the edge and skipped that part - but as a responsible adult I should really recommend others do the patch test.
To begin with you put the included plastic gloves on - which are stylish black and very thick rubbery material, as opposed to the usual thin, see-through, sweaty, baggy gloves that come in other dye kits. They are quite a tight fit on me, though admittedly I don't have the daintiest of hands.
Next you add the bottle of colour liquid to the foam applicator bottle, which contains the developer liquid. After which you GENTLY TILT the bottle from side to side about 10 times - you MUST NOT SHAKE or it will not produce foam effectively.
After mixing, you squeeze the foam applicator bottle (not pump) and I was surprised to see a huge ball of foam produced from the fairly meagre looking solution. You spread the foam through the hair with your hands, concentrating on your roots first and spreading through to the ends. The foam goes through the hair really easily, and you continue squeezing and applying until your hair is thoroughly saturated with dye. I was able to successfully squeeze virtually every drop from the bottle into foam, so there was no wastage, and it covered my short/mid length bob way before I'd finished the bottle. It also didn't smell as overwhelming as some I've used in the past.
Having a foam solution really is a revelation after only ever using liquid dyes with a thin nozzle applicator previously. It doesn't drip at all and it's almost impossible to miss patches, which makes it far superior to it's predecessors. The amount of times I've ruined clothing (especially slippers) and stained parts of the bathroom from unknowingly flicking/dripping liquid dye is incredible. It's always hours later before you realise too! This will now be a thing of the past.
I left the dye on my hair for the full 30 mins - timed from after I had finished applying. During that time I noticed that my hair was definitely going lighter. After that I rinsed the colour out over the sink, and was happy that it didn't take ages to rinse clear or foam up further. I applied the after colour conditioner, leaving it for a couple of minutes before rinsing. Then I dried my hair and inspected the results...
I was initially a little concerned that the colour was a bit brassy, and it definitely wasn't as light as it looked on the box. But I was still happy with the degree of lightening on my previous colour, and the condition of my hair was excellent and incredibly shiny. It's important to remember that my results were after having a baby a few months previously, so I'm just happy it didn't go green!
Over the next week after a few more washes, the colour seemed to settle down and look even better and very natural - if not as light as the intended shade. I used the included after colour conditioner once a week for two more weeks (so three applications in total), and it has kept my hair feeling soft - though can't claim it's prolonged the colour any better than my usual conditioner. I think testing the colour preserving quality of the conditioner would be better on a darker dye, such as red which is notorious for fading more than any other colour.
This is a superb quality home hair dye, and I would definitely use it again - but like with all home dyes, the shade outcome is really determined by your original colour, and blondes never go as light as the box unless you are already really light. If going blonde, I suggest doing it in stages and using gradually lighter shades - always choosing a lighter shade than you think you need. The foam really is a fantastic development in home dye, making it easier than ever to apply, and I wouldn't ever choose a liquid dye again. It's pricey, but the results are worth it and it's far cheaper and quicker than a salon treatment.
I always went to the hairdressers to have my hair coloured. However, unlike most women I absolutely hate going. It feels like a life time waiting around for the colour and having it washed and styled there. To me colouring my hair in the comfort of my own home is much better, been able to watch tv and relax whilst waiting for the colour is something I would much prefer, rather than sit in a hair dressers chair reading old magazines.
So I decided to go online and find out which hair dyes are the best. I noticed the John fredia one from many good reviews on hair and beauty websites. A lot of people said that it was really good. And is a few pounds more expensive than the home hair dye kits in Boots but it's worth the extra pounds the reviewers said as it gives a more salon finish.
The hair dye is £9.99, when normally most hair dye kits are about $4-£6. However, this hair dye is often on sale at £6.66 in the supermarkets and Boots. Every now and again, so its worth buying a few boxes if you find a colour you like.
The hair dye is a foam one. Which to me is the most easiest way to dye hair because after applying on the roots first it is pretty much like shampooing your hair, it is foamy like shampoo and lathers up, so you can massage it into your hair like shampoo. I always do my own hair and have had no trouble what so ever on applying it because its so straight forward thanks to the foam formulae.
The hair dye comes in a box with a tube of colourant, the application bottle, black rubber gloves and conditioner to help maintain the colour. You have to pour the colourant into the applicator bottle. The instructions make it clear that you must not shake the bottle when you do this, all you need to do is tilt the bottle five times. To get the foam out of the bottle you need to press the sides of the bottle and the foam comes out of the nozzle. The foam should be applied to your roots and then work down to the mid lengths and the end of your hair. It is so straight forward to apply to the hair thanks to it been foam. It states to leave the hair dye on the hair for about 25 minutes. Which is fairly quick compared to some hair dyes. The quicker the better in my eyes, it means I can get on with doing other things and not dedicating so much time to doing it. I usually apply the colour then put a shower cap over my hair so I can just sit around watch tv and not worry if it drips onto my cream carpet. However, I could probably go without a shower cap because it doesn't seem to drip anyway. Then I rinse the hair colour out after the 25 minutes and apply the colour conditioner to the hair and keep rinsing it till the water is clear.
The hair dye is such a lovely colour (I used 9N which is a light natural blonde shade). I have used other shades of blondes that are a bit darker in this range and liked them too. But this is definitely my favorite as I prefer my hair a lighter colour as it suits me more. The hair colour looks much more like it's been done at a hair salon than most of the hair dyes I've used previously. It gives really good results and the colour looks so natural even when its light. Some hair dyes can look so bad and look so unnatural whereas this one doesn't give that results. Everyone compliments my hair colour and asks me where I get it done. This is always so nice because I think I spend £10 on having my hair done a month and still get compliments, whereas some people I know spend £50+ and don't get the results this colour gives,
The website has tons of information on there about shades, reviews and so on. Also if you look on google and choose the colour you think would suit you, you can google the name of it and see what other people think of it and the results it gave them. It gives me a good indication whether the colour will look good or not.
The conditioner that is given with the hair dye, isn't one of the best. I have used Nice n easy hair dye before and found their conditioner much better. I tend to not really use it now and because of its size I just take it with me when I stop at peoples houses now because although its not amazing its still fairly usable and the size makes it handy to travel with. I tend to use hair colour conditioners despite this just usually what ever is on offer at the time that I have been recommended.
Fantastic hair dye, so easy to apply. The results are great and I definitely will stick to using this product. It's so quick and so straight forward. The hair dye conditioner could do with a slight improvement but I'm not complaining too much as the hair dye is great and most people prefer using different hair colour conditioners than the one given with the hair dye anyway.
What you liked about the product: I loved how easy it was to find. I had been dying my hair dark brown and as it faded I wanted something different but not too drastic. I found this at Tesco and it almost looked purple so I got it. It turns out a dark brown with a red tint and it looks really amazing in the sun. I loved the foam, it covered everything really well. and it was only about £10. it comes with a conditioner that lasts as long as the colour does if it's used sparingly and it makes your hair very shiny and smells great.
What you didn't like about the product: it says to leave it on your hair for 30 minutes and that is as long as it should be. I accidentally didn't time mine the second time and it came out really dark, but I did still love it. when you take a shower right after, since there is red in it and red is the first to come out, the water will run red for a while and that caught me off guard, but it won't stain the tub. But overall I am ecstatic about this product!!
Would you recommend this product?: yes!
I have been using home hair colour on and off for about 8 years now. It used to be mainly to get a different colour, or to brighten up my hair and make it more glossy. These days, I am mainly looking to cover grey hair :(.
It is quite often on special offer in boots or supermarket either as multi-buy deals, or just a special purchase. This means you can offer get it for around £4-5, sometimes less.
You apply the colour to dry unwashed hair. As far as I am concerned, this is the best starting point to colouring your hair, as minimal preparation is required and which helps to keep the whole process quick. Furthermore, adding the colour to dry hair makes it very easy to see which areas you have missed.
The supplied gloves are thick and black. They're really good quality and don't fall apart or split and the colour doesn't get through to stain your hands. They're proper gloves, not those hand-shaped sandwich bags you sometimes get with this type of product. I work in a lab and used to take gloves from work to colour my hair, but I don't need to with this hair colour. However, I would say they may be a little snug if you have medium to large hands.
The first step is to add the colourant to the developer in the supplied bottles and mix gently by tilting. This is all very straight forward and it's easy to see when it is mixed enough as the bottle is just about transparent enough. The instructions say to tilt 5x, but it usually needs a few more. You then replace the cap with the supplied foaming spout cap and tighten it up. The dye is dispensed by squeezing the bottle and the liquid turns to foam as it comes out of the spout. The foam really is non-drip, which is just brilliant. I remember the days when there used to be little splashes of stains all over the bathroom no matter how careful I was. This doesn't happen with this product and I can go of and do something in another room without worrying about. You add a tennis ball size amount of foam to your roots at the parting and repeat working your way out to cover all your hair and it is completely saturated, then massage it in. This is then left for 20 minutes, or up to 30 minutes if you have course hair or stubborn greys. The smell is quite strong, but not as over-powering as some hair dyes which give off a strong ammonia smell.
After the developing time, you just rinse it off and use the provided conditioner. The provided conditioner is very good, I would say it is salon quality. The bottle should last about a month and really leaves the hair glossy and soft - it's almost worth the money just for the conditioner.
The final finish is very good. The colour is rich and my hair always looks and feels healthier after using this product. As far as the colour matching the description goes, this depends on your natural hair colour. I have very dark brown hair and use the the 3N deep brown-black colour. Th picture is lighter than my natural hair colour, but actually makes my hair a shade darker.
The only problem I have with it is that I don't think foam hair colours give as good coverage of grey hair as the liquid ones. I have used other brands of foam colour and had the same issue, so it's not the John Freida one that is causing the problem, I think it just doesn't saturate the hair as much. Having said this, if the main reason for colouring your hair is to give you a natural glossy finish, I can highly reccomend this product.
As with all hair colours, they recommend that you do the skin allergy test 48 hours before colouring your hair even if you have used this product before. This involves applying a small amount of the mixture to you skin, allowing it to dry and leaving it there for 48 hours to see if you have any reaction to it.
My natural hair colour is a medium, mousy blonde and up until 2 years ago I had never attempted to dye my hair. I wanted to brighten up my hair colour a bit but was slightly worried about the dreader 'orange' brassy tinge which I could be left with after dying it a lighter blonde. I first went for the shade 8N which was slightly, but not drastically, lighter than my hair colour. I followed the (very easy!!) instructions and was very pleased with the results!!! The smell is not too strong and is definitely bearable in a well ventilated area. My hair was left feeling smooth, looking healthy and a lovely blonde colour!!! The dye gave a good, all over colour and is very consistent. I did not notice any fading and remained in good condition for a good couple of months! After using the 8N I decided to go a little lighter, a couple of months later using the 9N. the results were just as good and my regrowth was blended in well to give yet another full coverage.
This dye is incredibly easy to use, even for beginners! It gives great results and makes your hair look and feel fantastic!
I am a fan of foam colorants as, for someone with long hair, they pretty much guarantee an overall coverage.
I was used Brilliant Brunette, dark natural brown and the overall coverage was what i expected in a foam. In fact the bottle was generous than some others and I was able to completely soak my hair in colour.
The difference with other foams is that you have to squeeze the bottle rather than pump and once I read the instructions it was easy to use, and no drips. (so no angry hubby after leaving drops over the bathroom floor).
Another positive with this foam is it doesn't have the horrible eye burning smell that other dies do. I wouldn't go as far as saying it was pleasant but doesn't make your eyes water.
Now for the important part, the colour.
Firstly the dark brown was as described, a lovely rich even dark brown. My hair was shiny and felt wonderfully smooth. However the colour does not last. After the first wash my hair colour faded dramatically. I normally need to dye my hair every 6-8 weeks but after 3 it was completely gone.
The star grade is an average. The initial colour deserves 4-5 but as it doesn't last 2ish.
I'm not one to purchase hair colours above £6.00 but bought this hair colour after I had collected enough points on my advantage card.I'd reached just over a thousand points and this was retailing at £9.99.
I opted for the shade "natural black" as my own hair colour is an ashy brown,and my previous dye (again a black) was fading very quickly and those dreaded roots were showing through!
So I bought it home and followed all the instructions (including a patch test-which is a must for any hair dye users) I had no strange reactions and so I prepared the dye,pouring the colour (small black bottle) into the larger developer bottle.The one thing that is very important with this dye is that you don't mix vigorously.It must be very gently tilted, from one side to the other, a few times.Otherwise the foam will become runny and we can wave "bye bye" to the "precision"!
So I made sure I was very careful..and all this had to be done whilst my gloves were on.I have had some horrific results when I haven't used gloves.Its a nightmare to remove.
Each instruction leaflet gives different techniques on applying,but I'm a bit lazy in that sense,so I just blot it all over then make sure all hair is covered.I was a bit concerned that this might affect the results.I must admit applying this foam was an absolute treat.didn't feel like I was applying hair colour but rather a hair treatment,if that makes any sense.Plus it didn't smell as bad as other hair colours I have tried in the past.
After thirty minutes gave my hair a rinse then applied the conditioner, which smelled almost good enough to eat!I left the conditioner on for 5 minutes,as my hair is very dry and then rinsed once again.
Despite my hair being wet I could already feel just how soft my hair was.But I wasn't finalizing any judgement until my hair was dry.I don't use blowdryers (because of the dry hair) so went to bed with my hair wet!
When I woke up the next morning the first thing I did was check my hair,and boy was I surprised! Not only was the colour very rich and natural looking,but the shine was incredible!I was shocked!It was honestly like I'd just stepped out of the hairdressers.I couldn't helped running my fingers through my hair due to the softness.
But it wasn't just me, my friends and family commented on the "condition" of my hair aswell,which meant it was definately noticeable.
One last thing,I've used this dye just over 7 weeks ago and the colour still looks fresh,if it wasn't for my rootes coming through I wouldn't be dying again tonight!
All in all a great product!
I have never used a home colour before I was always scared my hair would turn orange. However recently in an attempt to save money and cut costs I haven't been able to afford 6 weekly trips to the hair dressers.
I saw this colour foam on offer in Boots £7.50 it's usually £10.
I have blonde hair which I have highlighted so when my roots grow back they aren't too bad. I have previously used the John Frieda go blonder spray to touch up my roots but it takes a few uses to get the desired result. Rather than having uneven hair I decided to take the plunge and dye it at home. I read a few reviews online and decided this was the home colour for me. What appealed to me was the fact it is a foam which I had been told by friends is easier than traditional home colours which can drip and leave uneven results.
This colourant comes in 26 shades. There is a shade finder online which will pick the ideal shade for you. This is available on theJohn Freida website. You are advised to only go two shades lighter than your existing colour so I chose 10B which is extra light beige blonde.
The colourant is described on the box as being a premium foam which delivers salon quality results by covering the each strand.
Inside the box is the foamer, developer, gloves and a conditioner. The is also a big instruction leaflet which is well laid out and has good pictures to help you.
To start you need to mix the developer with the colourant in the foamer bottle. You are then advised to tilt the bottle seven times to mix the formula. If you shake the foam may not work. Once the colour is mixed you then replace the cap with the dispenser and your ready to go. The colour was a purpley liquid. I put the gloves on and followed the instructions firstly by squeezing the dispenser to get a ball of foam the size of a tennis ball to cover my parting. You then need to cover another four sections at the front of your head by dividing the hair and covering with foam. You then need to follow on at the back of the head covering just three sections. Once this is complete you then need to leave the colour for 10 minutes. If you are only covering your roots then you need to make sure you use enough foam. There is a marker on the bottle. For all over colour after 10 minutes you need to use the rest of the foam to cover the ends and massage gently to avoid tangling your hair and leave for a further 10 minutes. If you have grey hairs you are advised to leave it for a further 10 minutes.
The foam is really easy to use. You get loads in the bottle plenty for long hair like I have. The colour doesn't smell too good though. You can smell the ammonia but it's not too overbearing.
After I had left the foam for 20 minutes I then rinsed as per the instructions until the water runs clear. In the box you also get a small bottle of conditioner once the colour is rinsed you apply the conditioner which is really thick and creamy. You then leave this for 5 minutes before you rinse.
After following all the steps I took a look in the mirror and my hair was noticably lighter. I then dried my hair to see the result. I was very happy. My roots which were about an inch were lifted and the result was even. The blonde was bright with no yellow undertones. Where my hair was previously highlighted it matched the rest of my hair. The conditioner left my hair in excellent condition. It was soft shiny and smooth. It is by far the best conditioner I have used. You can also buy it separately in Boots now.There is enough conditioner in the bottle for another 2-3 uses.
I would recommend this home colour as for a novice like myself was easy to use. It give excellent results and really lifts the roots. I would give this 5 out of 5. It is perfect for use between colours. I now save money by only going to the salon every few months.