Product Type: Laboratoire Garnier hair care products
Newest Review: ... 100% grey coverage,j ust what I needed. On the inside leaflet I read the following Garnier Belle Color offers a permanent hair colour w... more
A Heady Boost for Springtime!
Laboratoire Garnier Belle Colour
Member Name: springtide
Laboratoire Garnier Belle Colour
Advantages: Good price, effective for me and has a pleasant smell
Disadvantages: Please change the giant gloves!
My hair started to go grey when I was in my thirties and since then I have been dying my thick, tough hair, The grey hairs have grown in even thicker and have proved more and more troublesome to accept colour. My original colour was a dark brown but, as I have grown older and my complexion has changed, I have chosen lighter shades aiming for a blonder look for the greys and trying to lighten the remaining dark brown which remains around the sides and back This winter i decided to bite the bullet and see what would happen if I just let my hair grow and did not dye it. Well I lasted three months and decided this week that it was back to using the hair dye as although some people have very attractive grey hair, mine was still opting for the white on top and brown at the back and sides look
I chose Garnier Belle Colour for a few reasons. I have found it effective in the past, it does not smell nearly as much as other brands, and it is a very reasonable price and promises a natural look that covers up to 100% of grey hairs. It contains Jojoba and wheat germ oil and my shade, number 8 light blond also now contains chamomile, extract which is a natural brightener for blond hair in the conditioning cream which you use after rinsing out the dye. On the reverse of the cardboard box which contains the dye kit is a chart which shows the results, before and after, of three varying hair colours so that you get an idea of what to expect your newly dyed hair to look like.
the kit contains an applicator containing 60ml of colour milk
a tube of cream colour, 40ml
a sachet of conditioning cream
an instruction leaflet.
a pair of enormous plastic gloves!
It is imperative that you try the allergy test 48hours before you apply the dye by dabbing a little of the cream colour behind your ear to check if you have an allergic reaction to ingredients. This is stated many times both on the box and on the instruction leaflet.
So wearing an old t-shirt designated for use for hair dying,and wearing the enormous gloves I follow the instructions and pierce the top of the cream colour tube. Then take the top off the applicator container and squeeze the white cream into the bottle and replace the top. I then shake it like crazy for a minute and then snap off the end of the applicator IMMEDIATELY, or else dire things will happen. The resulting,fairly thick liquid is easy to apply to my dry hair and not at all drippy and the smell is much gentler than many dyes I have tried. Now comes the scary bit, the dye becomes darker as you wait! I always wait the 30 minutes recommended for people with a lot of grey hair and by the time 30 minutes is up by hair looks really dark. back on with the huge gloves,( I'd hate to meet the woman that they fit), and add a little water to the hair, a quick massage and then a really thorough rinse. When the water runs clean I rip open the sachet of conditioner which has a lovely smell and massage it all through my hair. Another wait of 2 minutes and rinse again. That's it done!
The resulting colour is on my hair a mixture of light brown and blondy grey. while it is not exactly blond it is a great deal better than my own natural colour and I will use this shade again another bonus is that my hair is nice and soft as well as a better colour. The dye is easy to apply and pleasant to use. the instructions are clear and you can even use the box as a stand for the bottle of dye by pressing out the special perforated circle on the base of the box. My only complaint is please change the gloves! but I will still award it 5 stars as a very well priced hair dye.
5 stars from me.
Readily available from around 5.00pounds.
Thanks for reading my review which may also be posted on Ciao under splishsplash.
Summary: Well priced hair dye from Garnier.