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A little darker than expected, but still pleased.
on February 21, 2011
I'd been wanting to dye my hair for awhile and then I saw the commercial for this stuff and that decided it for me. I used the Dark Brown 4 Color. I had a lighter medium brown before the dyeing and my hair is now very noticeably darker(to me at least). My ends were the lightest part of my hair pre-dyeing and now they are pretty close to black, maybe just a few shades away. The rest of my hair is a little lighter, mainly because my ends were so dry so they soaked up the color the most. Another thing I've noticed is that my hair seems "slicker," I tried putting it up in a clip this morning and it kept slipping right out. I don't know if that from dyeing in general or this particular one.
The process was really easy. I'd only dyed my hair once before and I had two friends helping me to get it done. I did this by myself easily. It takes a few squeezes for the the foam to come out in a regular consistency, but then it comes out fine. It took maybe 15 minutes to get my hair completely done, and I was being very thorough and I have relatively long hair. It really is a no-drip formula, however I did get some on my skin because I wasn't being careful. I just used some nail polish remover and it came off fine. Even my ears are dye-free. If you're worried about getting it on your skin while you wait, the dye is thick/strong/whatever enough that you can use it to pile your hair on top of your head and it will stay (I used a handful of foam to set it in place and it stayed in about the same position for the full 25 minutes).
There is a smell that comes with it but I can't attest to how strong it is. I have a cold at the moment and can barely smell anything. I did smell the dye and it was a regular chemical smell but I don't know how strong it would have been if I could have smelled normally. Along with this there was a slight tingling/stinging when I first started putting the dye on my hair but it was very mild and didn't really bother me. My hair and my scalp are perfectly fine.
Like I said, it did come out darker than expected but I think I left it on 5-10 minutes longer than expected by the time I got in the shower to rinse it off.
Overall I DO recommend this product, but just be careful about the color you pick and don't leave in on any longer than necessary. ALSO if you have never dyed your hair before and are using a brown don't be panicked by the purple tint to the dye. The gloves that I used are a dark purple now, my hair is not.
I've since used it again since my original review and wanted to amend a few things.
Tones&Highlights, they are more noticeable than I had originally thought.
The Smell isn't really as bad as people say. It's strong at first, but after a few minutes it not noticeable.
The color is fantastic, I've gotten a lot of compliments on it it.
I've selected the subscribe and save option and plan to used this dye for as long as it's available.