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unbelievably amazing product
on February 1, 2012
i need to make this review (currently sitting @ comp with nice/easy foam black#2 dye in my hair.) after reading all the poor reviews on this product.
purchased product before seeing amazon reviews. but i did read reviews on how dye turns hair really dark (i'm asian, dyed my hair super light brown, then bright red, and everything faded into a dull light coppery brown. Dyed hair LorealFeria blk a few times, but that dye never sticks when trying to go dark!) so decided to try this after seeing it on commercial.
Last night, read reviews on here and was kinda put off. But the few girls that said to follow directions to a T said it worked beautifully. So i tried it - if it worked for someone, im down to try it.
#1. Pour contents of bottle #1 into bottle #2, replace with cap top (not pump).
#2. Shake ONLY 3 times (I swished side to side 2 times and one large shake 1 time). The reason this works is because BOTH bottle contents are LIQUIDY, not creamy or thick-which would then need more shakes to uniformly mix the dye.
#3. MOST IMPORTANT (this is what stumped me, until i squeezed my first squeeze), AFTER shaking 3 shakes, let product sit for 1 minute (I walked away for 1-2 minutes). DO NOT LET THE BOTTLE CONTENTS FOOL YOU - IT SHOULD LITERALLY BE LIQUID INSIDE, NOT FOAMY (maybe a slight foam on top from shaking, but other than that- liquid). I read a couple reviews where they said it was liquid inside and wouldn't foam up, so they kept shaking and shaking and constantly shaking. that's prob a mistake. Replace cap with pump cap.
#4. WHEN SQUEEZING, squeeze center of bottle (squeeze while always keep bottle upright) I never picked up the bottle from countertop, simple as that (lined floors and counter with newspaper and left bottle on counter). I lightly squeezed the bottle a few light quick pumps which will be just air - i did this so that the initial small pumps can give the product going and a chance to foam up (place your other hand under pump just incase some squeezes out). Then I squeezed a nice firm squeeze - the foam came out and was nice and firm. I use Black #2, and the dye came out a light tanned brown. Per some reviewers, some of the foam may be tanned or slightly white. Its fine, its not that product hasnt been mixed well enough, its the chemistry of the foam.
#5. As for the smell and burning, (per some reviews): NO BURNING AT ALL (as im typing this thing has been in my head for half hour now). Also, the smell smells slightly sweet - kind of like candy mixed with NORMAL hairdye smell(like Loreal Feria or others)... it does not smell like beer or rotten tomatoes.
#6. Dye does not drip. THIS WAS THE CLEANEST APPLICATION DYE IVE EVER USED. (I can definetly see if your product didnt foam up correctly, it could be a liquidy mess...). Apply the foam intio your hair, and it saturates your head! my hair is the length of my elbows, and the bottle was MORE than enough for my hair.
#7. DID NOT DYE MY SKIN or STAIN my skin like crazy or any other dye (i always dye my hair blk or dark because im always going light and get sick of it). I was afraid, so i used CANOLA OIL to rub around my hairline, neck and ears before applying dye. no staining at all. and my scalp has not stained so far as i can see in the mirror,I used blackdye and MY GLOVES were pretty darn clean.
#8. Because it is foam, it is the fastest application that i've ever used. maybe thats why my gloves didnt turn colors - I used it so fast that the dye didnt have time to oxidize turning the gloves dark.
#9. more liquid dyes (as opposed to creamy dyes) do make your hair feel crunchier as it starts to dry, just be patient, as this product started out liquidier (prior to being a foam). you're hair isnt 'dying' or turning into straw, per some reviews.
#10. Keepign the bottle on the counter the WHOLE time even when squeezing, I was able to get EVERYthing out of the bottle, literally like a millimeter of product left inside, if even that. At the last squeeze, I tilted the bottle a little so it would go up the tube since the liquid wasnt high enough to get up the tube (but DO NOT WORRY, this tube is so long it reaches the bottom of the bottle!)
I hope this helps, because this $8 bottle of product is AMAZING. The most cleanest product ive ever used. BTW, I DID NOT GET ONE DROP/FOAM on my counter or floor, unlike other cream dyes (ie. Loreal Feria which ive been using for YEAAARRS and garnier nutrisse). SO CLEAN, SO EASY.
awsome dye. just follow directions to a T, and i pormise, it will work. you get EVERY bANG FOR YOUR BUCK and more. Now, if this color sticks as i have read, i will be ELATTTEDDDD.)
updated 2.5 weeks later: amazingly the dye has not faded back to my light brown/blond hair (it usually has faded 50% by now when using other permanent dyes - i swim alot). it was a blueish blk when i first dyed it w/ nice n ez foam. and today, its a soft shiny black (after the initial dye washed off the first few showers)