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Six Of One, A Half Dozen Of Another
on May 14, 2012
This is premixed hair color thickened and squeezed from a tube onto a small applicator comb. You stroke the comb through your hair hitting only the sections you want to color. It's especially good at the hairline. It's easy and simple to use, but will still take a time or two before you perfect it as you want it. I suggest taking your time first use. It won't be perfect.
This is not mess free stuff. Gloves are still required, as is protection for any clothing worn and counter tops and sinks. I really don't understand the problem with mixing dye in a bottle and applying it with the fingers. I never made a mess? Oh well....
The problem I have with this product is the same I have with all hair color products. And that is I have tough grey and it usually takes two applications to achieve full coverage. I followed directions for this product to a tee. I was happy with the execution of the product overall. The applicator worked ok, and it seemed I was getting a real good coloring only where I wanted it, and not where I didn't. I have a lot of grey, though. So at least half my head was saturated with dark brown hair dye. I waited ten or twelve minutes, rinsed throughout, checked the mirror, and saw grey. Same as always.
So I took the tube and squeezed more hair color onto the gloves and proceeded to color my hair the old fashioned way. With my fingers and a pair of cheap plastic gloves, full coverage. Ten minutes later I had perfectly dyed hair, all grey covered.
To its credit I have dark brown hair and the premixed dye matches it better then any other hair color I have used. It looks acceptably natural imo, and gives a good coloring job. If sold simply as premixed hair color in a tube I would buy it for that reason alone. But this "AutoStop" thing is just sort of a gimmick. It works fine, but if it doesn't cover grey the first time around, what is the use? It's tedious to have to "combed it in" again if it didn't provide complete cover the first time.
I like this as regular hair dye and that's how I will buy it. I like the coloring itself and the thickened, premixed tube dye. When using again however, the first thing I won't do is apply as directed.