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I was a skeptic (picture attached)
on May 17, 2015
I started out as a skeptic (with picture)
If you’ve been coloring your hair for as long as I have, you tend to look at the box-top swatches as—at best—a source of amusement. And, at worst, solid legal grounds for a false advertising claim. Which is to say, the color on the top of the box is never, ever, what you end up with.
I’m surprised to say that the swatch on top of the Hazelnut Blonde by Naturatint nailed the color right on the head (pun intended). I’m attaching an image of my results.
My natural color is dishwater blond which pulls toward red. Like so many blondes, my hair has darkened significantly over the years. Like an addict chasing a high, I’ve been trying to get back to my “natural color.”
Over the years, I’ve had general success with the usual brands like L’Oreal and Revlon Colorsilk. I would use one of those as a base and then add in bleach highlights. Lately though, I’ve been trying to avoid products that contain harsh chemicals and ingredients that I can’t pronounce.
So, I researched Henna, Cassia, and other natural dyes. I tested Cassia and it did nothing. After reading more about Henna, I knew that wouldn’t work because of my tendency to go red. I don’t want red hair.
Given all the rave reviews of Naturatint, I decided to give this one a try. But I was very, very skeptical.
It works. Amazing. It covered the grays, which my old brands couldn’t seem to do very well.
I let it sit for 40 minutes then rinsed it out. Like others have said, there is no unpleasant smell with this product. I have thick hair, so next time, I will have to purchase two boxes. One box was barely enough to cover and not enough to completely saturate each strand. This is about three times more expensive than my old brands, but about 5 times more worth it. I couldn’t wait to purchase it, so I bought it at Sprouts for $16. Next time, I’ll buy it here on Amazon.
I hope they don’t stop making this color!