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I’ve been dying my hair black for about two years and up until now I’ve been faithful to Perfect 10 hair-color by Nice n’ Easy. On a whim I decided to try out this one despite my bad experience with other foam hair-colors, only because my past experiences with John Frieda products have been great so I figured the hair dye would be no different. And I was right – this stuff is amazing!
The color on the box looks pretty true to how my hair color actually came out. I selected color 2A Luminous Blue Black, as I tend to go for the darkest, most intense black I can find. It makes my eye color pop, looks great in pictures and I can pretty much wear any makeup I want with it.
The box (which costs anywhere from $11.00-14.00) contains a bottle of developer, the color itself, a pump to use with the squeeze bottle (to dispense the foam), gloves and a tube of conditioning treatment.
In addition to being an awesome product, these are hands down the best gloves I’ve ever found in a box of hair-dye. Often times the latex is too thin or too porous so the dye seeps through and the gloves tear – but these are super sturdy. Which I particularly appreciated because I had just gotten my nails done.
While I still love my Perfect 10, this one wins out because the foam is so easy and mess-free to apply. I’ll update in a few weeks to see how the color has help up, but so far, so good!
Final Verdict: Love it.
Price: $11-14 depending on where you get it
Get it: Drugstores, but you’ll find it cheapest at Target and Ulta
Much to my dismay, my normally shiny, lustrous locks have been a damn nightmare lately. I don’t know if it’s from over processing or this crazy California weather, but my hair has been so dry that I can literally feel it poking me in the back when I sit down. So severe is my issue, that even my go to treatment, Queen Helen Cholesterol couldn’t help.
So I went on a mission to find some products that would bring my hair back to life without me having to cut it all off. Dear God, it hurts just to type those words! *shudders* And after many hours scouring beauty stores, drug stores and my own refrigerator here’s what I came up with:
Mayonnaise: I’ve heard about this one for ages, but was never desperate enough to try it. So I followed the advice of one of my friends, and slathered the sandwich deliciousness upon my head and let it sit for 20 minutes. After washing it out with some regular old shampoo, my hair felt softer than it ever has. And also, it totally smelled like ASS! Like, a lot. And the smell wouldn’t come out. After four shampoos I realized the softness just wasn’t worth smelling like the condiments bar at Subway.
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask: I had high expectations for this stuff since I love Neutrogena products so much, but I was pretty disappointed. The rich, lightly scented crème looked promising and turned out to be a pretty decent conditioner, but nothing more. After following the directions exactly, I saw no deep recovery (that’s what she said) at all, even after leaving the mask in for it’s maximum ’penetration’ time of 5 minutes. (Again, that’s what she said.) So I kinda feel like I wasted $7 that I coulda spent on something more useful, like, say $7 worth of sour straws. Mmm, Sour Straws.
Garnier Fructis Haircare Fortifying Deep Conditioner 3 Minute Masque: I think it would have been effective on hair with a moderate amount of damage, but considering how dry mine was it didn’t stand a chance. I do like the consistency and the scent, but I still prefer the Pantene Restoratives treatment I use when my hair is in it’s normal condition.
John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze: I know this isn’t a moisturizing treatment, but dang it, it totally worked! I tried this at the recommendation of one of my subbies, and so far my hair is looking amazing! I’m using the Radiant Red version (it’s offered in blonde, brunette and clear formulas) and not only is my hair shinier, but it’s helping keep my reddish, burgundy color from fading. You have to have patience with this one though, it takes about 3 uses to see results, but once you do the difference is like night and day. This is a pic from my friends birthday party a few nights ago, and check out that shine!
I’ve used this about 5 times so far, and supposedly it takes 6 -8 uses to see maximum results, so I can’t wait to see how my hair looks and feels next week!
And what have we learned today kids? Hair glaze is the bomb, and mayonnaise only smells good on a sammich.