I found this on clearance for $1 a box. It’s marketed specifically towards women of color. While not designed for my hair type, I’ve used Dark & Lovely dye before with decent if unexpectedly bright results, so I thought that I’d give gentletreatment a shot.
The box includes:
* Conditioning pre-shampoo: This comes in a small foil packet which requires scissors to open.
* Color developer: This comes in the standard clear plastic bottle with a twist-off top. It does contain peroxide.
* Conditioning semi-permanent creme color: This comes in a poorly-considered toothpaste-style tube, and its contents stain even before being mixed with the developer.
* Gloves: These come in a neatly-wrapped plastic bundle rather than bunched inside the instruction sheet.
* Instruction sheet
* Detangling conditioner: This is packaged in a small bottle similar to those found in hotel rooms, and is a good-sized 1.7 oz. It smells a bit soapy, but works well.
This worked fairly well, although I had to leave it on for an hour rather than the recommended twenty minutes for it to ‘take’. It washed out after three weeks, as the box claimed that it would.
It's much runnier than most brands of dye, and stains your scalp and skin as badly as Manic Panic.
There’s not much point in buying this – Even on closeout, buying something better, (such as Natural Instincts), is only a few dollars more.