I have been using this product for 2 years in shade 121A Natural Darkest Brown. I love it. Long-lasting color, excellent grey coverage, makes my hair shiny and glossy. Prior to this I was using Revlon ColorSilk, which damaged my hair horribly. Two years of using Nice n Easy and my hair is in beautiful condition, so no problems with damage at all.
Also, I love that they provide enough product to saturate all of my hair if need be, whereas with ColorSilk I found I barely had enough product in one box to do my whole head. And the gloves too- ColorSilk's gloves were so subpar I had to buy some gloves separately because I didn't want to use the ones that came in the box. The gloves that Nice n Easy gives you are bigger and are of higher quality. Sounds like a minor thing but it really does make a difference- how hard is it to provide some halfway decent gloves? It's very much appreciated.
And the post-dye conditioner that is provided is really, really good too. Better than it has to be. Seriously, Clairol should start packaging it in big bottles sell it on drugstore shelves next to all the other conditioners because this stuff leaves my hair super-silky. It's a great product by itself.
My shade 121A is excellent for rich, almost-black (but not inky black) color that lasts and is flattering. Doesn't look flat or matte at all. I love using it, it's like makeup for my hair.
My local drugstore had run out of my usual shade so I bought the next-darkest shade available which was 120. Like the reviewer below me, this shade turned my roots bright orange. Steer clear of that one.
But if you're looking for a quality at-home product to dye your hair almost-black but not goth-black (think Katy Perry) I highly recommend this in shade 121A Natural Darkest Brown.
A staple that I have repurchased countless times and will continue to do so. LOVE!
Never buy this product again. So today I dyed my hair dark natural brown 120 clairol nice & easy, the experienced was horrible. My natural color is a light brown so I decided for fall to dark my hair. I dyed my extensions that are the same color as my hair first with the same color 120 and the color came out to be almost black/brown and with my hair turn on to be red/orange on top and black/red on the half down my hair plus the ammonia damaged my hair and left it dry.
I have been using Clairol Nice n Easy Med Gold Blond color blend for many years.
Something changed. What used to give me nice caramel blond has given me the lightest hair color I have ever had. It has made my roots so pale I look bald.
The only thing I can think of is that it says "Natural" now, perhaps that is the change.
I am really unhappy and will have to think of something to do now.
I am reviewing Clairol Nice n Easy, 129G, Rich Medium Golden Brown. This colour is beautiful. Natural, shiny, just lovely. I used this colour on my already brown hair, to liven it up a little and get rid of my light ends. Leaves my hair feeling soft, silky, smooth & looking professionally coloured. Have bought it many times before (love its affordability) and will continue going back to this product :-) Well done Clairol!!!
HORRIBLE! I used the Nice n Easy color in Light Natural Neutral Brown. My starting color was already a light brown, but my ends were a big lighter from exposure to the sun so I just wanted to deepen my color up a bit. This left my hair a brassy, golden, orange, red, DREADFUL color. It literally lightened my hair like I had bleached it. I was beyond pissed, let me tell you... I had to go back to the store and get a different color (natural instincts in medium brown #20 hazelnut) My roots still have a serious red tint to them, but the rest of my hair is back to brown with the natural instincts color.. Although it's a way darker brown than what I wanted.. Sigh. Don't make the same mistake I did. Do not buy Nice n Easy!!!!!!
It colored my hair very well. I only dyed my hair one shade darker, so I don't know how it would do for dying my dark hair, say blonde or something more extravagant. I liked the conditioner it came with a lot. And it smells pretty good too.
After spending too much money in Salons and often disappointed with results, I went back to this good old drugstore stand by. That was two yrs ago and I will never pay Salon prices again. The name says it all Nice and Easy!!! The color does come out darker ex: I have dark brown hair and I use Medium Natural Brown and it is a perfect match, shiny and natural looking! I also use this brands Root touch up every other month and its good as well. Why bother paying $60 plus bucks every 4 - 6 wks when you can get just as good results for less than $10.
This is my fav hair dye! My stylist years ago in DC recommended this as a great drugstore box dye and she was absolutely right.
Here's some background info, I've been dying my hair blue black for years so it is easier for me to dye my hair because I don't have to worry about it coming out too dark or not dark enough so take that into consideration when reading this review and deciding whether or not you should purchase this.I don't need fancy hair dyes, like the foam ones, or anything because really all I'm trying to do is make sure my hair is completely black.
What I love about this dye is the price- when most other dyes are 8-10 bucks, this at WalMart is about 2-3 bucks! How can you go wrong with that?! I have never had a problem when using this product. I've never had an allergic reaction or anything. But that also varies by person.
I mix a little bit of either pure argan oil or redkens diamond oil with this, mix it up in a bowl and apply it with a brush. It comes out perfect every time!
Also, I highly recommend you try the Ion after color sealer afterwards, I always use that the first 3-4 times I wash my hair after I dye it, and it never ever fades ( however, also, its black and black doesn't fade much).
Decided to try this after using 'Live XXL' for a long time, I wanted a more natural less blonde-barbie look. I used SB2 & I loved it. It worked great on my (mousey brown) roots - which only XXL had done previously - it left my hair feeling nice & soft for a lot longer & the after-dyeing treatment worked a lot better than I was expecting. Just a word of warning, having tried both SB2 & 101 on my platinum hair, they did turn my hair purple & blue respectively. I suspect this is just to let you see where the dye is/isn't but it can send you into quite a panic when you first see it, however after using 101, strands of my hair still had a blue tinge when they got wet. Overall, great dye, good price (usually on 2 for £10 in Boots/Superdrug) & I'll use it again.
I was a home dye virgin, but due to my grey hairs multiplying, salon visits were becoming way too expensive. Spotted this in Tesco on a whim, and loved the shade of 118e, Natural Medium Mahogany Brown. I had remnants of highlights, my natural colour and lots of grey to cover, so my expectations were low. However, have to say I am converted!!!! Super easy to apply, left it on for 40 minutes. Colour came out darker but my hair is glossy and I've had loads of compliments. It's 3 weeks since I took the plunge and colour has lasted really well, considering I wash my hair daily. It has lightened up a wee but, but greys still covered and hair in good condition. However, I am religious about deep conditioning treatments, so I think dye works better on well treated hair. Going to try a lighter shade next time, but for performance and price, I am super impressed
Update!!!! In week 4/5,despite using Kerastase colour shampoo and conditioner, this faded beyond belief. Deep conditioned hair every second day but it just came away!!! Have now switched to Loreal Excellence, Clairol need to review the formula and I have marked it down since above