Overall, I am quite pleased with this. My natural hair is a light brown/dull dirty blonde, and I used the medium reddish brown colour. The dying process was quite easy; the formula was completely drip free and an adequate amount was provided for my very long, thick, curly hair. However, it had a very strong unpleasant chemically smell. Upon rinsing it out, my hair felt pleasantly smoothed which was a nice surprise. The colour turned out very beautiful, quite similar to the colour on the box. I have washed my hair twice, and very small amounts come out in the shower but no noticeable fading of the colour yet. Mind you, I use an extremely small amount of shampoo (my hair is generally dry). The included conditioner also works great, even though my hair is picky about conditioner. I'm still a tad bit worried about fading, but overall I'm very happy with this product and will most likely purchase it again.
This is the only at-home hair color I will use. I've tried loads of other at-home dyes, all of which either didn't give me the color I wanted or damaged the crap out of my hair, but I have no issues with this product whatsoever. I have naturally very dirty blonde hair (not quite dark enough to be considered brunette, but not super light either). I use shade 90 - Macadamia in the winter and shade 100 - Chamomile in the summer. Both shades give me a very believable light blonde color that isn't too white or too yellow. Sometimes it can look a little brassy for a few days after using this, but purple shampoo takes care of that issue. I've never had fading issues with this.
One thing I really love about this product is that it smells really nice! Pretty much every other lightening product out there has such a strong chemically smell, but this just has that fruity "Garnier scent," and smells like pretty much every other Garnier product. It's so nice to use this and not be gagging on the fumes! I also love that this doesn't burn or irritate my scalp at all. One of the reasons I stopped getting my hair lightened in the salon is because whatever they used always burned my scalp and made it so dry and itchy (I've also had this issue with other box kits). But this one causes no irritation whatsoever. And believe it or not, I feel like my hair looks and feels healthier after using this! For several days after using the dye, my hair is super shiny, soft, and just looks amazing. I've never had a product besides this lighten my hair and not totally fry my ends.
One thing I will mention is that although the product says to only leave on the hair 25-35 minutes, I typically leave it on for closer to an hour. If I rinse this out 45 minutes or less after applying, my roots will still be just a tinyyy bit darker than the rest of my hair.
I can't recommend this enough! I definitely think it is the best at-home hair color out there right now.
I am very happy with this product.
I achieved the color that I was looking for and it was pretty true to what the box indicated it would be. This is by far the best smelling hair color I have tried and seems to be the most gentle. I have used Feria ( which I will never use again thanks to MUA), Colorspa, and Open. My hair actually feels and looks better and healthier than it did before I colored it.
Love, love, love this product. I recently switched over to Garnier Nutrisse Color cream # 564.
I have very thick course hair, my natural color was auburn, but have grey hair and have been dying my hair for 24 yrs..
I was tired of most products as they never seemed to lift my color and keep it shiny, but your product is AMAZING!..
Even my hairdresser, who only cuts my hair commented on the color and the richness of the color. It never dries out my hair, it leaves it silky and shiny.
I do hope that I shall be able to keep purchasing this color.
When it goes on sale I buy a few to keep me going.
Thank goodness I have found a product that doesn't strip the ends or dry it out. I am so pleased!!
I always try hair dyes that are on sale (when not on sale i go to my usual clariol natural instincts). I have medium length fine hair, most brands of dye have more than enough dye to saturate my entire head and then some. i was disappointed while using this dye because towards the end of the bottle i still had at least 1/3 of my head left to saturate. after some intense massaging and spreading of the dye I got it to work out (but talk about a heart attack and a half!). the dye is thick, which is a good thing if you find other dyes to drip to much. I noticed that after i had the dye in my hair, i was able to wipe off the dye on my skin easily with just a tissue and soap without it leaving any stain. Also, on the bottle it says the smell is good... no it is not. it stinks. i didn't notice much of a difference from the other dyes i have used. I bought this dye in Medium Natural Brown (#50) to match my natural hair color and to dye over some slightly faded fuchia manic panic on my bangs, i was a little worried the pink/purple wouldn't lift but almost instantly after massaging the dye onto the pink i saw it lift and cover... YIPPEE! The end result, it did what i wanted it to do, color was nice, gloves are a little tight (i don't really have big hands at all) wish there was a little bit more product in the bottle to work with... i personally wouldn't buy again only because I like my hair dyes to have more product and be a little thinner in thickness. but color was nice.
I dyed my hair YESTERDAY and it already faded! this is awful, I didn't use shampoo and my hair is quite healthy and it was in for the correct amount of time, what the hell?
For a lower end dye, I wouldn't expect much. As kind as Garnier products are to my body, though, it was my first choice! I was definitely drawn in by the oil complex. It does beyond what you'd expect from a dye! For days after I dyed it, my hair was more nourished, silkier, and shinier than it has been in a LONG time. Long story short, I wasn't disappointed, and you won't be either. I would buy this again in a heartbeat.
I used this product about 2 years ago when I dyed my hair. Naturally it's a very dark brown or brown/black color (with red undertones). I wanted completely black hair. It worked then. I didn't dye my hair for a long time and just had my natural color. Recently I decided to dye my hair black again because I missed my deep dark tresses. I went and repurchased this product in Soft Black because I remembered how well it worked. I'm happy to say it didn't disappoint! My hair took to it and all of the extra oils and nutrients (avocado, etc.) they put in made my usually thick/coarse hair super soft and shiny and silky. I cannot rave about this product more!! I absolutely love it.
The only thing was that my packages didn't come with gloves. I don't know if that's normal but I bought two because my hair is past my waist and thick and neither box had gloves. Luckily I had latex gloves at home that I used (making sure it was the smooth side, not the rough side of the gloves) and those worked perfectly fine.
One of the best boxed hair dyes that i've tried. Very impressed with the results. Completely covered up any gray or brassiness that was growing in. I used a light chestnut/caramel color that made my hair look shiny and also hydrated it. In the sun my hair shines and has shimmers of caramel in it. Very impressed with the results, works as good as the salon dye.
This review is for Garnier Nutrisse #61, Moccachino (light ash brown). I had not been coloring my hair as regularly as I had been (normally used Nice 'n Easy or Root Touch-up to address the grays around my hairline every 4-6 weeks), so a couple of months ago I decided to have partial highlights for a change. However, instead of the subtle look I requested, I left the salon very blonde. Once my roots started becoming too noticeable, I decided to go back to my natural color, and since I had a coupon for Nutrisse, I decided to try it.
This is the first hair color I've used where the color on the box actually matches the results you get. It was easy to prepare and apply, and there was no offensive odor. It lathered well when I added warm water (before the rinse and conditioner) and rinsed clearly. The conditioner is wonderful and smells great. The result is a shiny light brown that isn't brassy or dull. It covered my grays and the lightest blonde highlights very well. As nice as it made my hair look and feel, I would have no problem using this once a month to refresh my color.