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on 1/10/2015 11:01:00 PM
More reviews by incognito
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I use this in the Ash Medium Brown shade and it's awesome. Covers up brassiness and the occasional grey hair nicely. Lasts several weeks. Doesn't stink like permanent hair colours though it does have a somewhat chemical smell. This has a much better formula, colour, and smell than Clairol's Natural Instincts (another demi-permanent product) if you're deciding between those two.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 10/4/2010 1:41:00 PM
More reviews by MrsCripe
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
So happy with this product. I used color 630; light golden brown. I have dark blonde hair, and I left it on a bit longer than 10 minutes. It turned out pretty dark, but looks amazing, and i've had several compliments. I know it will fade with time. My hair feels strong and looks shiny, LOVE the conditioner. The price wasn't too bad, plus I had great coupons. I had to purchase 2 boxes, I have Long thick hair.
on 3/14/2010 11:20:00 AM
More reviews by lucyfur888
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Have severely damaged hair from using permanent (ammonia based) haircolor. Have plenty of gray that grows back in 10 days. Cant use permanent anymore; it makes my hair break off. What to do? I used to use Clairol natural instincts but would have to leave it on 50 minutes to cover gray and it basically doesnt do the job. Grays show up in less than a week. I tried Herbashine this morning left on 20 minutes (product instructions say 15 or it will be too dark). Used dark blonde to get a light brown which is the same thing i do with any brand. Came out like natural instincts in 45 minutes; some gray showing but not too dark. Maybe will try longer next time. There is nothing permanent on the market I can use and this seems to be doing as good a job as any other in a lot shorter time. Leaves hair soft, definately not dried out for me. I have very fine hair but plenty of it. Will try over the next few months and see how it keep up. Update: gray coverage doesnt last. less than a week. I cant say there is any semi permanent that will cover grey. I have gone back to natural match which is still available in Canada. That one at least doesnt show grey on the previosuly covered areas until regrowth which for me is 2 weeks. Garnier and Clairol have nothing that will cover grey without ruining your hair in the process. I wouldnt recommend Herbashine if you are trying to cover grey.
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 12/11/2012 12:52:00 PM
More reviews by vwterry
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Finally--a non-permanent color that will cover my grays! Since I started using this product, I have saved a TON of money by not having to go the salon to have my hair colored. Salon color was lasting three weeks, but I was stretching it to four (ugh). HerbaShine lasts only two weeks, but it is so inexpensive that it still saves me a boatload of money over going to the salon. I have fairly dark brown hair, but I use shade #630, Light Golden Brown (aka Golden Teak), apply only to my gray roots, leave it on for 25-30 minutes, and my gray is blended away beautifully. (Last time I used it, I put just a touch on the surface of my hair for the last five minutes, just to calm down my frizzies. That seemed to work well, too.) What a godsend! Runs rings around Clairol Natural Instincts, which did NOTHING to cover my gray, even when I left it on 30 minutes. My only complaint is that so much product is wasted--I wish it came in a smaller size--but at $7 a pop, that's not much of a complaint.Edited to add that after six months or so of using this product, I found that my hair was starting to look orangey. I never thought that would be a problem with semi-permanent color. I tried a different shade, Light Warm Brown (I think that's the name--I bought it at Walmart, but I don't see it on the Garnier site), but now my hair looks much too dark. I am going to try leaving it on for a shorter time to see if that helps. I wish Garnier had more color options--how about a light neutral brown? (What they call Light Natural Brown looks VERY dark.)Deleting a lippie.Edited again to add that I've tried mixing the two shades I'd used previously, and I'm still getting either red/orange tones (not the caramel tones I want) or a color that's just too dark. I think this product is good for a desperation fix between salon visits, but it isn't so great on a month-in, month-out basis unless you want a very dark brown or noticeable orange tones. Deleting one more lippie.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 2/24/2011 1:09:00 AM
More reviews by Silver9
Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
This is the WORST hair dye EVER ! Stay away ! I used medium ash brown and it end up black ! My hair was so dry, and i even lost my hair. I will never buy it again !
3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 2/20/2011 2:37:00 PM
More reviews by lrlr
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
I have been using Clairol Natural Instincts, but could no longer find my color  locally, so tried Garnier HerbaShine in 565. It turned out great. My hair already has some red highlights and this intensified them, but in a really natural way. The Clairol gave a single overall color, but the Garnier gave a variety of colors, like an expensive salon job does. The 565 is a pretty coppery brown, darker than the box picture. It looks purple when you apply it, so don't be freaked out as I was when I saw it. The Garnier covers gray beautifully, better than the Clairol. I don't care for the smell of the conditioner, but that is minor. The applicator is also not great and like another commentator, I cut it off in order to use it more easily. I am very pleased with the results and have received several compliments already.
on 1/24/2011 7:38:00 AM
More reviews by murphygrainne
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Very happy with this! I'm from Ireland and was using L'Oreal Casting Creme Gloss in Plum regularly. I loved the colour and how my hair felt. I moved to Canada and was happy to see they had just launched Healthy Look Creme Gloss which is the equivalent. There was no plum shade though and I didn't just want to boring dark brown.My hair is very dark brown, almost black naturally and quite long. I have a good bit of grey now but like the plum colours-feel they give a kind of highlight effect!I tried Herbashine deep purple (426) because the colour looked like the plum I liked. Love the results! I've used it a couple of times now and it's worked really well each time. The colour is gorgeous and my hair is fantastically shiny and silky afterwards. I can also get over a month out of it before needing to reapply-as long as I got out of my last permanent salon colour!Pros:-Great colour-Quite long lasting-Love the conditionerCons-You need to shop around in Canada-some places are quite expensive-Didn't like the applicator bottle-nozzle is too narrow so ended up taking it off after doing the top of my head-Wish there was just a bit more in the bottle-I think some of my hair was probably taking a dye holiday!~As for smell, it's nothing worse than others I've used. I do notice a little colour transfer to towels etc for the week after but have had that with every colour I've used.I'm hooked anyway. This is my new go-to colour!
on 10/3/2010 1:30:00 PM
More reviews by reallychelseawow
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
UPDATE: This stuff fades quickly and to a terrible colour (which I find most Garnier hair colours do). Crud. Would not rebuy.Like most reviewers I regularly used Natural Instincts. I generally used their black mixed with a red for a deep purple colour. I saw herbashine had a deep purple similar to their Garnier 100% colour (which I hate btw). I decided to give this a try.The colour is great. It's a more blue purple than I was getting by mixing two colours, although it doesn't last as long as NI. Two notes. One: I LOVE the conditioner that this comes with. It's thick and rich and made a huge difference to the texture of my hair. I wish I could buy it alone! Love love love.What I don't love (about this and most garnier dyes): it smells! It's a strong, artificial fruity smell that lasts after a few washes. I hate that and wish it didn't. Garnier always over fragrances their products. The conditioner also reeks. It smells like heavy perfume. It lasts long too. Ugh.I will repurchase and I would love to know if I could buy the conditioner elsewhere!
on 4/21/2012 2:47:00 PM
More reviews by zhoo
This is a review for shade 200 "brownish black".Starting point - dark brown, straight hair. Virgin, healthy, medium-thick. I thought I'd give myself a color boost - age and sun made my natural red highlights more prominent which I didn't like.Finish - jet black hair. Flat, jet black hair.After crying myself to sleep with Allan Poe's verses going through my head, I decided to suck it up and diligently washed and waited. After about 10 washes it was still jet black with no dimension to it whatsoever. After co-workers lovingly commented on how I look like a cute Wii character, a realization struck. Something had to be done. This weekend, I have come up with a concoction of dishwashing liquid, baking soda and 10% volume hydrogen peroxide (about 2 tbsp each for my hair is short), stirred all of the ingredients together to form a liquidy gunky paste. Then I've added some shampoo to that in order to ease the application, rubbed the paste into my dry hair adding a little bit of water as I went along for better spreadability. Then I let everything air dry. Then I washed it off followed by the usual shampoo+conditioner combo. The water ran grey so I knew the dye was lifting. It did work. The hair is now is a nice very deep brown with some of my natural color showing which makes it look more natural.Should you decide to try this, I have to warn you that after the paste was washed off the hair became very matted and dry. I have 'untouched' hair with low porosity so it bounced right back to being full of life with a little bit of conditioning. For the adventurous folk with processed/damaged hair this dryness can be quite an obstacle.Overall, the dye did what is meant to do. But I can't give it a high rating because it's not true to color and the color is very flat-looking. I will not repurchase unless Garnier reformulates. I'll also be more careful picking demi-permanent haircolor next time and stick with a shade that's a bit lighter than the one I want - just in case.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 2/14/2011 11:34:00 AM
More reviews by Zelicious
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine
Garnier Herbashine Haircolor, 510 Medium Ash BrownI used this last night. The color came out so dark its definitely not medium and does not match the color on the box. The color also did not cover well. I have long thin hair and used 2 boxes. There was about half a bottle left and we coated the hair immensly. Even so I had a few high lights that did not cover well AT ALL. My hair also feels VERY DRY and damaged.the reason I said I would use it again is because I have used this brand before and had better results with another color. Also I love the conditioner in the box.BUT BE WARNED it drys out your hair and the Medium Ash Brown is not truley an Ash or a medium. In the light the color has a red tint. It is not chocolatey or a rich brown but it is also not exactly an Ash.
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