despite the bad reviews, i decided to try it myself and be unhappy. well, let me tell you, this is the second time i buy it and it works great for my hair. i am 42 and mostly 60-70% gray/white hair. i color my hair every month for the past 5 years. i read lots of reviews about the color turning out red/orange or just overall bad. what i did do, is i covered my hair with coconut oil before coloring. i added the product on top of the oil and waited 25 min. for my resistant hair. it is barley enough to cover the important areas, but still plendy enough to rub all over the roots. i washed it off and wouldn't you know it...it turned out GREAT! it looks sooo natural!! and it blends in with the rest of my hair color. i also hightlight, but nonetheless, it blends in well. thanks to this product, i saved my badly dry hair 2 months of rest without having to color. both times of using this has turned out great. I do recommend. oh, i used the dark brown color. hope this helps anyone who is thinking of buying. i was scared at first because of the reviews, but i figured...i just recolor with regular hair dye and that would be the end. it is about the same price as a full bottle, and my husband thinks its silly to spend that much for a quarter of the product. i tell him i don't mind because my idea is to not color my entire hair as often.
I tried this color in medium brown, it did nothing. I kept it on for 15 minutes, still had plenty of grey hair when I was done. I only used it because I cant do my regular L'oreal Excellence color which takes 45 min. Anyhow, I wouldnt recommend this to anyone.
DO NOT BUY THIS!!! I am left with orange- light brown on my medium-to dark brunette hair. Also, the product isn't enough to cover all the roots. Also, it damaged my scalp, many little wounds, ouch! Also, it didn't cover the greys. I bought medium brown, which I do all the time with hair colors or root touch ups (I have bought the Clairol product before) and color at home all the time. I am horrified and need to find a pro to fix the damage ASAP.
The directions are simple, and the mixing isn't too difficult, but the product itself is absolutely horrible. I used Loreal haircolor in Dark Brown, and loved the color. When my roots started coming in, I decided to buy this instead of a whole new box of color. The application was quick, and I started to see parts of my blonde hair immediately turn. There wasn't enough product in the container, and I barely had enough to cover my very short amount of overgrowth. I waited 15 minutes, when the box says 10, rinsed my hair, and there is absolutely no color anywhere. None of my hair accepted the color and it all rinsed right out with barely warm water. It did stay in one place, and that was my skin. Horrible product.
The bottle is difficult for anyone with arthritic hands. Problem one. It fades very fast. Problem two. Sloppy delivery. Problem three.
I have natural dirty blond hair but color my hair dark
brown, so I have to touch up my roots a lot! This stuff is just awful! It makes my hair feel rough and it doesn't last longer than a week on my hair! Save ya money kids!
Orange roots, poor gray coverage. I will stick to Clairol Root Touchup, which I have never had a problem with and the color looks natural.
Oh why did I not look here first?! I could have saved myself the results I got from this awful product. I have done root touch ups in between salon colorings many times when I could not get to the salon as needed. I was not intimidated by the process and followed directions completely. But instead of covering my grays my dark brown hair was left more orangey at the roots and not all the roots covered. Yikes! Save yourself frustration and stay away from this stuff.
ORANGE ROOTS - yes, yes, yes - what everyone is saying is TRUE!!
I have dark brown hair, with the odd whites here and there. I have never coloured at home - always a salon girl. I thought I would try this, to coverage the odd white. The process was simple, easy to apply, and not messy.
The colour, is another story. I am medium to dark brown, but chose the dark brown as the next darkest colour was soft black. All of my roots are now (as the product spreads) a slightly lighter, and slightly organe-ish tone. DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT. I am very very particular about my hair, and the greys are not covered, and I am left with slightly lighter, brassy roots. UGH!
I love the results from Clairol's Root Touchup. This was on sale for $2 less than Clairol's so I bought it. I read the horrible reviews, but was too lazy to exchange it, so I thought I'd be a guinea pig and try it. Just like many reviews say, I was left with orange toned roots (subtly lighter, it wasn't a disaster) and the gray coverage is not good. The pigment seems very transparent. I have brunette hair with 30% gray in some areas.
I did love the applicator, it was easy to apply. But the dark brown did not cover my roots well. Clairol's version performs much better. Don't waste your time and money on this one.