The first time I used this on my unprocessed dark, with just a few strands of grey, hair I thought I'd found the perfect hair color. Sure it was incredibly runny, which meant applying it required more precision but the color, French Roast, was the PERFECT color I'd been looking for, giving my dark, barely reddish brown hair, a deeper color with a hint of bronze that looked totally like the color I had as a kid. Sure my hair ended up a little bit dry, but I loved the color.
I repurchased. I reapplied about six weeks later, applying color on the new growth as directed, then bringing it through my chin length hair for the last minutes of processing. When I was done, even though I'd applied the conditioner included my hair felt like straw. On blow drying I discovered a completely different color than I'd had before. I rushed to check the box, and the bottles. It was "French Roast", but instead of a beautiful dark brown with hints of bronze my hair was a muddy brown with a dark ORANGE undertone. Totally unnatural looking. I sure as heck hope a professional hairdresser can fix this. Be very careful with this color, you might get a nasty surprise.
A bit bewildered by all the negative comments! This is the first time I have tried any permanent color. I have been using semi permanent for years (I am 37 but about 35% grey - with a skunk streak which has never seen the light of day!) I was not getting the coverage I wanted with it and I wanted to turn my grey hair back to my original natural color. I was scared of going to the salon to have it colored - every time I have tried that my hair has turned ORANGE. Even with a new stylist, I was afraid.
I used Espresso, which was about my normal color. It DID stink - much more powerful smelling than semi-permanent color. I love the color, though. It looks super natural, no helmet head, lots of natural looking highlights. I will likely use sem-permanent next time in a medium brown to accent the highlights and to cover the new grey and see how that works. All in all, a good purchase!
Why did I buy this? Actually, the cosmetics girl at the counter in Shoppers Drug Mart recommended this dye to me, and in a moment of weakness, I got Crushed Garnet, a departure from my usual Garnier Nutrisse colour and formulation. It must have been the shiny box that bedazzled me into thinking this sludge must be quality hairdye. Ugh. Horrible stuff. The colour deposited on my roots in a very light copper auburn and on my ends, black. Black black. And I didn't do the full head application either. It was shiny for 1 day and now, 1 week later, dull, mismatched colour, uneven absorption of colour and dry dry dry. I look 10 years older and I don't look in the mirror anymore. I can tell by the way this colour took that I'll have to get a haircut immediately to take care of the fried ends and dye the roots perhaps multiple times with Garnier to even it out. What a terrible mistake. Don't buy it.
I have used two different colors - Brillian Bordeaux and Cardinal and loved them both. I loved the way the color looked and that there is enough product in the kit to dye all of my (not that long) hair. The only negative is that the color fades quickly, but that is the nature of faux red hair. Still, this was my favorite red hair dye.
this is a review for FERIA: FLASH BEIGE BROWN. My hair colour turned out just the way it wanted it. i had previously dyed my hair twice - both by a professional hairdresser and this was the first time i did it on my own at home. I left the hair dye in for about an hour actually....but the colour turned out fine. I think this may dry out some hair types so it might be wise to follow up with leave in conditioners and such, after dying your hair with this.
Let's start with the pros. I love their assortment of brunette shades. I chose Espresso. It comes with a little perfume packet to make the dye smell better. The conditioner it comes with is Amazing. I dryed and styled my hair as usual and really liked the color that came out. My hair was fairly soft because of the nice conditioner they give. Now the cons, even with the added perfume, it was very strong and burned my eyes. Although it was soft the first day, the next day I washed it, it was very dry. As the days progressed, it kept getting dryer and more hair was coming out of my brush than usual. It took several deep conditioning treatments over a few weeks to get it back to normal. By then, the color had faded a lot so my hair looked rather dull. I would not buy Feria Haircolor again.
First off, I am Asian and have natural black hair - not jet black though, but actually more like dark brown and with reddish tones in it. It had been lightened a little to a brownish colour with a home-DIY hairdye about 6 months ago. Yesterday, I tried L'Oreal Feria in P13 Golden Flash Brown. I bought it because the picture on the box was of an Asian girl with beautiful dyed golden brown hair in the picture. Lo and behold, this stuff actually turned my hair a nasty light orange. LIGHT ORANGE!!! Feria seems to be a VERY STRONG dye which can actually dry hair out (apart from stripping your hair of its colour). My hair has become so dry since I've dyed it, and even though the conditioner supplied with the hair dye is excellent, it doesn't last for long. My hair gets so horribly tangled that the Colour Protect conditioner doesn't even detangle it well anymore.
I tried this quite a while ago, but since it was the WORST thing I have ever used on any part of my body, I had to review it. I have naturally golden blonde hair, and wanted to lighten it a bit...a bit more platinum-color. I picked up a box of Feria's Extra Bleach Blonde, Extra Lightening Kit, followed the instructions EXACTLY, and ended up with neon-yellow hair. It looked like some kind of radioactive substance had been dumped over my head. I ran out to my stylist as soon as the salon was open, and spent two and a half hours getting a corrective coloring, and spent almost $150.00 in the process. This stuff was a nightmare. Avoid it like the plague!!!!
Damn you, Feria. I can't figure out if I love you or hate you. Amazing color selection, drippy application, okay scent. I used Deep Bronzed Brown on previously dyed hair (hair is naturally very dark brown, not quite black, and the color on it was Garnier Nutrisse blackcurrant, which had faded to a soft reddened brownish black), in order to even out the color and give me what Feria promised to be a multidimensional bronzey brown.
Well, after the miserable dying experience (color splattering everywhere, running down my neck), I ended up with that beautiful bronzey brown, just as they said I would. But dry, dry, dry my hair became, which mortified me, because I take such obsessive care to keep my hair silky and soft.
So sadly, I've come to the conclusion that despite how great the color is (even now, a couple of weeks later) I can't ever do this to my hair again. I'll just have to suck it up and start doing the salon color thing again, or hopefully Nutrisse will make some not-so-matte shades and I can go back to that, because that has never, ever fried my hair. *sigh* Damn you, Feria. continued >>
I have the dye in my hair right now.....i have never used feria before so i though id give it a shot....so far its good the smell was not to bad with that stuff you put in to make it smell better .....i was scared though cause i though for sure there wasnt enuf dye for all my hair and my hair is only just past my shoulders but it is quite thick.
im using #45 french roast on my dyed dark blonde hair, my natural is pretty darn close to the #45 shade i think anyway hahaha i dont remember what color my natural hair color is LOL
alright going to wash it out now......
wasnt to bad washing it out...feels awsome and the color looks really nice too a new favorite!!