I bought this out of desperation when my regular product was sold out. I would've been better off sporting my gray roots than this color.
I used the Dark Auburn shade, which is specifically mentioned as being a match for the Nice 'N Easy shade I usually use. Because of that, I didn't bother pre-testing the color. HUGE mistake.
The applicator worked very well for me -- almost as good as using my brush. And the process seemed to go smoothly. Until I washed out the color.
The "dark auburn" color (which is shown to be basically a medium brown with reddish tones -- just like the NNE 112 shade) came out nearly Ronald McDonald red on my hair. It isn't even remotely close to matching anything anyone would describe as auburn. After several washings, I've gotten it toned down to a dark burgundy which looks better -- until you see that the rest of my hair is brownish-red.
This product is a complete waste. Will not buy again, would never recommend. One lippie only because it will not allow me to select zero.
I was regretted for purchasing this product 6A light ash brown for 4.99 at Walgreen before checking the reviews first. Since I already threw away the receipt, I decided to give this product a try anyways. In many previous posts, many people complains about the packaging and the coloring problems in this hair dye.And to avoid these problems I use my own hair color brush ($1.99 at Ulta)and a plastic container to place and mixed the product together. During the process, I tried to used the comb which came with the package to brush on the color. OH My that little comb make me felt like many toothpicks scratching my hair at the same time!!Dont use the comb!! The amount of product looks small in the bottle however I was able to do my whole root hair lines. The result is just so so..It only cover 80% of my original root color(I dont have any grays,and yes 80% means it doesn't cover my roots well after 25 mins of wait time)..my hairs feels dry after color..the color is not as smooth and even as full bottle hair dye.For the price I would expect a conditioner came in with the product. Overall, my roots kind of match my medium brown hair. And for just $1-1.2 difference to full size of Feria and conditioners set..I would just pay more instead of putting extra work and time into this product. At last, one thing I do like about the product is the eyeglasses protector. Its very useful..Finally,I would not recommend this product.
This review is for color 4. This is the second time I'm using this as a root rescue. I have dark brown hair with full head highlights. I've been very busy lately and taking care of my roots at home. I think L'oreal root rescue does the job quite well, at least the color I tried is pretty good and matches my hair color. My biggest problem is the price. It's extremely expensive for the amount of dye you get. I payed 6.87$ at Walmart which is ridiculous. It barely covers the roots of my head and I guess I left some areas untouched (back of my head). I also agree with some other reviewers that this fades a little after a few shampoos. I could see my grays after 4-5 washes. But my grays are very stubborn in general, I'm not sure if it's the product.
Yes I bought this for the second time only for one reason: the bottle with a brush at the tip. I think it's very practical. You don't need to apply the dye with one hand and then brush it with the other. It's a one step application. So I washed the bottle this time and I'm going to use it with other cheaper and better brands next time.
Once again, here's a product promising to color hair very quickly, which can't actually do it. I left this on my hair 15 minutes after finishing applying it, and it barely tinted most of the hair it was applied to. The only hair it came close to properly coloring was the hair I first applied it to around my hairline. It was on that area for upwards of 25 minutes. If I were to ever use this again, I would leave it on for about 30 minutes after application. I used the "Dark Brown" shade. At least it didn't come out red or anything strange. The applicator brush doesn't work too well. Also, as others stated, you don't get much for your money with this. One small plus - it didn't smell too bad.
The "extra fingers" another review referred to are probably actually the eyeglass temple covers this comes with. I didn't use them.
This is awful! The worst hair dye I have ever used. Like other comments have stated I really do wish I had read the reviews for this product before using. Not the cheapest, definitely the worst. Great combination.
I've used the Nice 'n Easy root product for a while but was willing to try a different one, but I am returning to old faithful. The L'Oreal Root Rescue was way too drippy (I need to touch up a spot on the paint in my hallway now), and the dark blonde shade made my hair too light--it didn't look different from the gray that I was trying to cover. So, so useless.
How much do I hate this..let me count the ways! I bought this in BLACK..what I got, was brown/orange roots. WTF?! I've never had a Black hair dye turn out brown. This took 10 min and honestly I didn't feel there was enough product to do my roots all around my hairline and down my part. I also wasn't a huge fan of the applicator brush, it seemed to glop it out rather than brush it on. Overall this was a HUGE fail for me and I will NEVER EVER EVER buy it again.
I saw this on sale at Ulta and thought I would try it based on my expectations of the L'Oreal name. I should have checked here first before trying it though. I followed the directions and left it on for the recommended time for stubborn grays and it had little effect on them. I will have to redo my hair. It only covered about 50% of the gray roots. I didn't have the orange problem that others mentioned but I expected better from L'Oreal. I am also curious as to why in addition to the two five fingered gloves there are two seperate extra 'fingers' included. It was odd.
I would not recommend this to anyone and if I still had my receipt, I would ask for a refund. I am even contemplating writing L'Oreal about this flop of a product. It isn't up to their usual high standards.
This is the first time I've used a root touch up and like another reviewer I wish I had come here first. My dark hair has red/orange roots now. Not quite like a clown but the contrast between my medium lenght hair and roots is more than obvious. L'Oreal, you need to step up your game on this product.
I usually purchase Clairol's root product but they were sold out of my color so I went for this instead and purchased it in Soft Black. I don't have any complaints about it matching, because that was fine. I have issues with the packaging and the damage it did to my hair. The bottle is tall and slim and it' difficult to mix the product without making sure the bottle is propped up because it keeps wanting to tip over. Also, you have to replace the original cap and shake it and then put on a new cap which was pretty drippy to deal with. Don't shake it with the comb on it or product will go everywhere. I have shoulder length hair and I always draw down a little bit of product, so that it blends seemlessly, but there's not a lot of product to do a good job of this. The product smells HORRIBLE once you begin to rinse it out. I mean, like rotting garbage. Finally, I shed about three times the normal amount I usually do after showering and this lasted for a couple of days. I was freaking out when I saw how much hair was in my comb. Be sure you read the instructions and don't just go at it with this product because you're instructed to use shampoo after rinsing which is something I've never seen with a home hair color kit before.
Cons: poor packaging, not enough product, terrible smell, hair loss
Pros: matched my hair color, I'm not completely bald