I used natural dark brown. It is a tad darker than my natural color and looks quite natural. Makes my eyes pop. I like how my natural highlights show through after a few washes, making the hair color look less flat. The conditioner that comes with it is WONDERFUL. Its like a paste, much better than any conditioner I have ever used. My hair stays impossibly shiny for weeks after using this dye. Its really rich color with even coverage, and very easy to do. Highly recommend. This color lasts for months on me, and never shows any "roots". Love it!
I have long dark brown hair, way past my shoulders. It's fairly damaged and thin. I usually fork out tons of cash to have it professionally done in a dark purple, but after 3 weeks it always fades.
So after a recommendation at a drug store, I purchased the 200 soft black. The color was amazing and super shiney and got every bit of hair, there was still some breakage, but not as much as with a permanent color. It covered great, but my hair felt like hay after. It's been 3 weeks and it still looks good, it's faded a bit, but still looks pretty.
No I won't purchase again, I will try natural instincts next time.
It's just okay.
I used 415 soft mahogany dark brown. I usually use Nutrisse, but I had a coupon and it was on sale at CVS, so since I was getting it for like $1, I decided to try the Herbashine. The color came out a little darker than on the box, and I didn't go over the time limit. The application went pretty well, doesn't really drip.
Had issues when it was time to rinse it out. I washed it out in the shower and the water splashed dark brown everywhere, made a mess. And it says "rinse til water runs clear," think I rinsed for like another 10 minutes and the water was still a little brown. I was worried my hair wouldn't change color because it was all running out, but somehow it did hold some color. I did lose a little bit of hair, but my hair is naturally really thick and curly so the thinning was kinda a plus for me. After it air dried, it had a weird texture; the underneath part was soft and shinier while the top was really frizzy (much worse than normal). After I straightened it, it looked much better. Doesn't smell bad, but doesn't smell as good as the Nutrisse, or make my hair feel as good as the Nutrisse does. Waiting to see how long it lasts.
I guess its okay, especially since I got it so cheap, but I like the Nutrisse better. I wouldn't pay full price for it. Might buy again, but only if it's on sale.
Would you buy this product again? Is there a NEVER EVER button?!
What a piece of junk this dye is. I left it in for 10mins just to do touch ups on my roots and it did NOTHING. I took a shower, came out, blow dried my hair and my hair looked the same. There were my same BLACK roots, my hair color is brown and it didn't dye em at all!
Horrible hair dye, please for anyone who's looking to buy this stuff- don't! Save yourself the time, money, and embarrasment.
left my hair extremely dry and brittle. the conditioner that comes with it is great, but the actual dye is absolute crap. the color did not come out ash brown.. actually, it did not show up on my hair at all.
I decided to use this because I have used almost every single home dye kit and seen the commercials and thought it can not be much worse then the other ones I have used.I tried this once before and I did not like it but this time I used Shade 426! I loved it! It does not smell bad and it washes off your skin easily. The color is vibrant and did not destroy my hair.
I've used this product twice, to give it a fair chance. I normally use Clairol Natural Instincts and I wanted to compare. The Garnier Herbashine definitely leaves my hair feeling dried out. I used natural medium brown. I never noticed any shine after using this product, so I think the product name is very misleading. It doesn't seem gentle on my hair at all, and the color fades rather quickly, especially from gray areas.
I admit, my hair was probably a bit too light to use the color I used, Medium Golden Brown. I have naturally medium blond hair, and when I used this, had some grown-out lowlights and highlights. Anyway, I used this on December 24, 2010, and left it in for about 8 minutes. It made my hair a deep, deep auburn. Looked extremely dark in low lighting and looked light a horrid orange-y red-y color in brighter lighting. A month later, it faded to a tolerable dark brown with orange undertones. Two months after that, it faded to an orange-y dark blond/light brown. I actually like that color, the color I got THREE MONTHS LATER, but I've grown bored with it and want my blond hair back. I've been using peroxide to lighten it gradually since apparently, this crap is not ever going to budge. I've had permanent hair color done that faded more quickly than this. So yeah, medium golden brown=dark auburn.
Two weeks ago I bleached my hair with Feria Extra Bleach Blonde. It left my hair yellowish and uneven, but not horribly so. I waited until today to dye over it with Herbashine in shade 810 Medium Ash Blonde. My goal was to get rid of that unattractive yellow tint. As I had forseen, the color that resulted from Herbashine is a bit darker than I'd have liked. However, I know it will fade when I wash my hair tomorrow. I left it on for exactly 10 minutes. I would have chosen a lighter shade but this one was only $4 on sale at Safeway, and I know it's not permanent. It gave me exactly what I expected: soft hair, a cool, non-brassy hair color, and radiant color. Looking back, I'd rather of used shade 900, especially after seeing how this brand totally got rid of my brassy tones. If you're looking for a nice, natural ash blonde color, this is it.
Okay, after reading about this online I was literally wetting myself putting this on!! People that had bought Ash colours and Medium Brown had written that it had come out almost Jet Black, which can be the absolute worst colour to get rid of, and my mother hates unnatural black hair. And yet, I'd bought Dark Brown. But anyway, when I mixed it, I essentially wussed out, and decided that I was only going to put it on for six and a half to seven minutes. So far it is perfect. Naturally, my hair is a dark brown, that had faded and become dry and sort of a light shabby dull brown. My hair is dark, and shiny, and healthy looking. I have no complaints (as of yet), but will edit this as soon as they occur. Really loving the colour so far. I have a really yellow skintone so the warmth of the colour has done me wonders. I have to say, I'm really pleased with the results. As for the hair coming out, I actually lost less strands than normal...like literally 3 or 4, and I'd been expecting 15-20. It smelled great too!
I think if you are dubious about using the product, try it for a little less time than stated. It wasn't badly priced, so next time I won't be so afraid to add a couple extra mins onto the mere seven I waited for!!
Finally: Garnier literally need (and I cannot stress this need enough) to start selling the Fortifying creme separately. Phenomenol!!!