I got a coupon to try this product out for close to free, and I didn't have high expectations, but for the most part I was pleasantly surprised. The 6G Light Golden Brown was actually a very good match to Satin 4G Light Golden Brown. I was apprehensive of hot roots, but that didn't happen. The application was very easy. Just mix and brush, time and rinse out. As others have posted, there is not a lot of mix in the box. I had just enough to dab my roots and give a once over to the topmost layer of my hair. Granted, I don't have a lot of hair. Someone with a great deal of hair might have trouble getting all of their roots with just one box of this stuff. Full price on this product is really not a great deal money-wise. I can get a tube of Satin color and just use enough to get my roots if I don't want to refresh my whole head of hair, because you can reseal the tube on Satin and on some other brands too. Also, I already have a bowl and brushes so I didn't really need the plastic bowl and brush in this box, although I have to say the brush in this is pretty great for a box kit. I think Clairol is really after the customer who wants to cheat on their salon color with this product, not the customer who regularly colors at home, because the price for the amount of product doesn't make sense otherwise.
This product is of such low quality I am embarrassed for clairol. There is no where near enough product to cover the roots and the product does not work wear it was on my roots.
There is not enough product included. It was only enough to do the roots on half my head. There were whole areas where it didn't seem to work at all--possibly because not completely saturated because I was trying to "stretch" the skimpy amount of product! But I suspect that was not the only problem. I left it on for 15 minutes, instead of the recommended 10. Don't know if it would have worked better if I had let it stay on even longer. All I know is I still have roots showing, even in the places I used the product!
All that work and the cost of the product too for nothing!!! Awful.
I have used Loreal in the past and will go back to it. Loreal gives you twice as much product and it works really well.
I am a blonde and used # 8.
I have never colored my hair at home before and go to the salon every 5 weeks for roots, highlights and color. I had about three different colors in my hair, darker brown underneath, medium blonde and light blonde highlights. Then my hairdresser had a baby and I was going to have to go three months without color. I have no grey but my naturally dark blonde hair looks very dark next to the two lighter blondes. So with an inch of dark roots showing I needed to try something and these reviews convinced me to try this product. It did a great job.
I have fine hair and only needed to do my hairline and top of my head so I parted it out like the hairdresser does and I had enough product. I can see why someone with coarser, thicker hair would need two boxes. But it still is a huge savings over going to the salon. I have no issue with the price of this product.
You definitely have to leave it on for longer than it says if you are treating dark roots with blonde. I left it on for about 25 minutes after I finished applying it, which took about 10 minutes, so 35 minutes total processing time. It was still a little darker than I expected but it is seamless and blends beautifully with the other colors in my hair. Next time I will either use the 9 instead of the 8 medium blonde, or leave it on longer. Regardless, I am really pleased especially because I have never attempted anything like this at home and I was honestly a bit scared to try.
I don't know yet how long it will last so my final opinion will depend on that, but for ease of use, and overall impression, I like this product a lot and will use it again to maybe stretch my appointments to every two months and save myself over $100 in the process.
Gray hair runs in my family, so I got my first gray when I was about 20. No big deal...I could basically ignore it until last year, when a whole patch of grays converged on my temple. I finally decided to give this a try (I used Dark Brown/#4). I don't have gray hair all over, just around my face (fortunately or unfortunately!) so this root touch up was ideal for me. I am a hair dye newbie and this was very simple and easy to use. I followed everyone's advice and left it on 30 minutes instead of the suggested 10. The hair color covered my grays seamlessly and matches my hair perfectly. This has become my HG! Thanks again MUA for the great advice! (I initially bought the L'oreal one, checked the reviews and promptly returned it for this).
I am impressed at how well and easily this completely colored my grey. Other reviewers are right: you don't get a lot of product, but one box was fine for my overgrown pixie. I was able to easily do my crown, part line(s) and hairline with enough left over to work a bit through the rest of my hair to help blend the newly-dyed parts in well. I also followed others' advice to leave it on longer than the instructions say. After 35 minutes, the results were great -- no visible gray, seamless color and nice shine. I generally leave my hair completely in my hairdresser's hands, but if I ever have to miss an appointment again, I'll happily use this to bridge the gap.
Love this. I either use a level 9 or a level 8 depending on my hair color at the time (now I am an 8, by the end of summer I will be a 9). Level 9 is hard to find so I typically buy that online. 8 is easy to find in stores. This covers my roots easily and seamlessly. Great for times in between coloring's when you have a special event, etc. - or just don't feel like doing an all over color. I always use Red/Gold color corrector, about 5 drops or so (the few times I didn't I ended up with "hot" roots). The brush applicator is useless, honestly....I use my gloved fingers to apply it to my hairline, my part, and behind my head. Works much better for me. No strong hair-dye smell, looks great, washes out easy and takes minutes. I will say I leave it on about 15 minutes (not the 10 they say). No dryness, just even hair color. Will always buy this!
I've used this about 6 times. the first time I left in on the recommended 10 minutes and it did, well...... nothing! After that I left it 20 minutes and it works just fine. I'm a natural very dark brunette and I use the dark brown.I don't think 10 mins would work in most cases. not for stubborn greys anyway.My hair is quite long but it's very fine so I don't like to dye it all over too often.Another trick I use a lot of the time is get a powder puff and a cheap brown eyeshadow. I use the Maybelline chocolate chic eyeshadow and just sweep this over my roots.Works a treat. I've even had people ask what colour I've used on my hair.Ok it's only temporary but I can get away with this for about 3 or 4 weeks.Worth a try brunettes!
I have naturally dark blonde hair which I color/highlight very light blonde. Therefore, roots can be an issue especially in the winter. This product is amazing! Can't believe I haven't gotten on here and raved about it before. I keep it on hand for "oh yikes I gotta fix my roots TODAY" moments. L'Oreal makes a similar product, which I tried, and it's *awful* (I think). Clairol Root Rescue works great!
Pros: Super fast. Mix it up, apply - leave on 10-15 min (sometimes I leave it on a bit longer if my roots are dark) - rinse out, all done. Blends perfectly. The side of the box lists all the colors - brands and color#'s - for matching that shade of Nice n Easy Root Touch up, so there's no guessing which color to buy.
Kit comes with color, developer, gloves, instruction sheet, a little plastic bowl and plastic brush. The bowl and brush aren't the most high quality tools available but OK for a fast product application like this.
Cons: The plastic brush that comes in the box isn't horrible, but it's not the best either. It's a mystery why it's curved when other hair color application brushes are flat. I have brushes from Sally's so I just use one of those.
I have noticed LESS product in the last couple boxes I've bought. Hmm. Not sure what's up with that. Maybe Clairol skimping a little on product and thinking consumers won't notice. Memo to Clairol: consumers notice these things.
The blonde colors I use (9.5 and 10) are usually out of stock at the store. I've noticed other reviews mention this as well. Either these fly off the shelf faster b/c roots need more touching up with blonde color, or if other shoppers do what I do, which is when the color IS in stock I buy 2 (Look! 10 is on the shelf! Quick, grab some!). Again, note to Clairol - stock more of the light blonde shades.
Which brings me to the price. It's around $5/box, which I think is a lot considering it's a fast fix and there's a tiny amount of product. I buy it anyway, and Clairol probably knows that, but I'm just sayin'.
Overall this is a product I use, definitely buy over and over again, and have great success matching my roots to my light blonde hair until I color again. Yeah!
Sadly, I'm reaching 35 years old and have to color my hair out of necessity now instead of just wanting a change or to refresh my color. I have dry course hair, so I tend to stick to colours close to my natural dark brown. I've been noticing this year that I can see greys by week 6 after my colorist does her professional thing. And by week 8 I'm in desperate need of a color! So I thought this would be a nice, cheap, convenient option to use around week 4-6, so I can comfortably wait until week 8 to professionally color.
Unfortunately this didn't do a dam thing for me. I followed the instructions, even leaving it on 15 minutes. Maybe you need to leave it for closer to 25 as others have suggested? But it didn't cover my greys, and actually seemed to lighten my roots.
I wouldn't repurchase or recommend. I'll probably just suck it up and spend the $60 every 6 weeks at the salon.