Review of Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme in 535 Medium Golden Mahogany Brown by pinksugaraddict
Price: (about) $7.49
1st time i've dyed my hair- i got it bleached, dyed brown & got golden highlights in one session (professionally). my hair was very damaged at this point.
2nd time- (5 months later) i was tired of seeing my roots grow in (my hair's naturally black that gets lightened by the sun to a dark brown) so i just dyed it "dark brown" (or as i found out later, pitch black) with some japanese hair dye. that gave very little damage however, the tips of my hair were light brown from the bleach.
so yesterday (or the 3rd time), i dyed my hair again because i hated how dark my hair still was (it didn't get lightened to brown). so i resorted to garnier nutrisse based on the positive reviews. in the store, i couldn't decide what color to get. i wanted either a burugndy-brown or a lightish brown color (not too light) and the burgundy looked to "fake" for me, so i got chocolate caramel. the picture on the box was very light brown (for me anyway) but since i didn't wanna bleach my hair again, i bought it immediately before i could turn back. i followed the directions on the box, (btw, the fruit oil concentrate smells absolutely DELICIOUS!) then my mom helped apply the hair dye. even though it said leave it in for 25-30 minutes, i left it in for around 45-50 minutes, just in case the color wouldn't show up (because several friends & online searchings told me black hair doesn't get lighter unless you stripe the color/bleach it.)
after that, i rinsed out all the color, then put the tiniest bit of shampoo, worked that through my hair, then used to avocado conditioner. that, i must say, is FABULOUS! it wasn't very thick but when i blowdryed my hair (because i was too impatient to wait to see what color it'd turn out), it made my hair really soft and shiny! it didn't look damaged at all and was really pretty! plus, based on the previous times i've had my hair dyed, this smelled the best. even though the scent lingers, it doesn't make me nauseous like the time i had it done professionally in a salon. the color ended up an orangey-brown but more towards the brown side and it's not extremely obvious and i've gotten compliments so far of how soft it looks and about the color!
therefore, i recommend this hairdye :] it smells nice, the avocado conditioner is great (i think other people commented that they should make them individually, i agree) and the color is nice so far :] oh yeah, and it's CHEAP! (cheaper than l'oreal as well). if there's any signs of fading however, i'll edit this post! but as of now, 5/5!