Frederic Fekkai • Salon Color Kit • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I hated this at first. The color came out too dark and was drab looking, but...it doesn't fade which is huge for me. I have all gray hair so keeping the color in is always a problem for me. It has lightened up just a tad but in a good way and hasn't faded any since. I usually use Loreal but due to the nonfading, I may stick with this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I generally only read reviews here.. This is my first one ever. I loved this color so much, that I felt like I needed to share with all girls. I purchased color 6N, which is neutral light brown. At first I was leaning toward 6W, but I wanted to minimize brassy red from previous hilights, so I went for the natural tone. I was a bit scared, since light browns generally turn my hair brassy/orange, while medium browns come out way to dark. My hair was dark beige blond with caramel undertones, Fekkai hair color made it rich sassy looking light to medium natural brown with little or no red. The color is not too dark, not too light, but just right - exactly like the color on the box. I know it will lighten up a little bit as I wash my hair every other day. The only problem I encountered while dying my hair is the amount of product was barely enough for me (I have shoulder lenght hair, medium density). I will buy 2 packages in the future, and I will continue to purchase this color. Please Fekkai, do not discontinue this product. I have finally found color that almost matches my natural hair color, but is dimentional.
The price is a little high, especially if you have to buy 2 boxes = $60
But considering that the last two times I tried to achieve this color with the help of professional colorist, my hair ended up almost black.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have tried this in dark blonde and med blonde numerous times. While I like the color, my hair is constantly breaking and damaged. I tried a different brand in between and saw much less breakage. Then I went back to this again and again saw breakage at the root. So it's definitely THIS causing the breakage. It's just very drying and damages the hair. Disappointing bc the color and application is great. I love the bowl and brush method. But if my hair is constantly damaged, it doesn't matter what color it is, it still looks awful.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I don't know why I bother straying from this product - I never find anything that I like nearly as much, and the color is exactly what I want. I use 4W (Warm dark gold brown/Lana) in this product, and it is worth every penny. The difference between the Fekkai at-home coloring kit and those that I have used from other brands (too numerous to count, but mostly Garnier and L'Oreal products in recent years) is significant enough to warrant the price difference. I have been finding stark white strands among my very dark brown hair since I was 16 years old - I skipped the gray phase altogether - and keeping the white covered has been an ongoing battle. It is difficult for me to find dyes that do the job effectively, and lately no matter how careful I am Garnier hair color gives me horrible (and I mean hideous) hot roots.
Not this. The Fekkai dye mixture is incredibly creamy (love that it doesn't drip like so many others!) and the included materials are well designed and suited to the task. I follow the instructions to the letter and it is easy for me to evenly color my very thick, shoulder-length hair even all by myself. The color is as described on the box: a rich, dark golden brown that leaves my hair shiny and healthy-looking. I have and will continue to repurchase - and am considering trying another shade just for fun. Highly recommended.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I used 9N in this product, I have been coloring my hair for many years and this is product is excellent...I am more than 50% gray and my roots are really white...It has been 3 weeks since i used it and it hasn't faded and roots still look great. I also loved the creamy consistency of the product, very easy to apply and no awful smelI. Its true it is a little pricey and you definitely don't need to buy a bowl every time but oh well. I would recommend to all!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This is the best at home hair color I have ever used. My dad is a hairdresser and he used to color my hair but since I have moved 2 hours away it's a little harder to get it done without really planning ahead. I have used this twice (once with Light Brown 6N and once with Medium Brown 5N) and both times the color has come out beautifully. It is a little more pricey than drugstore brands but I feel the quality is far superior and you really get what you pay for. I use my own color brush and bowl that I bought at a beauty supply store and I think it is the only way to get a truly salon quality color job. I use the Frederic Fekkai Color Technician shampoo and conditioner to keep my color looking fresh and it really make a huge difference with preventing fade. This may be the only at-home color I ever use again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I was really sad to move 500 miles away from my L.A. colorist since he was responsible for the best hair I've ever had. (He also does hair for Rachel Bilson and Kate Walsh, so the guy knows color.) Before I left, I asked if there were any at-home color kits that stack up to a salon job, and he said this one was better than most and recommended that 8N ("Christie," medium blonde) would be the closest match to his formula for me.
I gave it a shot and I'm super impressed. He was right, it matches exactly and it lifted my roots seamlessly. The pro brush makes it easier to apply right to the roots, and it doesn't smell as nasty as drugstore dye. And he gave me a tip: Halfway through the roots touch-up process, "baste" the color by swiping the brush through the full length of hair at random intervals. It gives nicely blended highlights.
I am no longer looking for a new colorist since this kit is able to give me exactly what I want. It may be $30, but the results rank up there with a single-process dye job several times that cost. I'm stockpiling it now.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I used Lucy (6r) and it came out too "red," which I didn't think looked very natural. Also, the pre-conditioner blocked some of the color and made my hair greasy, but when I didn't use it, my hair was a little dry. My roots came out really red, while the rest of my hair was still close to my natural level 5 brown. While I am curious to try the lightest of their auburn shades that they have, I have long hair so the price of 2 boxes is not worth it. (At this price, they should come out with a "large" option and charge $40 or so for it.) FF was my first try at home coloring (I was going to a salon before), but now I am fearless. I am now experimenting with L'Oreal Excellence creams. I find this product is surprisingly superior to FF. (I say surprisingly because I can never use drugstore shampoos, conditioners, etc., and usually use only FF products.) I tried L'Oreal 7R, which I really liked but it *may* have been to brassy for my skin tone. I thought I was done with my search after using their 6R but my hairdresser recently recommended using a touch of 6G in my mixture (about 25% of the total color) for really natural looking auburn.
As a side note, I posted a similar review on Sephora and for some reason it was taken down.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
4N went red on me, absolute disaster.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
For a hair coloring product in a box, this is an expensive adventure.
I had been using Preference and also Garnier, but my hair was just washing out all of my lovely strawberry tones and leaving me brassy.
I realize that some new medication I was given can be causing this BUT, this does not mean I have to live with it. So, I decided to go slightly deeper and back to the golden blonde to dim the orange brass.
I also decided to give this product a try as it had been recommended by a hairdresser. I bought the 9W, which is a light golden blonde. The application is not a problem as long as you follow instructions. The bowl is just like any mixing bowl you would use for other pro hair color lines.
What I did not like was the color this turned out. I did get golden blonde -- but it was about two levels darker than what I bargained for. I did not want dark golden blonde.. and I refuse to keep it. I am now Prelling it to lighten but so far it is stuck like glue.
The quality of this product does not warrant the price. It does smell far worse than many other lines I have tried. It did not leave my hair soft after application and only after a deep conditioning with Kerastase Intensive Mask did it feel like good hair again. The kit does come with a good conditioner -- but it isn't the best either and for the price it should be either bigger or better.
All in all, an expensive experiment and with useless results.. quite honestly I am waiting a bit and going deeper but in the reds -- and I am sure this will not do the job. Save $$ and don't buy this product -- I am not happy at all with this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This product seems to have many mixed reviews and I'm surprised.
Personally, I thought this kit was outstanding.
I bought Lara 4W Dark Golden Brown. I had darker hair already and the color turned out true to the picture on the box for me, and on my boyfriends light brown hair it was a very gorgeous dark chestnut. Yep, I even had enough left over to do his hair. I can't fathom how you could run out, and I have rather long hair too (way past my shoulder blades). Very generous, even with the leave in conditioner they give you (which is fabulous all on it's own.) I am still using mine.
The kit also includes tools like a brush and mixing bowl, which are really handy. The brush is very high quality too. I didn't throw mine out.
Now back to the color...
If someone knows a dupe of this color, please let me know because I have never found color like this in a box or even by a stylist, it just never turns out right. Besides it's lovely dark chocolate shade, it made my hair super shiny, soft, healthy, and it's all lasted a month, holding strong. Also, the smell really isn't so bad for dye, very tolerable. Most importantly, it didn't irritate my scalp, in fact it felt very nice.
The kit is a lil on the spendy side at $30 and I think it's only found at Sephora and the Fekkai site. But I think it's worth it and that's why I plan on making it my new color.
*UPDATE* You can no longer purchase this color on Sephora ;( However, I did find it at ULTA online.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This is the best consumer-level hair color I've ever used. I use "Lucy" (6R), the darker/brighter shade of red, and it's significantly more fade-resistant than any other red I've tried (both salon-jobs and DIY/OTC).
I last colored my hair about 6 weeks ago, and while the red has faded only a bit, my roots have grown in enough that it's time to color again. With most other red dyes, by the 4- week mark, my hair would have faded to sort of a peach-coral color.
I don't use the pre-color treatment, as red does tend to fade enough that I'm not worried about the color taking un-evenly. I suspect it's a more important step if you're using one of the brunette colors.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Silver Eyes: Hazel
I have long hair. It goes right below my shoulder blade. Unfortunately there was not enough product to use on all of my hair. I would need two boxes. Also I used the very light blonde and it did not lift my roots nearly as much as the clairol dye 12G I get from Sallys. I tried it all over on my top layer of hair and it actually darkened it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I tried this color kit last summer and chose med.brown. I paid $32CND at Sephora. I liked the tools that you are given, it does make things easier using the brush and having a bowl to mix the color in, but the color itself was average. The color was a bit flat (IMO) and didn't stay very well, as stray grey hairs could be seen at the two week mark. I have used less expensive brands in the brown colour group and have been more impressed with the results. I was applying this color on top of a brown salon color that I had gotten about two months prior. I wouldn't repurchase, nor would I suggest that anyone go out and buy this. I also found the conditioner much to thick. On my short hair, using a little bit, it was flat and limp after blow drying.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Color: Medium Blonde
Naturally: Dark Blonde, bleached highlights
Love this! I have always had my hair highlighted at the salon, but I was sick of the maintenance ($140 a month). So I figured I'd just dye it at home for $30. Expensive for hair color, but worth it! The color is PERFECT! (even highlighted, if that's possible, maybe just from going over my already bleached highlights. however my roots are highlighted too!) The color isn't brassy at all, so gorgeous. I've gotten so many compliments. Leaves my hair really soft, smooth, and shiny. However, my ends look soooo over-processed. However, I'll just get a trim after I dye it from now on.
Love this stuff. Easy, beautiful. HG!!!
ps. Sorry I sound like a 2-year old, this is just so exciting!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
OVERALL: As far as at home color, this is the *best* I have ever used. And I have tried them all. It also is better then some salon color I have had.
COLOR: I used 4N (Dark Brown). It is a very very dark rich brown, almost black. Neutral tone.
PROS: Radiant Shine! I can't get over how nicely this treated my hair. The color is true and has not faded. It covered all my gray, its been a few weeks now and the gray is a *tiny* bit lighter then the rest, but the color has held and better then all other at home coloring kits.
CONS: Only available at Sephora as far as I know. It also uses a brush application, which is difficult to take care of the back of your own head if self-dying.
PRICE: $30 USD
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
If I had reviewed this right after I used it, I would have said it was terrible. However, about 2 weeks after using this, it has morphed into the perfect shade. I used Christie - 8N Medium Blonde. It seemed easy enough to use, but my mom did it for me. It smells very nice, but my hair felt a little dry after using. The conditioner didn't work very well for me either and I ended up using my own. As for the product itself, it left my roots an odd shade of strawberry blonde. I only left it on my roots for 30 minutes though (as opposed to the recommended 35) b/c my mom made me wash it out early. However, three weeks later, my roots are no longer reddish; they're just a pretty shade of medium blonde. I had highlights before using this, and they came through after dying. The only negative thing I have to say about this is that my ends were lighter than the upper half of my hair, which I think could be due to the preconditioner treatment - it may have prevented the ends from soaking up enough color. I also did this using the allover color method instead of just doing my roots. I would most definitely repurchase this, as it's much cheaper than getting highlights. Next time I'll make sure to leave this on my roots for the full 35 minutes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This reivew is for the Rita shade, copper blonde. This shade was, on the box, my hair just more red and vibrant in a copper tone. I used this product about a year ago, opting to try it instead of my usual Clairol Natural Instincts which is a rinse. The Fekkai Salon Color Kit is supposedly permanent dye. At $30 for one box, it was not cheap. I purchased one box for medium length hair, and barely got away with enough product. But I was not spending $60 for at-home hair dye.
My daughter assisted me and applied the pre-color treatment. In my opinion, this step is where it all went wrong. It seemed to have prevented the color from "taking." The bowl and brush set-up was nice, very nice. However, after following directions precisely, I wound up with a barely there color on hair which was fairly untreated. It had been months since my last rinse, and I'd clarified my hair earlier in the week. The poor results were not my fault. The color was minimal and it lasted all of two weeks.
I went back to Natural Instincts and haven't looked at "permanent hair color" again. I know that red tones fade, but this experience was bizarre and I'm happy to use a "rinse" which lasts far longer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Actually, if they had a "maybe" option for buy this product again I would have selected it. All I can say is that I am underwhelmed by this. I have used Fekkai hair care products for years and love them- their performance far exceeds others- and was sooo excited when they came out with haircolor. Definitely liked the bowl & brush application and my hair does feel good; but the color... not so much. I used 10W- it turned out dark, a bit on the red side, and flat. I usually get my hair professionally highlighted but decided to try this to save some money and be able to get full blonde. Also have read comments that this should include highlights and totally agree with that observation! While I am not running out to the salon to have this corrected I am not sure it is worth the extra money relative to Loreal. I will try it one more time and use a lighter shade. Fekkai has one more shot!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really like this product and think its pretty user friendly. I agree with the other reviews that say it runs a little on the dark side so you might want to go a shade lighter. There is barely any ammonia smell and it's pretty thick so it does not run. The pre-treatment and post conditioner left my hair in pretty good shape. I would definitely repurchase .